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Atavist is a home for original fiction and nonfiction. Inside the app you’ll find stories and books from award-winning writers, including our monthly publication of longform journalism, The Atavist, and titles from Atavist Books, with novels, novellas, and full-length nonfiction books. Each one is a cinematic reading experience; we use our own Creatavist software platform to layer in video, audio, maps, and more.

From the true story of a band of high school students turned drug smugglers, to a fictional future blighted by an insomnia epidemic, Atavist offers original stories you won’t find anywhere else.

Beyond great characters and unforgettable yarns, you’ll find:
- Audiobook versions; alternate between reading and listening
- Exclusive images, video, photos, maps, and timelines
- Original musical soundtracks
...and more.

Buy stories and books individually, or become a subscriber to unlock all of The Atavist.

We love hearing from readers. Please contact us at if you encounter any problems or have any suggestions for us. If you’d like to learn more, please visit

Subscriber’s Automatic-Renewal Feature: Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current three-month period unless you change your subscription preferences in iTunes. You can manage your subscription through your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.

What's New in Version 1.19

Bug fixes
Performance Enhancements


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Customer Reviews


I downloaded this to listen to Sleep Donation as an audiobook. The audio keeps jumping to the publisher's notes after each chapter ends, I can't scroll the text to read along with the audio, and the headphone controls do not control the app, meaning I have difficulty using other apps at the same time. (Although this does mean I could play music AND listen to the jumpy, out-of-order audiobook at once.) Combine this with the novellas repetitively named chapters and you get a disorienting, frustrating experience.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: Apr 04, 2014
  • Version: 1.19
  • Size: 7.6 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
  • Seller: The Atavist
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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