‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Gets An iMakeover

Piece on “Talk of the Nation” on NPR

The classic children’s book series, Choose Your Own Adventure, puts you, the reader, in charge of your own fate: Will you emerge king of the dominion? Or meet your end in a duel with a sea monster?

Now, a new iPhone application aims to revive the series for a digital generation of readers.

Edward Packard, one of the authors of the interactive Choose Your Own Adventure series, has helped create U-Ventures, an application for the iPhone and iPad. It incorporates sounds, lights and special effects into the traditional Choose Your Own Adventure format.

You can listen to the piece here.