Parents' Guide to

Serial Box

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Mostly mature serial stories accessed via audio or text.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free to try Books
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Though the quality of the stories can vary, the ability to read or listen to a wide variety of stories in chunks using a simple interface is appealing. While some of the stories are written by unknown authors, others were created in conjunction with organizations like the Associated Press. Some of the sample chapters are too short to determine if it would be an enjoyable read, while others are extensive. The narration has a likewise variance in quality, but many users will appreciate the option to decide between the audio book version and the text. Both are included with the subscription, making it easy to alternate between as your needs change. The serial nature of the stories means that some of them go on for several seasons without any logical conclusion which can be a joy or frustration depending on the subject matter. So while Serial Box doesn't contain earth-shattering content, it's entertaining and easy to use.

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