Sherlock Holmes - 3D Classic Literature Book App Review (iOS, Free)


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Seller: StoryToys Entertainment Limited

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Customer Ratings

Current Version:
117 Ratings
All Versions:
303 Ratings


Enjoy some of the most time-honored stories ever written with the world's first fully 3D eBook engine running on your iPhone & iPod touch.

Each book is recreated in full 3D and can be taken from the shelf and opened to any page. Immerse yourself in the romance of reading with the sound of the leather-bound book covers creaking and the swiping sounds of the pages turning.

Key Features:

• World's first fully 3D eBook engine
• iOS 4 multitasking support
• Full Retina support
• Efficient rendering system for longer battery life
• View book details on the 3D shelf
• Open, close and leaf through each book in full 3D, unlike existing eBook apps that only use partial/pseudo 3D page turns
• Auto-bookmarking
• Atmospheric sounds
• Sophisticated typography
• Tap on-screen buttons to navigate or swipe left/right to turn pages
• Swipe up on a book to reveal the page slider, to quickly find the page you want
• Swipe up on a book a second time to enter Reading Desk Mode, where you can examine each book in full 3D
• Enjoy your music while reading. Simply play your music and then launch the app!
• Optionally tap to show/hide the UI buttons (activate from Settings)
• Invert color scheme: great for reading at night!

The collection contains 8 volumes which include the following 48 Sherlock Holmes adventures:

• A Study In Scarlet
• The Sign Of The Four
• A Scandal in Bohemia
• The Red-Headed League
• A Case of Identity
• The Boscombe Valley Mystery
• The Five Orange Pips
• The Man With the Twisted Lip
• The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
• The Adventure of the Speckled Band
• The Adventure of the Engineer
• The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
• The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
• The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
• Silver Blaze
• The Yellow Face
• The Stock-Broker's Clerk
• The Gloria Scott
• The Musgrave Ritual
• The Reigate Puzzle
• The Crooked Man
• The Resident Patient
• The Greek Interpreter
• The Naval Treaty
• The Final Problem
• The Hound Of The Baskervilles
• The Adventure of the Empty House
• The Adventure of the Norwood Builder
• The Adventure of the Dancing Men
• The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist
• The Adventure of the Priory School
• The Adventure of Black Peter
• The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
• The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
• The Adventure of the Three Students
• The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez
• The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter
• The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
• The Adventure of the Second Stain
• The Valley Of Fear
• The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
• The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
• The Adventure of the Red Circle
• The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans
• The Adventure of the Dying Detective
• The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
• The Adventure of the Devil's Foot
• His Last Bow

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Customer Reviews

  • Superb in a plethora of ways

    by Horses987

    I have watched the show and the movies and recently I wanted to back track and see where it all began. I will say there is a difference in Sherlock's personality in every version but in the books he is more subtle. This app contains many of the original books and will book mark your page when you exit the app. The 3-D books are wonderful and the graphics are good. I would suggest it if you want to read 48 classic stories on Sherlock and John!

  • Good read

    by fish6243rd

    Good read

  • Love it!!!!

    by Åłvįšś

    Great app. Thks ad!

  • Wonderfully Read

    by Susan H

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading Sherlock, especially the way it was set up. Next best thing to reading a true beautiful antique book!

  • Awesome, but add FONT SIZES!

    by =Cherie=

    Great, but how can this not have adjustable font? Its such a fundamental function; font size. Its so tiring to flip pages every second since i want the words much smaller! All the 3D effect stuff is nice but creators shouldnt get carried away with that and forget a key function, so one star knocked off for that :(

  • Great app

    by Phaliraad

    I really like it

  • One Word: Music!!!

    by Hehe09

    This app, while quite satisfactory in the actual book experience, comes up short just a bit in that it doesn't allow you to play music while reading. I find that annoying. I have other reading apps from the same brand that don't let you listen to music, but when I found this one I was excited because it boasted the capability to let you both read and enjoy some tunes. I am sorry to say that I am sorely dissapointed in that department. However, other than that one detail, it is a splendid app.

  • Amazing app for an amazing series

    by Lavender_Williams

    I am absolutely in love with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fantastic works of literature. Now I can have my favorite books in my pocket wherever! Much obliged!!

  • Uhhhahhh

    by Krazik4444

    I really darely love dis app but please. Allow music to play while reading.

  • Needs Iphone 5 Support

    by Toothius

    Fun reading experience but needs an update; public domain illustrations would be great too!

  • Well-

    by fangirlfilly

    I love it! The books are great and the app works awesome. However, I would really appreciate it if you could make it so I can listen to music while reading. I use iHeart radio, and whenever I open this app my music turns off. Fix it, please?

  • Holmes

    by ~ livin ~

    Love it

  • A Great Read

    by Requiem4@Tune

    Just finished "A study in Scarlet", and I enjoyed every bit of it. The 3D of this app is amazing and it hasn't crashed once so far.

  • Love Everything, Except...

    by ChynaChyca

    You can't listen to music while this app is open. PLEASE FIX THIS FEATURE. Trying to block out the crazies on the train while reading is difficult. I need the noise in my ears. Other than the music issue, best Sherlock Holmes app out there. Please add Agatha Christie's books.

  • Awesome

    by Joystique

    Aesthetically nice. Definitely recommend if you enjoy reading. It's got nice 3D effects.

  • Plz add the case book stories

    by Manafom

    The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes 12 stories are missing . It is really disappointing

  • Amazing! But...

    by yellowcowz

    This app is really cool! I wish that I could take notes or high light some things in it. It could also use something so if u do not know a word it will show u the definition or pronouns it. Other then those little things that I would like to be added it is perfect!

  • Amazing!

    by Terraboo11

    I have always loves the sherlock holmes books, but i cant find them! This app is awesome because it has all of the books and it has bookmarks. This app is easy and fun to use, its elementary!

  • Love this app.

    by Draco era

    The staging & graphics are the best I have seen. The nice way to read an E-book.

  • Loved it

    by Chicken Buddy

    I had to read the stories on this because the books were never available at my library

  • Crashes

    by Tryingtodohw!!

    Half the time I open this its black. Then when I try to flip the page, it freezes. Please fix!! I have to reopen many many times before actually being able to read the book. It would make the app much more enjoyable!

  • Perfect

    by Billfrededicuisitrius

    Simply amazing, I can't believe it's free. It provides all the short stories and all the novels and is very easy to use. I enjoy it very much, A+! Perfection!

  • Love this app

    by Bebetiny

    I can't believe this app is free! I love it. I find it user friendly and am so glad it was free I would have paid a bit for this

  • Need to make basic changes.

    by Curtismt63

    The stories are wonderful. The app needs lots of work to make it user friendly. You need to make it so it will rotate on your phone to be able to read horizontally not just vertically. Also you should be able to adjust the font size and you should be able to do all the changes within the book you are reading instead of having to get out of your book to make any adjustments. These are basic things you can do to make this app work for everybody whether they are using it on an iPhone or iPad. Check out any other book app and these are all basic features!

  • Crashes when listen to music

    by XxxHarlequinn

    It works very nicely, but when i try to turn the page while playing Pandora in the background, it freezes and crashes

  • Sherlock Homes

    by Scooter73703

    Incredible. Thank you so much! Started my new addiction!

  • Great app

    by Andrew Cordova

    Very awesome if you wish to read a few Holmes novels.

  • Good

    by muth_j

    It's great reading the books for free but when I try listening to music on my iPhone and reading the book freezes please fix

  • Sherlock Holmes series

    by Krazyokie295

    I love the series. I just finished the first Sherlock Holmes book and I'm looking forward to reading them all. I can't believe this is a free ap. thank you so much.

  • Exceptional

    by Galtrix

    It's unbelievable that this is free. I just started reading these and they're fantastic! Keep up the great work.

  • What an Excellent App!

    by XweAponX

    I can't believe it's free, it is ad-driven, but the ads are stylistically hidden under a "news" button. They don't bother you by being seen unless you want to see them. I see what some other commenter said about the way the books are indexed, but you can't blame the app for that, it's the way the books were originally written and indexed. These books appear here just as they appear in published form: I know, I've got all of these books.

  • Awesome

    by Benjamin2345

    This is the best app in the WORLD

  • Amazing!

    by CeruleanRocks!

    I love sherlock holmes stories and this app gives me the ability to take the stories anywhere i want.....the only problem is that it is difficult to find whoch story i am looking for in the table of contents

  • In LOVE

    by FantasyXFanatic

    This app is AMAZING! I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan and it's really convenient to read all the books with this app. Plus the effects are beautiful and everything about it is just GREAT. This is perfect for anyone who loves Sherlock Holmes and mysteries! When I saw it in the app store I said my dreams have come true. ❤ I will be using this app for a very long time.

  • Needs Attention to Detail, Nice Interface

    by McSear

    I WAS thinking that this was a reader for Sherlock Holmes that Was worthy of 5 Stars. Now the app seems laborious to use and unrealistic. Get it if the following won't disappoint you when you experience reading with this app. The adventure story titles are listed in the app description. BUT WHEN YOU TRY TO FIND A FAMOUS STORY BY ITS TITLE YOU SEE THAT EACH BOOK INDEX IS GENERIC. That is NOT like a real book (3D cannot make up for that). EACH HOLMES BOOK INDEX READS LIKE THIS: Adventure Story 1. Adventure Story 2. Adventure Story 3. Adventure Story 4… and so on through 13 or more entries. . When this is corrected and I can realistically browse the index and find any story By Title ~easily~ then I will smile and update this review and rating.

  • Reading is fun again

    by Sstar7777

    My vision was getting a little strange so I had to stop reading. This app with the flexibility to customize has enabled me to "feed my eyes" again. A myths and legends selection would be fantastic. Thank you.

  • Awesome

    by N.porter

    The app is nearly as amazing as the literature!

  • Awesome!

    by Lavender314

    I love this app! I think the animation is awesome! I also love the sounds it makes when turning pages. Five stars!

  • s.h.

    by cod3 master

    cool app

  • Fantastic App!

    by Stinkyt1

    I absolutely love this. I love Sherlock Holmes and this is a perfect platform. It is a free app and there are no strings attached.

  • Good, but...

    by AliveIsntSad

    Almost everything about this app is perfect. My only complaint is that the Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes isn't included. Wonderful all around, though.

  • Nothing Wrong

    by I luv this so much

    I really luv it! I saw the Sherlock Holmes movies with RDJ and Jude Law and i wanted to read the books! I luv imagining RDJ and Law as the characters:) No Complaints

  • This is unbelievable.

    by Da dude34

    This app has all 60 Sherlock Holmes books. It is completely free. No in-app purchases. Just awsome.

  • Great app classic stories

    by Robbz18

    A really slick app!

  • Detective Reading at it's finest.

    by "Whisp"Stevie Griffin

    This app is truly fabulous for any casual or enthusiast Sherlock Holmes reader. I have already completed the first novel, and plan to read all of the series. The quality of the app and it's user-ability works great. I love the gentle sound when you turn a page. The graphics look great without being overpowering, and the text is the perfect size. It contains all of the Sherlock Holmes books except for the last one, "The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes." The fact that it doesn't have the last book is my only complaint, but it's so minor. I would highly recommend this app if you are at all interested in the mystery novels about the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. C;

  • Amazing!

    by Kxanthos

    I love this app as well as Sherlock Holmes... Amazing quality... Worth downloading

  • Very good

    by Noel Miles

    This app is perfect for any Holmes fan; however, one should be able to listen to music while reading. Please fix this, it's very irritating. Edit: Please add 'The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes'; it's not in the app. ;)

  • Love it!

    by Istucbkogdvbj

    This is a great app with lots of features and it is so easy to use. One of the best book apps out there that is free!

  • By mdorcordero

    by Super super app!

    Great application!! Hope more collections will follow soon. App is very user friendly. Love it!

  • Great job devs

    by Zangalus

    This is an excellent app and is easy on the eyes Please develop more collections Hp lovecraft and a sci-fi collection would be great Thanks again!

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