Storynory was founded by Hugh Fraser and Matthew Lynn. They met at Oxford University in the 1980s where they both worked on Isis, the student magazine. In 1995 they founded a company to help businesses in the emerging area of social media. Over lunch they discussed branching out into their own publishing business. Podcasts were very new and interesting at that time and Hugh had a background in radio. Mathew said that his children listened to audio in the car and enjoyed it. Storynory was then created. Natasha was their first narrator and has become a huge hit. The Storynory website reflects the nature of their books. It's very easy to navigate, and has lots of drawings / pictures of characters.
Storynory has several different categories. Their categories include the following
The narrators love what they do and work to help children love books. Children have loved the original stories that Storynory has created. The narrator's voice is lively and the stories are modern so children have loved listening. You get to hear original stories plus other children's favorites free of cost. Not only do the children love to hear their favorite narrators, but Storynory has artists who create pictures for the children to view while listening. The stories come with an HTML5 audio player that has the ability to work on mobile phones, tablets, and most desktop browsers. You can download the stories on Android phones, tablets, iPhones, iPads, through Microsoft Windows, and on a variety of podcasts. You and your child can listen to your favorite stories almost anytime and anywhere. Compared to other sites that offer free audiobooks, Storynory is easy to navigate and provides a lot of information on their site / founders.
While we like that you can comment on stories and employee pages, some of the comments are a little odd. We suggest they maybe have a comment moderation process and only accept helpful comments that make sense. Comments are great to have, but many of their comments look like spam.
It is a great app to use for kids and other young ones, there is a great variety of books to choose from and it very useful for my little brothers.