Metro Reviews: To Kill A Mockingbird, Forza Horizon 2, Google Fit

Here’s my Metro News reviews for the week of Nov. 3rd

To Kill A Mockingbird Enhanced Edition
By Harper Lee
Kindle/iBooks/Kobo
Four Stars

For its digital debut, this cherished classic has been enhanced using promotional samples from other editions. There’s an audio chapter reading by Sissy Spacek and interview clips from a documentary with Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, and Harper Lee herself. They’re delightful, yes, but as promotional links feel like packaging instead of the curated, intimate touches a celebrated tale deserves.

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Google Fit
Android
Free

Google’s fitness tracker uses your Android smartphone sensors to record steps, heart rate, and calories burned while combining them with data from other health apps for a central, in-depth review.

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Peter Gilmore
iPad
$6.99

This is the tactile, interactive story of eight dishes told with beautiful photography that transition through changes with your touch, revealing cooking steps and sharing each ingredient’s international backstory.

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Forza Horizon 2
Xbox One
Rated: Everyone 10+
3 Stars

In a welcome break from convention, Horizon’s races are spread out as a road trip and festival where hip events coordinators arrange fun bucket list challenges and send you off chasing the drivatars of others through crop fields and rain-slick streets. The chumminess of the characters and constant push to have you meet online players can be a bit much at times, but thankfully the explorable countryside, immediate access to fast cars, and ever-changing terrain is enough of an escape when you ignore the hype and do your own thing.

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