In collaboration with its popular audiobook division ‘Audible,’ Amazon is releasing interactive Choose Your Own Adventure-style stories on Alexa-enabled devices

Following Netflix’s widely successful reinvention of the Choose Your Own Adventure storytelling method, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Amazon is launching its own take on the popularized trend with two new narratives that listeners can interact with using their voice.

Currently, Alexa-enabled devices with a screen will show basic illustrations as the story progresses. The two stories are called “The Abominable Snowman,” where listeners embark on a Himalayan adventure in search of the yeti, and “Journey Under the Sea,” where players journey to the lost underwater city of Atlantis. The first has 28 possible endings, while the second has 37.

To access the stories, Amazon users can verbally ask Alexa to play on any enabled device. Amazon will be partnering with ChooseCo, the original publisher of the Choose Your Own Adventure storybooks, for quality narratives that feature professional performers in lieu of the robotic, impersonal voice of the classic Alexa. However, users can interact with the narrators as they would interact with Alexa, using voice commands like “go back” or “start over” to dictate the ebb and flow of the story, and marking the next step in Amazon’s continual expansion of Alexa’s capabilities.

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Following Netflix’s widely successful reinvention of the Choose Your Own Adventure storytelling method, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Amazon is launching its own take on the popularized trend with two new narratives that listeners can interact with using their voice.

Currently, Alexa-enabled devices with a screen will show basic illustrations as the story progresses. The two stories are called “The Abominable Snowman,” where listeners embark on a Himalayan adventure in search of the yeti, and “Journey Under the Sea,” where players journey to the lost underwater city of Atlantis. The first has 28 possible endings, while the second has 37.