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Darkginger

Good FREE books for the Kindle?

Thought it might be an plan to start a thread for this, as so many of us seem to be Kindle owners now. The idea is to post the title and author, and a short review. I'll do one as soon as I go get the Kindle and decide which book to tell you about. I've got loads of free ones on there - some classics, but a lot from new authors too. It's a bit hit and miss, finding good ones, so this could be a useful thread!

I have to buy my books from Amazon.com, as opposed to .co.uk, because I'm in Ireland - but I think most books are available on both sites.

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Darkginger

Ascension Day - John Matthews

This is the book I'm reading at the moment - it's a murder mystery/thriller. The protagonist is a lawyer, given the job of putting together a final appeal for a man sentenced to death for murder. I've not finished it yet, but the writing is professional, the plot is gripping, and I'm really enjoying it. It's set in Louisiana, there is some violence (but nothing too graphic as yet, and am two thirds of the way through it), and it's fairly easy to follow. Definitely worth a look, as it's free!

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Elpe

Good FREE books for the Kindle?

I, too, got a Kindle from Santa & the first free book I chose was Anna Sewell's Black Beauty, a classic from my childhood - couldn't resist. Was about to buy Nicholas Evans' latest, The Brave, till I noticed the Kindle price is more than the paperback which I already have. Apparently there's VAT on Kindle books, oh dear. I do look forward to others' recommendations for the freebies. Happy reading to all & Happy New Year.

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Welshcookie

Black Beauty

It will so make you cry!

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Darkginger

Free Kindle books

Well, I just downloaded another 15 free books (all mystery/thriller types), so I'll let you know how I get on with them :) One was Bram Stoker's 'Dracula', the others are all by modern authors. I've read Dracula before, but it's been a long time. I finished 'Ascension Day', and it didn't disappoint - grab it if you can!

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Saffy

Good FREE books for the Kindle?

Thanks DG. Have jut clicked that one for my Kindle. x

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Campbek

Free Kindle Books

I love my Kindle and so far have only downloaded very cheap or free books. Tried to get Ascension Day from Amazon but it is £1.92. How did you get it free? Cx

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Darkginger

Ascension Day - Free

I have to use Amazon.com, not .co.uk, 'cos I'm in Ireland - that could make the difference, or perhaps the pricing has changed since I 'bought' it.

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Campbek

Kindle

Thanks Darkginger.

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JAMES

Kindle.

You are right, Darkginger.

The free books on .co.uk and normally a slightly different selection to what is on .com.

Also, some are free for only a matter of a couple of hrs, if you see anything interesting, grab it whilst you can. You can always delete it later!

x

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DaffodilGirl

Kindle

What a good idea DG. I too live in Ireland and have to shop at the .com site which I am beginning to find as a fault with Kindle. Books that I see in shops here are either more expensive on the US website or in some cases not yet available. But I do like the free options particularly of the classics. Will check out this thriller too too.
So far I haven't found anything good and free that I can offer in return!

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Chutney

eBay

Look on eBay (search ebooks)for discs of thousands of books. I have bought several. They are usually less than £5.
You can often get the seller to send you a book list. Loads of them are stuff you wouldn't want to read, but there are tons of really good, and often current books. For instance, I have all the Lee Child books. He's really exciting and I can read them in order.
You need to download Calibre ereader which is an excellent piece of software that manages your elibrary.
You open the file from the disc (usually a mobi.file but it will convert from other formats) and drag it into Calibre. Then plug in your device and drag the books into it. There is an excellent tutorial video.
I have looked up loads of authors I didn't know on Amazon to check the reviews, and many are being sold at the same price I paid for the whole disc.
Some people sell collections of just one author, but I have found many of these on the larger collections.
Good luck

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Chutney

BTW The Dragon tattoo books.....

.....are on many of the cheap eBay collection discs. All three of them.

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SonyaK

eBay

That's interesting, Chutney. I'd never have thought of eBay for ebooks.
Just looked on Australian eBay and there are lots of DVD's with ebooks on! One has 35,000 and one 63,000 !!!
They are in Kindle format and also epub. and others - I use epub as I have a Sony reader.
One says it's a collection of books in the public domain - so all available for free somewhere. I guess the convenience is having thousands to hand on a DVD, which is quite cheap ($12.50 Aus.)

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Chutney

eBay

Good luck with it, Sonya.

I've only had my Kindle a few weeks, but I was very frustrated at how hard Amazon make it for you to find the free books. Search for free books and they come up with a couple, then paid for books to tell you how to get free books. No thank you.
I looked on eBay and there you are. They seem to be updated all the time and at the moment are legal, although I doubt Amazon are happy.

 
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