Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Free Kindle Books 7-24-13

PLEASE. Do everyone a favor and write an Amazon review if you end up reading a book (or trying to and giving up in disgust). It does not have to be much. Just tell what you think of the book. By the way, many times I have found the 1 and 2 star reviews on self published works to be far more revealing about the book than the more stellar reviews.

Most times these books are only free for a day or two, so you have to grab them while you can. Worry about whether you really want to read it later if it seems interesting. And be careful, they can change from free to not free at any time. I have also decided to list books for no more than 3 days in a row to avoid cluttering up the posts, unless there is some reason I think the book deserves extra attention.

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

Seven Unholy Days
Technology and insanity combine to create a very bad week for the United States and the world. In this unputdownable thriller from breakout author Jerry Hatchett, tech celebrity Matt Decker is on top of the world until his flagship creation, the system that runs the U.S. power grid, suffers a crippling cyber attack. Chaos follows as a ruthless maniac sets out to create his own version of Revelation's battle of Armageddon. And he's making it personal as he blames Decker for the escalating disasters that stretch from New York to Israel to the "sulfurous scarps of hell."

5 star:(12)
4 star:(3)
3 star:(1)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)


The Inner Circle (Comet Clement series, #1)
[#16. 2nd day. A secret plan to save the world from itself. Not real plausible, but you never know.]

Eyes of the Hammer (The Green Beret Series)
From NY Times Bestselling Author, former Green Beret and West Point Graduate, Bob Mayer.

What if US Army Green Berets led by Dave Riley must take on not only criminal drug traffickers but also betray their own government?

A US Army Special Forces team carrying sterilized weapons and unmarked uniforms is on its way to Colombia. The mission: conduct covert, unilateral raids to destroy cocaine processing laboratories.

Of course nothing is as it seems especially once the CIA gets involved. Throw in an Israeli mercenary, betrayal and double-dealing in Washington and the team soon finds itself wondering what the real mission is.

“A scorcher of a novel. Mayer had me hooked from the very first page.” Stephen Coonts

“Exciting and authentic! Author Mayer, a Green Beret himself, gave me a vivid look at the world of the Army’s Special Forces. His portrayal of Green Beret operations and techniques takes you deep into the world of Special Operations.” W.E.B. Griffin.

“If you want action, you’ve got it.” NY Times.

“A thriller that delivers in all areas—plot, suspense, authenticity and pace. A masterpiece of technology and suspense. The climax will have the reader yearning for more nails to bite. Not to be missed by fans of the genre.” Library Journal.

“Sizzling, first-rate, war fiction.” Macon Beacon.

“This one will leave you spell-bound.” Books News

5 star:(33)
4 star:(18)
3 star:(9)
2 star:(2)
1 star:(1)

[#53. I have read it. I gave it 5 stars. Good author, great book for those that like this genre. I have read a number of other books by this author - both free and paid.]

The Wolf's Lair: Inside Hitler's Germany
[#75. 3rd day.]

From the Farm to Fast Food: My Adventures During the Great Depression and Beyond
Have you ever had to plant explosives to mine your own coal to heat your house? Climb up some posts to keep your neighborhood’s phone lines up and running? How about dig your own well or cut ice out of a river to cool your food? Kill, skin, dry, and can animals to feed your family? You never know. In a post-apocalyptic world like the one in the HUNGER GAMES (or the one we may face in the future) this is information you might want to know. Believe it or not, there are people living in the modern world today who do know how to do these things. Ray Schmidt is one of them. While growing up on a farm in western North Dakota, Schmidt experienced the hardships of the Great Depression firsthand. Like his parents, he became a farmer. Then in the 1960s, he took a chance on the next big thing: fast food. FROM THE FARM TO FAST FOOD: MY ADVENTURES DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND BEYOND is a compilation of stories about the funny and fascinating events Schmidt experienced. Like no history book could do, it explains in a humorous and lively way how people really lived.
The following are what readers’ are saying about the book:
“From the Farm to Fast Food is one of a kind.”— Debbie S.
“This book should be required reading in every school.” — Robert M.
“Ray Schmidt really knows how to tell a good story. That’s a lost art.” —Kathi D.

5 star:(16)
4 star:(6)
3 star:(3)
2 star:(1)
1 star: (0)


John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood
How did Disney's film become a calamity of historic proportions?  Michael Sellers, a Hollywood filmmaker himself, saw the disaster approaching and fought to save the project - but without success. In John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, Sellers details every blunder and betrayal that led to the doom of the motion picture - and that left countless Hollywood careers in the wreckage.

JOHN CARTER AND THE GODS OF HOLLYWOOD examines every aspect of Andrew Stanton's adaptation and Disney's marketing campaign and seeks to answer the question: What went wrong?   It includes a history of Hollywood's 100 year effort to bring the film to the screen, and examines the global fan movement spawned by the film

5 star:(66)
4 star:(41)
3 star:(19)
2 star:(6)
1 star:(3)

[#87. Seems like an interesting story.]

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