Sunday, August 11, 2013

Free Kindle Books 8-11-13

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. Reviewers need gratification too, so if a review is helpful to you, please click on the voting button to indicate it was helpful.

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 romance, 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.

No Cry For Help
During a cross-border shopping trip, a family vanishes. No reason. No ransom. No cry for help.

Bus driver Wallace Carver fears the worst when his family fails to meet him at the Bellingham, Washington mall. His anxiety is justifiably heightened when security cameras unexplainably show that he crossed the Peace Arch border alone. Now all Wallace wants to do is get his wife and sons back. But first he has to work out why they were taken and by whom.

5 star:(7)
4 star:(1)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(1)
1 star:(0)

[#1. Has potential. How well the author uses that potential is unclear. Seems kind of out on the fringes of believability.]

[#14 - 3rd day - seems pretty far fetched.]

The End - A Post Apocalyptic Novel
The New Word series
Book 1: The End
Book 2: The Long Road

For Gordon Van Zandt life once was one of duty and loyalty to his country, so when 9/11 happened he dropped out of college and joined the Marine Corps. This youthful idealism vanished one fateful day in a war torn city in Iraq. Ten years later, he is still struggling with the ghosts of his past but must now face a new reality thrust on him and his family. North America, Europe and the Far East have all suffered a devastating Super-EMP attack that has caused catastrophic damage to the power grids and all electrical devices. With nothing working from cars to phones and with the total collapse of the economic infrastructure, Gordon must fight for the limited and fast dwindling resources. He knows survival requires action and cooperation with his neighbors. As daily life continues to break down so does all sense of civility within his community. With each passing day Gordon makes choices that would seem extreme in today's world but necessary in this new world.

5 star:(168)
4 star:(60)
3 star:(27)
2 star:(13)
1 star:(17)

[#21. Has a lot of good reviews, but the not so good reviews suggest a work with issues.]

The Tesla Secret (The Project: Book Five)
 [#25 - 2nd day. A really out there thriller. At least one of the earlier installments was free previously. I have not read it.]

Operation Barbarossa 1941 (Stackpole Military Photo Series)
[#29 - 3rd day free. Was not on the top 100 free list the previous two days. A Stackpole book.This appears to be mostly a book of photos. The Kindle and the Kindle apps just do not do justice to images.  Be forewarned.]

Silent Joe (Revised March 2013)
[#31 - 2nd day. Some of the less complimentary reviews complain about the editing. Not an unusual problem with free books.]

Type N
[#74 - 2nd day. Remember the TV series The Immortal, starring Christopher George? Same idea. The reviews and some of the summary from the author suggests it may have religious overtones that might annoy some people.]

Free From Stackpole.
Stackpole puts a book or two up for free periodically.  I have read several of their free books. Some interesting stuff. Most of what I have seen is WWII German military history, with varying quality of translation, some other military history from lesser known units, along with some fishing and other outdoors oriented books.

Panzer Wedge: Vol. 2: The German 3rd Panzer Division and Barbarossa's Failure at the Gates of Moscow (Stackpole Military History Series)
[3rd day.]

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