Friday, August 9, 2013

Free Kindle Books 8-9-13

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.

By Unknown Means is Miami Vice, Magnum P.I., and James Bond, all rolled into one. It is the action-packed story of U.S. Customs Service Agent Michael Callaway, who loves his job patrolling the waters of South Florida and the Bahamas in a go-fast boat known as Blue Thunder III. On a night of searching for an inbound drug boat, Callaway is involved in a shootout at sea that lands him in big trouble with his boss. Facing termination from the Customs Service, he is lucky enough to come into a large amount of money, so he quits his job, buys an old shrimp boat that has been converted to a yacht, and heads to the Bahamas to fish and chill out. His relaxation is cut short when he goes to a bar in Nassau, and runs into one of the nastiest drug smugglers in the world, Anton Drake. He is surprised that the man is being protected by Carrie Marvin, whom he knew as an undercover DEA agent, and as a lover. Calloway vows to end Drake’s smuggling career, so he can get Carrie away from this monster, and back in his life. To do this, he must discover Drake’s method for smuggling his drugs into the United States, and end it. A method of smuggling that the Customs Service, DEA, and United States Navy haven’t been able to figure out. A method that causes every report investigating Drake’s smuggling operation to end with the words,
“by unknown means.”

5 star:(9)
4 star:(3)
3 star:(2)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[#3 - seems pretty far fetched.]

SCREENSHOT - Bonus Edition
[#34 - 3rd day.]

Exile of Lucifer: Chronicles of the Host, Vol 1
[#49 - 2nd day. Will probably not be appropriate for those who take religion too seriously.]

Every Play Every Day, My Life as a Notre Dame Walk-on
Every Play Every Day takes you on the intimate journey of former Notre Dame tailback Timmy O'Neill, who, at 5' 6" and 165 lbs, wasn't the prototypical Division I college football player. Experience the journey from the dorm room to the classroom, from the locker room to the training room, and everywhere in between. Read about the incredible experience of being a college football walk-on; the joy, the pain, and the raw emotion characterizing the inner fight athletes deal with on a daily basis. This book details the lessons learned through O'Neill's five years as a Notre Dame walk-on, and shows what can happen to anyone who refuses to accept the limitations imposed by others.

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


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.

Operation Barbarossa 1941 (Stackpole Military Photo Series)
Photo chronicle of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941
Hundreds of photos, many of them rare and never published before
Photos of men, tanks and other weapons, uniforms, villages, and much more
Excellent complement to the books in the Stackpole Military History Series
Ideal reference for World War II history fans, scholars, modelers, and reenactors
Eight-page color insert showcasing weapons, gear, and uniforms

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

[This appears to be mostly a book of photos. The Kindle and the Kindle apps just do not do justice to images.  Be forewarned.]

Panzer Wedge: Vol. 2: The German 3rd Panzer Division and Barbarossa's Failure at the Gates of Moscow (Stackpole Military History Series)
How the exploits of panzer troops were reported on the German home front
Covers the 3rd Panzer Division from its breakthrough of the Stalin Line until its halt outside Moscow
Contains original articles by war correspondents who witnessed the battles
Detailed analyses and context provided by two panzer experts
First time in English

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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Free this weekend only

Tracking & Counter Tracking with some Traps & Snares