The range on offer for Kindle Prime free books

The range on offer for Kindle Prime free books


Derek Smith

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39,963 posts

216 months

Friday 2nd April
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I subscribe to Amazon Prime and one of the motivators to joining was the promise of two books for free each month. I read a lot, but mainly non-fiction, and two novels a month would have been sufficient for me.

I’ve fairly catholic tastes, but particularly like well-researched police procedurals, both in fiction and non-fiction come to that, le Carre novels, scifi, and stories about those living through historical events, particularly more modern history. Not mad about war novels, although many historians produce fiction of course.

This month’s choice of novels from Amazon Prime.

Domestic Suspense
The Aftermath, Gail Schimmel
It’s been twenty-six years since the accident, but Helen still lives on autopilot, going through the motions of work and motherhood. Her one wish is for her daughter Julia to settle down with her own family—so Helen can let go.

Contemporary Fiction
An Invincible Summer
An endearing novel of friendship, forgiveness, and second chances by New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart.

The Next Wife, Kaira Rouda
There is no limit to the lies, suspicion, and secrets that can poison the perfect marriage in this twisting novel of suspense by USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda.

Historical Fiction
Tears of Amber, Sofía Segovia
From the bestselling author of The Murmur of Bees comes a transportive novel of two families uprooted by war and united by the bonds of love and courage.

Domestic Suspense
The Watcher Girl, Minka Kent
A woman’s suspicions about her ex-boyfriend become a dangerous obsession in a twisting novel of psychological suspense by Washington Post and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Minka Kent.

Book Club Fiction
Take What You Can Carry, Gian Sardar
An aspiring photographer follows her dreams and faces her fears in a poignant novel about finding beauty, promise, and love amid the chaos of war-torn Kurdistan.

I’ve got no particular feelings one way or another about female authors. I’ve got favourite authors and sex doesn’t come into the choice. However, I don’t think I’ve even started one where the blub reveals that the book’s about a woman who went looking for or found herself, or where the words ‘one woman’s journey’ appear.

I’ve read Kent before, and she’s a good writer. I’ll probably pick that one, but of the others, there’s no real choice.

Anyone who is considering Prime and thinks the free books will give a great choice, I’d suggest, think again.

I feel better for posting that.


8,775 posts

216 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Have you considered complaining to Prime, telling them that it is an awful choice considering your interests? and a suggestion to make their offering more relevant to what you want smile
I use the local council library service so all the ebooks are free to read and the audiobookks free to listen to.


1,909 posts

46 months

Saturday 3rd April
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You're aware there's also a prime lending library?