Monday, May 16, 2011

Free Kindle books - a few and mostly temporary - as of 5/16/11

The Forever Young Diet and Lifestyle, by Joan O'Keefe, nutritionist, and James H. O'Keefe M.D., 13 customer reviews, 5 stars

From the Product Description: "In a field plagued by miracle diets and sketchy information, The Forever Young Diet and Lifestyle presents a commonsense plan that improves satiety; promotes wholesome, fresh, and easily obtained foods; and reinforces a rational, holistic, mind-body approach to diet and lifestyle. The program is a complete package that can help provide a lifetime of energy and good health."

The Truth About Managing People, by Stephen P. Robbins, 7 customer reviews, 4-1/2 stars.

"A prolific scholar and writer, Robbins cuts through the research and theory to deliver immediately useful and essential insights for the effective management of people."
  Eric G. Stephan, Professor Organizational Leadership & Strategy, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University"

Chips, Clones, and Living Beyond 100: How Far Will the Biosciences Take Us?, by Joyce A. Schoemaker and Paul J. H. Schoemaker, 44 customer reviews, 3-1/2 stars

"What a fascinating book! The authors have really mastered all the aspects (social, human, scientific, and business) of the biomedical revolution that is taking place this century. Awesome."
  Giancarlo Barolat,M.D., Director, Barolat Neuroscience, Presbyterian St. Luke Medical Center, Denver; formerly Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia

"Wonderfully comprehensive, yet still digestible for non-scientist..."
  Patia McGrath, Global Director - Innovation and Strategic Connections, Corporate Marketing, General Electric
  Most customer reviews are around the 3-4 star range, with caveats having to do with the raves from some of the bigger-name reviewers.

How I Found Livingstone, by Sir Henry M. Stanley, 3 customer reviews, 4-1/2 stars

The Travels, Adventures and Discoveries in Central Africa including four months residence with Dr. Livingstone.

The one Kindle review on this says that the formatting is a challenge.

Are You Positive?, by Stephen Davis, 5 customer reviews, 5 stars

From the Product Description: "Ripped from the headlines of today's news, "Are You Positive?" is a fictitious courtroom drama in the style of John Grisham...
[it] raises serious questions about whether anyone has ever been properly diagnosed as HIV-Positive, and whether most AIDS victims are dying from the side-effects of the HIV medications prescribed by their doctors..."

Remote Control, by Cheryl Kaye Tardif, 3 customer reviews, 5 stars

From the Product Description: "Beatrice Fielding is Harry's hardworking wife. She holds down multiple jobs so her husband can laze about on his recliner, eating popcorn and drinking cola while watching his favorite shows. She has many wishes--some aren't so nice."

From About the Author: "Booklist raves, 'Tardif, already a big hit in Canada...a name to reckon with south of the border.' "

Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts - Interactive Menu, Index and Full Illustrations, by Girl Scouts of America, 2 customer reviews, 5 stars

There are countless versions of this Official Guide.  One that says "Latest Edition 2010" and is 99c but has no illustrations, and also a recent free one that gives no date but says it's edited by Josephine Daskam Bacon with a community of volunteers.

The Brothers Karamozov (mobi), by Stephen Davis, 75 customer reviews, 4-1/2 stars

Translated by Constance Garnett

eye of the god, by Ariel Allison, 25 customer reviews, 4-1/2 stars

From the Product Description: "eye of the god takes the fascinating history surrounding the Hope Diamond and weaves it together with a present-day plot to steal the jewel from the Smithsonian Institute."

As before, check the below whenever you can:
Temporarily-free books -
- USA: by:
NEW: Last 30+ days  May 2011
   Publication Date   Late-listed
   Bestselling   High-ratings

UK: PubDate   Popular
Most Popular Free K-Books
U.S. & Int'l (NOT UK):
   Top 100 free
   Top 100 free
USEFUL for your Kindle (U.S. only, for now):
  99c Notepad,   99c CalendarPro,   99c Converter

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  1. I am starting to get frustrated with Amazon's apparent indifference to indiscriminately mixing extremely short works with normal length books.

    This has only begun in the last couple of weeks or so.

    It's not the end of the world if it costs $0.99 for a story out of a magazine of ten such stories and available for $5, but it's so onerous to find and filter reading material in the first place that sitting down to read something that unexpectedly only lasts 15 minutes is annoying,

    Thanks, Don Lloyd

  2. What's odd is they didn't approve it as an Amazon Single!
    I did expect it to be longer, which is why I updated the blog.

    Some people found the content worthwhile anyway but I do feel Fortune should have added more to it if it were to be among the 'books' although I think they presented it as a Single but that approval didn't take place. Odd.

    In new free books, which I will do more of but only the ones of interest to me as they're listed by everyone these days, I have been avoiding the 'chapters' or short-stories as they can be found via my other links.

  3. Andrys,

    Thanks. I got surprised by AFTER THE COUP (Scalzi) as well.

    Don Lloyd


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