Every month Amazon has a bit more than 100 books on sale for $3.99 or Less. This month there is 115 books. Below are some of the books that looked interesting to me, but you can check out the whole list. One new section in the sale is Audiobook and Ebook bundles for $8 or less. There are 54 books in that list. All of the ones I looked at were $3.99 add ons for the audiobook, so the ebook (usually $1.99 or 42.99) plus $3.99.
Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon – $1.99
432 pages, 211 of 291 reviews are 4 or 5-star, audiobook is discounted to $3.99 with the purchase of the kindle edition
In the bestselling tradition of espionage novels by John LeCarre and Alan Furst, Istanbul Passage brilliantly illustrates why Edgar Award–winning author Joseph Kanon has been hailed as “the heir apparent to Graham Greene” (The Boston Globe).
Istanbul survived the Second World War as a magnet for refugees and spies. Even expatriate American Leon Bauer was drawn into this shadow world, doing undercover odd jobs in support of the Allied war effort. Now as the espionage community begins to pack up and an apprehensive city prepares for the grim realities of postwar life, Leon is given one last routine assignment. But when the job goes fatally wrong—an exchange of gunfire, a body left in the street, and a potential war criminal on his hands—Leon is trapped in a tangle of shifting loyalties and moral uncertainty.
Played out against the bazaars and mosques and faded mansions of this knowing, ancient Ottoman city, Istanbul Passage is the unforgettable story of a man swept up in the dawn of the Cold War, of an unexpected love affair, and of a city as deceptive as the calm surface waters of the Bosphorus that divides it.
307 pages, 189 of 221 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, audiobook is discounted to $3.99 with the purchase of the kindle edition
Bob Arctor is a junkie and a drug dealer, both using and selling the mind-altering Substance D. Fred is a law enforcement agent, tasked with bringing Bob down. It sounds like a standard case. The only problem is that Bob and Fred are the same person. Substance D doesn’t just alter the mind, it splits it in two, and neither side knows what the other is doing or that it even exists. Now, both sides are growing increasingly paranoid as Bob tries to evade Fred while Fred tries to evade his suspicious bosses.
In this award-winning novel, friends can become enemies, good trips can turn terrifying, and cops and criminals are two sides of the same coin. Dick is at turns caustically funny and somberly contemplative, fashioning a novel that is as unnerving as it is enthralling.
547 pages, 31 of 39 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
This first of Burns’s definitive and award-winning two-volume biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, mapping the personal and professional development of one of America’s most brilliant politicians, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the longest serving president in US history, reshaping the country during the crises of the Depression and World War II.