Books On The Knob put together a list of classics that are currently free for both Kindle and Audible.com and are enable for Whispersync for Voice.
Below are a few other books that are not free but are very good deals. You have to buy both books, so the real cost is the sum of the Kindle book and the Audible.com Audiobook. Always start with the Kindle book. In several cases it is cheaper to buy them together than to buy the audiobook by itself.
Pyxis by KC Neal – Free Kindle, $1.99 Audible =$1.99 Total
218 pages, 58 of 69 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad’s cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a falling-out with her almost-boyfriend Mason. Then she discovers she and Mason are haunted by the same dreams of a dark force that consumes everything in its path. Pursued by shadowy figures and a dangerous woman with secrets from the past, Corinne must find out who her grandmother really was. In her quest to unravel her family’s history, she learns she is destined to protect this world–and the dark world of her dreams. She races to find the answers she seeks before her nightmares break free.
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson – $14.99 for Kindle + $3.95 Audio = $18.94 Total (but less than the $24.95 for the audiobook by itself)
698 pages, 1325 of 1583 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Bookwi.se Review
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.
Talk of the Town by Lisa Wingate – Free Kindle + $7.95 Audio = $7.59 Total
360 pages, 72 of 99 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
In this compelling tale by Lisa Wingate – award winning author of the national best-seller Lone Star Café - the associate producer of TV’s hottest show fears Amber Amberson’s tiny Texas hometown already knows its Amber who is an American Megastar finalist. But after several hilarious culture clashes, the Hollywood pro enlists the help of the quirky townsfolk when the sweet and naïve Amber goes missing. (Christian Fiction)
Hollowland by Amanda Hocking – Free Kindle + $1.99 Audio = $1.99 total
308 pages, 352 of 434 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Hollowland – the first book in the young adult dystopian series The Hollows..
“This is the way the world ends – not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.”
Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way – not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.
This is a young adult title with some language, violence, and mild sexual situations recommended for ages sixteen and up.
Power Through Prayer by EM Bounds – $0.99 Kindle + $4.95 Audio = $5.94 Total
118 pages, 19 of 21 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
“Power through Prayer has been called “one of the truly great masterpieces on the theme of prayer.” The term classic can appropriately be applied to this outstanding book. In twenty provocative and inspiring chapters, each prefaced with quotations from spiritual giants, Edward M. Bounds stresses the imperative of vital prayer in the life of a pastor. He says, “. . . every preacher who does not make prayer a mighty factor in his own life and ministry is weak as a factor in God’s work and is powerless to project God’s cause in this world.”"
The Frog Princess by Ed Baker – $0.99 Kindle + $7.95 Audio = $8.94 Total
238 pages, 66 of 79 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Young Adult Grade 3+
Princess Emeralda isn’t exactly an ideal princess. Her laugh is like a donkey’s bray rather than tinkling bells, she trips over her own feet and she does NOT like Prince Jorge, whom her mother hopes she will marry. But if Emma ever thought to escape her life, she never expected it to happen by turning into a frog! When convinced to kiss a frog so he might return to being a Prince, somehow the spell is reversed and Emma turns into a frog herself! Thus begins the adventure – a quest to return to human form.
Fascinating and hilarious characters ranging from a self-conscious but friendly bat to a surprisingly loyal snake and a wise old green witch confirm that readers won’t soon forget this madcap story! A fantastic debut from the talented E.D. Baker.
Cat’s Cradle by Kurk Vonnegut – $3.99 Kindle + $3.95 Audio = $7.94 Total
308 pages, 406 of 470 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Cat’s Cradle (1963) is Vonnegut’s most ambitious novel, which put into the language terms like “wampeter”, “kerass” and “granfalloon” as well as a structured religion, Boskonism and was submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for a Master’s Degree in anthropology, and in its sprawling compass and almost uncontrolled (and uncontrollable) invention, may be Vonnegut’s best novel.
Written contemporaneously with the Cuban missile crisis and countenancing a version of a world in the grasp of magnified human stupidity, the novel is centered on Felix Hoenikker, a chemical scientist reminiscent of Robert Oppenheimer… except that Oppenheimer was destroyed by his conscience and Hoenikker, delighting in the disastrous chemicals he has invented, has no conscience at all. Hoenikker’s “Ice 9″ has the potential to convert all liquid to inert ice and thus destroy human existence; he is exiled to a remote island where Boskonism has enlisted all of its inhabitants and where religion and technology collaborate, with the help of a large cast of characters, to destroy civilization.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – $5 Kindle + $3.95 Audio = $8.95
387 pages, 7825 of 8713 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Young Adult
the book no one can stop talking about . . .In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games.
The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank – $5.99 Kindle + $3.95 Audio = $9.94
361 pages, 696 of 782 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a new translation, this definitive edition contains entries about Anne’s burgeoning sexuality and confrontations with her mother that were cut from previous editions. Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947, it has been a beloved and deeply admired monument to the indestructible nature of the human spirit, read by millions of people and translated into more than fifty-five languages. Doubleday, which published the first English translation of the diary in 1952, now offers a new translation that captures Anne’s youthful spirit and restores the original material omitted by Anne’s father, Otto — approximately thirty percent of the diary. The elder Frank excised details about Anne’s emerging sexuality, and about the often-stormy relations between Anne and her mother. Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation forces, hid in the back of an Amsterdam office building for two years. This is Anne’s record of that time. She was thirteen when the family went into the ”Secret Annex,” and in these pages, she grows to be a young woman and proves to be an insightful observer of human nature as well. A timeless story discovered by each new generation, The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. For young readers and adults, it continues to bring to life this young woman, who for a time survived the worst horrors the modern world had seen — and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal.
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rise Burroughs – Free Kindle book + $1.95 Audiobook = $1.95 total
7 hours, 6 of 6 reviews are 4 or 5-star
A Princess of Mars is the first book in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom series. Full of swordplay and daring feats, it remains the best example of 20th century pulp science fiction.
I have not read any of these books, so they may not be any good. Some of the books from previous Free Book posts or previous Kindle Deal posts are still available. If you want to see all free books as they come out you should follow Books on the Knob on their RSS or Twitter Feed. Or Ireaderreview or the many free book threads on Amazon’s Message Boards.
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