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      • 135. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
        Froide

        Today's pick, on this penultimate day of Comixology's 12 Days of Free Comics, is Ciudad #1

         

         

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          She was kidnapped and taken to the worst place on earth. He was hired to get her out. Now, they're both trapped in a city that wants them both dead, and their hopes of getting out are fading fast. From the bloodthirsty criminals, to the corrupt police, to the kid hiding a Glock under his sweatshirt on the corner, everyone wants Tyler Rake and Eva Roche dead. Set in the real world locale of Ciudad del Este, Ciudad explodes with breathtaking action and hyper violence from critically acclaimed writer Ande Parks, writer/directors Joe & Anthony Russo and artist Fernando León González!

        • 136. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
          Froide

          Today's the final day of Comixology's 12 Days of Free Comics. Today's selection will be accessible until 11pm Eastern Time.

          New Avengers (2013-) #1
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            To prevent a collision of universes, the Illuminati must assemble NOW! Led by the Black Panther, the most powerful and brilliant team in the Marvel Universe is up against an infinite legion of parallel realities! 

          • 137. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
            Froide

            FREE AUDIOBOOK:

            HarperAudio Presents 

             

               A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES read by Dylan Thomas, introduced by Billy Collins (25 minutes)
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            (This audiobook can be streamed or downloaded; the download option's below the comments.)
            This holiday season celebrate the joy of poetry with former poet laureate Billy Collins as he introduces the historic Caedmon recording of poet Dylan Thomas reading A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES (in its entirety) recorded in February of 1952.

            First recorded in February of 1952, this remastered recording of Dylan Thomas reading A Child’s Christmas in Wales recalls all of the sights, smells, and sounds of a long-ago Christmas.

             

            Thomas’s wonderful recollection of this holiday in the seaside town of his youth is captured in this vivid performance. Also included are five poems selected and read by Dylan Thomas, including arguably his most well-known Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.

             

            Includes:

            • "A Child’s Christmas in Wales"
            • "Fern Hill"
            • "Not Go Gentle Into"
            • "That Good Night"
            • "In the White Giant’s Thigh"
            • "Ballad of the"
            • "Long-Legged Bait"
            • "Ceremony After a Fire Raid"

             

            • 138. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
              Froide

              SPECIAL OFFER: 12 DAYS OF BIG FINISH AUDIOBOOKS

              24 December 2014

              http://www.bigfinish.com/news/category/general-big-finish-news

              It's not just the Counter Measures team wishing you a Happy Christmas - read on for details about a festive celebration from Big Finish...

              The 12 days of Big Finish special offer will start on Christmas Day. There will be 12 titles from across the Big Finish range available over the 12 days of Christmas for just 48 hours each...

              The releases will cost £2.99 and are available on download only. The majority of titles we are offering have not been on sale before.

              You'll have to check everyday to see what we have on offer and we will be posting links on Facebook and Twitter.

              So...on the first day of Christmas (that'll be 25th December) we'll start the festive fun with a free release.

              Happy Christmas!

               

               

              1.1. This World Our Hell

                This World Our Hell 

              Released October 2012

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              Synopsis

              Paris, 1900. One of Dorian Gray's oldest friends is on his deathbed, locked away in a room at the notorious Hotel D'Alsace, where he is fighting a duel to the death. And when Dorian comes to visit him one last time, both men realise they may never be allowed to check out…

              Note: The Confessions of Dorian Gray contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.

              Written By: David Llewellyn
              Directed By: Scott Handcock 

              Cast

              Alexander Vlahos (Dorian Gray), Steffan Rhodri (Oscar Wilde), Marilyn Le Conte (Genevieve Moreau), David Blackwell (Robert Ross), Sophie Melville (Isabelle)

              • 139. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                Froide

                  Happy 2015 everyone.

                They're here!

                These are the January 2015 Samsung Book Deals selections from the Kindle store (in the order in which Amazon presented them). Click on Samsung Book Deals to learn how this works. NOTE:  none of these titles is free at BN, and those titles available at BN.com are not [yet] available as NOOK books.

                • The Garden of Stones (Echoes of Empire Book 1)
                  by Mark T. Barnes

                  Regular Kindle Price: $4.99
                  Genres (from BN.com): Science Fiction & Fantasy

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                    Overview (from BN.com)

                  Shortlisted for the 2014 Gemmell Morningstar Award—Best Debut Novel

                  An uneasy peace has existed since the fall of the Awakened Empire centuries ago. Now the hybrid Avān share the land with the people they once conquered: the star-born humans; the spectral, undead Nomads; and what remains of the Elemental Masters.

                  With the Empress-in-Shadows an estranged ghost, it is the ancient dynasties of the Great Houses and the Hundred Families that rule. But now civil war threatens to draw all of Shrīan into a vicious struggle sparked by one man’s lust for power, and his drive to cheat death.

                  Visions have foretold that Corajidin, dying ruler of House Erebus, will not only survive, but rise to rule his people. The wily nobleman seeks to make his destiny certain—by plundering the ruins of his civilization’s past for the arcane science needed to ensure his survival, and by mercilessly eliminating his rivals. But mercenary warrior-mage Indris, scion of the rival House Näsarat, stands most powerfully in the usurper’s bloody path. For it is Indris who reluctantly accepts the task of finding a missing man, the only one able to steer the teetering nation towards peace. 
                • My First Murder (The Maria Kallio Series Book 1)
                  by Leena Lehtolainen (Author), Owen Witesman (Translator)

                  Regular Kindle Price: $4.99
                  Genres (from BN.com): Mystery & Crime, Peoples & Cultures - Fiction

                   

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                  Publication Date: December 11, 2012

                  Twenty-three-year-old law student Maria Kallio is recruited for a temporary position at the Helsinki police department. Sweet-faced but tough and hot-tempered, Maria faces pushback from her new squad – so when a young playboy is murdered at his family’s summer villa, the new detective is out to prove herself.

                  Found floating facedown at the water’s edge after a night of partying, Tommi Pelatonen appears to have been murdered by one of his closest friends – but why? As Maria discovers, bitter passion and jealousy seethe under the placid surface of the group’s privileged, carefree lifestyle. As Maria uncovers the victim’s unsavory secrets, motives for all seven suspects come to light. Now it’s up to her to untangle the clues before the killer strikes again.

                  The first book in Leena Lehtolainen’s international bestselling Nordic crime series starring Detective Maria Kallio, My First Murder serves up murder with a slice of life in the Finnish upper crust. 
                • Shattered Souls (A Caitlyn O'Connell Novel Book 1)
                  by Delilah Devlin

                  Regular Kindle Price $3.99
                  Genres (from BN.com): Mystery & Crime, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy

                   

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                    Book Description
                  Publication Date: January 29, 2013

                  From popular author Delilah Devlin comes the unforgettable heroine, Caitlyn O’Connell—a psychic ex-cop who’s hell-bent on redemption.

                  Caitlyn O’Connell had it all: a career with the Memphis PD, a passionate marriage, and the satisfaction that her work made a difference in the world. But she also had a secret, a supernatural “gift” that cost her everything. Now she scrapes by as a private investigator, taking cases the cops won’t touch and counting down the minutes until happy hour.

                  But when Sam Pierce, her former partner and estranged ex-husband, comes to her for help with a bizarre murder case, Cait can’t say no. And not just because Sam is still as irresistibly sexy as he was on the day they met. Something sinister—and demonic—is terrorizing Memphis, leaving a bloody trail of bodies and clues only Cait can read. Together she and Sam will venture into a dark world of magic and unholy terror, hunting a killer who will lead them to the brink of reality as they know it—and back into the thrall of their stormy past. Steamy and suspenseful, Shattered Souls is the pulse-quickening new offering from fan favorite romance author Delilah Devlin. 
                • Downard-Facing Death (A Matt Bolster Yoga Mystery Book 1)
                  by Neal Pollack

                  Regular Kindle Price: $3.99
                  Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction

                   

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                    Book Description
                  Publication Date: September 6, 2012

                  Blessed with uncanny deductive skills and a blasé disregard for authority, Matt Bolster was a rising LAPD homicide detective by the age of thirty-five. He was also overworked, divorced, near-alcoholic, and miserable. Then, to impress a girl, he agreed to try yoga. And with a single savasana, everything changed.

                  Now Bolster has traded his badge and gun for a scraggly beard and the life of an itinerant yoga teacher, dabbling in P.I. work to make rent. He mostly handles missing-persons cases, credit-card fraud – nothing too messy. But that’s before Ajoy Chaterjee, the billionaire founder of one of the world’s leading yoga-business empires, is found murdered inside his West L.A. flagship studio. Bolster knows the LAPD doesn’t have a prayer of cracking the secrets of the yoga world. But he does, and he really needs the dough.

                  Of course, sticking to the principles of the yamas and niyamas during a murder investigation isn’t easy, especially with so many hot women among the suspects. But personal ethics will be the least of Bolster’s problems if the killer finds him first.

                  Episode List
                  This book was initially released in episodes as a Kindle Serial. All episodes are now available for immediate download as a complete book. Learn more about Kindle Serials

                 


                • 140. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                  Froide

                  Christianaudio monthly freebie: Morning & Evening

                  by C.H. Spurgeon

                  Read by James Adams

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                  There have been many devotionals written in church history, but few are as strongly Biblical or shine as bright as Morning and Evening by renowned preacher and author C.H. Spurgeon. The penning of Morning and Evening more than 100 years ago became an instant classic and has led Christians worldwide to engage and reflect on faith. Free for the month of January. 

                  • 141. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                    Froide

                    The University of Chicago Press monthly freebie for January 2015:

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                    The Hunt for Nazi Spies: Fighting Espionage in Vichy France

                    Simon Kitson

                    Translated by Catherine Tihanyi
                    208 pages | 2 maps | 6×9 | ©2008

                     

                    E-book Free! (See below)
                    ISBN: 9780226438955

                     

                    Cloth $25.00
                    ISBN: 9780226438931 Published December 2007

                     

                    “The story is at once confusing and fascinating. The Vichy regime tracked down left wing resistants and supporters of Charles de Gaulle’s Free French forces. It deported slave workers and Jews to Germany. Yet concurrently, it tracked down and arrested hundreds of German agents who sought to further undermine France militarily.… Kitson’s book is a highly-recommended read for anyone interested in the intricacies of counterintelligence.”—Joseph C. Goulden, Washington Times

                     

                    Get this e-book free!

                    Enter your e-mail address and click "Get E-book." You will receive an e-mail confirmation with a link to download your free e-book.

                     

                     

                    Overview (from BN.com)

                    From 1940 to 1942, French secret agents arrested more than two thousand spies working for the Germans and executed several dozen of them—all despite the Vichy government’s declared collaboration with the Third Reich. A previously untold chapter in the history of World War II, this duplicitous activity is the gripping subject of The Hunt for Nazi Spies, a tautly narrated chronicle of the Vichy regime’s attempts to maintain sovereignty while supporting its Nazi occupiers.

                    Simon Kitson informs this remarkable story with findings from his investigation—the first by any historian—of thousands of Vichy documents seized in turn by the Nazis and the Soviets and returned to France only in the 1990s. His pioneering detective work uncovers a puzzling paradox: a French government that was hunting down left-wing activists and supporters of Charles de Gaulle’s Free French forces was also working to undermine the influence of German spies who were pursuing the same Gaullists and resisters. In light of this apparent contradiction, Kitson does not deny that Vichy France was committed to assisting the Nazi cause, but illuminates the complex agendas that characterized the collaboration and shows how it was possible to be both anti-German and anti-Gaullist.

                    Combining nuanced conclusions with dramatic accounts of the lives of spies on both sides, The Hunt for Nazi Spies adds an important new dimension to our understanding of the French predicament under German occupation and the shadowy world of World War II espionage.

                    • 142. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                      Froide

                      The PhoenixPick monthly freebie for January 2015:

                       

                      An Elephant for Aristotle

                      by L. Sprague de Camp (Author) & Harry Turtledove (Introduction)

                       

                       

                      "An amazing narrative vehicle for the display of ... a fairly complete composite of the life and times of which the author writes." —The Chicago Daily Tribune "By hybridizing a Middle-Eastern travelogue with an Alexandrine comedy of manners, the author has produced a specimen only slightly less rare then [sic] elephants in Westchester—to wit, a historical novel with a sense of humor."—The New York Times What finer way for Alexander the Great to honor his old tutor Aristotle than to send him an actual Indian elephant? After capturing a magnificent specimen from an Indian ruler, Alexander tasks Leon of Atrax, a cavalry commander, to deliver the animal to Aristotle in Athens. Leon leads a motley crew of companions (and the elephant) from India to Greece, encountering all sorts of dangers and adventures while attempting the long and arduous journey.

                       

                      To purchase, follow the instructions printed under "Add to Cart".

                      • 143. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                        Froide

                        Workman's e-cookbook freebie for January 2015:

                         

                        20 Great Dishes From Around the World
                        (That You May Have Never Heard Of But Should Definitely Eat Before Your Die)

                        by Mimi Sheraton

                         

                        Sign up for the Blue Plate Special newsletter and be the first to hear about ebook deals, product giveaways, and seasonal recipes. Plus, all subscribers get a free ebook every single month!

                         

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                        • 145. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                          Froide

                          This week's Monday freebie from Wildside Press:

                           

                          Wildside's end-of-year special!  

                          The Incredible William Bowles

                          Joseph J Millard

                          William Augustus Bowles—a British Loyalist during, and for a quarter century after, the American Revolutionary War. Part soldier, part dreamer, and part adventurer, he went from service in the British Army to joining the Muskogee Peoples, rising to be a respected war chief among the Native Americans. He waged war on the Spanish and fought to create a Native American state.

                           

                          His story embodies the idea of the individual hero: Bowles is resourceful, far-seeing, and selfless, always fighting not only personal enemies, but national enemies of both Great Britain and his adopted country—The United Nation of the Creeks and the Cherokees.

                           

                          Joseph J. Millard has painstakingly researched the life and career of William Bowles, painting a picture of a man driven by his beliefs. Soldier—Ambassador—Pirate—Indian Chief—Werewolf Hunter—A man chosen by Destiny to become one of the greatest American Legends!

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                          • 146. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                            Froide

                            Free Kindle-Audible Whispersync for Voice pairing, To get it

                            The Time Machine

                            • THEN, follow the instructions to "buy" its free Audible counterpart. (To get the freebie price, you must purchase the paired audiobook from the Kindle page, not directly from Audible.)  Once you've done so, then you'll receive the audiobook depicted above and described here.
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                            • 147. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
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                              What I did i when buying the kindle edition, right below "Buy" button there's a checkbox

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                              Add Audible Narration

                              The Time Machine

                              Narrated by Bernard Mayes

                              $0.00

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                              so it can be done in 1 step.

                               

                              Are those free narrations a monthly promotion, or do they just pop up out of the blue?

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                              • 148. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                                Froide

                                Great tactic; I'm all for one-step shopping.

                                 

                                Amazon offers monthly Kindle-Audible Whispersync pairings in addition to occasional, additional out-of-the-blue free narrations.

                                • 149. Re: The Official OT Free NOOKbook summary thread
                                  Froide

                                  Free Letter from Birmingham Jail Audiobook Download at Christian Audio

                                  Get your FREE download, you just need an email address! Offer ends January 21stFree Letter from Birmingham Jail

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                                  As the nation honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, we are called to remember his heroic actions and struggle. One of the key writings was his letter written from jail in April of 1963. We are pleased to offer this as a free download until Jan 21st, 2015

                                  Audiobook description: April 16th. The year is 1963. Birmingham, Alabama has had a spring of non-violent protests known as the Birmingham Campaign, seeking to draw attention to the segregation against blacks by the city government and downtown retailers. The organizers longed to create a non-violent tension so severe that the powers that be would be forced to address the rampant racism head on. Recently arrested was Martin Luther King, Jr.. It is there in that jail cell that he writes this letter; on the margins of a newspaper he pens this defense of non-violence against segregation. His accusers, though many, in this case were not the white racist leaders or retailers he protested against, but 8 black men who saw him as “other” and as too extreme. To them and to the world he defended the notion that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.

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