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Friday, May 3, 2013

UK Kindle Daily Deal 5/3

Born Liars: Why We Can't Live Without Deceit (£1.09 UK), by Ian Leslie, is the Kindle Deal of the day for those in the UK (no US edition).
Book Description
In Born Liars, Ian Leslie takes the reader on an exhilarating tour of ideas that brings the latest news about deception back from the frontiers of psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, and explores the role played by lies - both black and white - in our childhoods, our careers, and our health, as well as in advertising, politics, sport and war. Drawing on thinkers as varied as Augustine, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud and Joni Mitchell, the author argues that, far from being a bug in the human software, lying is central to who we are; that we cannot understand ourselves without first understanding the dynamics of deceit. After reading Born Liars you'll never think about lies - or life - in quite the same way again.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Free Audiobook - Sophie's World

The third free audiobook that The Guardian (a UK newspaper) is giving away as part of their Head Start program is Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy ($9.99 Kindle), by Jostein Gaarder and Paulette Moller.
Book Description
A page-turning novel that is also an exploration of the great philosophical concepts of Western thought, Sophie's World has fired the imagination of readers all over the world, with more than twenty million copies in print.

One day fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, with one question on each: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" From that irresistible beginning, Sophie becomes obsessed with questions that take her far beyond what she knows of her Norwegian village. Through those letters, she enrolls in a kind of correspondence course, covering Socrates to Sartre, with a mysterious philosopher, while receiving letters addressed to another girl. Who is Hilde? And why does her mail keep turning up? To unravel this riddle, Sophie must use the philosophy she is learning--but the truth turns out to be far more complicated than she could have imagined.
Get the free Audiobook from The Guardian UK. You'll need to enter a name and email address, click to submit the info, then click a link that takes you to AudioGo (NOTE: This link is missing the "s" at the end of "sophie", which you have to to manually add to the URL if you get a 404 error, as I did Audiogo has fixed their site and their link now works, no editing required); be sure to note the coupon code on that page, as you'll need it to get the book for free. Once at Audiogo, click on the ad, then click Checkout; log in (or create an account), then enter the promotional Code and click Update. Don't click on Continue until after you've confirmed that a total of $0.00/£0.00 is shown. You'll need an account with AudioGo, but should not need to enter any credit card info. Once you've added the audiobook to your account, you can download at any time (I'd expect download times to be very slow this week).

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Free Book (Kindle) - The Abolition of Man [AU]

The Abolition of Man ($9.99 US), the Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, is free for Australian customers in the Kindle store. I don't expect it to be free for those in the US.
Book Description
In this graceful work, C. S. Lewis reflects on society and nature and the challenges of how best to educate our children. He eloquently argues that we need as a society to underpin reading and writing with lessons on morality and in the process both educate and re-educate ourselves. In the words of Walter Hooper, "If someone were to come to me and say that, with the exception of the Bible, everyone on earth was going to be required to read one and the same book, and then ask what it should be, I would with no hesitation say The Abolition of Man. It is the most perfectly reasoned defense of Natural Law (Morality) I have ever seen, or believe to exist. If any book is able to save us from future excesses of folly and evil, it is this book." This beautiful paperback edition is sure to attract new readers to this classic book.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ayn Rand on Kindle

Looks like these were all bootlegs. All but one have been pulled from the Amazon store and I suspect it will be gone soon.

Ayn Rand's Anthem is in the public domain and there are numerous editions of it in the Kindle store and available at most free book sites. What's been missing was the other novels that are classics (and required reading for high school and college English students). That has apparently been remedied and there are now five additional Ayn Rand titles in the Kindle Store. Be sure to download samples and check the formats (I've only looked at a couple, but have heard there are some problems with them). So far, they appear to be Mobi (AZW) with no DRM.

Atlas Shrugged ($1.99)
The Fountainhead ($5.99)
Night of January 16th ($1.99)
Virtue Of Selfishness ($1.99)
For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand ($1.99)