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Old 05-10-2018, 12:06 PM   #106
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The Witching Savannah series by J.D.Horn (all four books) on sale for $1.99 and $1.99 audiobook addon. Book one , The Line has 3600 reviews with an average of 4.3 stars. I read and liked it though I have not read the other three.
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Amazon Whispersync -- Kindle for Samsung -- exp 30 Jun

Three of the four selections for Jun have Whispersync pairs. For those with Samsung devices, your first Kindle book is free (1st Kindle price) and the remaining Kindle books are $1.99 or less (2nd Kindle price). Purchases must be made from a Samsung device using the Kindle for Samsung app to qualify for this pricing. For those without Samsung devices, the Kindle books are the current selling price (3rd Kindle price). After purchasing the Kindle books, the audiobooks are available for $1.99 each.

See this post for additional details and discussions about this month's ebook selections.

For those with Kindle Unlimited and/or Prime Reading, some of the selections may have Whispersync pairs. After borrowing the "free" ebooks, the audiobooks are available for $1.99 each.

Can't find the Kindle for Samsung app? --> see this discussion posts 320~332


Descending Son -- Scott Shepherd/ Nick Podehl --> 11.8 hrs --> horror
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    If Jess Stark really knew what was on the other side of the coffin lid, he might just decide to remain six feet under…. Jess stayed away from Palm Springs for seven years, avoiding his family and the girl who broke his heart. It took a desperate call from his mother to force him home to see his ailing father. As soon as he was back, Jess found himself embroiled in two suspicious deaths, emotional turmoil with his family, and a supernatural secret that involved them all. The best Welcome Home he received? Winding up in an unmarked grave in the middle of the Coachella Desert.

    In a tale that spreads from the California Desert to the jungles of Mexico and a town that time has practically forgotten, Descending Son is rooted in the sins of Jess's past and a future that threatens his life. Sure, Jess can go home again, but there's a heavy price to pay.

At Risk -- SG Redling/ Andi Arndt --> 6.8 hrs --> detective
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    Colleen McElroy grew up wealthy and pampered, the daughter of a prominent society family in Lexington, Kentucky. But her privileged upbringing could not prepare or protect her from her cruel and abusive first husband. Although her calamitous marriage left her with physical and emotional scars that have yet to heal, they haven't prevented her from doing her best to rebuild her life.

    Charismatic Patrick McElroy has scars of his own from his traumatic childhood in the foster care system, but with his business partner, John, he has built a celebrated, state-of-the-art home for at-risk youths. When one goes missing, Colleen is plunged into a nightmare of uncertainty about the girl's disappearance. Is she paranoid, seeing disasters where there is just bad luck, or does an unspeakable evil lurk behind the new life she's made for herself? No longer sure of whom she can trust, Colleen will have to rely on herself to discover the truth.

Shadow's Edge -- JT Geissinger/ Justine Eyre --> 11.5 hrs --> romance
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    Leander McLoughlin is leader of the Ikati, an ancient tribe of beautiful, savage shape-shifters who live hidden in the forests of England. Their survival is rooted in secrecy, a secrecy threatened by the very existence of one raised outside the tribe. Charged with capturing her before she can expose their secret, Leander tracks the unsuspecting outsider to Southern California. The great warrior is prepared for a fight — but not for the effect the courageous young beauty has on his heart.

    Jenna Moore spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from an unseen enemy. Now her mother is dead and her father has vanished without a trace, leaving Jenna alone to contend with sudden strange, superhuman abilities. When handsome, enigmatic Leander McLoughlin appears, promising answers to all of her questions, she knows she shouldn’t trust him. But their connection is as undeniable as the dangerous destiny drawing her home….

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$4.98 Whispersync Deal on Napoleon: Rise of an Empire.

The full title of the ebook is Napoleon: Rise of an Empire (The True Story of Napoleon Bonaparte) (Historical Biographies of Famous People). It's by Alexander Kennedy.

There are a couple of oddities about this WS deal. Allow me to mention some of them before I go any further. One, the Kindle ebook is a "sponsored deal." I've seen that before about a paper-based book at Amazon, but I don't remember seeing it for a Kindle ebook. Two, the audiobook apparently is not sold at Audible. That's a negative, because some of you peeps would like to know some things about the audiobook before buying the WS deal, right? Third, the book not only is not rated at GoodReads--it doesn't even appear there (again, apparently). And I may be leaving out some other oddities. Part of the reason for the anomalies is no doubt that the ebook is published by Amazon, and is (again, apparently) a self-pub. And I'm probably missing some odd aspects to this ebook and its WS deal.

But, it's a good self-pub, if it is. The book's got 61 reviews at Amazon, with an average rating of 4.1. That's respectable. It's 178 pages long. Again, that's respectable.

The price of the WS deal, as mentioned in the title of this post, is $4.98 (the ebook portion is $2.99; the Audible narration is $1.99).

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I had the opportunity, just now, to listen to the Audible sample of the above ebook on Napoleon.

Some of you, who have bought and listened to a lot of ebooks, might recognize the name of the narrator, if you saw it. However, since there is no webpage at Audible for the audiobook, supplying that information, I am unable to help you there. Some of you might even be able to determine who the narrator is from listening to his voice; I certainly cannot do that.

Having listened to the sample, however, I can give you my impression of the narration. The narration moves relatively fast (a good thing, in my opinion). The narrator has a "clean" American-English accent (or lack of any accent, depending upon how you look at it)--that Midwestern accent that all national radio and television (and Internet?) on-air personalities seem to aspire to. However, the narrator has a slight whistling lisp, or there is some flaw in the recording process, that takes a little getting used to. The narration, all in all, is a thumbs up.
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$2.98 Whispersync Deal on a Jonathan Lynn Satirical Novel.

Get the Whispersync deal on Jonathan Lynn's Samaritans, for only $2.98 ($0.99-ebook + $1.99-audio narration).

An amazing deal, especially since it's rated 4.8 stars, from 25 reviews, at Amazon. The length of the book is a respectable 241 pages.

It seems to be a humorous (satirical) take on the U.S. health care system. Here's some stuff to read about the book:
Samaritans Medical Center, Washington DC, can't seem to look after itself and its increasingly desperate doctors, let alone its patients.

The chairman of the board, billionaire arms dealer and part-time philanthropist David Soper, decides that it's time to kill or cure.

Business School alumnus and Las Vegas hotel genius Max Green is the perfect man for the job. A man of vision. A man with a mission. A man who knows that wealth-care is smarter than healthcare.

He's going to make Samaritans great again.

Andrew Sharp, star cardio-thoracic surgeon, turns his back on the NHS and buys in to this brave new world of Porsches and payola. But when his American Dream turns into a living nightmare, Andrew discovers that even the new-found love of his assistant, Cathy, may not be enough to save him…

That's from the webpage for the book; you can also read there a profusion of praise for the book, from numerous people.

Get the whole Whispersync deal by going to the eook's webpage at Amazon.

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Whispersync Deal on Anthology of Fiction Intended for Christian Women--$2.98!

It's on Chapel Springs Revival. This is Book 1 of 4 of the Chapel Springs series. Ane Mulligan is the author.

Right now the deal is only $2.98 ($0.99-ebook + $1.99-audio narration).

Great reviews (4.4 stars, from 156 reviews, at Amazon). Good (length) of ebook (256 pages).

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With a friend like Claire, you need a gurney, a mop, and a guardian angel.
Everybody in the small town of Chapel Springs, Georgia, knows best friends Claire Bennett and Patsy Kowalski. It's impossible not to, what with Claire's zany antics and Patsy's self-appointed mission to keep her friend out of trouble. And trouble abounds.

During an early morning discussion at Dees 'n' Doughs bakery with their ladies group, all Chapel Springs entrepreneurs, attention is drawn to the slackened tourist trade. With their livelihoods threatened, they join forces to address the town's revitalization in hopes of drawing back the tourists. No one could have guessed the real issue needing restoration is their marriages.

Claire, a pottery artist, stumbles through life with her foot in her mouth. When she became a Christian, she thought life and her marriage would be included in the new creation part. But her thighs are just as big and her husband, Joel, is as ornery as ever. She's become nothing more than a sheet-changer, a towel-folder, a pancake-flipper. Her life is humdrum and she's tired of being taken for granted.

Patsy has plans for her empty nest, plans that include a cruise ship. However, her husband, Nathan, continues to work long hours, and he's not talking about slowing down. In fact, he's not talking much at all. She's asleep long before he comes home each night. At first she thought it was just because of tax season, but now she's not so sure. Something other than work seems to keep him late at the office every night. With the lines of communication closed, she'll have to find another way to reach him.

With their marriages as much in need of restoration as the town, Claire and Patsy embark on a mission of mishaps and miscommunication, determined to restore warmth to Chapel Springs and their lives. That is if they can convince their husbands and the town council, led by two curmudgeons who would prefer to see Chapel Springs left in the fifties and closed to traffic.

Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language. May also contain some content of an inspirational/religious nature. Similar women’s fiction novels in this genre may be categorized as: women’s fiction, inspirational women’s fiction, christian fiction, and clean, wholesome women’s fiction.

The other three books in the series do not have a special WS price on them at this time.

Ebook's webpage, where you also can get the WS deal.

Oh, I forgot, and I always like to bring up this information: the audiobook alone, at Audible is $21.95, or one credit. So, the choice is yours: $21.95 for just the audiobook, or $2.98 for the audiobook and the ebook, with syncing.

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Amazon Whispersync -- Kindle for Samsung -- exp 31 Jul

Two of the four selections for July have Whispersync pairs. For those with Samsung devices, your first Kindle book is free (1st Kindle price) and the remaining Kindle books are $1.99 or less (2nd Kindle price). Purchases must be made from a Samsung device using the Kindle for Samsung app to qualify for this pricing. For those without Samsung devices, the Kindle books are the current selling price (3rd Kindle price). After purchasing the Kindle books, the audiobooks are available for $1.99 each.

See this post from Froide for additional details and discussions about this month's ebook selections.

For those with Kindle Unlimited and/or Prime Reading, some of the selections may have Whispersync pairs. After borrowing the "free" ebooks, the audiobooks are available for $1.99 each.

Can't find the Kindle for Samsung app? --> see this discussion posts 320~332


Daughters for a Time -- Jennifer Handford/ Tanya Eby --> 8.0 hrs --> contemp
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    Feelings of abandonment filled Helen at a too-young age when her mother died and her father walked out. Left in the care of her sister, Claire, she moved on, but never truly healed. Now thirty-five, married, and starting her own family, she must confront her inability to bear children by accepting the idea of adopting. But just when Helen experiences holding her new baby for the first time, she is blindsided with the worst possible news: Claire has cancer. Helen’s wounds are again torn open as she balances the delight of parenthood with the grief of her ailing sister.

    A poignant and probing exploration of life and loss, Daughters for a Time is a tale of unconditional love, the destructive and healing powers of family, and the search for solid ground between pain and joy.

Gods of Earth -- Craig DeLancey/ Nick Podehl --> 15.1 hrs --> fantasy
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    Against all odds, - A God has returned - to Earth.

    Chance Kyrien is turning seventeen, and on this day he will be confirmed as a Puriman and learn the shape of his life to come. Young Chance is ambitious, rebellious, but also fiercely devout, and his only thoughts are about farming and wine-making - and marrying the girl he loves. But in a shocking burst of violence, Chance's dreams are shattered. Now he must survive against hellish forces to face his ultimate foe: a long-forgotten god whose destiny is intertwined with his own.

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Eric Rill, _An Absent Mind_. $1.99 + $1.99 = $3.98.

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Amazon Whispersync -- Kindle for Samsung -- exp 31 Aug

Two of the four selections for August have Whispersync pairs. For those with Samsung devices, your first Kindle book is free (1st Kindle price) and the remaining Kindle books are $1.99 or less (2nd Kindle price). Purchases must be made from a Samsung device using the Kindle for Samsung app to qualify for this pricing. For those without Samsung devices, the Kindle books are the current selling price (3rd Kindle price). After purchasing the Kindle books, the audiobooks are available for $1.99 each.

See this post from Froide for additional details and discussions about this month's ebook selections.

For those with Kindle Unlimited and/or Prime Reading, some of the selections may have Whispersync pairs. After borrowing the "free" ebooks, the audiobooks are available for $1.99 each.

Can't find the Kindle for Samsung app? --> see this discussion posts 320~332


Fatal Hearts -- Norah Wilson/ Alexander Cendese --> 10.3 hrs --> suspense
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    The reports stated Josh McBride’s death was from sudden cardiac arrest, but homicide detective Boyd McBride can’t shake the idea that his identical twin brother’s death was somehow connected to his search for the adopted boys’ birth parents. Josh must have been close to the truth…and it cost him his life.

    When Boyd comes to medical resident Hayden Walsh’s ER looking for answers, she agrees to help with his investigation because Josh was a friend. As unnerved as she is by her attraction to the detective, she knows it will be impossible to avoid romantic entanglement…and the mess that comes with it.

    The investigation uncovers dangerous secrets, and Boyd and Hayden’s passion ignites. Only they can keep each other safe from a threat that lurks inside a life-long mystery.

A Fine and Dangerous Season -- Keith Raffel/ Luke Daniels --> 6.4 hrs --> espionage
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    The phone rings in the California home of businessman Nate Michaels before the sun is up on October 24, 1962. An hour later he's on an Air Force jet to Washington. Michaels hasn't seen or spoken to President Kennedy since they met at Stanford in the fall of 1940, but now JFK needs his help to defuse the threat posed by Soviet missiles in Cuba. In both the Pentagon and the Kremlin, pro-war generals want a showdown, not a humiliating compromise. As the world races toward nuclear holocaust during a fine and dangerous autumn, Michaels finds himself spinning in a maelstrom of statecraft, espionage, love, and betrayal.
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Amazon Whispersync -- Kindle for Samsung -- exp 30 Sep

Three of the four selections for August have Whispersync pairs. For those with Samsung devices, your first Kindle book is free (1st Kindle price) and the remaining Kindle books are $1.99 or less (2nd Kindle price). Purchases must be made from a Samsung device using the Kindle for Samsung app to qualify for this pricing. For those without Samsung devices, the Kindle books are the current selling price (3rd Kindle price). After purchasing the Kindle books, the audiobooks are available for $1.99 each.

See this post from Froide for additional details and discussions about this month's ebook selections.

For those with Kindle Unlimited and/or Prime Reading, some of the selections may have Whispersync pairs. After borrowing the "free" ebooks, the audiobooks are available for $1.99 each.

Can't find the Kindle for Samsung app? --> see this discussion posts 320~332


Grievance -- Christine Bell/ Shannon McManus --> 7.8 hrs --> thriller
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    Christine Bell's haunting and suspenseful novel draws readers into the world of a grieving widow stalked by a stranger bent on stealing away everything she has left - even her past.

    After weathering the first gut-wrenching year since her husband's death, Lily Declan is trying to move past her grief and find a place of healing for herself and her two young sons.

    But when a strange sympathy letter arrives, the quiet life Lily has rebuilt from her sorrow comes under stealthy, sinister attack. On her wedding anniversary, an intimate bridal gift is delivered to her door. Then, a bizarre home invasion shatters her sense of security, and a mysterious Facebook memorial appears. Like a hungry ghost, someone seeks to claim her love and loss as their own, to erase Lily from her own life and possess her beloved forever, in an embrace of macabre devotion.

    As more threats follow, Lily's home and family are no longer her safe haven, and it's become difficult to tell friend from foe. But after everything she's already lost, she won't give up her memories - or her family - without a fight.

St Christopher & Gravedigger -- Catherine Cookson/ Derek Perkins --> 7.9 hrs --> contemp
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    Known for the wit of her writing, in her lifetime Catherine Cookson became the UK's most widely read novelist. When the Cookson Estate discovered the unpublished manuscript of Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger in the attic of her home, they unearthed a gem for Cookson's many fans.

    Gravedigger John Gascoigne lives in Downfell Hurst with his wife, Florrie, their three children and his mother, Gran. John is a deep thinker but extremely taciturn - a man of few words and many grunts. Which is why everyone is alarmed when he's hit on the head by a cricket ball, and it suddenly seems as if the words won't stop. What's more, he says he is talking to Saint Christopher - only no one else can see the saint, and they're beginning to worry John's not quite right in the head...

    Mad or not, John has some secrets he's been keeping. But if he can't stop talking, they won't stay secret for long.

Pale Queen Rising -- AR Kahler/ Amy McFadden --> 8.2 hrs --> fantasy
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    Pale Queen Series -- book 1 of 3

    As royal assassin for the Faerie Queen, Claire is used to moving between the mortal world and the Winter Kingdom. When the queen commands her to kill, Claire does the job and doesn't ask questions. Her deadly skills and loyalty are soon tested when Claire is sent to the Immortal Circus. It is one of the many places where Dream is harvested from the imaginings of mortals, and someone is causing it to mysteriously disappear. Claire's job is to find the culprit before the Winter Kingdom's supply of Dream is depleted enough to threaten the very survival of the Fey.

    But when she meets Roxie, a beautiful mortal singer with a strange link to the Dream thieves, Claire quickly recognizes an odd and unexplained connection that may cloud her judgment. As each new clue unveils another secret, Claire finds herself confronting the riddle of her own buried past - and a dangerous illusion that, as part of the Immortal Circus, is just another act in the show.

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Erwin Lutzer's One Minute After You Die.

Great WS deals are getting as scarce as hens' teeth.

Unless the ebook is a Kindle Exclusive, the audio narration rarely is less than $7.49. Then, after having bought the ebook, well . . . . you end up not having a cheap WS deal anymore.

But here's one that is only _$3.98_! It's a "Christian Interest" book, _One Minute After You Die_, by Erwin Lutzer: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TTCHT5O.

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Finally--A respectably-priced Whispersync deal!

It's on _Process: the Writing Lives of Great Authors_, by Sarah Stodola.

The deal is _$5.48_. Here's how the price breaks down: $1.99-book + $3.49-audio narration from Audible.

https://www.amazon.com/Process-Writi...kbubemail10-20.

I remember the ebook appearing as a markdown recently. It may not have had a Whispersync deal on it then. If you bought the ebook, but not the audio narration, I think that you can buy it now, separately, for only $3.49.

My apologies for the poor formatting of my messages lately. I think that I've isolated the problem that my real computer has, and it looks like I'll get by cheaply this time! No more using the smartphone as my (only) computer! I'm going to order the part just as soon as I get through with this post.

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I get the best results simply by running Audible Matchmaker now and then. I picked up five audible titles ($1.99 each) just today. The catch is of course you must already own the kindle book. Not a problem for me as I buy the titles that look interesting when they go on sale for a buck or two. If you do this and run matchmaker every few weeks you may be surprised at the result.
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