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Old 07-18-2017, 08:24 PM   #1
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Last week during Prime Day I succumbed to the temptation to get Kindle Unlimited at a discount for 2 years. Let's not debate if KU is worth it or not (or how much you need to read to make it worthwhile); at that price I could not resist.

Finding novels to read seems like a real problem. I start searching and I can't tell the good from the bad. So I'm looking for recommendations in fiction, mystery, suspense, although I also read SF and fantasy stuff.

I found one which I started: Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine.
https://www.amazon.com/Stillhouse-La.../dp/B01MFGX5GI

I initially resisted this but it's good so far.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:40 PM   #2
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I suspect you will find you start far more books than you finish! But I think KU is great for new and independent authors.

recently reviewed "The Day After Never" series book 1 by Russell Blake. Which I enjoyed very much.

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=287234

You might like "The Golden Horde" Series by Peter Morwood. It mixes Russian history with magic. An unusual book series. I haven't reviewed it yet.

I've been very impressed with "The Moondark saga" by Don McQuinn, I reviewed it here: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=279651
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Patricia Wentworth was one of the golden age authors whose work is often on KU. I haven't found a had one yet if that genre suits you. Mystery, crime, on the cosy side.
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Last week during Prime Day I succumbed to the temptation to get Kindle Unlimited at a discount for 2 years. Let's not debate if KU is worth it or not (or how much you need to read to make it worthwhile); at that price I could not resist.

Finding novels to read seems like a real problem. I start searching and I can't tell the good from the bad. So I'm looking for recommendations in fiction, mystery, suspense, although I also read SF and fantasy stuff.

I found one which I started: Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine.
https://www.amazon.com/Stillhouse-La.../dp/B01MFGX5GI

I initially resisted this but it's good so far.
I'm just coming off a few months of KU, when I read a lot of mystery-suspense with female protagonists. Some authors I liked are Sibel Hodge, Kathryn Croft, Catherine McKenzie, Shalini Boland, Claire Seeber, Minka Kent, A. J. Waines, Jane Holland, and Louise Jensen.

For the most part these had accompanying audiobooks, so I listened rather than read. They are on a par with Lifetime movies--entertaining and fun, decently crafted, but not top-tier suspense.

I did not like books I sampled by Sharon Potts, Maggie James, or K. L. Slater.
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Here are a few mystery series that I have read and enjoyed.

The Loon Lake Mystery series by Victoria Houston:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015AEXJ4Y/
https://www.goodreads.com/series/419...n-lake-mystery

The Skip Langdon series by Julie Smith:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011M9BQ6E/
https://www.goodreads.com/series/83970-skip-langdon

The Stacy Justice series by Barbara Annino:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010G8Q9D2
https://www.goodreads.com/series/623...ustice-mystery
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Thanks guys! I will check out those novels. LOL, Lifetime TV movie is a good description for some of them.

Some other things are mystifying. For example ebooks with audio narration. This link shows you KU books with narration.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=lp_9069...&tag=eflyus-20

On some of these titles, clicking on them you will find "Read and Listen for free" and you will get the title on your Audible app.

On others, such as Markus Sakey's Afterlife, it just says "Read for free" and the audiobook costs you $1.99.

https://www.amazon.com/AFTERLIFE-Mar...n%3A6577679011

Is there a way to search and just find the "Read and Listen for free" titles?
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:24 PM   #7
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Ah, I think I found it. This link for Books with Narration in Kindle Unlimited:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/s/ref=dbs_...search&page=1&
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