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Here's a tip that some posters might not know. You can go to your local public library online. In my case, it's https://library.nashville.org and get a library card for your local branch library. Or, go to your local branch and get a library card. Then, you can set up an account online. You can see if a book is in stock at your branch or you can download an ebook or an audiobook (assuming there is an audio version) to your laptop or your smartphone.

If the book you want is already checked out, you can put yourself on the wait list to be notified by email when it is available. You can get recent best sellers this way, but you might have to wait a month or so. 

I use the OverDrive app on my Android phone to download ebooks and audiobooks from the library. I use the Smart AudioBook Player to play the audiobooks because it has slightly better controls than the Overdrive app. (I have to set the folder so the Smart AudioBook Player can find the audiobook files in OverDrive.)

I read the ebooks on my Kindle app or on OverDrive.

Occasionally, I will download free audiobooks from LibriVox using the LibriVox app. 

I also have an Audible.com account. It's free for 30 days and then $14.95/month. If you cancel the free 30 day trial before you get billed, it will ask you why you're cancelling. Tell them it's too expensive and you'll get an offer to sign up for 3 months for $8.95/month.  If you don't like a book you can return it for a free credit for another audiobook.  So far, I've listened to about 6 books and only had to make two $8.95 payments. 

Audiobooks are great for tasks like mowing lawns or driving long distances or just doing mindless tasks around the house. A typical audiobook is 12-13 hours long.

Oh, one more thing. If you search online before you set up your free 30 day trial on Audible, you can find a coupon to get 2 credits (books) instead of just one in the regular free trial.

Edited by jgradyc

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19 hours ago, Mark A said:

I didn't make it to the end of the series and it takes a lot for me to not finish a series...

Hahaha, now there's an endorsement no publisher wants! :lol:

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I agree with earlier posts about One Year after, by Forstchen not being as good as One Second after.  It wasn't the writing style so much as the story line didn't seem fully developed.  Right now I'm reading The Final Day, which is the last of that trilogy.  I like it a lot, but I'm near the end and got a feeling the end will be sudden and quick, lol.  Anyway, I like it a lot.  Ive read most of his books, even the ones he co-wrote with Newt Gingrich about the Revolutionary War.

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54 minutes ago, monkeylizard said:

The Final Day is definitely the weakest of the three. It's forced and rushed.

Dang.

 

I was going to order the audio book, still will :)

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20 hours ago, monkeylizard said:

The Final Day is definitely the weakest of the three. It's forced and rushed.

Finished it.  Rarely are sequels as good as the originals, and that's true here too.  One Second After was the best of the three.

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I agree. I give One Second After 5 stars, One Year After 4 stars, and The Final Day 2.5 stars.

I'm glad I read it and wrapped up the series, but it's not as good as the first two by a country mile.

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Im ready for a brand new modern  setting book, that will capture  my attention.  One that will take a while to read.

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