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The Guardian and the Observer [Kindle Edition]

by Guardian News Media
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (268 customer reviews)

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The Guardian are exclusively offering Amazon customers a £5 Amazon.co.uk Gift Certificate when you subscribe to the Kindle Edition. This Kindle Edition can also be read on iPhone, iPad and Android through the free Kindle Reading App. New subscribers will receive a 14 day free trial after which you will be eligible for your Gift Certificate. Former subscribers may reactivate their lapsed subscription to receive their Gift Certificate. Please see terms at www.amazon.co.uk/gcterms The Guardian and the Observer are leading independent global newspapers based in London, renowned for comprehensive international reporting, thoughtful commentary and a unique approach to coverage of culture, science, the environment, media and technology. The Guardian and Observer Kindle editions contain: * Full UK and international news sections, plus sport, business and comment * All regular print supplements; G2 features Monday to Friday, Film and music on Friday, Media on Monday * On Saturday, the Guardian Weekend magazine and our literary review * On Sunday: the Observer's regular sections: the Observer Magazine, New Review and, when relevant, Observer Food Monthly * Columns from Charlie Brooker, Polly Toynbee, Simon Hoggart, Ben Goldacre, Marina Hyde, Andrew Rawnsley, David Mitchell and many more Delivered by 6am London time The Guardian (founded 1821) and the Observer (1780) are owned by the Scott Trust, which guarantees their editorial independence. The Guardian is published daily from Monday to Saturday, and the Observer weekly on Sundays. The editions are delivered by 6am London time and contain articles and photographs from the print editions, but without some tables, puzzles or listings. Kindle Newspapers are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so you can read them even when you're not wirelessly connected.This newspaper does not necessarily reflect the full print content of the publication.


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215 of 222 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well-implemented Kindle newspaper 28 April 2012
Obviously, if you don't like the Guardian's centre-left outlook, and are unimpressed by its longstanding journalistic ethos, you'll probably not want to subscribe. But, as with all other UK-based Kindle newspapers, you can have a 14-day trial for free, via Amazon, and judge this version and/or the newspaper itself for youself.

To counter some negative reviews that I've read, be aware that with Amazon you probably shouldn't trial any Kindle subscription if you're using your Kindle as a "stand alone" device, say having bought one in a shop... you'll need to access your online Amazon account to cancel, which can be time-consuming and tricky to do via the Kindle's browser. That is not an issue particular to the Guardian; its an Amazon issue, and I think they need to ensure that you should have a simple "cancel subscription" option, equivalent to the "add to collection" feature when you right-navigate a book's title.

What you get is an advert-free equivalent of the print edition of the newspaper, which will be delivered by Amazon to your Kindle when the paper goes to press (so long as your Kindle can receive it). Like a newspaper, and unlike the Guardian's website, it does not update itself during the day. One advantage of that is that it's on your Kindle, like a book, so you don't need a wifi or mobile phone connection to read it. Having subscribed since last year, I've seen it improve in content and ease of navigation, and find myself able to flick through it to what I want to read first, then back to other items, as I'd do with the 'real' thing.

Personally, I've switched easily from buying the paper to this subscription, and find this format suits me.
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249 of 263 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily navigated 9 July 2011
Saturday edition is pretty much replicated in full on the kindle, and finding articles is straightforward: A menu on the left of the screen listing sections, then a menu on the right of the screen listing articles - you can either progress page-by-page through the section or use the navigation key to skip to the next article.

Articles include some photos/illustrations, but not to the detriment of the text.

My one complaint (on day one) is that the weekly quiz in the weekend section is not present, nor the Michael Holden or Mick Bunnage sections in the Guide.

If you are a Guardian reader with a Kindle, I would recommend you experience the 14 day trial - as far as I'm concerned, I'll be sticking with the subscription as I am in awe of the work the Guardian does in exposing establishment miscreants...

Edit: After three issues I'm still impressed, but here is info for prospective buyers: As standard each issue is kept for 7 days and then deleted; if you want to save a particular issue then it can be saved for posterity. Individual articles from each issue can be saved to a separate folder (one which also contains bookmarks and notes inserted in books... room for improvement later on hopefully.)

No further realistic complaints; it would be nice to be able to access cartoons and puzzles but this is restricted by the format/technology: for a one-off (5 second?) download in the morning, it matches what the online BBC news website delivers for most of the day.....

Further edit: Michael Holdens` All Ears column is now included, as is the weekly quiz in the Weekend section. What is odd is that as of 21st July the Technology section is not included in the data download.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
For me, nothing will ever beat the original print Guardian - prior to cutbacks. However, as the price of the print version has risen, and the quality and diversity of the newspaper content has diminished, it became a no-brainer to switch to the far cheaper Kindle version.

The advantage of the Kindle version is that it retains the excitement of a newspaper dropping through your door - I was surprised to find I do get a little thrill from switching on my Kindle to check the latest edition first thing in the morning, even though much of the Guardian's content has been put up the night before on the web.

However, the monotonous layout - with only a few, not very sharp b/w photos - does seem very retro, and takes the edge off the actual excitement involved in reading news stories which I get from the internet and actual print newspapers. On the web, it's much easier to find what you're particularly interested in.

I've really gone for the Kindle version because the Kindle's e-ink is much kinder on my eyes - and because I wanted to continue to financially support the Guardian's excellent journalism. Although the Guardian's content can't compare with the days when it employed far more staff, it would be an enormous loss to UK journalism if it did go, given the right-wing leanings of most of our press. For that I'll happily give it four stars and continue doing my bit to keep the Guardian in our journalistic mix..
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb! 26 April 2012
I haven't really read newspapers for years - but was intrigued about having this on the Kindle so tried the free trial. I am now an avid Guardian reader!!! I did try individual copies of the Times and Independent first but wasn't keen on the layout, but the Guardian is a great layout and excellent for browsing the headlines. I read some negastive reviews (not as many for this paper) but some mentioned the pictures were not up to scratch - I found them excellent myself. I also have an iPad too and if it is convenient for you it is possible to get at your paper via the free Kindle app. If you do this you can have the photos in colour and also white pages with black writing - excellent quality again. I don't really do puzzles and sudoko etc. and football scores I get live from the radio, but the sports reports are there and the articles and journalism is a lot better quality than Times or other newspapers.

I have only had this subscription for 3 days now but I am definitely going to continue when the trial ends - a much nicer and civilised way of reading the papers without making your arms ache. Also you can share highlights with Twitter/Facebook etc and make comments just like with books - including using the dictionary if there is a word you're not sure of. Not bad for 33p a day. Cheaper than the i
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simplistic, User-friendly & Free Delievery!
There is nothing more that I hate than having to walk into a shop just to buy the next paper. The newspaper instantly downloads - quickly and easily. Read more
Published 6 hours ago by John M.
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I can't get sections on my kindle
Published 2 days ago by Dr. Alexander Wedderburn
5.0 out of 5 stars Independant and full of integrity
There are no words to thank the Guardian for their wonderful independant reporting and inquiries into events happening in the world . Read more
Published 16 days ago by Sally
5.0 out of 5 stars A good version of a great newspaper
My reflection here and the 5 stars I have headed this review with are primarily to do with the Kindle version of the Guardian/Observer rather than the paper itself. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Paul Thompson
1.0 out of 5 stars Bought current issue on a Sunday but received Saturday's issue
I purchased the'current issue' of this newspaper on a Sunday expecting to receive the Observer but instead I received the previous day's Guardian! Not impressed. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Paper
Have been subscribed for nearly two years. Always good and the content has increased in that time. easy to navigate and read. Read more
Published 26 days ago by K. D. Marriott
2.0 out of 5 stars missing/unreadable items
articles are often missing or repeated under another heading.
cartoons and diagrams are unreadable. Read more
Published 26 days ago by mike east
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A good read
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A quality newspaper for 40p a day - delivered!
Finally got round to getting the Guardian and Observer on kindle and it is well worth it. £11.99 a month (40p a day) and all I have to do is turn the kindle on, connect, and its... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bigfootmurf
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Always well balanced and news worthy
Published 1 month ago by margaret mcmanners
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