Subscribe Now
Includes a 14-day free trial (details)

Deliver to your Kindle or iPad, iPhone, Android reading app


Buy Current Issue £0.99

2 Jun. 2015

Deliver to your Kindle or iPad, iPhone, Android reading app

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

The Guardian and the Observer [Kindle Edition]

by Guardian News Media
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (289 customer reviews)

Delivered: Daily
Monthly Price: £9.99 First 14 days FREE

  • Available on these devices
  • This subscription comes with a risk-free 14-day FREE period after which the subscription starts. Learn more about subscriptions.
  • We will share your name and address with the publisher, but we will not share your e-mail address without your permission. Learn more.
  • Newspapers and magazines may not include photos and other images.
  • This subscription will automatically renew until you decide to cancel at any time. We’ll renew on your behalf at the lowest price available on Amazon at the time of renewal. Learn more about auto-renewal.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product Description

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.

Product details

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
222 of 229 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.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 9 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..
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
251 of 265 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.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 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
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars How refreshing to be able to read a newspaper where ...
How refreshing to be able to read a newspaper where the content has not been manipulated by a proprietor who is obsessed in promoting their political agenda.
Published 2 days ago by Steve Gough
4.0 out of 5 stars Great substitute for paper version and much more cost effective
Well presented, navigation is simple and content is as expected. Great substitute for paper version and much more cost effective.
Published 23 days ago by Christopher
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoying reading The Guardian on my Kindle, much easier ...
Enjoying reading The Guardian on my Kindle, much easier to take the paper with me to work, on holiday and etc.
Published 1 month ago by Mr Chris Pursehouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great newspaper, great investigative journalism, and beautifully written.
Published 1 month ago by David Marsden
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great format, criticism and journalists
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it
Published 1 month ago by Cameron Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The best UK newspaper in my opinion.
Published 2 months ago by colin scarratt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read, great format.
Published 2 months ago by Paul Austin
1.0 out of 5 stars Wtf? Where did this come from? No. No!
I didn't ask for it, it just appeared on my kindle app, a free trial after which apparently I would be charged if I didn't cancel. Really? Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. T. J. Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good read for the kindle
Published 2 months ago by Senior
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
See all 33 discussions...  
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions

Look for similar items by category