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The Guardian and the Observer
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The Guardian and the Observer [Kindle Edition]

by Guardian News Media
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)

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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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194 of 199 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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237 of 249 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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Feb 25th??? 25 Feb 2012
By Bozz
The Guardian and the ObserverLike many reviewers I thoroughly enjoy this Kindle edition newspaper and find it very professionally reproduced. The only things I miss are the cryptic crossword and the 14-day tv supplement. However today's newspaper hasn't downloaded. What do you do? I would normally go round to the paper shop in the old days but can't do that now!!If anyone has any ideas please share them
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60 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly Readable Newspaper 9 July 2011
As a long term Guardian reader but a new Kindle user, I was delighted to find this version of the paper newly available today.

I had been put off subscribing to other Kindle-based newspapers, partly because I did not particularly want to read them, but largely because the reviews were all rather negative about ease of use, lack of care taken preparing a Kindle-friendly version and complaints about missing content.

I found the Kindle content matched the paper version of today's Guardian very well (without the advertisements) and I can't see how getting around could be any better on the small Kindle screen. It is of course a very different experience flicking through menus rather than scanning large printed pages to decide what to read but once you are into an article the experience is the same as any other Kindle reading experience. The articles include relevant photographs and these reproduce perfectly acceptably - though obviously smaller and in black and white.

I have yet to decide if I really enjoy using the Kindle for reading books but, if future Kindle editions of the Guardian/Observer are as well produced as this first trial, it will help me become a convert.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Frequent Crashes on Kindle Paperwhite
The content for those who are familiar with the Guardian is excellent...a good alternative for the hard copy. Read more
Published 1 day ago by JD London
1.0 out of 5 stars great newspaper but could not read kindle version .
kindle version simply did not function so i did not get to read the Guardian for week I will have to cancel my subscription..
Published 18 days ago by lynda
2.0 out of 5 stars Bugs really need ironing out
I subscribed to this app because I wanted to download the paper to my Kindle Fire in the morning and read it on the train. But persistent problems mean this isn't possible. Read more
Published 22 days ago by TL Williams
1.0 out of 5 stars weekend editions crashing my kindle
realy missing my Guardian but regular crashes especially on the weekend meant i had to unsubscribe. I historically put up with the spelling errors and even enjoyed spotting them... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Mr. Paul Rae
5.0 out of 5 stars The world's best newspaper
I started to read the Grauniad (sic) in 1951, and I still think is the best. It chimes exactly with my outlook on the world. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Victor Bourne
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor
1. The layout is obscure and difficult to navigate.
2. Lack of 'tables' means there are few finance details.
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Published 1 month ago by Alan Jones
1.0 out of 5 stars Simply didn't work
The Kindle software on my Nokia Windows Phone (WP8) simply didn't work. When I checked the Amazon website it instructed me to update the Kindle app on my phone, which was already... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jiggles
4.0 out of 5 stars Guardian and Observer Kindle version
Very easy to read and navigate, this newspaper seemed to have the highest revue marks.
I have used it on my new Kindle and also on my Nexus 7. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Graham Hilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent, thoughtful
Newspapers for intelligent, thoughtful and liberal (small 'l') -minded people. Kindle version doesn't give you the award-winning photojournalism (unless you read it via an app on... Read more
Published 2 months ago by pat
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
Very old fashioned. Articles only, looks nothing like a newspaper. How come the Mail is the best around? Do not bother (it's not even cheap, same price as Mail)
Published 2 months ago by The Mekon
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