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The City of God (De Civitate Dei) (mobi) (Penguin Classics)
The City of God (De Civitate Dei) (mobi) (Penguin Classics)

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware - this is not what it says it is., 30 Mar 2011
This is not the Penguin Classics version. A little further reading on the page will reveal that it is the Dods translation from the last third of the 19th century, rather than Bettenson from the end of the 20th. Several months ago I pointed this out to Customer Service, who told me that they would contact the publisher to have the misleading information removed. So far, no result. Hence this review.
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The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to its History, Doctrine, and Spiritual Culture
The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to its History, Doctrine, and Spiritual Culture
Price: £24.79

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid the Kindle version!, 30 Mar 2011
The content of the book may be very good, but the Kindle version is a disaster. Each chapter has endnotes (sometimes over 200) and many of the notes are not simply references, but contain significant discussion of points raised in the text. There is no easy way to move between body text and notes - there is no hyperlinking so unless you are able to remember several location numbers simultaneously in order to jump back and forth the Kindle text is useless for serious study. Buy the book, by all means, and profit from it, but don't waste money on the Kindle version. Shame on the publishers who released this, and shame on Amazon for retailing such a shoddy piece of work.
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