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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 29 July 2014
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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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 25 February 2012
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 12 May 2012
I was not especially confident that this version would be as good as the paper version. But decided to subscribe as I was going on a cruise holiday, and didn't want to miss my Guardian and Observer.

No problem downloading throughout the Caribbean, but wasn't able to download whilst crossing the Atlantic. As soon as I was back in Europe it downloaded again.

I will now stick with the Kindle version,as it contains most of what I want, and is easy to navigate.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 26 December 2012
Would get 5 stars if the TV guide was included.

May sound strange, but I sometimes miss not having the ads; just to see whats out there!

The pictures are a bit of a let down also, but it's horses for courses.

Even with the niggles, I still like it as a download & do so most weeks over actually buying the paper version.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 June 2012
I got a kindle fo my birthday nd have barey put it down, in part becase of this subscription. It works really well and is simple to operate and use. I ws sceptical about how this would work: I rarely buy newsapers nowadays as I get all of my news on th interet, a lot of it fro. the Guardian website anyway, but I have decide to contine with the subscription after thefree tril s finished. Please ignore typos - I am writing this on my Kindle!

The only complaint, a I don't even know if this isfair as I don't even know if it's possible, bu I would like some Social Media Connectivity. I want to be able to share these stories.

Otherwise, well worth a try.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 January 2012
Have subscribed for a fair few months. Loved it. Only recently filled in a Guardian survey heaping praise on the Kindle edition. There was even a mention from them about potentially adding sports tables and results, the lack of which which was my main grudge. Now I've discovered there will only be sport reports 3 days a week. Test match cricket lasts for five days; Champion's League fixtures are midweek; SO MUCH important sporting action takes place Monday-Friday.

Goodbye Guardian/Observer Kindle edition. It was fun while it lasted.

<now 4 stars after below comments - sort out the classic Grauniad typos (even worse on the Kindle) and it would be nudging 5 stars>
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 November 2012
has made me read far more of the paper as i didn't realise how much i was deterred from wading through the full thing by the broadsheet format. only thing i miss is the ads for gigs and events in the guide. and photos are pointless in b&w on a screen you can't enlarge
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 9 September 2012
The technical problems which had plagued the early Guardian entrance into the Kindle format now have largely gone. The delivery straight to the Kindle is always and on time and the layout is particularly good on the Kindle Touch. I'm glad I gave it a second chance!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 23 April 2012
Never thought I would say it, but reading the Guardian and the Observer on my Kindle was perfect. I can download a copy when ever I wish or subscribe on a regular basis.
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on 16 January 2012
I can't tell you the joy of being able to read the Guardian and the Observer at breakfast in a small town in Rwanda in central Africa. For it to come through the 3G network rather than the internet seems nothing short of miraculous. The 5am GMT start is great for me as we are 2 hours ahead. I shall continue my subscription for the 2 years I am here.
However, I do agree with much of what the single * headlined review says and I hope someone at the Guardian takes note. Here are some of my beefs:
1. I read through the whole of the Observer sports section yesterday and could not find a table of football results. That is probably the single most important piece of information a football fan needs.
2. The software doesn't seem to be able to manage *s(stars) for reviews. This is important. Most seasoned Guardianistas know that, for example, a 4 * Pete Bradshaw review is a good recommendation, but a 5* one is distinctly iffy.
3.I miss Doonesbury and Steve bell hugely.
I do hope that there is a process of continuous review by the Guardian which takes into account the Amazon comments.Ominously, the Guardian has closed its own comments section for this.
Still, I can't live without it.The Guardian and the Observer
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