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3.0 out of 5 stars Great, but Kindle version slightly disappointing, 9 Oct 2010
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This review is from: Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II (Kindle Edition)
Length:: 3:19 Mins

A great story, well researched and well told. However...

This is my second Kindle book (ignoring free books) and I must admit to be slightly disappointed. The photographs, showing three to a page, are too small. I would have thought it possible to make each photograph full page in the e-book version. Also, there are occ-asional odd hyph-enation of words which makes read-ing ra-ther odd. I suspect this is an artefact from the conversion process.

Other than that, recommended.
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Initial post: 16 Dec 2010 07:30:02 GMT
SD says:
Thanks for your review. This seems to be a problem that is widespread amongst Kindle editions of books. I have been put off many purchases of Kindle editions for this reason. Amazon seem to use a system of copy and paste without proof reading before publishing. The only way to get Amazon to address this problem is to mark down books as you have done here.

Posted on 23 Dec 2010 08:13:43 GMT
Joe says:
Excellent review, thanks, I hope publishers is looking at this to learn for next time, as you say, they have not taken advantage of what an ebook can offer and missed the opportunity to improve the eversion compared to a paper book.

Posted on 28 Dec 2010 13:11:10 GMT
Interesting comments. There are very few reviews which comment on the experience of using e-books and after reading this I'm glad that I got this book as a paperback!

Posted on 20 Mar 2011 23:54:06 GMT
Great review. Still ordered it to my Kindle due to the convenience of receiving it straight away, but review let me know what kind of format I would expect.

Thanks.

Posted on 16 Apr 2011 20:52:11 BDT
spyder_man says:
It seams a little odd for a book that is "great" only gets 3* but obviously the reviewer can only comment on the media as received.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Aug 2012 21:35:40 BDT
Lee says:
Amazon sell the books not publish them, it you had a problem with a book from Waterstones would you blame Waterstones or the publisher of the book.
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