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1.0 out of 5 stars Buy the hard copy NOT the eBook, 6 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Turn Left at Orion (Kindle Edition)
I originally bought the eBook version as I'm a big fan of the eBook concept but this eBook version is almost unusable.

1. The text flow is occasionally random and some passage arbitrarily repeat so it's very hard to follow the text.
2. The illustrations seem to have the wrong captions
3. The resolution of the illustrations is very much inferior to the hard copy

After two days of trying to read the eBook version I gave in, returned it for a refund and went and bought the hard cop, which is fantastic. I can also fully understand why this is such a bad eBook adaptation as the original is not your average book for an eBook conversion, There are illustrations on every page and often as many as 10 per page each with a caption and often a piece of explanatory text which is distinct from the main text and the main text often plays second fiddle in layout terms to the illustrations and accompanying explanations. My only surprise is that it made it this far without someone realizing it was never going to be a good enough facsimile.

Great book in hard copy, just a terrible eBook.
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Initial post: 17 Jan 2014, 20:16:15 GMT
chadders says:
A fair assessment. There are many books, particularly of a technical nature or heavily illustrated that do not transfer well to the eBook format.

Posted on 11 Dec 2014, 15:32:18 GMT
Shouldn't you have given the eBook your review and the resulting 1 star?
You say yourself that the hard cop is fantastic!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2015, 10:52:59 GMT
Ahbugger says:
He did. Amazon has a habit of blanket posting reviews across all editions of a book.
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