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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: UNDER $5 EDITION

by Dawn, August 8, 2011

I usually do e-books under $3, but when really good books are floating around under $5, I want to share them. So here are some Best Selling books under $5

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith $4.79

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”

So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

Read the OBS Review here

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins $4.69

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love

Check out the OBS Hunger Games Book Club here

Amazon
Barnes and Noble

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut $4.79

Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time. Billy lives a normal life, he has a wife and kids. He battled in WW2, and now is an optometrist in New York. Before being taken Billy experiences his first time shifting, he sees his whole life flash before his eyes. After being captured and suffering a breakdown Billy gets shot up with morphine where he experiences more time shifting. Billy is transported to the bombing of Dresden, where he and fellow American soldiers live by locking themselves in a meat cooler. After returning to America and getting married he submits himself to a veterans hospital because he has a nervous breakdown. Another patient shows him books written by Kilgore Trout, an eccentric science-fiction writer. Billy goes through his life having many shiftings. The night of his daughters wedding he is kidnapped by two foot high aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who look like toilet plungers. The Tralfamadorians take him to their planet and put him on display naked with a movie actress from earth named Montana Wildhack. The Tralfamadoreians can see in four dimensions. When Billy returns to Earth he is seen as crazy and senile by his friends and family. Billy makes a tape recording of his account of his death, which he predicts will occur in 1976 after Chicago has been hydrogen-bombed by the Chinese. He knows exactly how it will happen, a vengeful man he knew in the war will hire someone to shoot him, and there’s nothing he can do to stop it.

Amazon
Barnes and Noble

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler $4.95

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana’s ancestor. Yet each time Dana’s sojourns become longer and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not her life will end, long before it has even begun.

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