It’s Amazon Prime Day. A Black Friday that Amazon gets to have all for its very own self, and use it as a way to get people onto the Amazon Prime hook for TV and film streaming too.
But don’t forget the books. Amazon don’t, that’s how they began, and they still innovate in the book purchasing business, and even bought up Audible to push listening books into new markets.
And they have three launches for Amazon Prime Day (so far)
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster and read unabridged by Rebecca Hall.
Hi Bob! in which Bob Newhart gets together with other entertainment luminaries, with Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Conan O’Brien, and Sarah Silverman. Foreword by Marc Maron.
And Johnny, the new breakneck science fiction thriller by Audible listener favourite D. J. Molles, New York Times best-selling author of The Remaining series, and read by Marc Vietor.
A Room With A View
A charming young Englishwoman, Lucy Honeychurch, is wooed by both free-spirited George Emerson and wealthy Cecil Vyse while vacationing in Italy. Though attracted to George, Lucy becomes engaged to Cecil despite twice turning down his proposals. On hearing of the news, George confesses his love, leaving Lucy torn between marrying the more socially acceptable Cecil or George, the man she knows would bring her true happiness. Should Lucy choose social acceptance or true love?
It’s both the quintessential Edwardian love story and a classic piece of social comedy, in which Forster is concerned with one of his favorite themes: the “undeveloped heart” of the English middle classes, here represented by a group of tourists and expatriates in Florence. Forster’s disapproval of the era’s restrictive conventions is reflected through his strong observation of character and society.
A Room with a View was ranked 79th on the Modern Library’s list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The 1985 film adaptation by James Ivory won three Oscars.
3. “I Was an Accountant”
4. “That Would Be Ridiculous”
5. “I Still Love Radio”
6. “Comedy Is Better Than College”
7. “Week to Week Contract”
8. “Hold for Laughs”
9. “You’re Shootin’ My Ear, Man!”
10. “I Thought You Were Overdoing It”
11. “Yes, We’re Friends”
14. “Dying Every Night”
15. “If You’re Terrified, You’re Doing It Right”
16. “The Magic Pen”
17. “Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One”
18. “Can’t Change with the Times?”
19. “Some Parting Advice”
Aubrey St. James is in trouble. She’s locked in a cell at a government black site. She doesn’t know where that site is or how the hell she got there. But she knows that it has something to do with the stranger she rescued from the river. Someone – or something – called Johnny.
Saul Tarson knows that the thing he’s locked up is dangerous, because it left a trail of six dead cops in its wake, all killed in a way that defies explanation. It is Saul’s sworn duty to get to the truth about Johnny before more people die – a lot more.
All Johnny wants is to return home. But he has a mission to fulfil first. And what he does in the next 20 hours will either save mankind – or bring it to its knees.