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  • img Community
    Are you planning to visit a Renaissance fair in 2 weeks and want to go in style? Why not read up on some of the costumes of the era? This will give you the inspiration you need for your costume. I love using this app - you can find just about any book on it!
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you want to learn about different religions and get a deeper understanding of a new one, Amazon Kindle can be useful. You can choose from different religious texts that you can read anytime and learn more about that religion. You can find 100s of books to help you understand religious writings as well.
    img by Mercy
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Amazon Kindle isn't just a good resource for finding various books you need to run a book club, but also the home of book reviews. With over 10,000 book reviews, your potential readers can go through reviews to help them choose the best books to pick from your book club.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When I have to find the right book, whether it's Cliff's Notes or another type of book, this is the app I use. Not only are the prices affordable, but they are so easy to take with me anywhere. It's also a lot easier than carrying 5 physical books.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Secure unlimited access to tons of classic literature books in both text and audio formats. This educational tool gives you access to over 1,000 books right on your smartphone. It allows you to read at your own pace, and in your own way.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Even though I have an Amazon Kindle, I have 2 other devices that aren't Kindles, so having this app on them makes it handy. This way I can read my 1,000s of books anywhere I am with any device I am on.
    img by Sharon
    9 months ago
  • img Community
    This ereader platform has one of the largest selections of books around, with literally 1000s of horror books to choose from. You can access it on any device and even sync it with Goodreads to keep track of what you've read and would like to read in the future.
    img by George
    6 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. Millions of books at your fingertips! Choose from thousands of free ebooks, and download the first chapter of most paid books for free to sample
    2. Explore the world of reading even further! Built-in dictionary, Google access, and Wikipedia link give you more understanding of what you read
    3. Special print replica textbooks allow students to purchase digital textbooks that can be edited by them but maintain all the look of the original

    Reviewed by Kaylin on August 23, 2018

  • I absolutely LOVE kindle unlimited! Jun 20, 2021

    By GorgousDisaster
    I’ve always enjoyed reading, but kindle unlimited has made it so much easier to read while being a stay at home mom to an almost two year old. I LOVE paper books, but I’m ocd about my pages/book getting bent up.. 😵‍💫 Kindle unlimited also helped me discover so many new authors and amazing stories I probably would have never read because I’ve never heard of them before. Kindle unlimited also suggests books to you based on books you’ve already read and I have yet to be disappointed (I enjoy horror, the more aggressive/suspenseful, the better). Some little things I enjoy about this app are the customization options as well as streak keeper. Some examples of the customizing options are being able to change the view to white pages, black pages, and even newsprint pages. You can also display the percentage of completion, hours/minutes estimated based off your reading speed for completing both each chapter as well as cover to cover and obviously page number out of total pages. The streak tracker is really cool because it lets you know how many books/which titles you’ve completed each year, tells you how many days/months in a row you’ve been reading, and encourages you to keep reading. For the price of one book a month, what is there to lose..? 😌
  • Enhancement suggestions Sep 12, 2019

    By zeldaqwer
    I really like the kindle app and am an avid reader. With that said there a number of enhancements that I would like to see. I have had 4 different kindles (keyboard, touch, paper white, and oasis) and an early Sony E reader. I read primarily on my iPad. Although the dictionary and highlighting are occasionally helpful. It would be nice to have a user setting to turn this off so I don’t constantly have this show up because my hand slips when holding my tablet. I still think you need a better collection hierarchy. I have 3000+ books in my library and it would be nice to organize by author or genre and then have one or more specific levels. Some authors write romance, mystery, and paranormal. This should not be too hard with the database capabilities available. It would also be nice if there was an easier way to add multiple books to a collection. A setting to automatically remove a downloaded book after completion would also be helpful. Just a few ideas. I have a current big investment in kindle but if somebody else has a good library organization capability I might move on since this is really holding things back. With hard copy books I can organize my shelves how I want, electronic organization should be even easier.
  • I absolutely LOVE kindle unlimited! Jun 20, 2021

    By GorgousDisaster
    I’ve always enjoyed reading, but kindle unlimited has made it so much easier to read while being a stay at home mom to an almost two year old. I LOVE paper books, but I’m ocd about my pages/book getting bent up.. 😵‍💫 Kindle unlimited also helped me discover so many new authors and amazing stories I probably would have never read because I’ve never heard of them before. Kindle unlimited also suggests books to you based on books you’ve already read and I have yet to be disappointed (I enjoy horror, the more aggressive/suspenseful, the better). Some little things I enjoy about this app are the customization options as well as streak keeper. Some examples of the customizing options are being able to change the view to white pages, black pages, and even newsprint pages. You can also display the percentage of completion, hours/minutes estimated based off your reading speed for completing both each chapter as well as cover to cover and obviously page number out of total pages. The streak tracker is really cool because it lets you know how many books/which titles you’ve completed each year, tells you how many days/months in a row you’ve been reading, and encourages you to keep reading. For the price of one book a month, what is there to lose..? 😌
  • Enhancement suggestions Sep 12, 2019

    By zeldaqwer
    I really like the kindle app and am an avid reader. With that said there a number of enhancements that I would like to see. I have had 4 different kindles (keyboard, touch, paper white, and oasis) and an early Sony E reader. I read primarily on my iPad. Although the dictionary and highlighting are occasionally helpful. It would be nice to have a user setting to turn this off so I don’t constantly have this show up because my hand slips when holding my tablet. I still think you need a better collection hierarchy. I have 3000+ books in my library and it would be nice to organize by author or genre and then have one or more specific levels. Some authors write romance, mystery, and paranormal. This should not be too hard with the database capabilities available. It would also be nice if there was an easier way to add multiple books to a collection. A setting to automatically remove a downloaded book after completion would also be helpful. Just a few ideas. I have a current big investment in kindle but if somebody else has a good library organization capability I might move on since this is really holding things back. With hard copy books I can organize my shelves how I want, electronic organization should be even easier.
  • Oct 8, 2021

    By RTM
    \/. There's plenty of ebook apps that have voice reading. The only reason a billion dollar company wouldn't put that feature in , is because they want to sell their Audible lineup. While there are some well read books on Audible, actually probably making the book more interesting, I don't always have 20+$ or so to drop on an audiobook. And of course Audible doesn't have the set of books Amazon does. So I'll have to deduct some stars for that missing feature.
  • Highlighting May 4, 2020

    By Rosaa
    I have been a kindle app user for many years. There have been improvements to the app that have kept me as a loyal user. Here’s one request I have (and I know it’s an atypical request and it may not ever be fixed but it’s worth asking): I browse titles, download samples, read samples, and naturally highlight and make notes as I read, whether the book is a sample or owned by me; if I like a book and want to read the full book, then I proceed to purchase it; the problem for me (and maybe no one else?) is when I purchase a book, my notes and highlights get deleted because the sample book is removed from my library and replaced with a full copy; but how can I transfer the highlights and notes? Is there a way, and if not, then can I keep the sample as well? The only workaround I can think of is to copy and paste to a document or to screen capture my notes and highlights to transfer to maintain a copy of them. These are tedious workarounds, and would love a solution. Yes, someone might ask, But why are you highlighting and making notes on a sample book? To which my response is, if I’m really into a book, I tend to make notes and highlights which means I will in turn want a full copy, which means I’m losing out on my notes and the moment I had going with the sample copy. This isn’t a high priority request, but would love an alternate workaround or solution. Thanks!
  • Oct 3, 2021

    By Skip Tribby
    It's great to have your library at your fingertips. When traveling you don't want to pack a bunch of books because you aren't sure what you might want read. You are taking your phone with you anyway, so download Kindle and take your library with you. My only wish is that the developers would offer more colors for those who use colors to differentiate their highlighting to a larger scale.
  • I see work is being done on library functionality, but Sep 28, 2021

    By Diamondstud32
    As an avid reader, I’d like to see more improvements for storing, organizing and finding books in my Kindle library in order to make reading Kindle books more enjoyable. 1) There should be a way to bring the categories into the library so I can filter by category and sub-category. For example: category Mystery; subcategory Police Procedural. I can shop for them this way in the Kindle store, I want to be able to view my library the same way. 2). There needs to be a way to quickly see which books have been read, and which have not. 3) There should be a private section in my kindle library that can't be seen by anyone I hand my phone or tablet to. 4) I'd like a way to easily view a series of books in order. It looks like this is being done, but it doesn’t seem to work. Also, I’d like to be able to easily go to the next book in the series. Currently, when I finish a book, a page comes up showing the title and synopsis of the next book in the series. (Thanks for adding that, it has helped a bit to at least see the title of the next book in order). Ideally though, I’d like to be able to select the next book (if in my library) and be able to open it from there. Instead, I have to search my library. Thanks for considering there suggestions.
  • Been using since Kindle began no problems Jun 29, 2018

    By givemeacbreakwithenicknames
    I am a long term user of kindle. It was the first truly successful e reader. I had searched for and tried other systems. Electronic publishing seemed inevitable and an excellent use of resources. I had a library full of books and was often on waiting lists at the public library. Our family fought over special books and were always losing them. When I found out one book could be read simultaneously by several family members I was hooked. We bought the special kindle readers for all four of us and then added the apps for phones tablets and computers. I have never had a problem managing my library with both free and purchased content. Kudos. Just hope the authors are getting a fair share. Editing at publishing houses is still important but publishers costs should be very much lower with no printing, no paper, no delivery costs. All ads are media driven. Lower production costs should mean lower prices without penalizing the author, maybe even increasing the payments. In summary, the kindle system has been efficient and bug free for me ever since it began. I still use kindles to read outdoors, and love always having my library with my phone when I am stuck somewhere and need to wait.
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By Julie Jones
    I like this app a lot. But I don't like how if you have books from a Amazon account and that account isn't paid when due, your books from Amazon prime will just disappear off of it. And I have had some issues with having to redownload my library several times due to the fact that that the whole thing just vanished for some reason. But I have used this app for years and overall it's a good one.
  • My Favorite Reading App Feb 17, 2018

    By MarciaG
    I love the Kindle app. I am an avid reader, and have three reading apps. I have iBooks and the Barnes and Noble app called Nook along with Kindle. Of the three apps, I find I like the Kindle app the best because it is the most intuitive. It is the easiest to annotate i.e., highlighting, entering notations (which I frequently do when I look up the definition of a word I’m unfamiliar with), and determining where you are in the book or how much more time it will take to finish a chapter. The new feature of zooming out and flipping through pages is really helpful too as well as the ability to tap the icon that will return you to your previous location. The three things I would consider improving are: 1) when I’m reading with the screen brightness turned down because I’m reading in the dark, when I look up a definition of a word, the print is so small and dim that I can’t see it. I then have to get out of the definition, increase the brightness, and go back and highlight the word and look up the definition again; 2) sometimes the dictionary isn’t available and when I am told to download it, it won’t download, and 3) I really wish it had more colors available for highlighting the text.
  • Works well to read but some problems Oct 8, 2021

    By nyc/country
    PROS: I like that I have some choice in the color of the “paper,” print, how brightly (or not—good at night) lit, size of print, etc. I like that if I dk a word, I can simply tap on it for a definition (although I’d like a better, more encompassing dictionary). Overall, I find it easy to read on the app. CONS: My biggest peeve is that is highly unreliable as to whether I’ve read a book or not. It is supposed to but often doesn’t, which I find quite annoying. Of course, major books stay with me, but I read a lot and don’t always remember, say, whether I’ve read a particular mystery. Similarly, it doesn’t always catch that I’ve already purchased a book. It is supposed to and should. I have paid twice for the same book a number of times. Less important but a matter of convenience, it doesn’t remember your last page read. It says it does, but here’s an example of it not working: I’ve just read something that leads me to wonder when the book was published, so I go to look for the copyright page. If I forget to look at my current page number, the app will take me either to the front or back of the book to see the date. Now Kindle sometimes registers that page (the beginning or end of the book) as my furthest page read.
  • Oct 4, 2021

    By norman b
    Previously I gave this app 5 stars but it has collapsed and now fails the test badly. Many books won't open and I have uninstalled and reloaded it many times. Come on kindle sort it out and stop driving me crazy. It works OK on the computer but I don't use that for reading very often. In fact I'm going google books looks a lot better and will play all my files goodbye Amazon
  • eReader developers Jul 25, 2020

    By Don2
    As time passes, there will be increasing demand from users for the full implementation of HTML5, CSS3, and ePub3 in reflowable-text eReaders. The features that users could be experiencing as they read include video, audio, JavaScript, background images, embedded fonts, and much more. The current requirement that eBooks with embedded media use the fixed-layout format is inappropriate when text-based eBooks have media designed to flow along with the text. That requirement can result in many consecutive pages of fixed-layout text that can’t be resized. Fixed-layout is for magazine-type eBooks. The current implementation of reflowable text is for text-only eBooks, like traditional novels. There should be a third option available that utilizes all the features of ePub3. Currently, the display of media in reflowable-text eReaders is very haphazard, with images or videos halfway off the page or not displayed at all. Scripts in JavaScript are ignored or appear as text in the body text. If a user pays extra for a multimedia eBook, they would like to experience the media they paid for. Please provide users and designers a third option, multimedia-text, in addition to reflowable-text and fixed-layout. Thinking that reflowable-text eBooks don’t need video or audio is like Norma Desmond saying she’d had the eyes of the world but they wanted their ears too. Was she right? Movies don’t need soundtracks? Please allow eReaders to continue evolving.
  • Oct 11, 2021

    By Nonthanee Noosri-Bérubé
    UPDATE: Please fix, problems are still happening!!! After the last update I keep getting over 100 blank kindle book icons in my uncollected folder, as well as all of my other collections disappearing. I'll remove them, to have them again when I reopen the app. In order to get my missing book collections I have to close and reopen the app, which I sometimes have to do several times a day. It's extremely frustrating, please fix.
  • Oct 4, 2021

    By Julie Anderson
    Since the beginning of August my books just disappear, all of them, several times every day. I have to uninstall the entire app to get them back. I've been through several updates and it hasn't fixed the problem. I've been on Kindle for the better part of the last 8 years and this has never been an issue. I've spoken to Amazon numerous times and they act surprised by all of this. It's not too much to ask for a product to work. I have over 2000 books on this platform, I need it to work. Do better
  • Oct 3, 2021

    By angel khubukeli
    I am a blind person and that makes using this app extremely difficult. A built-in read-aloud feature, because not all the books on the Kindle store offer an Audible version, would solve a lot of problems because text-to-speech doesn't work when trying to read my books aloud — in my case that is. Was considering subscribing to Kindle unlimited, but since it's difficult to simply read books comfortably, I don't think it's worth my time.
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By johnhenry100
    Update 10/10/21 it still needs to be fixed but I found a workaround. At least on my Samsung phone and tablet. Click the button to the left of home showing all open apps. Click close all. Then reopen kindle. The home library is restored. I used to love this app until it keeps deleting my library. Now it really sucks. Several have mentioned a need to uninstall/reinstall to restore. I fi d that simply logging out and back in works. NOT an acceptable solution but better than uninstalling
  • Oct 3, 2021

    By Sara Anderson
    I don't know what happened with this last update. Every time I open the app, all of my books are completely gone (literally) except for my most recent book. No matter how many times I sync it, nothing happens. The only thing that seems to fix it is to go into my settings, clear the cache, force stop it and reopen it. This is becoming very aggravating! Please fix it!
  • Oct 5, 2021

    By Juliana Korsborn
    The app works well, bu is loaded with features I don't need, with no way to disable them. I don't need the information at the bottom of the page, and I have to tap multiple times to get it to disappear. Unfortunately, there is no way to set that feature to "off". Constantly tapping to remove clutter is no fun and I hope Kindle will add a way to turn that clutter off. I switched to Google Play books for a while because they didn't have the bottom of page clutter. Now they do, so I switched back.☹
  • Sep 30, 2021

    By Jessica Sheffer
    The most recent update/fix may have been helped. But I'm still recieved an error when trying to download new books to kindle unlimited. The only weird workaround to get a download is a summary page of a series of books where all books are lined up. Then it goes to a http page asking me to confirm device. Then download to library. But if I click on the book for info and try to download from there I get a oops message and it won't download.
  • hate the new home page Jan 22, 2020

    By McDonna
    Before the latest update I would have given the app a 4-star rating as it mostly works pretty well. But now when I open the app, instead of showing me my books it puts me on their new Home screen. It is nothing more than a way to try to sell me more books, which is annoying because I choose books from my browser and I am opening the app so that I can READ them. Ironically they don’t even let you buy books from the app even if I were in a shopping mood, and as usual they have no idea what I might be looking to buy so it is nothing but a waste of time. I have spent many hundreds of dollars on their books and this greedy ploy just makes me want to find a different app that will allow to read them without encountering ads every bloody time I open the app. This is the price we pay for supporting a monopoly—they control the books and prices and now can’t even provide a clean and efficient way to read them. I know this seems like an overreaction but I read whenever I have a few minutes waiting in line or wherever, and I keep opening it to this ad page and thinking “huh?” and then remembering oh yeah I need to find and click the Library button so I’ve just lost a precious bit of my reading time.
  • img Community
    Are you planning to visit a Renaissance fair in 2 weeks and want to go in style? Why not read up on some of the costumes of the era? This will give you the inspiration you need for your costume. I love using this app - you can find just about any book on it!
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you want to learn about different religions and get a deeper understanding of a new one, Amazon Kindle can be useful. You can choose from different religious texts that you can read anytime and learn more about that religion. You can find 100s of books to help you understand religious writings as well.
    img by Mercy
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Amazon Kindle isn't just a good resource for finding various books you need to run a book club, but also the home of book reviews. With over 10,000 book reviews, your potential readers can go through reviews to help them choose the best books to pick from your book club.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When I have to find the right book, whether it's Cliff's Notes or another type of book, this is the app I use. Not only are the prices affordable, but they are so easy to take with me anywhere. It's also a lot easier than carrying 5 physical books.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Secure unlimited access to tons of classic literature books in both text and audio formats. This educational tool gives you access to over 1,000 books right on your smartphone. It allows you to read at your own pace, and in your own way.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Even though I have an Amazon Kindle, I have 2 other devices that aren't Kindles, so having this app on them makes it handy. This way I can read my 1,000s of books anywhere I am with any device I am on.
    img by Sharon
    9 months ago
  • img Community
    This ereader platform has one of the largest selections of books around, with literally 1000s of horror books to choose from. You can access it on any device and even sync it with Goodreads to keep track of what you've read and would like to read in the future.
    img by George
    6 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. Millions of books at your fingertips! Choose from thousands of free ebooks, and download the first chapter of most paid books for free to sample
    2. Explore the world of reading even further! Built-in dictionary, Google access, and Wikipedia link give you more understanding of what you read
    3. Special print replica textbooks allow students to purchase digital textbooks that can be edited by them but maintain all the look of the original

    Reviewed by Kaylin on August 23, 2018

  • I absolutely LOVE kindle unlimited! Jun 20, 2021

    By GorgousDisaster
    I’ve always enjoyed reading, but kindle unlimited has made it so much easier to read while being a stay at home mom to an almost two year old. I LOVE paper books, but I’m ocd about my pages/book getting bent up.. 😵‍💫 Kindle unlimited also helped me discover so many new authors and amazing stories I probably would have never read because I’ve never heard of them before. Kindle unlimited also suggests books to you based on books you’ve already read and I have yet to be disappointed (I enjoy horror, the more aggressive/suspenseful, the better). Some little things I enjoy about this app are the customization options as well as streak keeper. Some examples of the customizing options are being able to change the view to white pages, black pages, and even newsprint pages. You can also display the percentage of completion, hours/minutes estimated based off your reading speed for completing both each chapter as well as cover to cover and obviously page number out of total pages. The streak tracker is really cool because it lets you know how many books/which titles you’ve completed each year, tells you how many days/months in a row you’ve been reading, and encourages you to keep reading. For the price of one book a month, what is there to lose..? 😌
  • Enhancement suggestions Sep 12, 2019

    By zeldaqwer
    I really like the kindle app and am an avid reader. With that said there a number of enhancements that I would like to see. I have had 4 different kindles (keyboard, touch, paper white, and oasis) and an early Sony E reader. I read primarily on my iPad. Although the dictionary and highlighting are occasionally helpful. It would be nice to have a user setting to turn this off so I don’t constantly have this show up because my hand slips when holding my tablet. I still think you need a better collection hierarchy. I have 3000+ books in my library and it would be nice to organize by author or genre and then have one or more specific levels. Some authors write romance, mystery, and paranormal. This should not be too hard with the database capabilities available. It would also be nice if there was an easier way to add multiple books to a collection. A setting to automatically remove a downloaded book after completion would also be helpful. Just a few ideas. I have a current big investment in kindle but if somebody else has a good library organization capability I might move on since this is really holding things back. With hard copy books I can organize my shelves how I want, electronic organization should be even easier.
  • Been using since Kindle began no problems Jun 29, 2018

    By givemeacbreakwithenicknames
    I am a long term user of kindle. It was the first truly successful e reader. I had searched for and tried other systems. Electronic publishing seemed inevitable and an excellent use of resources. I had a library full of books and was often on waiting lists at the public library. Our family fought over special books and were always losing them. When I found out one book could be read simultaneously by several family members I was hooked. We bought the special kindle readers for all four of us and then added the apps for phones tablets and computers. I have never had a problem managing my library with both free and purchased content. Kudos. Just hope the authors are getting a fair share. Editing at publishing houses is still important but publishers costs should be very much lower with no printing, no paper, no delivery costs. All ads are media driven. Lower production costs should mean lower prices without penalizing the author, maybe even increasing the payments. In summary, the kindle system has been efficient and bug free for me ever since it began. I still use kindles to read outdoors, and love always having my library with my phone when I am stuck somewhere and need to wait.
  • My Favorite Reading App Feb 17, 2018

    By MarciaG
    I love the Kindle app. I am an avid reader, and have three reading apps. I have iBooks and the Barnes and Noble app called Nook along with Kindle. Of the three apps, I find I like the Kindle app the best because it is the most intuitive. It is the easiest to annotate i.e., highlighting, entering notations (which I frequently do when I look up the definition of a word I’m unfamiliar with), and determining where you are in the book or how much more time it will take to finish a chapter. The new feature of zooming out and flipping through pages is really helpful too as well as the ability to tap the icon that will return you to your previous location. The three things I would consider improving are: 1) when I’m reading with the screen brightness turned down because I’m reading in the dark, when I look up a definition of a word, the print is so small and dim that I can’t see it. I then have to get out of the definition, increase the brightness, and go back and highlight the word and look up the definition again; 2) sometimes the dictionary isn’t available and when I am told to download it, it won’t download, and 3) I really wish it had more colors available for highlighting the text.
  • Oct 3, 2021

    By Sierva Del Dios Viviente
    Great application for everyone that likes to read. Why to have lots of books all over the place, when you can have it all with Kindle? Not expensive and lots of books to choose from. You can organize your books by themes. You will have your own library, take it everywhere with you. I really enjoy it. I do recommend it. I love ❤ their low prices. Customer service are very nice. Tiene libros en español y otros idioma. Les recomiendo la aplicación. La aplicación y los libros me gusta mucho.
  • Greatest Reading Option Ever!! Sep 28, 2021

    By 👵🏻💐👋
    I have “borrowed” several books using this app and I could not be happier. What a great way to have access to tons of fantastic books without spending a lot of money on books you may not want to read again. Or how about checking out new genres that you think you might like but haven’t had an easy way to do it. Or being able to read books across devices? Load a book on your phone, your iPhone, your tablet, your iPad, your pc; any or all of them. You are usually carrying one of these around with you anyway. Just like the library but right at your fingertips! There is a trial period. So I would say check it out. Got 5 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour? Read anytime, anywhere. Please don’t get me wrong. I love books, actual books: the feel of them in my hands; turning pages; the scent of paper and ink and bindings; the history of time and the people who read the exact book I am holding; the entire tactile act of reading an actual book. This is but an option. And a very good one! So if your life is busy and your time is limited, waiting in a doctor’s office, sitting on a bus, in line picking up the kids at school…anywhere…anytime… Read a Book!
  • Never thought I’d enjoy reading a Kindle—how little I know myself. Sep 11, 2018

    By dylanmaria
    As I grow older, I find my sleeping habits changing. I often wake up around 2:00am and simply take out my Kindle reading myself back to sleep. I could not do this we’re it a book. One would have to use a light which would disturb my husband’s sleep. As I wear glasses I’d be uncomfortable with one of those neck/head lights one can buy and possibly never fall asleep again. Now the best part of the Kindle is when reading any vocabulary one is not familiar with one can tap on it and a definition supplied there and then. If not enough one can simply go online and find the meaning, see the item and thus enrich one’s own vocabulary and knowledge base. The other aspect of Kindle I love is the number of books one can carry, almost weightlessly when traveling. If I feel like reading something serious, I can. Should I become bored I can immediately find something else. No need to try and find an English bookstore in say Romania simply click on one’s saved library and enjoy. I have around 200 books on my Kindle thus my library is in my handbag—what could be better?No bulky, heavy book to burden me, no confinement to that book—talk about freedom.
  • Great perspective on living with a disability Jan 31, 2021

    By Scraptraci
    Shane Burcaw was dealt with a tough challenge at birth. He has a form of muscular dystrophy that has confined him to a wheelchair from a young age. Instead of feeling sorry for himself and the challenges he faces he has taken a very positive outlook on the situation. In fact I’d say it’s an amazing outlook considering the difficulty he faces In doing even the most badic things. Rather than focusing on his differences he has just adapted and finds a way to Join into the typical activities of his peers. He learned early on that humor and laughter break down lots of the barriers many in wheelchairs face. He uses humor and his personality to demonstrate he’s just a typical guy with a great attitude. He is physically disabled but not mentally or socially and he wants others he meets to realize this as well. Shane is inspiring and I wish him all the best with his non profit and hope he continues to inspire and provide hope through his speaking and his blog. The book is very well written and his anecdotes will have you laughing at loud This book is a pragmatic and positive outlook on dealing with an incurable disease. It is poignant at its truths but doesn’t leave you feeling depressed but rather inspired and hopeful
  • Oct 7, 2021

    By Kai Loh
    It is very easy to use and it almost never lags on me. One problem though is finding the right books. The bonus is I can read a bunch of books without having too bring around a ton of real books. Kindle Unlimited is also amazing. Though there is one downside, I rate this 5/5. :D
  • Mostly good Dec 14, 2018

    By topview
    Definitely the best source for a wide selection of books but since kindle has taken it’s toll on most local book stores, the kindle prices have escalated proportionally. Also, as kindle expands the options available, caution must be exercised to avoid ordering something other than what your looking for, ie you want a book but you end up with audiobook or sample chapter or some other new and improved offering. Question for Kindle: why do you not list books written as a series in numerical order and why do you not list books written with the same lead character by publication date? It’s an ordeal to find the latest release of a Jack Reacher novel if you don’t know the title as it may be anywhere within the twenty or so previously released JR books. If the author of a series of six or more books is also the author of a large number of novels other than the series the books in the series might be scattered indiscriminately among all the releases. These are just inconvenient irritants but one would think they could be easily resolved. This does not prevent Kindle from being the best choice available and their customer service is second to none.
  • Highlighting May 4, 2020

    By Rosaa
    I have been a kindle app user for many years. There have been improvements to the app that have kept me as a loyal user. Here’s one request I have (and I know it’s an atypical request and it may not ever be fixed but it’s worth asking): I browse titles, download samples, read samples, and naturally highlight and make notes as I read, whether the book is a sample or owned by me; if I like a book and want to read the full book, then I proceed to purchase it; the problem for me (and maybe no one else?) is when I purchase a book, my notes and highlights get deleted because the sample book is removed from my library and replaced with a full copy; but how can I transfer the highlights and notes? Is there a way, and if not, then can I keep the sample as well? The only workaround I can think of is to copy and paste to a document or to screen capture my notes and highlights to transfer to maintain a copy of them. These are tedious workarounds, and would love a solution. Yes, someone might ask, But why are you highlighting and making notes on a sample book? To which my response is, if I’m really into a book, I tend to make notes and highlights which means I will in turn want a full copy, which means I’m losing out on my notes and the moment I had going with the sample copy. This isn’t a high priority request, but would love an alternate workaround or solution. Thanks!
  • Oct 3, 2021

    By Skip Tribby
    It's great to have your library at your fingertips. When traveling you don't want to pack a bunch of books because you aren't sure what you might want read. You are taking your phone with you anyway, so download Kindle and take your library with you. My only wish is that the developers would offer more colors for those who use colors to differentiate their highlighting to a larger scale.
  • I see work is being done on library functionality, but Sep 28, 2021

    By Diamondstud32
    As an avid reader, I’d like to see more improvements for storing, organizing and finding books in my Kindle library in order to make reading Kindle books more enjoyable. 1) There should be a way to bring the categories into the library so I can filter by category and sub-category. For example: category Mystery; subcategory Police Procedural. I can shop for them this way in the Kindle store, I want to be able to view my library the same way. 2). There needs to be a way to quickly see which books have been read, and which have not. 3) There should be a private section in my kindle library that can't be seen by anyone I hand my phone or tablet to. 4) I'd like a way to easily view a series of books in order. It looks like this is being done, but it doesn’t seem to work. Also, I’d like to be able to easily go to the next book in the series. Currently, when I finish a book, a page comes up showing the title and synopsis of the next book in the series. (Thanks for adding that, it has helped a bit to at least see the title of the next book in order). Ideally though, I’d like to be able to select the next book (if in my library) and be able to open it from there. Instead, I have to search my library. Thanks for considering there suggestions.
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By Julie Jones
    I like this app a lot. But I don't like how if you have books from a Amazon account and that account isn't paid when due, your books from Amazon prime will just disappear off of it. And I have had some issues with having to redownload my library several times due to the fact that that the whole thing just vanished for some reason. But I have used this app for years and overall it's a good one.
  • Works well to read but some problems Oct 8, 2021

    By nyc/country
    PROS: I like that I have some choice in the color of the “paper,” print, how brightly (or not—good at night) lit, size of print, etc. I like that if I dk a word, I can simply tap on it for a definition (although I’d like a better, more encompassing dictionary). Overall, I find it easy to read on the app. CONS: My biggest peeve is that is highly unreliable as to whether I’ve read a book or not. It is supposed to but often doesn’t, which I find quite annoying. Of course, major books stay with me, but I read a lot and don’t always remember, say, whether I’ve read a particular mystery. Similarly, it doesn’t always catch that I’ve already purchased a book. It is supposed to and should. I have paid twice for the same book a number of times. Less important but a matter of convenience, it doesn’t remember your last page read. It says it does, but here’s an example of it not working: I’ve just read something that leads me to wonder when the book was published, so I go to look for the copyright page. If I forget to look at my current page number, the app will take me either to the front or back of the book to see the date. Now Kindle sometimes registers that page (the beginning or end of the book) as my furthest page read.
  • Voiceover issues.. Mar 11, 2020

    By iPhone User One
    I have a hard time reading visually, so for years I have been using the iPhone's Voice Over (two finger swipe down, once you turn it on in iPhone's Accessibility settings located in General), to read my my Kindle eBooks, but in the past year or so it won't advance to the next page unless you leave the screen on in your pocket, and there are so many things that seem to randomly stop the voiceover from working properly, and sometimes cut out words here and there, and other times it just stops working altogether. I wish this feature worked more seamlessly. Other than that, I also find it harder now than ever before to find my own books that I've already purchased. There used to be an easy section to see all the books you own that are on the cloud, and another section to see all the ones that have been downloaded to your device, ready to read. Now it's really confusing and I have to search for my books. Much less user friendly and it looks like it's an attempt at trying to get you to buy more books. I hope they change this and make it easier or more straight forward to just see your own books, and not force you to look at all the books you don't own yet.
  • Still needs fixing! Mar 8, 2018

    By CathyDoser
    I’m not sure if it was the Kindle App or an IOS Update, but around the turn of the year, either when Kindle was updated, or when the IOS System Update happened, the Accessibility option of turning Text to Speech (TtS) stopped working correctly. It would crash the TtS capability, or just stop working, or skip half a page or more, then continue. With the latest update, they seem to have fixed the crashing/quitting problem, but not the skipping half a page, or more. It will be reading along, correctly, and then skip 4 or 5 paragraphs. It is quite abrupt, and makes the TtS feature unusable, which is very disturbing to those who need that capability, and really inconvenient for those who used that feature of IOS to turn the Kindle App into the next best thing to Audible, and some books just aren’t available on Audible. Besides, it is a Safety Hazard, because you would have to keep an eye out that it hadn’t quit or skipped! But the main reason for fixing it is the commitment they have to the non-sighted community. It is a great disservice to them, from a feature that had been working fine, until the updates that happened early this year! Please return it to functionality!
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By Tarah Smith
    I love my Kindle app. There is always something to read right at my fingertips. I don't have to get out and go to the library. After downloading the book, I don't even need the internet to read it. If there was anything I could ask for it would be a translation feature to the app. Then I could read books written in any language.
  • Good. Except For Dark Mode And Hyphenation. Nov 10, 2019

    By yinjerry
    I used this app, then tried iBooks, and have to say that the Kindle app is a lot smoother in terms of its functions (such as defining words immediately when selected) and customization. And I like that you have the option of reducing clutter, so that you can have a truly minimalistic reading experience. The only thing I have to point out is that the dark mode isn’t consistent. I read at night, so I use black pages and such to help reduce eye strain. When I go to add a note to a highlighted passage, the screen goes glaring white. And when I go to the settings, the same thing happens for me to update my preferences. On iBooks, when you have it set to dark mode, literally everything is darkened, so there’s no sudden “blinding white light at the end of the tunnel” syndrome to detracts from my midnight readings. Oh, also, there’s a lot of hyphenation. Like, a lot. The Kindle algorithm seems to really prefer hyphenating words over some other reading platforms. I wish there were an option to customize that feature. I personally would like to have zero hyphenation (like on Wattpad, for instance).
  • Good app Jul 7, 2018

    By Writer and Reader in CT
    I wish it was easier to buy a book from the kindle app when on an iPad but I’m sure this is an age old complaint. I also wish you were able to take more notes as you read. Can’t we notate on the margins on a Kindle yet? You would think so 2018 but alas no...Otherwise I use the Kindle app every day. It’s my preferred form of reading. Easier purchasing and notating would be appreciated. But it is generally bug free. But, shouldn’t every review of a book be a verified purchase? Seems like some reviews are just from people who are having a lousy day and would like to make someone else feel lousy. The logic seems to be: if you cannot create, why not destroy? And another gripe: some of the recommendations for me are beyond ridiculous! What is the algorithm here? Romance novels with buff bods on the cover?! Puhlease! This is because....I read so much.....contemporary literature!?? This is puzzling. And can we not set up a preference stipulating the type of published material? Generally I prefer books from publishing houses, as opposed to self-published works because of the editing etc.
  • Oct 8, 2021

    By RTM
    \/. There's plenty of ebook apps that have voice reading. The only reason a billion dollar company wouldn't put that feature in , is because they want to sell their Audible lineup. While there are some well read books on Audible, actually probably making the book more interesting, I don't always have 20+$ or so to drop on an audiobook. And of course Audible doesn't have the set of books Amazon does. So I'll have to deduct some stars for that missing feature.
  • Oct 6, 2021

    By Rose Mullins
    I love kindle but for the last few months documents that I don't have keep showing up and I can only remove them but they pop back up again anyways. I turned off the show personal docs setting and yet this glitch is still happening tried getting customer support and they didn't fix it. I love kindle but this is seriously annoying to deal with. Edit: The issue has lessened with the recent update, I'm now only getting 2 glitched docs instead of 12.
  • Oct 13, 2021

    By Barb Wiebesick
    All right! Now my books stay in the library, but ones I have removed keep coming back! Also very annoying! Please! Fix your update so the books stay in my library! Every time I turn around, I have to go to settings, force stop, then go back in to get my books! Very annoying!
  • Needs improvement Jun 19, 2020

    By CXbghn@
    I like reading books on Kindle, but I read A LOT. I mean, A LOT. Over the years I’ve accumulated a ton of books. And even if I’m caught up in a series, if I stumble over a book that I want to read, especially if it’s on sale, I’ll add it to my library. It is hard now to scroll down through the books in my library and find the ones I’ve bought but haven’t read yet. It’d be great if we had the settings option of automatically archiving books once we reach the end. Or at least sort books so the new ones come to the top. I shouldn’t have to suggest this. It seems like common sense. And I even registered a request for it years ago and they still haven’t done it. And also, for some reason my app keeps adding Kindle accounts. I think I’m up to six or so, even though I only use Kindle on two devices. So my iPhone app no longer syncs furthest read with my iPad app. Argh. Why does it do this? I tried emailing for support but they tell me I have to call. Calls for help force me to sit there for ages on hold until someone picks up, and it seems like it takes MUCH longer to get things sorted out than if I could just get some simple written instructions. It’d be great if they valued my time.
  • Oct 2, 2021

    By Lisa Mcvey
    Don't know what's going on I've had no problems with this app just lately I'll be reading a book and then go to look for another book in my library and it shows I don't have any so I have to leave the app then open it again to get my books back it's not to big a deal it just freaked me out thought I lost all my books that I spent quite a bit of money on
  • Easy to read, Difficult to search... Oct 15, 2018

    By iTunesEater
    While the kindle app is awesome for reading and makes it easy to download and view books, searching and having custom categories is much more difficult. As a fan of Paranormal Romance I’d like to be able to slide books into different folders. All vamp books together, zombies, witches and weres in their own spot. Also, for whatever reason, even after I’ve read a book it’ll show them as unread after an update. It is extremely annoying to not actually know which books I’ve read. Also, scrolling and scrolling for AGES just to get to the oldest books I’ve purchased is so archaic. There has to be a better way. Lastly, searching an authors name, to find a title, doesn’t always show the authors books. Sometimes it doesn’t even find that author and suggests different authors all together. But usually search bar will usually show me their other works or samples I can buy. That feels insulting when I just want to read the book I’ve already paid for. Please do better kindle.
  • Kindle reading app Jan 4, 2020

    By kfamini
    I really enjoy the magic of Kindle on my iPad. Reading this way has given me escape during medical procedures and enjoyment at home. I’ve tried so many authors i probably would have overlooked without the lists, and I’ve literally purchased and read thousands of books. My only complaint is with the newest incarnation of the app. The previous one was more intuitive, easier to use and faster to load. Please look to those factors, not a zippy black background, for your next update. A few other easy changes might include, for those of us with a large library, just a notation in our personal library that a book has been read, as it is in the downloaded section. Thank you. Update: Kindle has just changed its format so that it opens to someone else's choice of books - I want my library and my choice of books, not Kindlepeople's choices. I truly enjoy the books, the %s complete and the “done” tags on books I’ve finished. But please, let me have the books I've chosen. Thanks.
  • eReader developers Jul 25, 2020

    By Don2
    As time passes, there will be increasing demand from users for the full implementation of HTML5, CSS3, and ePub3 in reflowable-text eReaders. The features that users could be experiencing as they read include video, audio, JavaScript, background images, embedded fonts, and much more. The current requirement that eBooks with embedded media use the fixed-layout format is inappropriate when text-based eBooks have media designed to flow along with the text. That requirement can result in many consecutive pages of fixed-layout text that can’t be resized. Fixed-layout is for magazine-type eBooks. The current implementation of reflowable text is for text-only eBooks, like traditional novels. There should be a third option available that utilizes all the features of ePub3. Currently, the display of media in reflowable-text eReaders is very haphazard, with images or videos halfway off the page or not displayed at all. Scripts in JavaScript are ignored or appear as text in the body text. If a user pays extra for a multimedia eBook, they would like to experience the media they paid for. Please provide users and designers a third option, multimedia-text, in addition to reflowable-text and fixed-layout. Thinking that reflowable-text eBooks don’t need video or audio is like Norma Desmond saying she’d had the eyes of the world but they wanted their ears too. Was she right? Movies don’t need soundtracks? Please allow eReaders to continue evolving.
  • Oct 11, 2021

    By Nonthanee Noosri-Bérubé
    UPDATE: Please fix, problems are still happening!!! After the last update I keep getting over 100 blank kindle book icons in my uncollected folder, as well as all of my other collections disappearing. I'll remove them, to have them again when I reopen the app. In order to get my missing book collections I have to close and reopen the app, which I sometimes have to do several times a day. It's extremely frustrating, please fix.
  • Oct 3, 2021

    By angel khubukeli
    I am a blind person and that makes using this app extremely difficult. A built-in read-aloud feature, because not all the books on the Kindle store offer an Audible version, would solve a lot of problems because text-to-speech doesn't work when trying to read my books aloud — in my case that is. Was considering subscribing to Kindle unlimited, but since it's difficult to simply read books comfortably, I don't think it's worth my time.
  • Oct 5, 2021

    By Juliana Korsborn
    The app works well, bu is loaded with features I don't need, with no way to disable them. I don't need the information at the bottom of the page, and I have to tap multiple times to get it to disappear. Unfortunately, there is no way to set that feature to "off". Constantly tapping to remove clutter is no fun and I hope Kindle will add a way to turn that clutter off. I switched to Google Play books for a while because they didn't have the bottom of page clutter. Now they do, so I switched back.☹
  • Sep 30, 2021

    By Jessica Sheffer
    The most recent update/fix may have been helped. But I'm still recieved an error when trying to download new books to kindle unlimited. The only weird workaround to get a download is a summary page of a series of books where all books are lined up. Then it goes to a http page asking me to confirm device. Then download to library. But if I click on the book for info and try to download from there I get a oops message and it won't download.
  • hate the new home page Jan 22, 2020

    By McDonna
    Before the latest update I would have given the app a 4-star rating as it mostly works pretty well. But now when I open the app, instead of showing me my books it puts me on their new Home screen. It is nothing more than a way to try to sell me more books, which is annoying because I choose books from my browser and I am opening the app so that I can READ them. Ironically they don’t even let you buy books from the app even if I were in a shopping mood, and as usual they have no idea what I might be looking to buy so it is nothing but a waste of time. I have spent many hundreds of dollars on their books and this greedy ploy just makes me want to find a different app that will allow to read them without encountering ads every bloody time I open the app. This is the price we pay for supporting a monopoly—they control the books and prices and now can’t even provide a clean and efficient way to read them. I know this seems like an overreaction but I read whenever I have a few minutes waiting in line or wherever, and I keep opening it to this ad page and thinking “huh?” and then remembering oh yeah I need to find and click the Library button so I’ve just lost a precious bit of my reading time.
  • Add this feature Jan 11, 2021

    By ElliottReveiws
    I am a little late into the kindle craze, but after buying a new iPad for school I decided to buy all my books digitally. It was such a pleasure to only carry my iPad and have all my books for class with me. Until the dreaded kindle feature I soon discovered... there are no page numbers on some books, my professor sends out an email “read page 145 to 158 of your required textbook” sounds like a simple task. Unfortunately on kindle all books are not required to put real page numbers so I am at lost. I emailed my professor, but she is not going out of her way to send me screen shots on where to start and end in the textbook I purchased. So, can the developers at kindle require real numbered pages to all books. I want to see at the bottom of the page “page. X from physical book” or just print it in the actual text where a real page from the book ends. Basically digital kindle books are like buying a book with the page numbers cut off. I purchased 7 books for classes and only 1 has real page numbers.
  • Oct 4, 2021

    By norman b
    Previously I gave this app 5 stars but it has collapsed and now fails the test badly. Many books won't open and I have uninstalled and reloaded it many times. Come on kindle sort it out and stop driving me crazy. It works OK on the computer but I don't use that for reading very often. In fact I'm going google books looks a lot better and will play all my files goodbye Amazon
  • Oct 4, 2021

    By Julie Anderson
    Since the beginning of August my books just disappear, all of them, several times every day. I have to uninstall the entire app to get them back. I've been through several updates and it hasn't fixed the problem. I've been on Kindle for the better part of the last 8 years and this has never been an issue. I've spoken to Amazon numerous times and they act surprised by all of this. It's not too much to ask for a product to work. I have over 2000 books on this platform, I need it to work. Do better
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By johnhenry100
    Update 10/10/21 it still needs to be fixed but I found a workaround. At least on my Samsung phone and tablet. Click the button to the left of home showing all open apps. Click close all. Then reopen kindle. The home library is restored. I used to love this app until it keeps deleting my library. Now it really sucks. Several have mentioned a need to uninstall/reinstall to restore. I fi d that simply logging out and back in works. NOT an acceptable solution but better than uninstalling
  • Oct 3, 2021

    By Sara Anderson
    I don't know what happened with this last update. Every time I open the app, all of my books are completely gone (literally) except for my most recent book. No matter how many times I sync it, nothing happens. The only thing that seems to fix it is to go into my settings, clear the cache, force stop it and reopen it. This is becoming very aggravating! Please fix it!
  • One star so maybe someone will change it Oct 19, 2020

    By SkimanH
    It’s annoying. I spend $80 on a textbook that’s great! But then I download it onto my kindle on my brand new IPad Pro and the app barely has 10 features. I usually keep the iPad sideways. The thing is 13” wide with awesome 4K+ display, and here i am staring at 2/3s of a page in what would be size 30 font. It’s like this app is made for mobile! Not a large tablet. Totally different. In fact, etexts were part of the reason I bought an iPad to begin with. I wish i could zoom out on the page to the desired distance (can easily fit a whole page while sideways, this display is incredible) but it just snaps back to full page view with only 2/3s of the page on screen. In fact what i want most is to fit TWO-WHOLE pages on a sideways screen, in columns format like a regular old book. Hope they innovate! Bc fancy tech is great and all but can you PLEASE build out the platforms to be consistent with the incredible capabilities of devices these days? It’s really basic stuff, just making a decent platform for customers spending $$$ on kindle books is the least they could do. Thanks.

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