dealsthe hunger games by suzanne collins - ebook…

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I feel like this doesn't have as many up-votes as it should because everyone is at the midnight premiere...

...except for me, sitting alone in my room, studying, waiting, wanting...

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If anyone has trouble with the coupon code, it worked for me one the first book but I had to increment the number to get books 2 and 3 to accept the coupon code.

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@omedeklan: Good catch! Wish I had known that two hours ago!

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Not compatible with Kindle, FYI, but they have smartphone and PC apps if you don't have an Editions-friendly reader.

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To buy each one, in the promo code box, put it for each book separately:

HungerGamesDeal
HungerGamesDeal2
HungerGamesDeal3

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No need for a new account to use a code on each book.

Use: HungerGamesDeal, HungerGamesDeal2, and HungerGamesDeal3 for different books.

edit: well... didn't refresh the page before posting this to see if someone else mentioned it.

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excellent find. I got the last 2 books with the promo codes!!!

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Damn it! Oh well, Kobo now has 3 accounts for mine.

Actually, you can use a free DRM remover and then add that .epub to your iBooks library. I just finished doing that with all 3!

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Sorry guys! I didn't know about the different codes when I posted. Would edit to update, but unfortunately I don't have that option.

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@oreotookie: You can tattle on yourself and request that the admins update your deal; sometimes that works, though this late at night it might not happen, or at least might not happen quickly.

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what a great deal! Bought all 3 books for less than $5!

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Even if it comes in epub, can't you convert it using the free program, Calibre?

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This is pretty awesome. I was planning to check these out at the library, but at about three bucks for all three books, I'll just go ahead and buy them to read on my phone.

Thanks for clearing up the promo code thing.

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this file wont convert in calibre unless you have a program to remove the DRM off the ebook make sure you have downloaded Adobe Digital Editions to finish downloading the book the first file is just the downloader :)

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Unfortunately it doesn't look like KOBO has a shopping cart so it means you have to buy each book one by one (really it only takes a couple minutes, but still). However, there is another option to buy the trilogy, so you can go to this link and then apply the code and get the trilogy for just over 4 bucks.

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Hunger-Games-Trilogy/book-bzAVDy2qHkWftvRlM1SOEw/page1.html

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@lewknukem: Thanks much for this option, I just purchased it and will read it on the ipad!!! Thanks again!
Oh, and I just used the coupon code hungergamesdeal

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Ugh, i just bough this on amaon for $20 bucks. I feel like the odds were never ever really in my favor.

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I have been waiting to get this series cheap and now I have done so, thank you.

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Ok, so i am clueless about these books. here's why i hesitate to get them.... they are "young adult". now some young adult stuff is good. Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter being among them. Even adults can read Harry Potter and appreciate the story and the creativity. but you know what else is "young adult".... the Twilight series. which i'm sure we can all agree, is the very reason America is in so much trouble today. Not the debt, the constant wars, or the bickering politicians... nope, Twilight is the culprit. So can someone tell me if these books are actually well written young adult novels, or is this more of that tweeny bopper tripe where the hero sparkles or can't keep his muscle bound torso covered for more than 5 consecutive minutes. I'd like to get these if they are worth reading but i don't need to read it if the hero is a gay vampire or a metro sexual werewolf

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@ndcouch never fear! These are well written and pack a serious message in a very readable style that's definitely not too juvenile for an adult to enjoy. And I wouldn't steer you wrong -- I'm too grateful to you for putting your finger on the very problem with the US today to do that.

Read reviews here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Hunger-Games-Suzanne-Collins/product-reviews/0439023483/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

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ALSO: I heard a review of the movie on NPR yesterday that makes it clear these should be read before they're seen. The movie cops out on the horror of a teen having to hope for the death of other children so that she can survive. The books deal with that very directly.

Transcript of that review here: http://www.npr.org/2012/03/22/148941034/acting-trumps-action-in-a-games-without-horror

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I am a 37 year old male. I am a Jr. High teacher, and my students have been talking nonstop about these books for a few weeks. I kind of ignored their chatter, thinking that these would be like the Twilight books. It wasn't until my mother read them (I don't know why) and recommended them to me that I picked one up. They are fairly well written, and definitely enjoyable to read. For this price it is worth picking up. I would recommend getting all three, because after you read the first one, you will want to read the other two.

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Thank you so much for this deal! I've been wanting to read them so badly but I am way too broke to go out and buy them. :)

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A lot of people have been talking about this series, and my roommate owns the series.. but ever since I returned two of his books in a not so pristine condition, he has forbidden me from borrowing his paperbacks.

:D this is a great deal.

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This is a ripoff of Battle Royale.

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@unif2: I just finished Battle Royale. I thought it was a good read but a little hard to keep the characters straight right away with all the Japanese names. Definitely ripped off!

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Good deal for those wanting them, but I wasn't impressed. Supposedly the first is the best one and it left me wanting (something better). One of my friends said it best "omg omg i like that boy but omg i like that boy too omg dystopia!" Not terribly interested in reading the other books in the series, but maybe if these came out when I was 10-ish they would have been at the top of my reading list.

If I feel in the mood for something along these lines again, I'll re-read Ender's Game. I'm pretty happy I didn't care for Hunger Games, as it means I have zero desire to stand in movie lines with squealing 12 year old girls to see the big screen version.

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I could've gone my entire life without reading these books or watching the movies. But less than 4 bucks is easily one of the best values I've ever seen for that much entertainment. In for the trilogy.

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@martinez69 - Ditto for me. Note to all, if you intend to use these on your mobile device AND PC, like me, do yourself a favor and follow the instructions given for using Calibre to remove the DRM. It makes things MUCH easier. I downloaded them to my PC (Adobe Digital Editions), then copied them over to my Droid (Aldiko) and when I tried to import them to Aldiko it said my device wasn't authorized. I realized I hadn't set up an adobe account for that, so I did so, authorized my phone and my PC, then the books wouldn't open. Had to call Kobo and have them reset the licenses on the books so I could download them again. I've now removed the DRM and my life is much better. :)

Side note: Kudos to Kobo's customer service. They resolved the issue caused by my haste/stupidity quickly and pleasantly.

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@davidschronic: And Battle Royale is a ripoff of The Most Dangerous Game.

You could even say The Hunger Games is a ripoff of The Lottery, but whatever. Shakespeare probably did it all first, and Aesop before him. Whatever.

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I loved this movie when it was called "The Running Man".
"I live to see you eat that contract, but I hope you leave enough room for my fist because I'm going to ram it into your stomach." One of the best Arnold lines of the 80's.

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@lewknukem: I tried buying the trilogy, but no matter how I enter hungergamesdeal, it tells me "invalid promo". I even tried hungergamesdeal2, and it didn't work either. I was able to get the promo code to work on the individual books though. Bummer, your way would have been much easier - I wonder why it doesnt work anymore? Or maybe I was doing something wrong.

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I am not experienced with digital books yet. Kobo had a "DRM-free" edition of the third book for .99. Should I buy that instead?? Both versions came up when I clicked the OP's link for the 3rd book. If someone could please let me know ASAP before this deal is over - THANK YOU!

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@michaels1715: Not 100% sure since I didn't buy this, but if you're typing it in the website the way you are on here, it might be that the code is case sensitive. HungerGamesDeal instead of hungergamesdeal. Maybe?

Edit: you said you tried the promo code successfully on other books, so I have no idea o.O

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I couldnt get the app to download to my computer in order to read the book. The Adobe DRM EPUB wouldnt open.

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@nikkicox13: I didn't have any problem. Did you download Adobe Digital Editions from Adobe's website (http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/)? You also have to set up an account to deal with the DRM.

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@michaels1715: You can't buy the trilogy. You have to buy each individual title individually and use each code individually on each individual purchase.

You know.

Individually.

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I did try hungergamesdeal and HungerGamesDeal and hungergamesdeal2, but none worked for the trilogy. HungerGamesDeal did work for the first book and HungerGamesDeal2 worked for the second one. I'm not sure which book to buy for the third, though. When I clicked on the link the OP gave for the third book, two options come up. The first is for the book for $11.19 (I'm assuming the promo code will drop the price to $1.07) and it says DRM EPUB, but the second choice says EPUB (DRM free) and it only costs .99.

Isn't the DRM free version more desirable? I don't understand why it's only .99 if so. Maybe I'm wrong and I don't want the DRM version. I just don't know what the difference is.

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Yes, I figured that out, thanks. But apparently earlier today you COULD buy the trilogy for just over $4 in one purchase. I was going by these comments that are quite a ways above:

"@rrussell: Unfortunately it doesn't look like KOBO has a shopping cart so it means you have to buy each book one by one (really it only takes a couple minutes, but still). However, there is another option to buy the trilogy, so you can go to this link and then apply the code and get the trilogy for just over 4 bucks.
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Hunger-Games-Trilogy/book-bzAVDy2qHkWftvRlM1SOEw/page1.html

@lewknukem: Thanks much for this option, I just purchased it and will read it on the ipad!!! Thanks again!
Oh, and I just used the coupon code hungergamesdeal"

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@machin576: The Running Man was by Stephen King - is this really a ripoff of that?

Can someone please tell me if I do or don't want the DRM-free version for .99 on Kobo? These will be read on either a Nook or and iPad, if I can figure out how to download them...

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@mirathi: It's only free to read and only if you're a prime member. To purchase it's $5.

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@michaels1715: In case people haven't figured it out yet, the drm free version is NOT the book. It's a study guide.

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@jayboman729: The best combo is download the ebook using Adobe Digital Editions, then use the ePUBee DRM Removal tool, and wham-o. DRM free epub file to use wherever you'd like!