on June 12, 2011
The Kindle version of this book does not have a table of contents, forcing you to use the painfully slow search feature to find anything.
The maps are not indexed or linked in any way, also making them difficult to find. Once you do locate a map, it is very tiny. You can zoom in, but it does not re-draw, leaving it too blurry to be useful.
Frommer's provides an e-book link to the maps, but at least on Kindle for iPad, the links do not open. This defeats the entire purpose of having this book on a portable device.
Stick with the printed version.
on April 22, 2012
This is the worst tour book I have ever read. Info for small towns and villages just contains a description of that town's chateau. C'mon Frommers, get some writers who do something a little more interesting than go to chateaux and stare at tapestries then eat at an expensive restaurant! What does the town feel like? Look like? What are the people like? Culture? Where are interesting places to explore? If you get this book, be prepared to be disappointed and frustrated!
on August 3, 2011
Text is excellent, but the Kindle version lacks a table of contents, which makes it pretty much useless.
There are several textual references to chapters such as "in chapter 5 bla bla" but no way to actually reach chapter 5 other than scrolling. Even in an iPad, where scrolling is easier and faster, I can't reach any information of interest.
Pages do _not_ have footers and headers saying which is the current topic, chapter or section. There is simply no manner for me to find my way around in this book.
on September 4, 2011
Have purchased Rick Steves France, Lonely Planet France, Fodors and Frommers. I made a mistake when I bought Frommers France, mistaking it for Fodors France. This Frommers France digital version is a disgrace. How Frommers can market this version without a contents section or (at worst) even an index is beyond comprehension. To wade through this ridiculous digital travel book you have to use the "search-this-book" function which is like a mini-google and will deliver up hundreds of search results depending on the input. I wouldn't recommend searching on "paris" which is what Frommers digital version apears to think all France consists of. On the other hand, don't even bother searching on Corsica, because they don't even cover the island. It's junk and doesn't deserve the single star I've been forced to give it to provide a rating. Don't waste your money. Any of the other digital guide books are way better.