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Houston Chronicle [Kindle Edition]

by Houston Chronicle
2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, and the 10th largest in the United States. Because of its quality reporting, several of the Chronicle's writers have been nominated for the coveted Pulitzer Prize for journalism, including Dudley Althaus and Tony Freemantle.

The Kindle Edition of Houston Chronicle contains articles found in the print edition, but will not include some images and tables. Also, some features such as the crossword puzzle, box scores and classifieds are not currently available. For your convenience, issues are automatically delivered wirelessly to your Kindle so you can read them each morning.

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  • Publisher: Houston Chronicle
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000P1XIRQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,080 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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95 of 98 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs more content August 9, 2008
I signed up for the Houston Chronicle but cancelled within the first 14 days due to a general lack of content. To me it felt like we were getting less than half the paper. I wanted to read the tech columns etc. but during my brief subscription I did not see Silverman's column included in the Kindle version nor did I see national syndicated columns. I may give them a month or two and try again because I like the idea of having a newpaper on my Kindle.

Update: Feb 14, 2009, just bought another copy to see if there was any improvement. Sadly, no. Please Houston Chron give us full content...including pictures, comics, technology articles, etc.
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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed November 8, 2008
I am a new Kindle owner and so far love it. i am very disappointed in the Chron. it is missing a lot of the content I want. where are the columnists? no gardening or religion on Saturday? No Obits? When The Chron ups the content I will subscribe until then I will continue to read it conventially on paper or on line. very disappointing.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very little covered. Not worth it! March 2, 2009
I ordered the Houston Chronicle sample with my new Kindle and was very disappointed. It had only a very few articles from the paper. I know the paper is getting thinner but this is ridiculous.

I won't subscribe until they get more content!
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No associated press content March 29, 2009
By Melanti
There is a LOT missing from this paper.

It gives most of the local news and the sports, but lacks national and world news. As discussed in the other reviews, there are no syndicated columns, comics, or photos. However, it goes deeper than that. This version of the paper only includes content written directly by the Chron staff. Unfortunately, what that means is while local news is adequately covered, national and world news is not covered in any detail and Texas news is covered somewhat haphazardly.

I've had the paper for about a week now. On the typical day, there are anywhere between 1 and 3 articles each in the National and World news sections. And these generally do not cover the major events; they just cover what national events that the Chron staff has given their own spin to.

While good for local events, you'll need a separate paper for national and world news.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Okay, first things first... this is not the entire HOUSTON CHRONICLE. It is edited down to the top stories found in sections described as front page, national, local, sports, and lifestyle. Columnists are missing a lot of the time, and there are no classifieds or coupons. Also missing from the Sunday edition would be any inserts such as the ZEST or the TV GUIDE.

What this is... a very nice looking KINDLE edition of the paper that you can read quickly. It costs about twenty cents a day, and gives you basically what you would want from an e-reader version of a major paper. You can gripe about missing content, but I personally do not want to wade through comics, obituaries, and movie listings. This is a down and dirty well-crafted summation of news in Houston and surrounding areas.

It serves my purpose well... I want to get in and out in twenty minutes with a cup of coffee in the morning. The Chronicle Kindle Version lets me do that, and I don't have to recycle.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's Better Then Nothing March 8, 2009
I purchased my Kindle just for reading papers and blogs. I live in Houston and was happy to see the Houston paper. I was depressed to see that most of the paper is left out. I think Amazon should make all the papers include ALL their content if they want to sell via Kindle. How hard can it be? I will keep my subscription for a while and hope it gets better...
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly edited September 8, 2009
I agree with other reviewers when they say that the Kindle edition of the Houston Chronicle is not worth it. It is worth comparing it to the printed edition side-by-side. It is amazing how severely the Kindle edition has been abridged. The editor seems to have the judgment of a beginning apprentice. Other regional papers do it much better; for instance, the Minneapolis paper is almost worth the subscription.

Navigation remains an area that needs to be improved in these Kindle newspapers.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars just go to mobile May 6, 2011
The Kindle edition is seriously lacking in content. Not worth the price. Just do as I do and bookmark the URL of in your Kindle's web browser. The mobile format web page works great on the Kindle and it's FREE with much more content! Cheers!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Content
Content weak, it is getting better, more pictures would help! Have read the paper for years and the Kindle is not anywhere close to the quality of print or web version.
Published 15 days ago by Robert E. McGowen
1.0 out of 5 stars cancel subscription
Don't like format. Can't go to specific section.
Have to read articles in a certain order,can't read at my own pace.
Published 24 days ago by Lyn wright
1.0 out of 5 stars needs work
Needs better pictures, odd organization and layouts. Seems like not as many articles are on the site as in the paper
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Godsend
the paper is not delivered in the rural areas on muddy roads.j this has solved the problem for my husband who retired from the Houston area and stil llikes the written news.
Published 2 months ago by Delores A Monroe
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your money
Poor layout and overall useage. Responds poorly to user commands, too few graphics makes for a near text only experience
Published 3 months ago by Clarence Wittwer
5.0 out of 5 stars rating Houston Chronicle
Of course it was good....good journalism, lots of content ...lots of stuff to read. It's a top notch paper . thanks
Published 3 months ago by judith sturtzen
1.0 out of 5 stars NO COMICS
No COMICS, which is where I get MY news, and DEAR ABBY is hard for my invalid wife to find. I bought the Kindle for her, but she is having a difficult time learning to navigate... Read more
Published 4 months ago by John T. Mason, Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good national and local news and sports - with pictures - all the...
Has ALL of the major articles in the paper with pictures. On Sunday it even has the Zest Magazine articles. Read more
Published 4 months ago by William Bryson
3.0 out of 5 stars Delete Editorials
How can a business survive when it irritates fifty per cent of its customers daily? That is what editorials do.
Published 6 months ago by Janet E. Seymour
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor excuse for a paper but the only one we have !
The Chronicle take advantage of the fact that they don't have competition . Very limited coverage of National or Big local events. Tends to be a Right Wing poltical mouth piece.
Published 10 months ago by James Cox
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No Sunday Paper
My father subscribes via Kindle and he said he first got the "late message" and later got a "will not be delivered at all" message. I wonder what happened?
Nov 30, 2009 by Barbara Younginer |  See all 2 posts
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