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Great content, but kind of clunky formatting
on December 28, 2010
First, to the content. I've read and listened to the Dresden Files several times through, and thoroughly enjoyed them. The content itself is a solid 5 stars from me. Let's face it, though - few people will pay $55 for books if they're not already fairly sure they like them, so I thought I'd focus more on the format.
Pricewise, this is just over $9 per book - you may save a few dollars over individual purchases; however, for about the same price, this is a lot more convenient on your Kindle.
Like most of us who felt the need for the Kindle, I have a large library, and a lot of that is in series. Unfortunately, it's difficult to organize series on the Kindle. Usually, the best you can do is organize by author; however, with long series (I'm looking at YOU, Diskworld!) it's difficult to remember the order of titles in the series. The "Collections" feature on the Kindle at least allows you to group a series together, useful when you have authors with several different long-running series; however, there's still no way to manually sort within the collection so you can have a series in order. A collection like this is (until a hopefully-in-the-works software update) the best option to keep a series in order.
I downloaded it this morning...and found that upon clicking "Menu" and "Go to..." the table of contents button was grayed out, and could not be selected. In a six-book collection, you cannot go to a table of contents to select the desired book. That's poor design, and prevents me from giving this the 5 stars I'd love to give.
As it turns out, there is a linked table of contents. You need to "Go to..." the cover, then next page about 3 clicks, and you'll find a table of contents you can use to jump to the start of any one of the 6 books in the collection. It's just clunkier to get to than it should be.