Bargain Alert: Amazon Digital Deals & More


Today’s Amazon Digital Deals include some bestselling, well-reviewed Kindle books, the hot new MP3 album release from Green Day, and a Free App of the Day aimed at kids, with an average review rating of 4/5 stars!

Quiet Please! is that app, and not only is it FREE (today only), it currently comes bundled with a $1 Amazon MP3 Store credit. From Amazon:

After an annoying day at school, you just want some peace and quiet. But everything at home is so noisy! Mr. Peabody is obsessively mowing his lawn, Dad is channel surfing and Mom is yapping on the phone. Your pesky kid brother won’t go to bed, and even your pet kittens are driving you crazy! Explore, interact with your environment and solve puzzles.

  • Classic adventure game fun on your hand-held device.
  • Explore a lighthearted and humorous environment.
  • Use your wits and the items you find to solve puzzles.
  • Three kittens included with every purchase!

Amazon Reviewer Samuel Mitchell says:

I actually had fun playing Quiet, Please!, even though it is obviously targeting a much younger audience. At heart, it is a very basic adventure game that has you complete tasks all around the house to quite things down so that you can relax.


If Quiet Please! sounds like the app for you (or your kids), you’ll also want to consider the award-winning Paper Monsters (4/5 stars, currently priced at 99 cents and currently comes bundled with a $1 Amazon MP3 Store credit). From Amazon:

Dive into the world of Paper Monsters and watch a living world made out of paper, cardboard, and a few cotton balls unfold right before your eyes. Paper Monsters takes all of the classic 2d platforming elements, combines them with cutting edge graphics and then packs it onto your mobile device!

The hit game that USA TODAY calls a real treat is now on Kindle Fire!

IGN: “Crescent Moon’s Paper Monsters is one of the prettiest games to hit the App Store in a long time.”

G4TV.com: “The controls are masterfully crafted” “a fresh, original soundtrack add those special touches to an already solid game”

GIZMODO UK – Gaming App of the Day: “Paper Monsters is a well-balanced little adventure, pretty to look at, and a nice diversion on a Friday afternoon”

TOUCH ARCADE:  “Paper Monsters is an incredibly fun platformer, and it’s downright gorgeous to look at”


Today’s Kindle Daily Deal for older teens and adults is The Raven Ring (5/5 stars, priced at $1.99 today only). From Amazon:

In this book from Wrede’s acclaimed Lyra fantasy series, a young woman must fight for her life while on a quest to claim a magical family heirloom.

Three weeks after Eleret’s mother is killed, the messenger arrives with the tragic news. She died far from home, succumbing to wounds sustained in battle, and Eleret must travel to reclaim her belongings. The overland journey to the city of Ciaron is treacherous, but Eleret has no fear. She straps a dagger to her leg and sets off to recover one of her mother’s prized possessions: a ring etched with a raven. Though she makes it to Ciaron safely, getting home is another story.

Eleret doesn’t know what’s special about her mother’s ring, but someone wanted it badly enough to kill for it. To make it home in one piece, she must unlock the mysteries of the ring her mother died to protect.


For kids, Jungle Bullies is a picture book with a message about bullying (5/5 stars, priced at $1.99 today only). From Amazon:

Even bullies can learn to share.

Why should a large animal get away with bullying a smaller one? That’s what happens when Elephant takes Hippo’s spot in the pond, which causes Hippo to pick on Lion, Lion to pick on Leopard, and Leopard to pick on Monkey.

Vincent Nguyen’s illustrations-a mix of watercolor, charcoal pencil, and digital techniques-enrich the story as Monkey asks his mother for advice, and she comes up with just the right solution to solve the problem.

This book features Kindle Text Pop-Up for reading text over vivid, full-color images when using Kindle Fire or select Kindle Reading Apps. Click here to learn more.


Finally, this week only, Green Day’s new album ¡UNO! [Explicit] (4/5 stars) in MP3 format is priced at $5. Note that the non-explicit version of the MP3 album is also $5 this week only.

We’ve been waiting for something new from Green Day for years, and it’s here at last. One Amazon reviewer says:

Green Day Back To Their Roots: Punk-Powered Power-Pop. After the two musical sagas that were American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown I was hoping Green Day would calm things down a bit and just produce some simple music again that would be easy to digest and enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, I loved both 21st Century Breakdown and American Idiot, but they were LONG and INTENSE…

Green Day responded exactly how I hoped they would with ¡UNO!. Instrumentally it fits somewhere between Warning and Nimrod. It feels like a missing piece of a puzzle…

Much to my delight, on ¡UNO! I hear A LOT of influence from Cheap Trick, The Kinks, and The Clash…As a long term Green Day fan and overall music glutton I can’t tell you how AWESOME this is!

Amazon Digital Deals – get them while they’re on sale!

 

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