L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories [EPUB] Free download pre-order at Barnes & Noble.
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L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories [EPUB] Free download pre-order at Barnes & Noble.

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Found 3rd Jun 2011
Unlike the Kindle edition that is available to preorder for free at Amazon, this edition is EPUB, and therefore instantly compatible without conversion with just about any other eReader out there (Nook, Sony, iRiver, Samsung, Kobo etc etc etc)

Barnes & Noble Nook store requires a credit card to be stored on your account, however no charge is taken with any free downloads such as this pre-order. Download will be available on 06/06/11 when book is released.

Obviously a great number of UK residents will not even have heard of Barnes & Noble (Think the US equivalent of Waterstones/Borders)

I own a Nook, and have a credit card registered with them for purchases/free downloads since Christmas, and can assure that as one of the leading bookstores in the US, as well as the main rival to Amazon's Kindle Services, they are reliable.
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Rockstar Games has partnered with Mulholland Books to publish a collection of short fiction expanding the world of the newest groundbreaking achievement in storytelling: the interactive crime thriller L.A. Noire.

1940s Hollywood, murder, deception and mystery take center stage as readers reintroduce themselves to characters seen in L.A. Noire. Explore the lives of actresses desperate for the Hollywood spotlight; heroes turned defeated men; and classic Noir villains. Readers will come across not only familiar faces, but familiar cases from the game that take on a new spin to tell the tales of emotionally torn protagonists, depraved schemers and their ill-fated victims.

With original short fiction by Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Joe Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer, Duane Swierczynski and Andrew Vachss, L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories breathes new life into a time-honored American tradition, in an exciting anthology that will appeal to fans of suspense and gamers everywhere.
They'd released some of the short stories on the L.A Noire website in the run-up to the game's release - they are some of the best pieces of writing I have ever experienced. Totally immersive and not afraid to be hard hitting. I'd recommend this to anyone even vaguely interested in the crime/Noire genre - I'd even pay for the priviledge!

Have some heat.
Zuzela

They'd released some of the short stories on the L.A Noire website in the … They'd released some of the short stories on the L.A Noire website in the run-up to the game's release - they are some of the best pieces of writing I have ever experienced. Totally immersive and not afraid to be hard hitting. I'd recommend this to anyone even vaguely interested in the crime/Noire genre - I'd even pay for the priviledge! :)Have some heat.



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cicobuff

Rockstar Games has partnered with Mulholland Books to publish a … Rockstar Games has partnered with Mulholland Books to publish a collection of short fiction expanding the world of the newest groundbreaking achievement in storytelling: the interactive crime thriller L.A. Noire.1940s Hollywood, murder, deception and mystery take center stage as readers reintroduce themselves to characters seen in L.A. Noire. Explore the lives of actresses desperate for the Hollywood spotlight; heroes turned defeated men; and classic Noir villains. Readers will come across not only familiar faces, but familiar cases from the game that take on a new spin to tell the tales of emotionally torn protagonists, depraved schemers and their ill-fated victims. With original short fiction by Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Joe Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer, Duane Swierczynski and Andrew Vachss, L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories breathes new life into a time-honored American tradition, in an exciting anthology that will appeal to fans of suspense and gamers everywhere.




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Looking at the talk about nook books from B & N you may only be able to read this on your computer or on a nook ebook reader.. Still free if you can get it to work.
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kacetwo

Looking at the talk about nook books from B & N you may only be able to … Looking at the talk about nook books from B & N you may only be able to read this on your computer or on a nook ebook reader.. Still free if you can get it to work.



Nope, try creating an account with B&N, I just tried it out as a test, search for "0.00" will list free books,added to my basket and downloaded for free a James Patterson novel "The Gift" (first 21 chapters) to my PC, as an epub file.

The advantage of which over the Kindle edition of L.A Noire over at Amazon for free is it is already in epub format for use across various devices without conversion or Kindle software, unless of course you are a Kindle user, then it is just best to opt for the Kindle download on Amazon instead.



Edited by: "cicobuff" 4th Jun 2011
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Boz

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Is there any way to download it without giving B&N yoru credit card details? Seems a bit weird that they are insisting on having my CC details to download a free book.
And reading about it, apparently B&N have a bad habit of charging people for their 'free' books...
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Painterz1

Is there any way to download it without giving B&N yoru credit card … Is there any way to download it without giving B&N yoru credit card details? Seems a bit weird that they are insisting on having my CC details to download a free book.



Illegally from a bittorrent site after release? No, there is no other way around it. As said I am a nook owner, I have a B&N account obviously, I have downloaded plenty of free books to my nook...would be interested in knowing where you have read they have a bad habit of charging people for free books? If you have your concerns though, then don't give your details, I already stated in the header of this thread B&N they are reliable, and are the [biggest chain bookstore in the USA] and Amazon's Kindle's main rival (albeit with industry standard ePub support)

I cannot confirm it is the same with Amazon UK, but certainly with Amazon US the same rules apply, card details have to be supplied, so I presume also for Amazon UK too for free downloads.

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Just downloaded mine free from the store to my downloads folder on my PC, was free, is in EPUB format and therefore usable on a variety of devices (other than the Kindle) it is DRMed though, so will require [stripping].


Edited by: "cicobuff" 6th Jun 2011
Just the top few google search results when I was trying to see if you really did have to give them your CC details to download a free book, I found forums where people were complaining that they'd ordered a free book, and been charged a couple of dollars. I didn't research it terribly in depth.

But yes, I'll look for a torrent. It's sad to see the book industry making the exact same mistakes the music industry made. If they make it harder for people to get the legit product, then of course they'll turn to torrents.
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Painterz1

Just the top few google search results when I was trying to see if you … Just the top few google search results when I was trying to see if you really did have to give them your CC details to download a free book, I found forums where people were complaining that they'd ordered a free book, and been charged a couple of dollars. I didn't research it terribly in depth. :)But yes, I'll look for a torrent. It's sad to see the book industry making the exact same mistakes the music industry made. If they make it harder for people to get the legit product, then of course they'll turn to torrents.



Just checked it, they don't actually charge anything, but like most companies do a pre-payment authorisation to check the validity of your credit card.

As with the majority of usually not free Nook DRM-ed book, sadly your user name and credit card details are encrypted into the download, and you then need to use software to provide the key with these details to unencrypt.

May not be worth the bother for some people, but to stay on the side of "legality" it is not illegal to download a book legitimately i.e in this case free, and to remove the DRM provided you legally purchased it.

However, the removal of DRM as opposed to downloading a torrent file from somewhere that already is a DRM stripped EPUB file would most likely take you more time!

I tried the file as was in my wifes Sony PRS-350 and it is definitely DRMed. Obviously it works fine within Nooks PC software, and of course on a Nook itself.

Edited by: "cicobuff" 6th Jun 2011
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