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Stone and Silt
by Harvey Chute

$2.99
Kindle Edition published 2013-08-14
Bestseller ranking: 713665

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Big Al's Books & Pals 2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Young Adult Nominee

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

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Alexa Can Now Read To Me?
« on: December 07, 2017, 07:03:20 AM »
This may be old news but it was new to me.  I was browsing on the iPad and ran across a headline that said Alexa could now read my Kindle books to me.  I started to pass the story by thinking it was about Audible books but clicked on it anyway.  The article described a new skill for Alexa as the ability to read my Kindle books - any Kindle book in my library - using WhisperSync.  I thought ok I'll ask her to read the book I'm currently reading on my Kindle.  Alexa picked right up where I had left off reading the night before!  I don't know if this is a new skill or not but I like it and think I will use it quite a lot.
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Re: Alexa Can Now Read To Me?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 09:38:36 AM »
I am new to the Alexa world, having only recently gotten an Echo Dot. I'll check this out -because I have a lot of books in Kindle form but prefer audiobooks much of the time. I haven't really enjoyed the speech-to-text feature of many Kindle books because I haven't enjoyed the flat affect of the narration. But if Alexa could read with a (even slightly) better voice, this might work for me.
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