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It is not the old Reader's Digest. It seems politically flavored & preachy, and reads like one writer does all the writing. I'm sorry to say the "Quotes" sections is horrible. The true stories are good and the humor at work, life and military are still funny.
Growing up, RD was a staple of literary genius. I think all the retirees are rolling over in their graves after what RD has become. It's boring, they make grammatical errors (or should I say *error's* since they misuse said sky comma all the time now), and worst of all they are POLITICAL. So sad.
I love it accept, it deleats my magazines. I sometimes do noit get to read an issue because I'm too busy. I paid for it why then does the app delete my past issues, even if unread? Shame! Will have to cancel.
up to 1/3 of this magazine is pure ads. there is very little actual article content. compare to decades older RD mgazines and you will understand what i mean. cancelled subscription. i am not paying for more ads
I have always enjoyed Readers Digest. But I never subscribed because I have a bad habit of hoarding magazines that I like, then eventually have to give them away or throw them away, so for years I only read R.D. in the Doctor's or Dentist's office (my parents subscribed when I was growing up). Now that I can get it electronically, and at such a great price, I took advantage of that. It took a little bit of experimenting to familiarize with the navigation, because it doesn't work the same way as with books; but it's pretty simple once you get used to it. HOWEVER, I just got my 2nd month issue. I had not finished reading my first issue, and although I was able to locate the 1st issue in my newsstand library, when I clicked on it, it tells me "waiting to download" but never does, so I can't get back to previous issue to finish reading or to re-read previously enjoyed articles. I see this as a serious flaw in the subscription process. If this Isn't corrected, I may not renew my subscription when the time comes.
HEY!!!!! Where have all my issues gone? This is B.S. I paid for them they should be in the cloud. Why wasn't I notified about this mass dumping of magazines? How about a refund for past unread issues. I subscribed to RD so I could read at my leisure now they are gone. You owe everyone an explanation.
The information in this MAGAZINE is a joy to read and includes current non-fictional information, biographies, jokes, photos, and so much more. It’s smaller size makes it handy to keep in a purse or larger pocket. There is even a large print version. We had been RD subscribers for years prior to moving, so when Amazon offered this offer, we eagerly signed up for ONE subscription. (However we received TWO subscriptions!)
Why only ONE STAR? The RD magazine would get 4 or 5; however we gave it only ONE as a warning. Our subscription, as mentioned in other reviews, initiated a ton of junk mail offers for additional products/books arrived by e-mail and by USPS! There was no requirement to buy these products, but let’s face it, junk mail appropriately earned it’s name. But, the nightmare got worse! We recently received a package containing a book (untitled) that was the first volume of many to follow. The book cost $10+ tax, but was free for the first volume, $0.00. There was no price listed for the following untitled books. NOR was there any way to opt out of further issues!!! The [only] ONE instruction included and was to return the “payment slip” with a check (bank information). Talk about the RED FLAGS for FRAUD!!!
Please note: The company requesting this information was not Reader’s Digest nor Amazon... another red flag. And there was no way to return the book or auto-shipments of further volumes! Not even information on the titles or genre. Just a friendly warning...