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Community Level 4Suzan


Short and Sweet

AdvantagesGood selection of titles:skilfully condensed.

DisadvantagesCancelling...as you probably know.

"You have probably heard the quip: “The person who said that nothing is impossible has obviously never tried to cancel a Readers’ Digest subscription!”And it is true that once you have made a purchase from Readers’ Digest, they cling tighter than a leech on a septic wound. But hold on…I’m about to say something nice about them! I have for some time now been subscribing to the Readers’ Digest Condensed Books ..." Read review

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Community Level 5jimbuck


A Good Read

AdvantagesGreat for a journey

DisadvantagesNone unless you subscribe

"...to call it a magazine. Readers can take out a subscription to Reader’s Digest which is obviously cheaper than buying a copy each month but it leaves the subscriber open to the many and varied offers. The format of the magazine has been the same for as long as I can remember with stories and articles many of which have been contributed by the readers. Scattered around the pages, the reader will find a variety of quips, jokes and quotations, ..." Read review

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Community Level 4willsmj


Unwanted mail at a cost


Disadvantagespoor service

"Do you subscribe to readers digest? If you do read no further. If however, you are one of the very few who has entry into the next round of their prize draw, then beware. I am always one of the very few in my county to be lucky enough to be sent draw tickets for entry into the next stage. As I won a £10 cheque a few years ago for returning a NO envelope to 'Which' magazine, I now return all the readers digest stuff in a NO envelope. This week ..." Read review

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Community Level 6ray52


Great Short Stories.

AdvantagesGreat read, Compact, Variety of subjects


"The Reader's Digest monthly magazine costs £2.50 per month if bought from a newsagents. A few years ago I actually subscribed for a year and saved about 30%. I think this magazine is an excellent buy as it has many different articles for everyone's taste. It must be good because it boasts some 25 million copies issued in 19 different languages (July 2001 edition refers). At the front is a list of contents for that month's issue. These are based ..." Read review

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Community Level 2lukydug



AdvantagesInteresting wide variety of reading. Puzzles etc.

DisadvantagesDepends on whether you want to try and win some money.

"...have been a member of Readers Digest for some years now so it should be obvious that I find it very readable. Having it delivered every month is very convenient and I can honestly say I actually look forward to it. I also get it at a discounted price which can`t be bad can it. CONTENT So much and so varied which means it should be suitable for a wide variety of tastes so lets break it down. First of all and this should be of interest ..." Read review

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Community Level 5poet831


A good read but they won't let you go

AdvantagesExcellent quality - both magazine and books

DisadvantagesOnce they have your name on their list, they will NOT let you go. They are like leeches. You will get so much junk mail, you won't know what to do with it all

"I have always enjoyed reading Reader's Digest - they have a lot of interesting articles, a condensed story, plus numerous areas of jokes, wordpower, etc where people can actually submit and earn some money from. Reader's Digest is actually a pretty good payer if you are lucky enough to get something you have written, into their pages. My problem with them is .... once they have your name - they will not let you go! They will bombard you with junk ..." Read review

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Community Level 4mrswombat


Family Medical Guide

Advantagescomprehensive and accessible

Disadvantagesrather dated

"a few years ago I'd have been raving about this book. It certainly still has much to commend it. It has a wealth of information and, for those who like such things (I do!) a lot of technical detail. It's written in a way which is highly informative, but generally managed to avoid being patronising - which is a major drawback of much of this genre. The problem is that it doesn't appear to have been updated in recent years. I would certainly have expected, ..." Read review

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Community Level 2cyberian1969


My Best Friend For Life

AdvantagesGreat content, excellent articles,honest reporting

DisadvantagesBit too US centric, blind to American misadventures

"I grew up with Readers Digest, as a kid, from the 70's, through the 80's, 90's and even now. To date, there have been many magazines, that have been in and out of my list, but Reader's Digest is always there. Hell, i can never even think of ditching this magazine. All our India Todays, Outlooks,Weeks which are think attracting more people means dumbing down the content, please read the Readers Digest. It proves that to get more readers to your magazine ..." Read review

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