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Kindle Unlimited turns your Kindle into a lending library for £8

Pony up £8 a month and you can read and listen to as many ebooks on your Kindle, iPhone or other devices as you like.

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Shhhh! The library is open, as Amazon brings Kindle Unlimited to the UK, giving you unlimited reading and listening on any device for £8 a month.

From today, all you have to do is pony up £8 each month and you can read or listen to more than 650,000 books without paying a penny more. The ebooks and audiobooks on offer include bestsellers such as "The Hunger Games" (pictured above), the "Harry Potter" books -- they're about some kind of magician, apparently -- and "World War Z", alongside classics like Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five". Look for the Kindle Unlimited logo on eligible titles and click "Read for £0.00", which is a solid gold bargain in anyone's book. Or ebook. Or audiobook.

Speaking of which, there are more than 2,000 books narrated from audiobook service Audible, with Whispersync for Voice. Whispersync keeps track of your place even if you read the book on different devices, and the voice version cleverly switches between reading and listening without having to find your place each time.

There's a free month-long trial to ease you in at amazon.co.uk/ku-freetrial, and the service is available on any device that has a Kindle app, including the iPad, iPhone, Android devices, Windows Phone and more -- not to mention Kindle ebook readers and Kindle Fire tablets, of course.