Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Highest Rated E-Books Online 2017. The eBook is the read of the future and the market place is chock full with over a million books that are available with a click of a mouse and it’s yours. Prices range from 99 cents all the way up to the multi thousands of dollars.
Sourcing an eBook is simply choosing between Amazon, Google Play or other sources of your preference that provide downloading services entirely free. We’ve included all genres from children’s books to adult themes in a list of ten down to one for your convenience. Most are downloadable from Amazon and Google.
Note: Google Play does not offer books in the Kindle format. You’ll need to download Google Play books as PDF’s so that they can be compatible with Kindle. To do that, navigate to Google Play, click the 3 squares at the upper right of the title of your chosen book, click download PDF then save to your desired location. After you’ve saved it, drag and drop your book into your device from your computer.
List of Top 10 Highest Rated E-Books Online 2017
10. Peter Pan and Wendy
A classic story of friendship between Peter Pan and Wendy is about the boy, Peter Pan who could fly and thus takes a group of young adventurous children to a place called Neverland. Tiger Lily, Tinker bell, Captain Hook, all the usual characters are there to join them as they learn about the value of mates and friendships.
9. Grimms Fairy Tales
The famous Grimm brothers were story tellers of a remarkable kind. Their first volume of fairy tales written in 1812 contained 86 gruesome stories whilst the second volume has 70. The two brothers wrote fairy tales that could frighten the pants off any child but this new edition has been edited to be more child-friendly. Originally written as fairy tales as the world knew them, and they were all classics, many of which have become film, they were still very grim to say the least. Rather than violent and grotesque, the stories have gone through alterations while not losing the plot, but Rapunzel, Cinderella and dear little Hansel and Gretel are all a little happier these days.
8. Gulliver’s Travels
Johnathan Swift wrote this classic about a man’s voyages to lands that had never been visited. Along his journey, Gulliver is shipwrecked and is washed ashore upon an island on which a race of people only 6 inches tall reside. They capture the giant Gulliver who after he promises he will be good, is given residence on this uncharted island. We won’t go into the rest of the details; we’ll spoil your read, but needless to say, this book, written with political undercurrents although all fictional, will have adults and children alike, enjoying every page. By the way, just as a note of interest, this work was written in 1726 and made its debut in the same year. After many adaptations in film, it is indeed a classic that has endured the tests of time.
7. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
Every child must be familiar with Alice, the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter and as Lewis Carroll who was famous for his philosophies, wrote this book with wordplay and irony. Alice’s adventures will have you meeting some extraordinary characters, all with a message and all with scenarios we can relate to. Alice experiences a magical land and as told with logic and common sense that prevails throughout, it is as popular with adults as it is children and so will remain in future. If you’re ever inclined to follow a white rabbit down his hole, be prepared to experience the adventures of a lifetime.
6. The War of the Worlds
H.G. Wells one of the most prolific writers of our age who died in 1946 but who left behind works that would take you far beyond your imagination, nurtured a passion for science fiction. Like this classic which was made into a movie in 2005 after it’s initial release in 1960 is one of his first novels written in the late 1800’s. It is about a conflict between man and the extraterrestrials that, told in the first person, is one of the most unforgettable books one could read. Wells also wrote The Time Machine which was also made into a film in 1960 and again in 2002. There are now websites available to see what the ‘hype’ is all about. Remarkably, Wells wrote this work with a Martian invasion in mind having been a science teacher during the late 1800’s. He believed superior Martians observed humans, their affairs and their achievements through an apparatus of a curious technology that perhaps only now has become familiar.
5. The Woman In White
This is a must read classic by Wilkie Collins. Mistaken identity is all too common in our world and Collins has written a tale of mystery which was among the first of its kind ever written. It talks of Gothic horror and psychological realism all told through the mouths of different characters. A mysterious woman in white is encountered by a teacher on a London road and as the story unfolds, it knocks on the doors of hearts and minds alike as the affair continues with a commentary of political undercurrents. This is one of the Top 10 Highest Rated E-Books Online 2017.
4. Count of Monte Cristo
Revenge as they say is sweet and it must be served cold. Alexandre Dumas tells this tale of the false imprisonment of Edmond Dantes, who wrongfully jailed by his best friend and other conspirators who have wronged him, escapes. Dantes has vowed he will recover what is rightfully his. The hidden treasure from the Isle of Monte Cristo is finally located by Dantes who subsequently becomes very wealthy. He sets about getting revenge but as the story unfolds it involves betrayal, romance and selfishness throughout. It is a famous work and sits alongside the Three Muskateers, both well received films.
3. Moby Dick
Herman Melville is revered for his work Moby Dick, an unforgettable tale of strength determination and revenge. ‘Call me Ishmael’ is the opening line which held in the highest respect of all of literature ever written is in and of itself famous. Captain Ahab, a madman hell bent on tracking down and killing the massive white whale that not only took his ship but also his leg from the knee down, announces that he will give the first man to sight Moby Dick, a gold coin. A sperm whale’s carcass, mistaken for Moby Dick and wrongfully killed is tied to the ship on which the sharks feast. It is a tale told from the view point of a wandering, fool hardy and revengeful sailor that will have you turning the pages of this classic until the very last one.
2. Robinson Crusoe
A tale of a castaway that inspired film after film. Written by Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe is castaway on an island and is stranded having battled an extraordinary storm at sea. He is cast upon a desert island with only his pipe, a knife and no more than a pinch of tobacco. Twenty four years pass until he meets another human being, however, the initial meeting is not a welcome one. The man, a slave will be freed by Crusoe before the cannibals can reach him on their weekly hunting trip to the island. He names the man Friday due to the day of the week he discovered him. When another ship appears with plans to kill it’s captain, Crusoe and the captain make plans to overthrow the mutiny.
1. My Man Jeeves
A collection of eight, these comical stories are about the escapades of an aristocrat in England by the name of Bertie Wooster and his valet, Jeeves. As Wooster gets into all amounts of trouble and scrapes, it is Jeeves who is always there to save his master’s idiotic neck and in some cases his life! It is humorous and will keep you smiling while you fall in love with Bertie, Jeeves and another gorgeous character of the same ilk, Reggie Pepper. It’s a must read if you’re feeling blue.
These are the Top 10 Highest Rated E-Books Online 2017. We’ve provided some of the well received and beautifully written classics on purpose due to their appeal and their endurance but also because of their methods to teach a myriad of messages to both children and the adults alike who read them.
From friendship and love, selfishness and revenge, temerity and a determination to reach a goal, life is filled with adversities and each of these works provide a lively read whilst teaching us of the values we need to expend upon others.
We hope you have enjoyed the list of the Top 10 highest rated E-Books online 2017.