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Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe
Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved the entertaining and illuminating "digressions" and the descriptions of ..., 2 July 2014
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One of the most entertaining history books I have read for some time. This is a highly personal and whimsical look at the history of central Europe which might otherwise have been very dry. I loved the entertaining and illuminating "digressions" and the descriptions of the author's impressions of the major sites involved as they are today.


Mozart: The Magic Flute [DVD] [2006]
Mozart: The Magic Flute [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Martti Talvela

5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous staging, 6 Feb 2014
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An excellent and very atmospheric live performance with some of the great artists of the last century. A pleasure to see the late great (in every sense) Marrti Talvela as Sarastro.


The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (Mammoth Books)
The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (Mammoth Books)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thought starters, 6 Feb 2014
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Some really interesting "what ifs." Some were a little slow paced but mostly excellent. I would have liked to see some of the tales expanded further.


Earth Abides
Earth Abides
by George R. Stewart
Edition: MP3 CD

5.0 out of 5 stars Sperb book - Great Reading, 16 April 2013
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This review is from: Earth Abides (MP3 CD)
I have always loved this book but it is not generally avaiable in audiobook format from any of the major download sites. The book is a real classic and very atmospheric. It is a deeply thoughtful post apocalyptic vision - with both an ecological insight and a degree of hope unusual for this genre. It is man alone - not man versus the worst dregs of mankind unleashed as is so normal. While sad, it is uplifting. My only issue with the current edition - which is well read ( though Ezra's "trace of Yorkshire" comes out as broadest cod cockney) - is that its MP3 format is limiting. I wish it were available in more normal media.


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