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Camino Palmero
Camino Palmero
Price: 2.86

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am calling you to listen to them., 14 May 2002
This review is from: Camino Palmero (Audio CD)
A new American outfit, The Calling`s debut album is one to savour. Highlighted by their hit single `Wherever you will go`, unfortunately The Calling are yet to have been graced the British Isles with any well-deserved fame.
This album grows fom strength to strenth, and all of the tracks are superb and are laden with subtleties. Memorable melodies and emotion characterize this album.
My personal recommendations are `Could it be any harder`, `Stigmatized` and of course `Wherever you will go`. The more you hear their album the more you will realise how good they are. In years to come, they will no doubt be one of the biggest names. Enjoy them while they are relatively unknown.


Weathered
Weathered
Offered by Dirty Deals UK
Price: 4.95

5.0 out of 5 stars A mixture . . . . a mixture of outstanding quality., 14 May 2002
This review is from: Weathered (Audio CD)
It starts powerfully, and ends in perfect style. A mix of hard, chilled and melodic, this CD is a must for anyone who appreciates contemporary rock.
The CD features tracks which, if you`re in America, are more than freqently played on the radio. This just helps to illustrate the significance of this band, and aboveall the sublime quality of the tracks this album has put together. Wether you have heard of Creed or not, or if you like their most famous song 'My Sacrifice', as included in this CD, this will be a purchase you won`t regret.


The Speed Reading Book
The Speed Reading Book
by Tony Buzan
Edition: Paperback

16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Practice makes perfect!? It will make you faster., 4 May 2002
This review is from: The Speed Reading Book (Paperback)
Ok, your reading speed does increase, but only after tedious training. The author himself says at one point: "reading to the mind is like aerobic training to the body". Only practice makes perfect.
The good side of the book is that it is very well set out and is presented in managable chunks.
Furthermore, it is an enjoyable read as you learn alot about how your reading system works. However, in order to increase your reading speed you must do the exercises and be patient.
As concerns reading speed: mine increased 100 words per minute in a day and is currently at around 500 wpm. Though I am sceptical about the "more retention" part as little time is given at high speeds to process information and actually understand what is written.
VERDICT: it's a must read if you are actually keen on incresing your reading speed. But you must read the book with a `pinch of salt ` to avoid disappointment.
If you can`t be bothered or are sceptical then don't bother. Practice makes perfect, but no-one's perfect, so why practice?
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