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iRiver T60 4GB MP3 Player Colour WHITE
iRiver T60 4GB MP3 Player Colour WHITE

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars nearly there, 2 Dec 2007
I moved to the iRiver after someone relieved me of my Creative muvo. Initial impressions were favourable: it sounds grand, better than the Creative, even on the supplied headphones and the 3-line display is a great aid to navigation. However, my player is a deal sorer on the batteries than the claimed 19hr life would suggest. This situation is worsened by the astonishing omission of power via USB. Transferring files to the player fails with a low battery warning even when the indicator is showing 2 out 3 bars available, and seems to put a heavy drain on reserves.

If they sorted that power issue out this'd be a 4 or 5 star product.


John Dies at the End
John Dies at the End
by David Wong
Edition: Paperback

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars book good: tight-fisted man reaches for wallet, 6 Sep 2007
This review is from: John Dies at the End (Paperback)
JDatE is a genuinely deft blend of great humour, scabrous vulgarity and actual, proper horror. The story benefits from being a-bristle with the unconventional ideas and enthusiasm inherent in a writer's first "proper" book, whilst being coupled to writing skills honed over a ton of fiercely intelligent and funny web articles on pointlesswasteoftime.

Watch out for Bill Paxton's cameo as a small pile of rocks.

I'm buying it despite having already read it twice online, and I'm legendarily tight-fisted. It gets one thumbs up, my highest rating.


Mezzotint
Mezzotint
Price: £14.62

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars mezzotinted daddyman, 11 Sep 2006
This review is from: Mezzotint (Audio CD)
a layered, complex and beautiful album, mezzotint takes 60 minutes to ease you through its 12 serene and sometimes disquieting ambient pieces (7 fully realised tracks and 5 nebulous interludes). Clean, simple tonal lines running through the tracks are underpinned by darkly rolling deeper registers; a gentle, obfuscatory middle layer creates just enough blurring in the sound for the ears to fill gaps with half-heard motifs and hinted themes. There's no conventional percussion, nor is there any need for it - tracks are propelled by a gentle but inexorable tidal shifts - this disc is a constantly-evolving pleasure to listen to.

It's my favourite album of 2006 by a long way, and I'm pleased that I managed to get through this needlessly florid write-up without using the word 'glacial'


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