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Pathfinder: A Special Forces Mission Behind Enemy Lines
Pathfinder: A Special Forces Mission Behind Enemy Lines
by David Blakeley
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.03

4.0 out of 5 stars Indeed when reading such accolades that refer to 'the telling of AN elite MISSION' only to find that the same descriptor refers, 5 July 2014
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Having read the authors first book 'Maverick One' it was just a tad disappointing to find some of the same or similar material appearing at various points throughout this one. Slightly more disappointing was to find that the accolades inside the front covers of both books, one would have though referring to the book in which they appeared, were identical ! One titled " Praise for David Blakely" and the other "Praise for Pathfinder". Indeed when reading such accolades that refer to 'the telling of AN elite MISSION' only to find that the same descriptor refers to numerous unrelated missions leaves one feeling that the author of good work has been badly let down by his publisher. Maybe Orion think the general readership will only ever read one book or pay scant attention to what they read.

So much for the publisher. Even for those who have been involved in periods of intense war fighting, the authors ability to take the reader to the heart of fear driven adrenaline set against a mission imperative is laser accurate and absolutely jaw dropping. How these elite troops plan and prosecute operations with such tenacity and bravery leaves those who support what our military does on our behalves, very proud. Sadly, as is also shown, it is not the same case with some of the senior masters of Britain's Finest nor of 'their' political masters who all too often seem to have none of the backbone of the troops they order in to solve their problems, or sadly the knowledge and understanding of what it means to engage in the extreme violence modern warfare involves and yet still to remain fair and accountable. As the author implies - 'give us the job and let us get on with it in a way we know will be successful'.

Well written by one who has been there, got the T-Shirt and sadly paid the price. Honest and pulse raising !


Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Race for Lhasa
Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Race for Lhasa
by Peter Hopkirk
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.69

5.0 out of 5 stars The most incredible real adventures !, 20 April 2014
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Historian, explorer, military historian or who ever - for anyone with a sense of right and wrong and a sense of adventure (couch or actual) and for those who enjoy cloak without dagger (but still bloodthirsty) tales of yore this amazing compilation of accounts contains such excitement and moves at such pace, the reader won't want to put it down. The need for a country's inviolation and the need of those who must violate. Factual pathos with a modicum of humour but plenty on the edge of the seat.


Ladies Cooler Slippers In Real Suede Clog Style Mule Slip On W086 UK 4 Pink
Ladies Cooler Slippers In Real Suede Clog Style Mule Slip On W086 UK 4 Pink

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The pink mule, 4 May 2013
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He Haw ! Like walking around in pink boxes that still pong of the glue that holds them together after around a year. Not at all comfortable as they seem to be a very wide fit for the standard size in this case - 4. Although only worn in the evenings,when in, and similarly at weekends, the lining has worn through to the black rubbery layer which sits on top of the cork sole. No give in the sole either so as one moves forward the whole footbed rises like a plank. Hummm !


One (1) X Sony 364 SR621SW Silver Oxide Watch Battery 1.55v Blister Packed
One (1) X Sony 364 SR621SW Silver Oxide Watch Battery 1.55v Blister Packed
Offered by ATL OUTLET
Price: 1.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Sony compared . . . ., 4 May 2013
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A watch battery is a watch battery is. . . Big name like Sony means big results? With this sort of rapid turn round consumable product it actually just comes down to price. No proof but many of these items sold by various groups are probably all made in the same place. They all install in the same way and probably last just as long but how many of us keep a detailed log of watch battery use ? Change yourself and it's worth it - pay to have it done and it's almost worth buying a new cheap unit to simply tell the time. Lots of options on line now so I would go for the cheapest and shout when the product doesn't work !


Black Water: By Strength and By Guile
Black Water: By Strength and By Guile
by Don Camsell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Black Water., 4 May 2013
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Good. Great read. Not quite such a refined style as those who have had lots of help to put a work together but honest, raw, earthy and written by one of Britain's Finest who has been out there and done it for years. We owe him and the guys and girls like him who put their necks on the line for our well being and it's good to read an honest and accurate account of how they got there.


(Renata) Battery 377 (SR626SW) SILVER 1.55V (SWISS MADE)
(Renata) Battery 377 (SR626SW) SILVER 1.55V (SWISS MADE)
Offered by Quids2Save
Price: 1.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Rental goods., 4 May 2013
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What can one say about single cell power units for watches ? Purchased quite a few, installed them and they work ! So , excellent because a year later they are still holding up.


Iceland (Bradt Travel Guides)
Iceland (Bradt Travel Guides)
by Andrew Evans
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Iceland from a users viewpoint., 4 May 2013
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Not had time to study this work yet and thus not really qualified to comment but as one who has explored many of Iceland's more remote corners by leading numerous expeditions, opening new routes on both glacier and mountain and as one who has also taken taken in many of the cherry picked areas described I must admit to being a little disappointed in the lack of detail for example,no mention of the 'Ice Cauldrons' on the Drangajokull in the NW. Perhaps "long on detail" from a tourist point of view but when skipping through the work with a view to recommending it for the organiser of a more extreme expedition it is felt that much of the detail on areas described has been published before and in more detail. For instance Tony Escritt's ' Iceland The Travellers Guide ' and ' Iceland Nature's Meeting Place ' by Mark Carwardine. Then of course there is the work of Dick Phillips who has not only explored the land but actually lives there for much of his time! There is no doubt that this looks like a very good work especially with the inclusions of the five other contributors and I look forward to studying it more closely however I don't feel that there will be a great deal of wow factor for the more seasoned explorer.


Sons of Encouragement revised ed PB
Sons of Encouragement revised ed PB
by Rivers Francine
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.53

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not read yet but . . . ., 4 May 2013
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If this work by Francine Rivers is on a par with previous material the rating given will stand. Reviews are often called for too soon and give the purchaser little time to wear, read, use or whatever but it also needs appreciating that the work of this author can also be used as a comparative 'study guide' and needs working through, rather than simply reading as a novel. Based on her previous works this will be similarly mind blowing and thought provoking. Written as non fiction and studying the life and times of prominent biblical characters, both female and male, the works call for the reader to look at related original biblical texts prior to becoming immersed, almost as an observer or companion, in the piece. The writer has a gift for embellishing and enriching the original work with extremely thought provoking observations that are not necessarily found in the bible but that compliment serious study of it.


New Mens Black Marc Darcy K126 Smart Casual Buttoned Waistcoat Vest 42"
New Mens Black Marc Darcy K126 Smart Casual Buttoned Waistcoat Vest 42"
Offered by Reload Menswear

4.0 out of 5 stars Le Waistcoat., 4 May 2013
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Smart,comfortable and with an innovative gathering adjustment for the back not seen on too many waistcoats, it does what it says on the tin and fits well. Eye catching lining which leads to the thought that it would be stunning if produced as a reversible garment even though that would add to the cost.


Fladen Outdoor Smock - Green, Large
Fladen Outdoor Smock - Green, Large

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fladen smock in use, 4 May 2013
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Purchased as an oversmock for use when wood turning and carving, the garment is certainly strong enough to withstand sustained workshop use although the front pockets would benefit from flaps to keep sawdust and chips out, or fitting onto the rear. Sleeve openings at the cuff are wide and caught easily on machine surface projections but this was solved by the addition of heavy duty pop studs - one to each side to pull the cuff firmly into the wrist. The main benefit was low price for very similar products made to virtually the same pattern and in the same material. (Some similar products were 'twice' the price !). The small logo on the chest is fine. Not quite so sure about the 'shoulder width' version across the back but if it was the advertising that secured the lower price then fair enough ! Due to the robust nature of the material it acts as a good barrier to the loss of body heat and has been used over just a shirt in an unheated outside workshop in temperatures around 3 - 5 degrees. Not washed as yet as it has only been in use for just under a month but I don't see it shrinking or wearing out any time soon.


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