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Bill Kelly "willireid" (Liverpool, UK)
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Day Zero Edition (Xbox 360)
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Day Zero Edition (Xbox 360)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: £39.92

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing., 9 Nov. 2014
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Very poor. Has gone backwards in terms of ideas, graphics, story and gameplay. Inferior to both recent Ghost Recon and Medal of Honor products.


Second Front
Second Front
by Alexander M. Grace
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than average Alternate History., 14 July 2014
This review is from: Second Front (Hardcover)
Totally convincing and well written. Very enjoyable.


The Magic Army
The Magic Army
Price: £4.35

4.0 out of 5 stars Highly enjoyable, 7 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: The Magic Army (Kindle Edition)
An excellent portrayal of the relations between a small Devon village and the US troops stationed nearby in the six months leading up to D Day. Very funny, convincing and tragic.


NOS4R2
NOS4R2
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A fine horror novel, 7 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: NOS4R2 (Kindle Edition)
Hill is unabashed at the fact his novel owes a lot to his father, and is quite right. He writes about his strange world with a different style, yet has many of his Dad's narrative strengths. A very good read.


Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States)
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States)
Price: £7.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Impeccable, 23 Mar. 2013
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This iis an outstanding achievement. A single volume history whic h covers the social,economic, political and military elements of the war. Written in a very accessible style, Superb.


An American Spy (Milo Weaver Book 3)
An American Spy (Milo Weaver Book 3)
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps getting better, 15 Mar. 2013
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This is the final volume of the Milo Weaver saga, and is a triumph. Excellent writing, sympathetic characters, superb pacing and a sense o f weary realism. Outstanding series.


Executive Actions
Executive Actions
Price: £1.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Poor and predictable, 15 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Executive Actions (Kindle Edition)
A badly written derivative piece of nonsense. The big twist is obvious from page 1, particularly for anyone who has read "Favourite Son" by Steve Sohmer. Avoid.


Flashman and the Redskins (The Flashman Papers, Book 6)
Flashman and the Redskins (The Flashman Papers, Book 6)
Price: £4.49

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best!!, 20 Feb. 2013
Just finished this for the sixth time in 30 years. Superb - exciting, funny, informative and epic. The best of the series.


Ghost Of Winter PROLOGUE (SAS Modern Warfare Book 1)
Ghost Of Winter PROLOGUE (SAS Modern Warfare Book 1)

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad as expected, 8 Nov. 2012
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I didn't hold out too much hope for this, seeing as it is based on a game, but it is worse. Cliched and derivative. Avod.


Locked On
Locked On
by Tom Clancy
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly awful., 22 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Locked On (Hardcover)
Having teased us with the prospect of getting better following the last two novels, this is dreadful. Almost as bad as "Red Rabbit", which was one of the worst books ever conceived. It is hard to know where to start with this. Boring-the pages where he describes the purchase of the aircraft is like reading a bad instruction manual. Preachy -the tedious storyline of Ryan running for President again is simply an excuse for the author(s)to air their whiny, bigoted right wing spite. Disingenious - given this is the "Ryanverse" in terms of characters, there is no attempt to explain how the huge global changes initiated in those novels -China goes democratic, peace in the middle east, the disappearance of Iraq, the assassination of Saddam Hussein -somehow still gave us this world of 9/11 and the war on terror. Lazy, lazy, lazy. Dialogue - a return to the "Hang a big Roger on that one" infantilised military wannabe talk. When I think of the masterpiece that was "Clear and Presnt Danger" I could weep. I think I will stick to Andy McNab and Brendan DuBois for my gung ho thrillers. In fact, if you want a more convincing militaristic special forces story, even "Call of Duty" or "Battlefield 3" are superior to this mince.
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