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WHEN WE DONT UNDERSTAND
WHEN WE DONT UNDERSTAND
by John Legg
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Short and to the point, 5 Aug 2013
Not exactly a commentary on Habakkuk and Jonah, but a useful way of looking at two prophets who didn't understand, and then seeing how their problems were resolved in a way that is relevant and up to date.


Brahms: Piano Quintet No. 1
Brahms: Piano Quintet No. 1
Price: 10.93

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 8 Nov 2010
This is the recording of Brahms' Opus 51 quintet that was recommended on BBC Radio 3's CD Review.
That such a young, and relatively unheard of 4tet and pianist could make such a recording is remarkable.


Seagate Barracuda Low Power Hard Drive, 1 TB, SATA, 5900 RPM, 32 MB Cache
Seagate Barracuda Low Power Hard Drive, 1 TB, SATA, 5900 RPM, 32 MB Cache

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrongly listed, 8 Nov 2010
Apparently, this item was wrongly listed on Amazon,
so all that turned up was an apologetic email.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Nov 21, 2010 8:11 AM GMT


Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATAII 64MB Cache 3.5-inch Green Internal Hard Drive OEM
Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATAII 64MB Cache 3.5-inch Green Internal Hard Drive OEM

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big and fast, but look out for the formatting, 8 Nov 2010
This disk is, of course, enormous, and with a 64MB cache it is also fast.
The only snag I found was that it was preformatted to be a 33.3MB disk (yes 'MB'.)

On Fedora Linux, I had to use cfdisk to resize the disk and make full use of the available space.
The programs fdisk and parted did not have the right options to do this, but cfdisk did.


Kinobo 5 Megapixel USB Webcam for Ubuntu / Linux / Unix Laptop Desktop
Kinobo 5 Megapixel USB Webcam for Ubuntu / Linux / Unix Laptop Desktop
Offered by Kinobo pro
Price: 9.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Fedora Webcam, 2 Oct 2010
Great product that simply works, out-of-the-box with Fedora 12.
The LEDs work with a little wheel switch on the cable.
The microphone seems adequate, but not great.
Works with Google video chat, cheese and Skype.
However, on my Acer netbook under FC12, something keeps changing the microphone input level all the time so it is rather difficult to use. But that only happens on the Acer. Other machines are fine.


The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament
The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament
by Edmund P. Clowney
Edition: Paperback

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff, but ..., 23 Jan 2010
The author looks mainly at how the Old Testament points to Christ.
Most of his time is spent in Genesis, identifying types of Christ.
The book is both inspirational and theological.
The subject is vast that it only really scratches the surface, but
has the advantage that it does not encourage uncontrolled type-spotting.
However, I do wonder if Ed Clowney is being a bit cagy when he
refuses to acknowledge Joseph as a type of Christ? He calls Joseph
a 'sign'. To me this seems to be playing with words.
But, altogether this is great little book.


Troubled Journey: A Missionary Childhood in War-Torn China
Troubled Journey: A Missionary Childhood in War-Torn China
by Faith Cook
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.01

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A warning, 23 May 2009
This book was written to show that the traditional abandonment of their
children by missionary couples is wholly a bad thing. The case is unassailable.
The book is very moving, and is by no means an attack on the many well-motivated
missionaries it mentions; it just shows how wrong they were. It is a reminder to
all that we should take note of what is in the Bible rather than just following our
traditions. The book also shows God's providence and love for his people.


Rachmaninov: Etudes-Tableaux
Rachmaninov: Etudes-Tableaux
Offered by dischiniccoli
Price: 12.63

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good and Bad, 10 July 2008
The quality of the music-making is unparallelled, except that possibly Shelley fails to make sense of the last piece in each of the two sets of etudes. The rest are pure music.

However, the thing that spoils this disc is the quality of the transfer to CD. I used to own the vinyl and the sound quality was quite acceptable, but Hyperion's digitisation of the disc has produced a very rough sound with clearly audible defects on some tracks, including a very high frequency whine on one track. When you get past the age of abotu 30, you can no longer hear it. I have asked Hyperion to re-issue this disc in better sound quality, but they didn't even answer my email ...


The Serpent on the Crown (Amelia Peabody Mysteries)
The Serpent on the Crown (Amelia Peabody Mysteries)
by Elizabeth Peters
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tutankhamen Appears, 4 Jan 2008
Other reviewers have summarised the plot, so I won't do that again.
This novel is the 17th in the series and is exactly what you would expect from Elizabeth Peters. It has all the wit and charm to which one is accustomed. The plot has plenty of twists and turns. In short, no Peabody fan will be disappointed.

An interesting development that appears in this book is appearance of the rumoured tomb of Tutankhamen. This features in the very latest books, and one's excitement grows with vicariously with Emerson's ...


The Pelican Brief
The Pelican Brief
by John Grisham
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars A mixture of Grishams, 1 Dec 2007
This review is from: The Pelican Brief (Paperback)
There seem to be three Grishams writing this book:

1. The long-winded Grisham who includes lots of superfluous dialogue when he hasn't given you enough info to connect it to the actual plot.
2. The slightly seedy, sordid, Grisham who hints at all sorts of nefarious goings-on.
3. the Grisham who writes exciting, pacy, action in a page-turning style.

Once you get past Grishams 1 and 2, you get a fun novel that really grips you to the end of the story, but this one is really not as good as 'The Street Lawyer' or 'The Firm'. Grisham fans will want to read it anyway, others might not want to bother.


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