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3 Mobile Broadband PrePay Dongle - Black
3 Mobile Broadband PrePay Dongle - Black

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of money and time., 27 Sept. 2009
What can I say ?? An utterly useless product. Looks good, and well packed, just plug and play and you are up and running. Well sometimes, that depends on the wind and rain beleive it or not, and if you are near a window...
Slower than a week in the jail too. You tube videos just keep cutting out every three to four seconds, until you give in. I am told I live in a good reception area, I can only imagine how dire it must be in a poor rececption area. The speed is slower than a dial up connection at best, plus the drop out when you are working online. I have lost loads of work thanks to three. Security is a possible issue here too. This is the second time I have had to post this review also.
My advice do not buy...
I have also used an 02, Vodafone dongle before and they were just as useless. It makes you wonder if mobile broadband is the next big rip off to be put on the british public.
Comment Comments (5) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jul 12, 2011 11:56 AM BST

Frankie Boyle: Live [DVD]
Frankie Boyle: Live [DVD]
Dvd ~ Frankie Boyle
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £2.36

8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ?, 2 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Frankie Boyle: Live [DVD] (DVD)
Why are amazon allowing reviews of a product that isn't even out yet? Surely that isn't right? Seems a page full of gossip and tittle tattle.
Comment Comments (4) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Oct 27, 2009 4:55 PM GMT

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (Gatefold Digipack)
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (Gatefold Digipack)
Offered by Springwood Media
Price: £5.49

10 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bland, tired, biege music., 15 Jun. 2008
Ab album that will put you to sleep within minutes. Bland, boring, and underwhelming indeed. Please go away Coldplay like you said you would, and don't come back.Your album has been given far too much coverage in the build up to its release, considering how undertalented you all are.
Much better new music out there than this pap...
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Window on Goa: A History and Guide
Window on Goa: A History and Guide
by Maurice Hall
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top class guide book, 17 Feb. 2008
If you are spending any time in Goa and plan to spend time away from the beaches then this is the book for you. Maurice Hall spent 15 years researching the book over many trips. This book covers Buddhist caves, Hindu temples, and old castles tucked away on the Goa border. Books like the Lonely Planet just don't cover Goa in such a detailed and informed way.This mans passion for Goan history jumps off the page all through the book. Very well presented and worth the money. Was a bestseller in Goa for a long time.

Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
by Suketu Mehta
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read,, 16 Feb. 2008
This book certainly peels away the layers of what it is like to live in Bombay, a City like no other in the world. Suketu Mehta spends a lot of time with movers and players in the City - those who belong to the overworld, not the underworld. Their interviews I found frank and candid, and very chilling. Hitmen who kill for a few pounds, anyone, for honour, or rival gang members. Gives a reasonable insight into Bollywood and its troubles. Although the book does seem to run out of steam for the last quarter and tail off into nothingness. Still worth a read because of above.

Everest : Man Vs Mountain [DVD]
Everest : Man Vs Mountain [DVD]
Price: £12.99

4 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Poor., 18 Aug. 2007
This is only worth buying for some stunning views of Everest and surrounding mountains. It is poorly presented, with annoying backdrops instead of full screen viewing, and also a dreary voice over makes it tedious watching. Someone from the production team should have told those climbing to actually talk without swearing all the way through.
All in all a waste of money.
Much better viewing, on Everest IMAX, or Discovery Everest. Shop around.
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Shiva Moon
Shiva Moon
Price: £13.12

5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Music., 12 Aug. 2007
This review is from: Shiva Moon (Audio CD)
Prem Joshua has travelled and lived all over Asia for many, many years. This is reflected in his unique music, an electic mix of vocals, percussion and traditional Indian instruments.
This man is a rising star in Indian. He even played at Anoushka Shankar, daughter of Ravi Shankar - birthday party.
Shiva Moon is a tranquil, stunning album, that starts good and then only gets better.
I first heard it in Goa too.
Whenever I hear this album I think and feel of Mother India.

Bloody Hell: The Price Soldiers Pay
Bloody Hell: The Price Soldiers Pay
by D. Hallock
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars The after effects of war and conflict., 20 April 2007
I am sure by now we have all heard of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the tragic effects it has on Veteran's and their families. Dan Hallock gives Veteran's of various conflicts, including Vietnam, the Falkands, Gulf War 1 and Special Operations in the ' War on Drugs' a chance to be open and honest. This pocket sized book should be placed on the shelf of every Army recruiting office all over the world. George W Bush and Tony Blair should have a copy beside their bed and understand the futility of war and that it is the individuals who pay the price. It strips away all the flag waving, all the glory, and all the lies, and goes straight to the heart of the human heart and minds of those who have suffered and been neglected by various countries. One of the most powerful and thought provoking books you will ever read. You may even shed a tear. One thing you will have a better understanding of war and the human condition. Buy it and read the truth that you won't read in newspapers or in the news.

Munros and Tops, The: A Record-Setting Walk in the Scottish Highlands
Munros and Tops, The: A Record-Setting Walk in the Scottish Highlands
by Chris Townsend
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Mamoth Walk., 17 April 2007
I could not agree less with the above review. How can walking 517 Munros and tops ever be called a walk without purpose. It speaks for itself. People who can't see what a challenge and chance to spend a summer in the stunning although sometimes wet Scottish mountains are making comments about their own dulled intellect and lack of vision. Probably doing so from their sofa infront of daytime TV.

Chris Townsend shares his love of all things wild, high mountains, low passes, and just being in the wilds of Scotland. The book contains some stunning pictures too, as he also carried a fair amount of camera equipment during the walk.

I found the book an inspiration to just get out and walk anywhere. Very detailed in route choice and problems encountered during his walk. Spends a fair amount of time discussing his choice of lightweight and specialist equipment used.

Buy it and get your walking books looked out and dusted down.

Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing (Lonely Planet General Reference)
Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing (Lonely Planet General Reference)
by Donald W. George
Edition: Paperback

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful information for aspiring travel writers., 27 Mar. 2006
A collection of interviews with established and well-known travel writers in magazines and newspapers. As usual from Lonely Planet it is very high quality and a welcome addition to those trying to break into this very difficult field of writing. I highly recommend this book as a guide to approaching your writing with fresh ideas.

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