Profile for JD Hulme > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by JD Hulme
Top Reviewer Ranking: 759,185
Helpful Votes: 42

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
JD Hulme "Jonathan" (England)
(REAL NAME)   

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Garden Song Dine Around Window Mounted Bird Feeder
Garden Song Dine Around Window Mounted Bird Feeder
Price: £7.73

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Flimsy item - fell apart, 18 Sept. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
which is a problem as it fell two storeys to the ground, where it broke. Nice idea not very well executed.


When One is Expecting: A Posh Person's Guide to Pregnancy and Parenting (Creators of Pippatips)
When One is Expecting: A Posh Person's Guide to Pregnancy and Parenting (Creators of Pippatips)
Price: £5.99

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This really is as good as you would expect, 6 Jun. 2013
Without any hesitation I recommend this book wholeheartedly to all pregnant people (women) who (a) have no idea what is going on and (b) can read. It is a classic of its genre. I will write more when I have read it.


A Quiet Belief In Angels
A Quiet Belief In Angels
by Roger Jon Ellory
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother, 12 Feb. 2012
Slop. Dull, pointless, unoriginal; very difficult to believe in any of the characters or events; ludicrous splatter murders, stock types everywhere, ridiculous narrator and not enough sex to win the author the Bad Sex In Fiction Award. No wonder Richard and Judy went for it.
Comment Comments (5) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Sep 6, 2012 2:35 PM BST


Athens: A New Guide
Athens: A New Guide
by Elizabeth Speller
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An ideal preparation for a walking holiday in Athens, 9 Nov. 2008
This review is from: Athens: A New Guide (Paperback)
Thanks to Easyjet the Gatwick-Athens flight took more than 5 hours, enabling me to read the whole book from cover to cover. I had not been to Athens for 38 years and could remember nothing except sheltering from the August sun behind a Parthenon pillar (and one is no longer allowed in, for Healthandsafety reasons). By the time we landed this time I had gained a clear picture of how the city centre was shaped, where we ought to go, how to fit the objectives together to make coherent mornings and afternoons, where to shop and where to eat.

The scheme of the book is based on the Tower of the Winds, dividing the city into eight directions. Although this appears artificial it actually works rather well as a practical guide to how to envisage the city's layout. Apart from a distressing inability to spell "Lysicrates" the writer is generally accurate and well-informed and she has the fine overview of Athenian history in its contexts that one would expect from a classicist. Athens was the most important city in the development of human civilisation and this book enables one properly and without excessive effort to relate the remains and ruins that we see to the unmatched intellectual and cultural heritage. Buy it.


The Best Of Rambling Syd Rumpo
The Best Of Rambling Syd Rumpo
Price: £3.01

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Who checks these things at EMI?, 29 Dec. 2006
This CD is called The Best of Rambling Syd Rumpo, and, indeed, the first 16 of the tracks are the best of Rambling Syd Rumpo, Kenneth Williams at his finest. However, for some reason best known to the producers the next track is the outstanding Noel Coward song, described carelessly as "Don't put your daughters (sic) on the stage" and sung either by Coward himself or by an exceptional mimic. The remainder of the tracks are also mostly Noel Coward songs, as far as I can tell. Doesn't anyone care?
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Apr 18, 2009 6:41 AM BST


Execution Of All Things, The
Execution Of All Things, The
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £10.57

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding; virtuoso, 3 Jun. 2003
Jenny Lewis' voice is extraordinary. The words are mature and thoughtful and the music never fails to intrigue and attract. The songs display Rilo Kiley's range, ambition and willingness to surprise.
I first heard and liked "Execution of All Things itself but I now get the most out of "A Better Son/Daughter" and "The Good That Won't Come Out".
Supposed to be indie-and-country or garage/country, but what do I know? This is an excellent band and I urge you to buy the CD and listen again and again.


Page: 1