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How Insensitive (Insensatez)
How Insensitive (Insensatez)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very sensitively done..., 26 Mar. 2015
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The dream team of Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim blends on this classic track into pure perfection. The Brazillian back beat works so well complimenting Sinatra's voice and phrasing, beautifully. If I had to pick one song from this album it would be How Insensitive (Insensatez), followed closely with the more better known Girl from Ipaneno. A must for Sinatra fans or anyone wishing to capture a time when melody and feelings where pre-requisites of geat music.


Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze - An Appreciation Of JJ Cale
Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze - An Appreciation Of JJ Cale
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting tribute, 3 Dec. 2014
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A fitting tribute to great artist, I suppose to JJ Cale purists nothing could better the man's treatment of his own songs and I appreciate that point of view. I really think Mr Clapton and friends have done a great job showcasing some great selections of the man's music. The mood of the vocals mirrors JJ's, laid back and mellow and the guitar licks work very well! This is a great album, even if you had never heard of Eric Capton or even JJ Cale, it stands alone as a pretty good shot at that old "Tulsa" style.


Entry Island
Entry Island
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant..., 29 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: Entry Island (Kindle Edition)
Was really looking forward to reading Mr May's latest offering and boy did he deliver. A whole new cast of complex and interesting characters set in a unique geographical setting but with echoes of May's heritage and passion for the culture and history of Scotland's Western Isles. Setting the story in a country (Canada) and culture at odds with it's two historical and linguistic factions works really well and mirrors the back story of the highland clearances. A very rewarding read - may May go from strength to strength!


The Best of Our Spies
The Best of Our Spies
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5.0 out of 5 stars The most human of stories among the most titan of struggles..., 29 Sept. 2014
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I know that D-Day has been done to death but this great novel puts a whole new slant on what was happening in the shady shadows of allied intelligence in the build up to the day. A very human story that blurs the edge between the morality of the "goodies" and the "baddies", nothing is black and white. Good characters and story line, very believable an good read, look forward to from the author.


Sicilian Shadows
Sicilian Shadows
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2.0 out of 5 stars Casting some light on the hype..., 17 Aug. 2014
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Reading the reviews of this book I was intrigued and hoped to get a fuller understanding of the other side of growing up in poor circumstances in Sicily of the 1960's but I was in the end pretty disappointed. Having grown up in post war Glasgow myself, I could have told of just as harrowing, under privileged, chauvinistic and violent times, that were not out of the ordinary for that time and place. The only interesting thing he brings up is his slide from being a young English kid brought to Scily and his evolution in to a rough and tumble "gang" leader in his fathers home village but apart from setting the scene he does not fully expand on how that felt. The rest is interesting but is certainly not shocking in any way, being so young in the book most of the episodes he writes of come across as "much ado about nothing". Just failed to live up to the promise of the blurb.


MYKONOS THE WOMAN
MYKONOS THE WOMAN
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lifes journey explained..., 17 Aug. 2014
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What a gem of a book! I can't say I'm a great fan of "poetry" books but this eclectic mixture works for me. It quietly takes you on a lovely journey using a great mixture of remembrances and inspiring poetry to a happy place. Mixing the very personal commentary as an accessible route into the thought processes behind the poetry is a great way of drawing the reader into Mr MacKenzie's world. Read it cover to cover and have been dipping back into it now for a few months. Inspirational lines abound and I'm sure anyone reading Mykonos the woman will find some to cherish - "Strength is knowledge, acquire it each day; dig deep in your soul and discover the way"


HUNTINGDOG
HUNTINGDOG

4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, a fast paced page turner..., 26 Sept. 2013
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Really enjoyed this post cold war conspiracy novel, lots of interesting locations and twists and turns in a plot that keeps you going. My only small gripe was with the main character, who as the book went on seemed to become even more gung ho and rash in his choices, putting himself in positions of danger that had me asking myself who would do that? Would recommend the book, well worth a read.


The Cove
The Cove
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, realistic characters and a evocative portrait of the location..., 11 Sept. 2013
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I gave this a 4 star rating only because of the rather rushed ending otherwise it would have been a 5 star.
I really thought the portrayal of the dank Cove was brilliant, the dead chestnuts and the foil of the blindingly sunlit ledge drew you into the world of the main characters. The superstition and small town stupidity a perfect angle to build round the existence and behaviour of the brother and sister and their attitude to the mysterious stranger. I thought with the introduction of the more modern day character at the very start of the book, he would have been used as a good device to finish the story, to give a bit more detail to the strangers future life.
But it was a very good read with a depth and width of story to satisfy on more than one level, highly recommend this book.


Begin the Beguine (Volver A Empezar)
Begin the Beguine (Volver A Empezar)
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5.0 out of 5 stars pure Spanish nostalgia..., 11 Sept. 2013
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This takes me back to the early days of holidays on the "costas". It seemed to be played everywhere we went on our first holiday to Puetro Pollensa in Mallorca back in the '70's. An old song given the Julio Iglesias magic touch. Some may say his voice was never the best, true, certainly not in the class of Sinatra or Bennet but the production, backing and the lightness of his voice is just very smooth and full of emotion.
I bought this because of the memories it brings back but I'm sure if you had never heard it before it could not fail to captivate. I will seek out some more of his vintage stuff and have a listen, Julio Iglesias - es fantastico!


Rokono® BASS+ Mini Speaker for iPhone / iPad / iPod / MP3 Player / Laptop - Black
Rokono® BASS+ Mini Speaker for iPhone / iPad / iPod / MP3 Player / Laptop - Black
Offered by Gadget Hunter
Price: £29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great little speaker, 30 Aug. 2013
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It does everything it says on the tin, easy to use, easy to carry, easy to re-charge. Seems well made and so far robust enough for listening on the go. Only one little minus, the positioning of the on/off and the volume controls are bit fiddly to get to when you use the short audio connection but I would recommend this speaker to anyone.


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