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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2015] [Region Free]
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2015] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Martin Freeman
Price: £14.99

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty poor., 28 April 2015
I have all 3 LOTR Directors cuts and also the last 2 Hobbit Directors cuts. So I'll probably end up getting this as a Directors cut for completeness.

However, it's pretty poor compared to all of the predecessors.

Any doubters? I've just got to quote one line:

"Your mother loved you Legolas".

Jesus Christ.

Peter Jackson must have had a stroke or something.


Silva Ninox ll Headlamp - Black
Silva Ninox ll Headlamp - Black
Price: £46.40

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute pile of c**p, 14 Feb. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Did not work at all. Even tried my own brand new batteries. Immediate return to Amazon.

Shocking that the actual price is apparently £300!!

I wouldn't pay 300 pesos for it.

I am trying the H7 LED Lenser instead. Let's see how that turns out.
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The Grey [DVD]
The Grey [DVD]
Dvd ~ Liam Neeson
Offered by Willcox Trading
Price: £3.15

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, 10 Sept. 2012
This review is from: The Grey [DVD] (DVD)
This film gets a lot of grief because nature fan-boys lament the "unrealistic" behaviour of the wolves.

This is a real shame because whilst there is indeed a pack of wolves chasing a group of men, this is not a film about animals chasing down humans (like the Edge for example). Joe Carnahan has actually come up with a very special film, shot carefully and developing all of the characters beautifully (almost too well).

I hate to sound like a left-wing, tree-hugging critic, but this is actually a film about life, death, fate and the human spirit.

And it is absolutely amazing!

Watch it!
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Let Love In
Let Love In
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £6.98

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING, 26 April 2006
This review is from: Let Love In (Audio CD)
Well it has been a while but it's here. And it is brilliant. "Stay With You" is, in my opinion, their best yet. I have had to get out my air guitar again. How embarrassing. Enjoy.


Surgery: Facts and Figures (Greenwich Medical Media)
Surgery: Facts and Figures (Greenwich Medical Media)
by James Green
Edition: Paperback
Price: £54.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Badly needed but misses the mark (by some way), 1 Nov. 2005
Like Raftery's Applied Basic Science, this book attempts to cover everything. This is a valiant aim - and badly needed. Junior trainees need a clinically oriented book that covers all the specialties like cardiothoracics, plastics and neurosurgery IN ADDITION to general surgery and orthopaedics. This is especially so if you haven't done these jobs on your BST (or as a stand alone). I'm assuming that people gravitating towards a particular specialty (like cardiothoracics) will do extra reading of more specialised texts. But the basic facts about these areas are what is needed for MRCS. And texts like Lecture Notes on General Surgery just don't cover them. The problem is that this edition is FULL of errors and typos that really undermine one's confidence in reading it. A real shame - and something that a revised edition could quickly correct. Avoid the first edition though.


MRCS Core Modules: Essential Revision Notes
MRCS Core Modules: Essential Revision Notes
by Sam Andrews
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 1 Nov. 2005
A fantastic book. It covers the lot - pathology, anatomy, physiology AND clinical aspects. Not only a must (with the systems book) for the written papers but also for the viva - which can't be said of too many texts.


Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery (Oxford Handbooks Series)
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery (Oxford Handbooks Series)
by Greg R. McLatchie
Edition: Paperback

16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't be fooled, 1 Nov. 2005
The title of this book tricks you into thinking that it covers what you need to know for the operative surgery part of the MRCS. Unfortunately it doesn't. It's essentially a general surgery textbook - like a compact version of Lecture Notes on General Surgery. It does NOT cover ANY anatomy or surgical technique (in contrast to the very good but extremely out of date Oxford Handbook of OPERATIVE Surgery). To be honest I would stick with Last's Anatomy and Essential Basic Surgical Operations for anatomy and operative surgery. The "general facts" - you know, stuff like definition/prevalence/prognosis etc etc - is covered here quite well but is better done in the Pastest Core and Systems books which you probably already read for the written papers.
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Essential General Surgical Operations
Essential General Surgical Operations
by R. M. Kirk MS FRCS
Edition: Paperback

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading, 2 Jun. 2005
If you want to get through the operative surgery viva you need to read this book. In my viva I got asked "how would you do an adrenalectomy?". I was horrified but, afterwards, I looked in here - and sure enough, it is covered. An essential text for MRCS. Also very helpful (if you can get hold of it) is the McMinn Atlas of APPLIED Anatomy - the one with all the descriptions of surgical incisions. I had to order mine from Amazon marketplace - but it was worth it. I passed.


Pathology for Surgeons in Training, 3Ed: An A-Z Revision Text (Hodder Arnold Publication)
Pathology for Surgeons in Training, 3Ed: An A-Z Revision Text (Hodder Arnold Publication)
by Dugald Gardner
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, 29 May 2005
Have just passed the viva and made the mistake of using this horrific text. It is full of mistakes, badly written (in a bizarre unhelpful A - Z format), and makes pathology a nightmare to revise for. The only good thing about it is the appendix of famous pathologists and surgeons at the end - but that's unlikely to help you pass the viva. Avoid at all costs - I recommend Lowe's pathology book, and either Synopsis of pathology for surgeons - or if you're feeling brave, then Woolf's Basic and systemic pathology.


Applied Basic Science for Basic Surgical Training (MRCS Study Guides)
Applied Basic Science for Basic Surgical Training (MRCS Study Guides)
by Andrew T. Raftery BSc MD FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed)
Edition: Paperback

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother with this, 29 May 2005
Just passed the viva and used this book (amongst others). All I can say is don't bother. It is a valiant attempt at including all the science you need for the MRCS but it fails. It covers nothing in sufficient detail and most of the time you find yourself referring to standard texts (like Guyton for physiology, Last's for anatomy) - for example, most of the section on orthopaedics is little more than a recommendation to know musculoskeletal anatomy well, without actually covering the anatomy - well thanks!


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