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The Last Viking
The Last Viking
by Berwick Coates
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1.0 out of 5 stars The Last Viking 1066, 19 Oct. 2014
This review is from: The Last Viking (Paperback)
This is a period close to my heart. I may not have read everything ever published about it, but have certainly given it a good shot. I wanted to enjoy The Last Viking 1066 but found it impossible. After struggling on to around page 50, and even then not all in one session, I gave it up. The dialogue between the characters lame, stilted and written in modern-day English with no attempt to write or create a 1066 feel to it. How do such poor novels as this ever get to publication?


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3.0 out of 5 stars Football Manager 2011, 18 Nov. 2013
On the management side, this is a pretty good game. There are a few irritations but not enough to make you want to pack it in. For instance, when YOU want to buy a player that isn't transfer-listed, if you can get him he'll cost an arm and leg, far more than his listed transfer price. But when another club comes along wanting to buy your un-listed player as soon as you raise the price to what he is worth to you, the other club drops out. Another is that as soon as you start to become slightly successful and building a good team, then one of your best players will arbitrarily decide that he doesn't like another of your stars. The best thing I find is to ignore it completely; it won't go away until you sell one of them, but it will give you more time. The staff meetings & press calls are a waste of time, don't bother with them and don't throw your money away on scouts, one or two is plenty as you can send one of your coaches to scout a particular player for you. I have found that it's not a good idea to try to change the contract renewal offer the club will offer you as often you will end up with one that ends the following June (whatever was agreed at the time!)and won't be able to change it, so will be out on your ear at the end of the season even if you have won every trophy possible that year.
The worst thing by far about this game is the football itself. Whatever the makers may claim, after you have played a few matches you will realise that once that whistle goes whatever you do by changing tactics, putting on subs, the result will be the same because it is decided by the game before kick-off. You can play the same match with exactly the same team and using whatever tactics you like and the result will be the same 7 times out of 10. The score might not be exactly the same each time, but the result will be. The annoying, unnecessary press prediction before the match starts is more often than not uncannily correct. If it wasn't so annoying, the lengths the game will go to preserve the score it wants would be almost laughable; very frustrating hopeless long-range shooting, missed penalties, ludicrous offside decisions (I had one goal disallowed with two players plus the goalkeeper standing on the line)and misses from your very expensive strikers in front of an empty net that you would have been annoyed if your old granny had failed to score. One day somebody will present us with a football management game worth playing; until then I suppose we are stuck with this one. The makers seem to have lost sight that this is a game played on a computer for pleasure, it shouldn't be so annoying that you want to throw it out of the window.


Help Me
Help Me
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Help Me by Sonny Boy Williamson, 30 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Help Me (MP3 Download)
Classic 60's blues written and performed by one of the great bluesmen, Sonny Boy Williamson.Thoroughly recommended to anyone who loves the blues.


The Lonesome Busker
The Lonesome Busker
Price: £0.79

5.0 out of 5 stars The Lonesome Busker by Ian Luther, 29 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: The Lonesome Busker (MP3 Download)
Ian Luther was inspired to write 'The Lonesome Busker' in memory of friend and fellow musician 'Nipper' Nasey... a man who just loved busking. This soulful ballad is sure to strike a chord with many. It's a poignant comment on the isolation that can be enforced on us by modern living, even when surrounded by many other people.... actually, no it's not, it's about buskers. Performed by Ian Luther on guitar and vocals and Rachel Lane on double bass and backing vocals. Highly recommended to all admirers of Ian Luther's music.


The Twist
The Twist
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Twist by Ian Luther, 29 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: The Twist (MP3 Download)
The Twist is a predominantly guitar, mandolin and drum instrumental written by Ian Luther and performed in this recording with Dave Cox on mandolin. Highly recommended for all admirers on Ian's music.


Mountain
Mountain

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Mountain by Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band, 29 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: Mountain (Audio CD)
A bluegrass classic. All the songs and instrumentals were written by Steve Earle and he chose the best bluegrass band in the U.S.A. to record them with. Highly recommended for all lovers of bluegrass and Steve Earle.


The Form Book Flat Annual for 2007: Including All the 2006 Returns
The Form Book Flat Annual for 2007: Including All the 2006 Returns
by Ashley Rumney
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars The Form Book Flat Annual for 2007: Results for 2006, 9 Sept. 2013
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As usual the Flat Racing Results Annual does it's job, though it really doesn't need to be such a gigantic and weighty tome. It will not stand upright in my library bookshelves for instance. If they cut out the waffle provided by their race readers after every race and which is of very limited use or interest after the end of each season, then the annual could be half the size and hopefully half the price.


Out in the Rain
Out in the Rain
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5.0 out of 5 stars Out In The Rain by Blue Horyzon, 9 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Out in the Rain (MP3 Download)
Excellent original song by this new, young bluegrass and folk inspired band based at Penzance, Cornwall. To see them play live go on to their website [...] and check out their gig dates.


Outlaw (Aelfraed Book 2)
Outlaw (Aelfraed Book 2)
Price: £3.54

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1.0 out of 5 stars Outlaw by Griff Hosker, 3 July 2013
As so often happens on Amazon, all of the first four reviews for this publication are absolutely useless. Not one of them is telling us what the story is about. Somebody at Amazon should be reviewing the reviews and binning all those that serve no purpose and they could start with these four. Is there anybody out there who has read this book and would like to post a detailed and specific review that is of some use to anybody thinking of buying this book?


501 Guitar Chords: Illustrated Chords for Rock, Blues, Soul, Country, Jazz, Classical, Spanish
501 Guitar Chords: Illustrated Chords for Rock, Blues, Soul, Country, Jazz, Classical, Spanish
by Phil Capone
Edition: Spiral-bound
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars 501 Guitar Chords, 14 April 2013
This book is excellent for the beginner, easy to use and understand with each chord clearly illustrated in colour. Soon the learner will be playing along to their favourite songs and eager to learn more. Thoroughly recommended - however don't pay stupid prices for this book as it is still available at the retail price of £12.99 in book shops.


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