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Drive Time 2
Drive Time 2

5.0 out of 5 stars Drive Time - A Bucket Load of Hits - Feels Like Heaven!, 25 July 2015
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If you like Hit music as a genre, you like the Drive Time compilations. Simple as that. This is a great selection and has one of my favourite hits of the 80s on it "Feels Like Heaven" by Fiction Factory - which tends not to show up much on 80s compilations which is a shame - a great pop track.


Ben Cohen Grooming Tools Moustache and Beard Scissors
Ben Cohen Grooming Tools Moustache and Beard Scissors
Price: £13.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy and Effective., 25 July 2015
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These are great! You certainly can tell when you are using something that is deigned for the task. The scissors these replaced were more general purpose and although they were okay, these are far better. Of course I don't know yet how these will wear over time, but in terms of how easy they make the job of trimming a beard full marks. Sturdy and effective.


Apollo 13 - 20th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [1995] [Region Free]
Apollo 13 - 20th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [1995] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Tom Hanks
Price: £6.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This fixes the only thing wrong with the post-cinema releases., 16 July 2015
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The DVD version of this was, in a technical sense, very disappointing. The encoding was very poor, making the film noisy and sometimes pretty grainy (yes, the 1995 footage - not the archive). This remastered version fixes all that and gives the film a new immediacy that even if, like me, you have seen the film a few times, lifts it to new heights of excellence.

The storytelling, characterisation, direction, settings, effects and drama elements remain - as they always were - absolutely top class.


The Inner Enemies of Democracy
The Inner Enemies of Democracy
by Tzvetan Todorov
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Short, Dense and Complex., 15 July 2015
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A short but dense complex and wide ranging book that looks at the historical debate about democracy and then examines why modern democracies of the west feel they can or must impose democracy on nations who have never had it before. Touches on the various external threats to democracy but majors on how the very evangelical impulse to spread this "good thing" may undermine its heartlands instead. Very left leaning in approach and - for my money - makes rather too many assumptions and builds on them without questioning them too closely. However, an interesting if rather depressing read.


Powerhouse: Turbo Boost Your Effectiveness and Start Making a Serious Impact
Powerhouse: Turbo Boost Your Effectiveness and Start Making a Serious Impact
by Mike Clayton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars New to Motivational and Effectiveness Texts? This is for you., 12 Jun. 2015
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I didn't finish this book. Not because it's wrong, or badly written but mainly because I knew a lot of this stuff from other similar books and courses. After I got a feel for the tone and drift of the book's messages ("Do what turns you on", "give yourself to your task", "keep a sense of balance in your life" and so on) it all started to seem very familiar. I do agree with most of what the book says (well, the part that I read) and if you have never read such a book before then I can highly recommend it - but if that's not the case, then your experience may end up being the same as mine. So, yes, a good book for the right audience.


Philips Satinelle Epilator HP6422/02 with Opti-start Cap with Massage Element
Philips Satinelle Epilator HP6422/02 with Opti-start Cap with Massage Element
Price: £29.27

4.0 out of 5 stars Does a good job - but buy batteries, 24 May 2015
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Does a great job - a little painful apparently, but pulling hairs out by the roots is probably always going to be. Does a far better job than the old one it replaced. Well packaged and easy to handle. Power source could be mains - but not essential.


AmazonBasics Microfibre Fitted Sheet, King - Dark Grey
AmazonBasics Microfibre Fitted Sheet, King - Dark Grey
Price: £8.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job well - fits the bed nicely and feels good to lie upon., 24 May 2015
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Excellent, fits well and feels good. Can't say I'm crazy about the colour - but well, you hardly see that on a made bed so it's not of huge importance. Feels touch and durable, but ask me in a couple of years.


The Singles A's & B's (Includes 8 Page Booklet) [Double CD]
The Singles A's & B's (Includes 8 Page Booklet) [Double CD]
Price: £7.45

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Their Original Hits Bread and Butter and Run Baby Run - plus many more...., 24 May 2015
The Newbeat's Motown-like hit from 1965 Run Baby Run was what I was looking for - to replace an old 45. After a depressing time looking through various other products and finding that sooooo many of them contained later inferior re-recordings of the song, I found this CD. This contains the original - and indeed also the original hit recording of "Bread and Butter" (Of which I also have an original bashed about single). I imagine that all the other tracks are from the correct era too, but I have no way to verify those - but just from the artwork you can tell that some work has gone into this one, it's not a clip art cash-in shovelware thing.


Pop Hits Of The 50's & 60's
Pop Hits Of The 50's & 60's
Price: £7.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Yet more re-recordings of the original hits you hoped you were buying...., 24 May 2015
A shovelware mixture of original tracks and re-recordings. Dizzy and Spooky are re-recordings, Run Baby Run is the original. I haven't analysed the others - no point, I don't buy dishonest products.


Run, Baby Run (Back Into My Arms)
Run, Baby Run (Back Into My Arms)
Price: £0.99

1.0 out of 5 stars The Newbeats track is NOT the original hit - and as for the rest.....you decide., 24 May 2015
Don't know about the others, but the Newbeats track is definitely not the original hit - it's a re-recording. Pretty likely the rest will be too. Buyer beware if you are looking for the original hits and not cheesey cash-in later re-recordings.


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