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Record Collection
Record Collection
Offered by Direct-Offers-UK-FBA
Price: £1.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Top tunes, 7 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Record Collection (Audio CD)
This wonderful composition demonstrates a master of craft at work with not a note or beat out of place. Joyous.


Wired--up Gold Plated 3.5mm Jack Splitter Adapter - Black
Wired--up Gold Plated 3.5mm Jack Splitter Adapter - Black
Offered by accmart
Price: £0.69

2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality, 7 Sep 2013
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You get what you pay for and this is poor by any standards of manufacturing standards.Cannot recommend this as a buy.


InfoTechnica® WHITE 10000mAh Stainless steel only 9mm thin Travel Power Bank External battery pack Backup Portable Charger for iPad®, iPad® 2/3/4, iPhone® 5, iPhone® 4, iPhone® 4S, iPod®, Blackberry, HTC, Android, Samsung and many more - Now with Free Travel Pouch and iPhone® 5 8pin connector/adapter head. (10000mAh 9mm thin stainless steel body, WHITE)
InfoTechnica® WHITE 10000mAh Stainless steel only 9mm thin Travel Power Bank External battery pack Backup Portable Charger for iPad®, iPad® 2/3/4, iPhone® 5, iPhone® 4, iPhone® 4S, iPod®, Blackberry, HTC, Android, Samsung and many more - Now with Free Travel Pouch and iPhone® 5 8pin connector/adapter head. (10000mAh 9mm thin stainless steel body, WHITE)

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Capacity?, 7 Sep 2013
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First, the product works, which is a good start for anything imported from China and is not always a given.

Second, the instruction booklet is written in ridiculously poor English but then it is made in China.

Third, the product does not recharge as many times as I had hoped.

After fully charging it, so that all four blue lights are lit (when switched on), it has only lasted one 70% charge of a Sony phone and one full charge of a tablet before it required recharging.

For 10000mAh I expected it to last for 4-5 recharges of the phone at least, but no. So no good for a weekend unless you have ability to recharge the bank on your travels which sort of defeats its purpose. Good enough for daily power back up, but not for taking on holiday.
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Secret Symphony
Secret Symphony
Price: £7.49

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very dissappointing, 17 Mar 2012
This review is from: Secret Symphony (MP3 Download)
We all know that Katie Melua has an excellent voice, but what matters most of all are the type of tunes she sings.

After seeing her in concert last year in Sheffield - she was superb (despite a dulled lifeless audience), - and after the brilliant "House" album the next was eagerly anticipated.

Sorry to say this collection is a step backwards in her career. After "House" I thought she was starting on a new and exciting musical adventure, but I was mistaken.

There is a lack of breadth of variety of songs, changes in melody and the range over which her voice is applied. It is all quite bland and safe. Yes boring. The disappointment increased with every passing song.

Please, Katie, leave Mike Batt in the past and move on to something more challenging then this, your least effective album release to date.

I suggest this album has been released due to commercial considerations being placed above quality control.


The Count Of Monte Cristo [DVD]
The Count Of Monte Cristo [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gérard Depardieu
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: £16.36

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Select your seller carefully, 11 Sep 2010
I used Zoverstocks who advertised the book & DVD for sale but only sent the DVD and did not answer emails about the missing book. A claim filed with Amazon.

Do not use Zoverstocks.

UPDATE: The claim filed with Amazon was successful and I received full reimbursement. That fact does not absolve Zoverstocks behaviour.


The House
The House
Price: £6.54

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best yet, 28 Aug 2010
This review is from: The House (Audio CD)
Superb talent on display once again, hitting all the right notes.

Enjoyable from the first to the last second this is a truly great album, no matter how much the "BBC review" above protests.

If you like your "music" as randomesque noise, then it would be no surprise you would not enjoy this album.

On the other hand, if you like music for the things music is all about, melody, beauty of composition and voice, then add it to your basket and seize the day for indulgent enjoyment.


Logical Leap, The
Logical Leap, The
by David Harriman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.05

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suberbly written answer to bad science, 28 Aug 2010
This review is from: Logical Leap, The (Paperback)
Harriman's book provides a well written accessible insight into the development of the scientific method through the ages.

It is highly recommended reading for those who have read Ben Goldacre, and in particular for university students of any science and certainly for students of philosophy.


Panasonic RP-HC55E-S In Ear Noise Cancelling Earphones
Panasonic RP-HC55E-S In Ear Noise Cancelling Earphones

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent noise reduction, 24 July 2010
Well, what do you need to know other than these headphones do an excellent job of reducing distracting background noise of the street, traffic and when on public transport.

I wear them on my way to work by bus and then on foot through my city and back home again. They block out enough noise to allow the volume to be reduced to safer levels than I had on my previous Sony ear plug (which were non-noise reducing).

The sound quality is excellent (I use these with the superb Sony NWZ-S639F MP4 player).

The plugs fit very nicely (there are three different size rubber fittings) and are comfortable.

A unit, carrying a single battery, will fit neatly to the inside pocket of your suit jacket - the wire is not long enough for this unit to go in a trouser pocket however - hence the 4 stars. The unit itself has a useful volume slider that allows you to quickly lower the volume if someone needs to speak to you, wihtout you having to dig out your player, unlock it, and turn the volume down. This slider is not your overall volume control however as it has a small volume range - thereby reducing the risk of accidently putting the volume far too high.

To conclude: the product has a quality feel and comes highly recommended for everyday wear when walking through the street or to avoid particularly in my case the noise eminating from those annoying kids of today on the public bus on the way to work!

The NR ability of these plugs keeps annoying noise from kids down to a beautiful minimum! Peace and tranquility is possible on public transport after all - except for the fact that First bus drivers remain incapable of providing you with that smooth journey - some things even these plugs cannot change! ;-)

*********UPDATE: 28 August**********

I am using these headphones for about one to two hours per day on journey to/from work, and after a couple of months usage am now only on my second battery (for the noise cancelling unit).

I now have the volume typically at 10, not 18-20 as previously and hence highly recommended for protecting your ears from the long term damage.


State of Fear
State of Fear
by Michael Crichton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.07

13 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read and a way to find out some facts, 20 Jan 2005
This review is from: State of Fear (Hardcover)
The book is written in a fast, page turning style, in short chapters, each contributing towards the development of the plot (which is kept simple, if not entirely believable) and also on the development of one of the lead character's own viewpoints on Environmental science.
This character, Evans, will be very easy to identify with for many readers. He does represent the average person in the street; someone who thinks they possess knowledge (in this case about global warming & environmental threats "certain to arise if nothing is done"). As demonstrated in this novel, Evans has merely absorbed, like a sponge, the deliberately scaremongering words of certain scientists as reported through a media hungry to report a doomladen scenario. Evans innocently accepted the propaganda machine because he did not understand the profitable business that the theory of Global Warming had become when accepted as fact.
But through the novel we see Evans reacting to the presentation of information that contradicts his accepted beliefs on Global Warming. He starts to wonder how in fact many intelligent sceintists have drawn, with confidence, conclusions that the global warming scenario is a fact. Kenner is the principle provider of this insight.
For the readers benefit, Crichton cleverly and unsusually introduces actually real-life footnoted evidence, so you can later check for yourself the real-story on Global Warning threats and bypass the media. We can see for ourselves what data Evans is reacting too during the course of a conversation.
Meanwhile the plot continues a pace in exotic locations around the world and there are some intriguing twists and turns.
I understand why people call it sermonising, but such people perhaps feel threatened by such clearly presented factual information. It is an important theme to the book - to see how someone changes their viewpoint on a matter, and it should be praised for this. It is good to see a novel attempting to educate as well as entertain at the same time.
Are you prepared to have an open mind as well as to enjoy a fast paced thriller at the same time?


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