Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn more Shop now Shop now
Profile for Robert D. Storey > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Robert D. Storey
Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,022,716
Helpful Votes: 27

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Robert D. Storey
(REAL NAME)   

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Far From The Madding Crowd [DVD] [2015]
Far From The Madding Crowd [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Carey Mulligan
Price: £5.00

14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pretty poor. None of the evocative sense of time ..., 18 Sept. 2015
Pretty poor. None of the evocative sense of time and place portrayed so well in the 1967 film and book. Too many scenes missing or pointlessly changed from the book. Carey Mulligan looked the part but the character she played was nothing like Hardy's portrayal. In particular the flirtyness was missing. Oak and Troy were just dull with no sublety and Boldwood some kind of neurotic joke not the well respected competent farmer.
Even the houses were wrong, Boldwood and Bathsheba seem to be living in aristocratic mansions not the farm or manor houses they would have lived in.
Whatever faults Julie Christie had physically for the role her character was very close to the book and you should see the 1967 film if you haven't ,it's a real treat.


Amphibious Assault Falklands: The Battle of San Carlos Water
Amphibious Assault Falklands: The Battle of San Carlos Water
by Michael Clapp
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars uninteresting to casual reader, 9 July 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
As a non military person this book was quite uninteresting. The author is obsessed with the detail of command structures and his place in them and clearly has some views about such matters he wants to get off his chest.
He just goes on and on about it to the point where my eyes just glazed over. It's very frustrating as you see glimpses of far more interesting details and incidents which are dismissed in a couple of sentences.
By the end I could imagine him as one of those people who just drones on and on probably in a monotone voice.
Sad really as I doubt the RN would have promoted him at all if he was like that in real life.


The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation
The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation
by Ian Mortimer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.38

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping book about a brilliant king, 3 May 2013
Edward was a great king, I mean he was offered the position of Holy Roman Emperor (but turned it down) such was his reputation.
The book is a great read because Edward's reign was one great adventure.
His military prowess was unmatched, the combination of the longbow and his charismatic leadership was unstoppable even against ridiculous odds.
He never shirked his responsibilities, refusing to hide away during the great plague and instead gave those left alive the confidence to carry on.
Also he could be cold and ruthless when required and Mortimer sums it up really when he says that a country doesn't need a king to be a good man
but it does need him to be a good king. A weak incompetent medieval king was a disaster and Edward was strong and clever.


Far from the Madding Crowd (Cover to Cover)
Far from the Madding Crowd (Cover to Cover)
by Thomas Hardy
Edition: Audio CD

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly brilliant experience., 4 Dec. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is the best audio book I have ever listened to. I got completely lost in Hardy's world of 19th century Dorset.
Hardy's story is wonderful in several different respects. He takes you into a long lost rural world with fascinating descriptions of farm life and technology. Sometimes he drifts off into evocative asides. My favourite being when he describes the sensation of watching the Earth move through the stars and space from a pitch black hilltop. The fact that this book is unabridged helps greatly in this respect as these asides are usually chopped from audio books.
It is with his descriptions of people and sympathy with their thoughts and motivations that he is truly a genius. Although these characters are from a different age their various personalities are all readily recognizable to a modern reader and make the story utterly convincing.
Nathaniel Parker reads it well and helps brings the characters further to life.
I was very sorry to reach the end and leave behind Weatherbury, Gabriel,Bathsheba and their world.


Men Of Air: The Doomed Youth Of Bomber Command
Men Of Air: The Doomed Youth Of Bomber Command
by Kevin Wilson
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VIVID AND SOBERING, 17 July 2008
This is by far the most engrossing and informative book about the bombing campaign I have read.
It uses vivid personal recollections to bring to life the campaign and what life was like for those serving.
Anyone who wishes to criticise bomber command should read this book first and they will understand why it was necessary and the terrible sacrfices those involved made.
eg Being blown alive out of an exploding aircraft without a parachute was a common way of dying.


Plan of Attack (Patrick Mclanahan 12)
Plan of Attack (Patrick Mclanahan 12)
by Dale Brown
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great escapist fun!, 30 Oct. 2007
As recently as a few weeks ago the Russians flew 8 bombers up to UK airspace, all at once. In Dale brown's increasingly realistic book they go an awful lot further and attack the US.
Nukes, bombers, high tech this and that everywhere, what's not to like?
Convincing escapist fun.


Page: 1