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Revelations (Extinction Point, Book 3)
Revelations (Extinction Point, Book 3)
Price: 3.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Massive dissapointment to the finale, 30 May 2014
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I'm not going to write a spoiler but there is a huge logical inconsistency here, and since it "justifies" the overall plot, I felt like I'd wasted my time reading the excellent first two books


titon5 gold cup trophy - ft74b - gold - 5-5-inch - multi awards Trophy Super Store
titon5 gold cup trophy - ft74b - gold - 5-5-inch - multi awards Trophy Super Store
Offered by Trophy Superstore
Price: 3.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for the price, 30 May 2014
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Not exactly the world cup, but for the price a real bargain. This was bought for a friend as small joke and I expected something very flimsy but its pretty solid, real nice looking, engraving instructions were followed to the letter,and delivered quicker than I expected. My friend will probably think I spent 20 on it LOL.
Very pleased.


The Long Earth
The Long Earth
Price: 3.66

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good., 23 July 2013
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This review is from: The Long Earth (Kindle Edition)
Look folks, its not Discworld, ok sp don't go buying it knowing its not and then leave a bad review because its not.
It's a decent SF story. No sign of Pratchett I can detect, if you want a Discworld story buy a different book.


Solid Brass 2 Way Double Tap Adaptor with Individual On/Off Valves
Solid Brass 2 Way Double Tap Adaptor with Individual On/Off Valves
Offered by tooltime uk ltd
Price: 14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good. Does what it says, half the price of all brass equivalents., 23 July 2013
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Not much more to say really, works well, had it a couple of months now, no problems or issues, what more can you say about a tap adapter :-)


Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's)
Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Far too good to be free, 23 July 2013
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Get it while its free, but if you are too late for that buy it anyway.
A greatly enjoyable read, with a heroine for a change, and an obvious sequel coming up, which annoyingly isn't here yet !


Futurity
Futurity
Price: 2.13

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I want a time machine so I can get back my wasted time reading this, 10 April 2013
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This review is from: Futurity (Kindle Edition)
This book is bad on so many levels, its hard to know where to start. I only give it 1 star as zero isn't an option.
I'll start with the good points though.
1. Its well written,grammatically, and doesn't have any typos or similar that you sometimes see in cheap books
2. It was pretty cheap so i didn't waste too much money.

Now, unfortunately, the very many bad points.
1. It doesn't go anywhere. Almost nothing happens. The main character, and others, do, essentially, nothing at all. So the story is very very VERY dull. For example, if you could time travel, wouldn't you do more than go into the future and buy a burger? Or into an empty office >>and read a book<< ? (ironically "to while the time away")?
2. It doesn't even >>attempt<< to deal with the paradox factor. For example, if you've read the (incomparably better) The Man Who Folded Himself, or the short story By His Bootstraps, you'll realise that paradox is a key feature of time travel and needs to be catered for. Here, its entirely omitted, sidestepped, hardly mentioned, bypassed. At one point the main character does something dumb, so others go back and prevent him. How does that work?He can remember it, so surely he did it? Except he didn't. No mention of alternate timelines such as in Asimov's The End of Eternity, just a big fat nothing, its just glossed over.
3. IF you discovered something awful, horrendous, catastrophic about the near future, would you (a) tell everyone when you get back, (b) try to find out why it happened and take steps with your time travel capability to prevent it, (c), make provision to survive it, or (d) tell no one including the woman you love and go and herd sheep in Chile?
4. From a cast of characters who are struggling to time travel more than a few minutes into the future, and our "hero" being one of an ultra elite minute segment of the population who can, more and more people can apparently do it without any effort, including people you randomly bump into in bars (almost literally)
5. The mechanics of time travel are ludicrous. (not really a spoiler because its introduced very early on). Stick some special glasses on and fall asleep and thats it. Anything you are wearing goes into the future with you, including whats in your pockets or what you are holding. Well, why not the bed you are in contact with then? And the floor that's on? And the building its in? etc up to and including the whole planet?
6. The huge paradox that one historical figure who can time travel says "I wish I hadn't done X" (trying not to give a spoiler here). Well, dummy, you can time travel, so stop yourself doing "x" !!! After all, the main character in the book does exactly that when he does something dumb, he "undoes' it!! You'd think one of the smartest people of all time would be able to work that one out if I can !

and I finally lost it at ..
7. When you start introducing historical figures from the bible, yet not in a biblical context, and tie that in with previous comments about Christianity, and utterly nonsensical statements, such as that an infinite number of moneys wouldn't be able to type the word "the" in an "almost infinite amount of time (what the heck is that about?, and that humanity is getting above itself and needs to be brought down a peg or two by God, you can see a hidden agenda start coming into play. Anyone for a Rapture Story perhaps? So, I stopped at about 80-90% of the way through. We can all suspend disbelief for science fiction, but theres a limit. This passed the limit early on and went hypersonic.

But, even if you might disagree with points 2-7, my main complaint in point 1, its just very very dull.


In Car Charger Lead Cable for Apple iPhone 3G 3GS 4 4G iPod Touch iTouch i-Touch Nano
In Car Charger Lead Cable for Apple iPhone 3G 3GS 4 4G iPod Touch iTouch i-Touch Nano
Offered by Busybee Sales
Price: 3.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Worked fine for a few months them literally fell to bits, 9 Jan 2013
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Had been plugged into the power socket and never unplugged since I bought it, worked fine on an iPhone 4 but this morning, i just touched it to plug in the phone, and it literally fell to pieces in the charger. I guess a few months of vibration did for it. Won't be buying another.


TP-Link PA411KIT AV500 500 Mbps Powerline Adapter - Twin Pack
TP-Link PA411KIT AV500 500 Mbps Powerline Adapter - Twin Pack
Price: 24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Working straght out of the box, 3 Dec 2012
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Didn't even need to do the pairing procedure, working perfectly within a minute, no technical knowledge needed, plug in and go!


iPhone 4/4S screen protector guard 6 in 1 pack
iPhone 4/4S screen protector guard 6 in 1 pack
Offered by Terrapin Accessories
Price: 0.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 15 Sep 2012
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Have tried others before but this one did the job, and it's so inconspicuous that after I put it on I had to double check it was actually there and I hadn't accidentally pulled it off when removing the second film.

A tip for putting it on, do it in a kitchen, as a slightly more humid place there should be less dust and it's imperative that there is no dust at all, so ensure the phone is100% clean and clear of dust before applying. Even the tiniest speck leaves an ugly and annoying bubble.

The pack comes with a small piece of plastic or card which worked very well to enable the last few bubbles to be squegeed away. I've had the film on for about a week, it's made no noticeable difference to operating the phone at all.


A Taste Of Despair (The Humal Sequence)
A Taste Of Despair (The Humal Sequence)
Price: 1.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, heck of an ending, talk about leave you in suspense !, 7 July 2012
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Great story following on from A Breath of Hope (DEFINITELY read that first), non stop action, and as per another reviewer, the author had better come up with a sequel to this pretty smartish if he knows whats good for him!

Brilliant last chapter (even, few last paragraphs) , to the effect of "what the ....." and "when can I read the next installment and why isn't it right now?!"

As and when its written buy both books !


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