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Wunderlist: To-Do List & Tasks
Wunderlist: To-Do List & Tasks
Price: £0.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Inflexible, 2 Aug. 2015
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Annoyingly it won't allow you to change the order of your list, making it far harder to create a step-by-step list. Similarly you can't add an entry anywhere but at the end of the list.
So if you're already well organised and live an ordered life this will suit you. If you're human it may not.


BBC Weather
BBC Weather
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and useful, 11 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: BBC Weather (App)
Very clear and straightforward, no clutter, just the information that you want. It doesn't go into detail or explain any of the reasoning behind the forecast, but who wants that in a basic forecasting app?


Time Gap: Hidden Object Mystery
Time Gap: Hidden Object Mystery
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4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good, 16 July 2014
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I've not been playing long so there has been no real explanation for the historical characters, but it's fun. And there has been little pressure to spend any money so far. Worth a try.


Web Designer (Kindle Tablet Edition)
Web Designer (Kindle Tablet Edition)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not free at all, 13 Jun. 2014
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You can look at one issue for free if you pay £40 for an annual subscription. An interesting, if possibly fraudulent, definition of `free`.


The Long War (The Long Earth)
The Long War (The Long Earth)
by Stephen Baxter
Edition: Hardcover

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this; it will all be summarised in the first two chapters of the next one, 2 Jan. 2014
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This was so sad - The Long Earth had a lot of interesting ideas (many not explored)and I was hoping that The Long War would delve deeper into them. I was wrong. It's just a pot-boiler, a fluffy padding-out of the first story to get to the next.

The authors carefully make sure you don't empathise or identify with the characters by constantly calling them by their full and formal names and rarely giving them any interior monologues or motivation. So the whole thing is very cold and impersonal - a rare thing for a Pratchett novel.

As for the plots, there are three that are flagposted early on in the book - the Declaration of Independence, the abolition of slavery and ecological disaster. The first reaches its climax with everyone deciding 'meh, whatever...', the second is just hand-waved away but the third is the best. As the book goes on the signposts get bigger, more neon, more 'Danger, Will Robinson!' until it climaxes with '...to be continued.'
Meanwhile there is a whizzkid on a Chinese expedition to nowhere for no reason, and a Mary Sue who makes all the right moral decisions (but we aren't given access to her reasoning for her decisions) and best of all a proper Deus Ex Machina, when Valiente's hunters (for no reason that we can see) suddenly see the Light and discard their cultural, moral, social, traditional and evolutionary imperatives and decide to be lovely instead. Which is nice.
Add that to a long list of plotlines that are just dropped as they reach a climax and you end up with the feeling that the editor just looked at the page count, rubbed his/her hands in glee and never bothered to read it.

Sad.


GTECH HT05 Cordless Hedge Trimmer 14.4v Lithium Ion Battery (Old Version)
GTECH HT05 Cordless Hedge Trimmer 14.4v Lithium Ion Battery (Old Version)

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Died after 3 uses, 29 Oct. 2012
I bought this in March this year but unfortunately due to lack of stock it didn't arrive until the end of May. It was very light and easy to use for the 45 minutes needed to cut the hedges, and battery life wasn't a problem. However it did struggle with any but the thinnest shoots and twigs, but that was expected. What I hadn't expected was that the fourth time I tried to use it, it died before I even started cutting. From the sounds of it one of the gears has either stripped its teeth or come off its drive shaft, despite my oiling it before and after each use.
When I returned it for repair I have been told that they can't fix it and have no replacements, so will be getting a refund. A huge waste of time.


A Dog's Life [The Albums 1967-1972]
A Dog's Life [The Albums 1967-1972]
Price: £14.82

8 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I'll repeat that..., 24 Feb. 2011
Yes, this is a reissue of Cornology (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cornology-Intro-Outro-Dog-Ends/dp/B000006TDV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1298549197&sr=1-1), plain and simple. The only difference is that the last 3 tracks on the third CD have been 'remastered'. And the price. So if you were thinking of buying the entire works of the Bonzos, get this as it's cheaper.
Can anyone explain what 'explicit' means in this context?
Comment Comments (3) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Dec 12, 2013 10:57 PM GMT


Indian Vegetarian Cookery
Indian Vegetarian Cookery
by Jack Santa Maria
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars My most-loved cookbook, 5 Dec. 2010
Like several other reviewers I got this book decades ago and fell in love with the flavours and smells these recipes make, so unlike traditional takeaway fare. I have bought, lent and never got back three copies so far, so was very relieved to see that it has been reprinted. Last year I made some coriander pickle for a street party. It ended up with four people fighting over the leftovers, despite my explaining how simple it is to make. And now my son is moving out, so he'll get a copy as a leaving present - may it make him as many friends as it has me.


Under Milk Wood
Under Milk Wood

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real joy, 5 Oct. 2009
This review is from: Under Milk Wood (Audio CD)
But then, what do you expect from one of Stan Tracey's seminal pieces? It is as rich and delightful as I remembered, not having heard it in a couple of decades. The only thing to do now is to hunt down the version narrated with clips of Dylan Thomas' poem (not the recent one) to compare the two.


The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - Jollity Farm
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - Jollity Farm
by Bob Carruthers
Edition: Perfect Paperback

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fake reviews? How dada!, 17 Jun. 2009
Considering the book isn't published until next month (July), you'd be well advised to take the 2 reviews above with a pinch of snuff.

At least wait till it comes out and gets some real reviews before ordering.

Richard has asked why I questioned the reviews below - the reason was simply that the official publication date given was July, so it seemed a bit odd that reviews were out in June. Had the reviewers mentioned that they had pre-publication copies, rather than being ordinary punters, I wouldn't have questioned them.

Anyhow I have now received my (hardback) copy of the book and am in two minds. It looks to be full of interesting facts and anecdotes, but is a bit difficult to read as pages started falling out when I first opened it. Not what you would expect from a £40 book. And so far the publishers have ignored repeated requests for a replacement. Whether this means that all copies are as badly bound, I can't say.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jul 23, 2009 10:18 AM BST


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