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Ryobi RLT5030S 500 Watt Line Trimmer With Knuckle Head
Ryobi RLT5030S 500 Watt Line Trimmer With Knuckle Head
Price: 49.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Line feed simply doesn't work, 11 Jun 2014
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I bought this because it came top in Which? and was at a very attractive price. However, the line feed failed time and time again. I spent far longer rewinding and re-feeding the line than I did strimming. A very unfortunate experience that made me glad of Amazon's return policy.


Farewell: The Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth Century
Farewell: The Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth Century
Price: 3.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Great story poorly tolld, 21 Jan 2013
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This book cries out for an editor. The authors use 20 words for three, repeat themselves frequently, are translated by a non-native speaker (I infer from the numerous solecisms) and just go on and on and on and on. With great material, exhaustive research and a cast of characters which is genuinely intriguing it should have been much, much better.


The Ipcress File
The Ipcress File
Price: 1.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kindle users denied cover, 8 Sep 2011
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This review is from: The Ipcress File (Kindle Edition)
This is an excellent thriller that is more demanding on the reader than the average page turner. I enjoyed it immensely.

However, I do object to the fact that Kindle readers are often deprived of a book cover. This one even has a note from the jacket designer that lovingly describes all the objects he chose to assemble to illustrate the book, but there's no picture to go with it (and it's obviously not the cover that is used here in the Kindle store). It's nearly as bad as buying MP3s but not getting the liner notes...


TYSSO - USB Barcode Scanner Reader (Black) - Handheld USB Barcode Scanner, Reading width 8cm, for PC, Laptop
TYSSO - USB Barcode Scanner Reader (Black) - Handheld USB Barcode Scanner, Reading width 8cm, for PC, Laptop

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid item, 16 Aug 2011
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Works fine and represents good value. I use a Mac and found that it is better to plug into a USB hub rather than the USB sockets on the keyboard. After that, no problems at all. Good reliable next day delivery. One star subtracted for the truly awful and scary documentation that made me wonder what I had to do to get it working -- answer nothing, so don't even look at the book!


Orient / Blue Lake
Orient / Blue Lake

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Exciting music, disappointing audio quality, 8 Mar 2005
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This review is from: Orient / Blue Lake (Audio CD)
It seems absurdly difficult to get recordings of the masterful Don Cherry, which makes this one even more disappointing. It consists of two separate albums recorded live in the early 1970s. Orient is, as the title suggests, an exploration of a range of eastern musical traditions. The music sounds interesting and challenging, but the audio quality is so poor it's hard to make a judgement, and in the end I just couldn't listen any more. It sounds as if there was only one mike, and someone was sitting on it throughout the performance!
Blue Lake is distinctly better, though still short of good quality sound. It has some beautiful playing, especially of some tunes by Dollar Brand. I really enjoyed it. 2 stars for Orient, 4 for Blue Lake, Average 3.


Angels And Demons
Angels And Demons
by Dan Brown
Edition: Paperback

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nowhere near as good as the Da Vinci Code, 20 Oct 2004
This review is from: Angels And Demons (Paperback)
I enjoyed the Da Vinci Code, happy to overlook the odd silliness in favour of a rattling good read. But in this prequel the silliness starts at the beginning with an implausible scramjet from Boston to Geneva, goes on through the battery on the antimatter canister with its precise expiry moment, the receivable but untraceable wireless camera -- and the story's barely started. The author wants to pit science against religion, but instead puts sci-fi into the ring against religious fairy tales, which is much less satisfying. None of this would ultimately matter if the story delivered, but there's a hundred pages of explanation that have to follow the climactic moment so that we can make sense of it and I found I was grinding my teeth not holding my breath.


Funky New Orleans
Funky New Orleans
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Price: 19.84

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational live performance, 23 April 2001
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This review is from: Funky New Orleans (Audio CD)
How did I miss this one for so long? It has lots of really rough edges and little formal finesse but is long on raw energy, particularly in the sensational ensemble playing (great percussion and brass). The worthy Doctor is in excellent vocal form on a range of songs that embrace some of the whackiest I've heard. From the wailing call on the first track (not the Dr?) to the last, it's a blast.


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