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How Do I Live
How Do I Live
Offered by USA MEDIA
Price: £11.85

5.0 out of 5 stars How Do I Live, 29 Oct 2011
This review is from: How Do I Live (Audio CD)
Four different versions of the same song by LeAnn Rimes might seem overkill, but there is enough difference between each track to make the whole very interesting. It might well be that the various versions were recorded for consideration by the makers of the movie 'Con-Air'as the song figured prominently in it.

As it turned out, the movie-makers preferred the version by Trisha Yearwood and for me, they were right, as Yearwood evokes a more heart-searching mood in the way she sings it than does Rimes. LeAnn Rimes has a great deal more power and range than Yearwood but has a tendency to introduce unnecessary ups, downs and extra words in her versions which detract from the required impact of the actual wording. She also adds in the chorus too often to give it the impact that Yearwood achieves. Nevertheless, the Rimes CD is well worth the price to make the comparison.


Burt's Bees Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash
Burt's Bees Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash
Price: £7.19

23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PH Neutral Shampoo, 3 April 2011
For those people who must have a PH Neutral shampoo because of skin sensitivity, allergies or because they are having chemotherapy, this is the product for most of them I suggest.

I have been using it and it is especially good in that it doubles as a body wash so is ideal for taking showers as you wash your hair. It does leave the hair a little dry but an appropriate conditioner will take care of that.

As a body wash it is very good as a small amount goes a long way. I recommend the product for the reasons stated and because it is definitely value for money.


The Last Of The Mohicans [1992] [DVD]
The Last Of The Mohicans [1992] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Daniel Day-Lewis
Price: £3.97

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the book, 18 Feb 2011
A fine adventure film with yet another tour de force by Daniel Day-Lewis, but as with the original starring Randolph Scott, it strays too far from the original story by J. Fennimore Cooper and loses something in the process. The politics of the time, the reasons for the war with France and particularly why certain Indian tribes affiliated with one side or the other are glossed over, as is why the Mohicans are down to only two survivors. The Day-Lewis character is called Nathaniel throught instead of 'Hawkeye', a name bestowed on him because of his unerring skill with his rifle, a key factor in the book. There are characters in the book who are not in the film so the interconnections suffer as a result. Nevertheless, this is a fast paced action adventure with some marvellous fight scenes, two well crafted romantic relationships and a fine performance by Wes Studi as the malevolent Magua. Well worth the cost.


Monty Python And The Holy Grail [DVD] [1975]
Monty Python And The Holy Grail [DVD] [1975]
Dvd ~ Graham Chapman
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Holy Mackerel!, 18 Feb 2011
A funny film that never loses its appeal, even after several showings. The Python team put together a wonderful spoof of the famous quest by King Arthur's Round Table knights and there are moments of pure genius such as the Black Knight fighting Arthur and losing his limbs one by one but refusing to concede defeat. The jeering of Arthur and his followers by the French knight, especially the second time around must be listened to very carefully in order not to miss some really ribald comments. A must for Python fans and anyone else who enjoys highly amusing comedy.


Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease
Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease
by Joanne Koenig Coste
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Management over Mind, 18 Feb 2011
'Learning to Speak Alzheimer's' is a must for anyone who finds themselves in the position of trying to help an elderly relative who develops the early signs of this problem. To me, the book's greatest asset is the way in which it spells out what not to do when trying to help. Reinforcing the sufferer's faltering confidence needs delicate handling and this book has all the information required to achieve that end. Patience and sympathy are all very well but what is even more important is understanding. The book certainly helps in that respect and in a way which is practical and not preachy. Highly recommended.


The Mission [Original Score]
The Mission [Original Score]
Price: £7.78

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mission (Original Score), 14 Jan 2011
For anyone who has seen the movie, the Original Score will bring scenes in it vividly to mind. To anyone who has not seen the movie, just sit back and enjoy the magnificent creativity of Ennio Morricone's music. The tracks range from the beautiful to the tragic. Some inspire tears, some inspire fears, but all inspire awe. This is a must CD for all lovers of good music and I defy anyone not to be totally moved by the two versions of Gabriel's Oboe with that haunting theme which then runs through the rest of the score. Buy it people, buy it.


Stupid History 2011 Day to Day Calendar
Stupid History 2011 Day to Day Calendar
by Leland Gregory
Edition: Calendar

5.0 out of 5 stars Stupid History 2011 Day to Day Calendar, 14 Jan 2011
This is my second Stupid History Calendar and I am enjoying it as much as the first. The history snippets are fascinating at best, amusing at worst and a constant source of interest, while the puzzles, quotes and brain teasers on the reverse of each page add to the joy of having one of these delightful calendars. I recommend them highly to anyone with an interest in the history of North America or just an interest in trivia. Each day, the first thing I look at is the new page of the calendar. It starts my day off on the right foot.


Afterglow
Afterglow
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This CD IS the answer, 5 Dec 2010
This review is from: Afterglow (Audio CD)
This is an album of songs that linger in the memory, all sung in Sarah McClachlan's unique style. Normally it would be hard to single out any one track for particular praise, but in this case it is easy. The shudderingly beautiful "Answer" is like a sun, outshining even the bright stars around it with its simple, but heart-rending lyrics, coupled with a hauntingly delicate melody echoing in the mind long after the track has finished, making this song alone worth the price of the CD.

Gordon Richard


Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier (Oklahoma Western Biographies)
Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier (Oklahoma Western Biographies)
by Robert Marshall Utley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.02

5.0 out of 5 stars Cavalier in Bucksin, 27 Aug 2010
A fine paperback copy of this Utley classic. This book is a succinct account of the career of George Armstrong Custer and the part he played in that dramatic historical event, "The Battle of the Little Big Horn." Utley deftly interweaves the peak events of that time around the life of 'Autie' Custer with unfussy text and brisk pace. There is nothing surplus here as the book encapsulates all the relevant information without embellishment or distortion. A very good, informative read. Highly recommended to anyone interested in the life and times of George Custer or to anyone who would like to become interested.

Gordon Richard


Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
by Susanna Clarke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic!, 18 July 2010
A dreamy, romanticised alternate history of England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. The developing rivalry between Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is cleverly wrought.

This is a huge book, but a fascinating read. I recommend it to anyone who feels the need to take a break from the daily grind of modern day living.


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