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Sony MDREX38IPB.CE7 In-Ear Headphones with In-Line iPod Remote Control
Sony MDREX38IPB.CE7 In-Ear Headphones with In-Line iPod Remote Control
Offered by Amy`s Schätze
Price: £13.91

5.0 out of 5 stars The best, 19 April 2013
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I find most ear buds a real problem. They hurt me.

These are superb. They don't hurt and the sound is excellent right across the range from Beethoven to Taylor Swift:)

Ear Buds don't last for ever, buy two or three pairs, these are the dogs rowlocks.

brendan


DIGIFLEX Wireless Internet USB Adaptor WiFi Dongle 300Mbps For Windows 7 / 8 / XP / Vista
DIGIFLEX Wireless Internet USB Adaptor WiFi Dongle 300Mbps For Windows 7 / 8 / XP / Vista
Offered by Digiflex
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works, delivered quick, 10 Feb. 2011
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This item works straight out of the box. Was delivered quickly.

What's not to like?

brendan


Prisoners, Property and Prostitutes: And Other Things Beginning with P
Prisoners, Property and Prostitutes: And Other Things Beginning with P
by Tom Ratcliffe
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Truth About Policing, 17 Dec. 2010
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As a retired police officer, I am regularly asked "What's it like, in the Job?" I am always reminded how impossible it is to answer that question to someone who has never been "in." I think people expect it to be all running around, guns firing left and right, murders every two minutes.

It isn't that.

What it is, is this book. Every serving and retired officer will recognise this life. The same frustrations, the same idiotic paperwork regime, and the peculiar rank structure. Oh, the legions of the mad, who were on every street corner, and in the stations, when I was serving.

Tom Ratcliffe manages to show the job in an honest light, with plenty of tales of scrapes which made me laugh out loud. He leavens these with genuine touches of decency and goodness, which show an enormous empathy for the public.

A fine book, if you want to know about real police work, read this!

brendan stallard


Zoom APH1 H1 Accessory Pack
Zoom APH1 H1 Accessory Pack
Offered by Music Gear
Price: £25.00

4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Class Service, 23 Nov. 2010
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This is a fine product, with which there was a minor problem just after delivery, which happens now and again.

I mentioned the issue to the vendor, who fixed it INSTANTLY and with good grace. I have complete confidence in this seller.

brendan


Mumford [DVD]
Mumford [DVD]
Dvd ~ Loren Dean
Price: £3.50

5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Film, ever., 27 July 2010
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I'm getting old now, and have had a love affair with cinema all that time.

This is the best movie ever made, a real hidden gem. Pitch perfect performances from Loren Dean and Hope Davis and subordinate staff, including my first look at Zooey Descanel.

The scene where they deliver the newspapers is heart rendingly plangent.

I'm a retired police officer and the scene at the end of the movie resonates with so much truth, it made me laugh out loud in the theatre. It was such a wry comment on what actually does happen it showed a true understanding of life and humour on the part of the writers, film maker and players.

You can watch this film over and over again and get more and more out of it each time, a true classic.

brendan


Liszt: 12 Études D'exécution Transcendante
Liszt: 12 Études D'exécution Transcendante
Price: £7.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Real Thing., 27 July 2010
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I first came across Alice Sara Ott last year when reading some rather frothy review of her playing ability up here on Amazon.

Most unusually, the review was exactly correct. Ott is a wonderful musician that everyone who loves music should have in their collection.

This selection of Etudes by Liszt won't be to everyone's taste, but that's mainly the Liszt, it is a particularly challenging work for the player and Ott executes it perfectly.

I can't wait to hear more from Ott, she's the most expressive classical musician playing today.

brendan


The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Unabridged Audiobook)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Unabridged Audiobook)
by Stieg Larsson
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £27.05

5.0 out of 5 stars Glad, 29 Jan. 2010
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This isn't going to be available in the USA (where I mostly live) unti June 10th 2010, so I was delighted to get the third installment of this wonderful series.

brendan


The Infinite Cosmos: Questions from the frontiers of cosmology
The Infinite Cosmos: Questions from the frontiers of cosmology
by Joseph Silk
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The Best, 30 Dec. 2009
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I've been studying what has been happening in Astronomy for about five years now, and this is a very exciting time, with the various improved scopes reaching farther out into the Universe than ever before.

It is one thing to see the images, it is quite another to understand even a glimmer of what is going on out there.

It is a truism that to get a real understanding of structures and the distances involved, which are the everyday bread and butter of astronomical discussion you need a good grounding in Math and I have to admit that I don't have that, although I'm working on it.

Professor Silk does use the complex Mathematics in his prose, but to a lesser and less confusing extent than many of his writing contemporaries. He is understandable, even if you do have to work at it to get the best out of it. It is worth reading twice, and I find myself going back and back to both this and Silk's other remarkable work, "On The Shores Of The Unknown".

Highly recommended, and enjoyable.

brendan


More ABBA Gold
More ABBA Gold
Price: £5.93

5.0 out of 5 stars Abba, complete, 2 Feb. 2009
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Lovely, sweet and sad. The music of my life, how I wished I had seen them live.

Great music, from the greatest band, complete.

brendan


Panic [DVD]
Panic [DVD]
Dvd ~ Donald Sutherland
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Price: £3.20

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, 2 Feb. 2009
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The sad assassin has been done so many times by Hollywood, one sometimes get the idea that America is stuffed full of miserable killers attempting to get therapy.

This was reasonably standard fare, with a neat touch of decent acting by the participants, it really did not glamourise killing, and the ending was not your usual money shot.

Well worth an evening in.

brendan


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