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Killing Another (An Inspector Ray Wilson Thriller)
Killing Another (An Inspector Ray Wilson Thriller)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great second book, 16 Sept. 2013
I had to suspend disbelief with the idea about memory being stored in your organs and still don't really see how this is possible, but once I did that I really got into this. I found myself feeling much of the frustration that Ray felt in this story - you really wanted to shake the parents of Samantha one minute and then felt desperately sorry for them the next. A great twist at the end as well which I didn't see coming!


Sword of Rome: The Complete Campaigns
Sword of Rome: The Complete Campaigns
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great series - superb value for money, 6 Aug. 2013
I bought a couple of the novellas individually (at 1.99) which I didn't think was too bad at the time, but the complete collection of novellas here is a bargain at 3.99. If you're like me and you can't get enough roman historical fiction, this collection provides the perfect fix. The novellas make for easy reading, the characters are well developed and there are running themes and jokes. If you're new to the series, I'd take a punt on this collection, or try Sword of Rome: Gladiator which ended up being a firm favourite of mine.

There's some politically incorrect humour, but many people will find this to be a bonus rather than criticism!


Coral Sea 1942
Coral Sea 1942
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4.0 out of 5 stars Concise, authoritative account of key battle., 18 Jun. 2013
This review is from: Coral Sea 1942 (Kindle Edition)
A more than accomplished account of a battle which is often overlooked, in terms of its drams and importance. Freeman is conscious of both recounting grand strategy and also individual testimonies of combatants. The book is naturally weighted towards material dedicated to the Americans, which is not to say the author ignores the Japanese story. What this book is clear on however is that, despite America's considerable losses, the Battle of the Coral Sea was a US victory.


Sword Of Rome: Rubicon
Sword Of Rome: Rubicon
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fighting on different fronts., 19 April 2013
Sword of Rome: Rubicon is certainly another bloody and bawdy read, much like the rest of the series. However, this book seems to focus more on inner battles, as well as the Roman civil war, with Oppius and Caesar finding themselves conflicted. Although Foreman somewhat rewrites history in a few of the events which lead up to Caesar's crossing of the Rubicon, he does not fail to deliver in painting scenes of action and courage at the novella's close. It would be good one day for author to go over series and insert more notes, to highlight the facts from the fiction, but Rubicon is another satisfying kindle short. Will say that book kills off one of the main secondary characters of series, but I won't say which one. The extract from `Augustus: Son of Caesar' was also welcome surprise.


Anfield Rising: Liverpool The Early Years
Anfield Rising: Liverpool The Early Years
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great footballing success story, 10 April 2013
Brian Belton's historical football book Anfield Rising charts the first decade of the rise of Liverpool FC - one of the greatest footballing success stories. Belton's book will take you back to Liverpool's early days - reliving their glory days and packing in plenty of interesting information about the beginnings of the club. If you are a true Red you will probably know most of the history already, but Belton writes in an accessible and entertaining way which will capture your attention as you reminisce.


Heroes of Empire: The True Cross
Heroes of Empire: The True Cross
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4.0 out of 5 stars Above average historical novella., 25 Mar. 2013
This novella may only be short but it kept me entertained over a couple of hours. I enjoy historical fiction and am always looking for new authors. Robert Stone succeeds in blending authentic history with compelling drama more than most. The backdrop of ancient Britain serves to create a chivalrous and exciting atmosphere for his scenes to play out on. The characters are rough diamonds and the dialogue is often colourful. Although author is not quite up there with the masters of this genre (eg Bernard Cornwell and Simon Scarrow) book is worth checking out (especially if interested in Roman Empire).


Pump It Up: Elvis Costello's 100 Best Songs
Pump It Up: Elvis Costello's 100 Best Songs
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-structured and well-argued list, 25 Mar. 2013
Being a huge fan of Costello myself, I thought I would give this list a read to see how far I agreed, and disagreed, with the author's choices. There are some surprising inclusions and some hidden gems in this list that I would not have thought of. Generally I would have picked a similar selection, but it is written in such a convincing and genuine way, that even when I differ in opinion, I still respected the author's choices. He does not try to dictate but merely to share a love for Costello's music, and it has definitely inspired me to pick back up my old albums to give them a listen again!


My Father Laurence Olivier
My Father Laurence Olivier
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious in parts, fascinating in others, 21 Mar. 2013
Tarquin Olivier's narrative is endearing because it is slightly old-fashioned and written in such a quirky manner. He doesn't shirk away from adding little anecdotes of personal family information, which although slightly bizarre, makes this ebook refreshingly different from other actor biographies. There were many points were I found myself laughing out loud at the eccentric stories peppered throughout the narrative. Tarquin really brings this great actor to life, with various letters and first-hand descriptions letting us know what Laurence was like as a father, a husband, and a friend.


Birth of the Blues: The Early Years of Chelsea FC
Birth of the Blues: The Early Years of Chelsea FC
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Passionate history of the club, 8 Mar. 2013
Book has some brilliant stories in it and it makes for revealing reading (and the elephant in the room is to compare things to today). Brian Belton really brings the history of this club alive and is a great story teller as well as fact-finder.


Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Both military history book and confessional memoir., 12 Feb. 2013
This review is from: Out of the Blue (Kindle Edition)
An acquaintance of mine in the services recommended this title. I could not help but be impressed by the author's strength of character and also could not believe the attitude of the military. I knew very little about the implication of the DADT policy before reading Out of the Blue but my eyes have been opened to the devastating effects that such a policy can have. Could not quite decide how much story was one of triumph, or tragedy, but that may be one of its virtues. Book also works as piece of military history, as pilot was one of the most qualified and experienced warriors of his generation. Well worth trying out.


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