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100Pcs/lot PREFOLDED V02 hand drip paper coffee filter No Bleach for 1-4 Cups
100Pcs/lot PREFOLDED V02 hand drip paper coffee filter No Bleach for 1-4 Cups

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine but flimsy, 2 Dec. 2014
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AOK for ensuring the grounds stay where they should, but disposal requires you to tip whole filter from the machine's cone. Do not attempt to lift the full filter paper out as it will ALWAYS tear and spill messy contents promiscuously


Sennheiser CX 300 II Precision Noise Isolating Earphones - Black
Sennheiser CX 300 II Precision Noise Isolating Earphones - Black
Price: £24.98

3.0 out of 5 stars Great sound but short lifespan, 16 Mar. 2014
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On my third pair in 18 months (fingers crossed for this set)...not sure why they fail after a few months but they will. Each pair has suddenly just failed whilst in use, no warning, no obvious visual wear or damage. I think the sound and insulation is first rate, just hope they will sort out the in-built flaw soon to earn 5 stars


KitSound PocketBoom Universal Rechargeable Bluetooth Portable Speaker with Hands-Free Functionality Compatible with Smartphones, Tablets and MP3 Devices - Black
KitSound PocketBoom Universal Rechargeable Bluetooth Portable Speaker with Hands-Free Functionality Compatible with Smartphones, Tablets and MP3 Devices - Black
Price: £19.26

3.0 out of 5 stars Great sound but QA can be an issue, 28 Feb. 2014
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I really think the concept and size etc. are excellent, and for listening to speech radio via ipod/bbciplayer radio it has very good sound quality. Unfortunately I am now awaiting my 3rd unit. 1st one developed a nasty continuous double beep after 3 weeks and Kitsound advised me to return it to Amazon. Replacement arrived very quickly on 18 Feb, but yesterday after an attempted re-charge, the on/off switch failed to work and the little monster remains completely inert; no beep to say 'here I am', no blue light to show it is live, nowt, dead. I am so disappointed. Either I have been very unlucky or perhaps a recent batch sent to Amazon may have slipped through a poor QA check?. Kitsound do respond to queries, but not very quickly. In my example, it took over a week to answer an e-mail and then only because I also raised the issue via Twitter. Unfortunately their website is not very helpful either. It does not seem have the info it claims to offer. Try finding a trouble shoot or product manual from the links given there. I have tried in vain. Hope they can sort these problems out soon, as I really wanted to be enthusiastic about the little cylinder.


The Path of Anger: The Book and the Sword: 1
The Path of Anger: The Book and the Sword: 1
by Antoine Rouaud
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revenge and Tragedy, 5 Dec. 2013
The Path of anger is a fantasy novel that wears the `fantastic' lightly. If a fantasy story needs magic, then this has it, but used sparingly. `The Animus' is the manipulation of the Air element as practiced by the Knights of the Empire, and, for sure, there are 2 strange creatures that give an otherworldly feel to the narrative. But it is not the fantasy aspects that determine or drive the story. This reads more like a historical fable in the form of a revenge tragedy.

So Rouaud is not fixated on the usual medieval period on which most comparable fantasies are based, particularly those from USA and UK writers. Instead his has a wholly (continental) European, feel, in the way that say, a French or Scandinavian film will differ from its Hollywood remake.

The Path of Anger is set in an un-named Empire and its subsequent post-revolution Republic, and the imaginative interweaving of different European eras and cultures builds a unique world for us. Elements of the 1st French republic and empire, Italian internecine struggles, a dash of `Ruritanian' pomp may be a puzzling or even disappointing context for readers expecting the normal fantasy world to be built and explained for them. What? No Maps? No Dynastic family trees?
But stick with it. These are not needed to locate the action. We are offered hints and speculations to build our own picture. Epochs and eras have merged into something truly strange, beautiful and memorable. Togas and tri-corn hats, spectacles chain mail and silk, oil lamps and armchairs, and an ancient blade of power that is described as `a rapier'...

This European feel is underpinned by the dialogue. Speech patterns and style (apart from one jarring USA idiom early in Chapter 1) are not deliberately elliptical, indicating perhaps a careful translation from a more `philosophical' register in the original language. Complex emotions can be expressed.
So Rouaud confounds expectations and offers a character driven narrative. We have the careworn knight-general Dun-Cadal, possibly the last decent man in a corrupt empire, and his strange protégé-squire, `Frog, whose mysterious past is slowly and shockingly revealed in part two. Part one tells the tale of the Empire's violent overthrow from Dun-Cadal's point of view. Part 2 belongs to Frog. Each tells the same story, but which is true? Events are overlapped, incidents told and retold to reveal hidden meanings, to expose betrayals and so to try and avoid the vengeance of the path of anger. Sharp visceral bouts of well-wrought violence ensure this latter hope is in vain.
A subplot about the search for a book of destiny and sword of power are additional threads which are used to help the development of the relationship, and perhaps to enable a sequel.

Ultimately, though, the stark truth of the real basis of the relationship between Dun-Cadal and Frog becomes clear, and it is not a comfortable or comforting one. I loved it.


Engravings
Engravings
Price: £12.37

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ninja Dub, 13 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Engravings (Audio CD)
Sounding like a sublime melange of Samurai movie soundtracks, deep dub and the ghost of Ennio Morricone, electronica rarely gets better than this.


The Narrows
The Narrows
by James Brogden
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A new Dark Age?, 23 Jun. 2013
This review is from: The Narrows (Paperback)
Fast paced and thoroughly engrossing, this will appeal to readers of Nerverwhere, & William Horwood's 'Hyddenworld' trilogy (Brum again at the centre of an occult alternative world). For anyone who remembers weird kid's TV shows from the 1970's, Children of the Stones, The Owl Service or any of the Nigel Kneal/John Wyndham inspired films, series or books or graphic novels (Raven, Strangehaven) from that era, you will find much to enjoy. Henges, psychogeography, a very convincing modern magus, (I always suspected Land Developers were evil), very nasty demonic foes, well drawn characters, this is a five star read. Docked one star for the lamentable lack of good proof reading where spelling and use of incorrect words e.g where for were, disrupted the flow for me.


From the Sea to the Land Beyond [DVD]
From the Sea to the Land Beyond [DVD]
Dvd ~ British Sea Power (Soundtrack)
Price: £7.75

18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bittersweet poetic journey through time and space, 20 Nov. 2012
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Completely mesmerising footage matched by a sympathetic soundtrack. No commentary needed. To me it is a companion piece to the superb 'Miners Hymns' (film by Bill Morrison, music by Jóhann Jóhannsson ) or 'Patience After Sebald', where we have just sound and image, rather than a celebrity 'over explaining' what we are seeing. These films allow the viewer to construct their own narrative and unfurl the 'story' at a natural pace. Immerse yourself.


Hansson: Endless Border (Choral Works) (Hyperion: CDA67881)
Hansson: Endless Border (Choral Works) (Hyperion: CDA67881)
Offered by Giant Entertainment
Price: £9.04

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT the Prog Rock Bo Hansson, 15 Mar. 2012
Anyone thinking they have uncovered a lost classical gem by the superb 1970's prog/rock artist responsible for 'Lord of the Rings', 'Magician's Hat', 'Attic Thoughts' 'Watership Down' is in for a let-down.
This Hansson is a contemporary classical guitarist and composer.
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BABOLAT AeroPro Drive French Open Junior Tennis Racket
BABOLAT AeroPro Drive French Open Junior Tennis Racket

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great racket, almost impossible to buy, 17 Dec. 2011
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Fantastic racket which my 11 year old boy rates as 'wicked'. Light, strong and the right size. The Amazon product page, though, has a series of broken links which make it impossible to use the 'buy buttons. I managed to buy the racket only by doing a search for Babolat Junior and then found a link to 3 sellers from the results page..what a faff. This has been reported to Amazon on 17 Dec 2011 but the page is still unfixed, so best of luck in trying to buy one..it is worth persevering.


Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Price: £0.99

3.0 out of 5 stars 5 star track, 2 star for reproduction, 23 Dec. 2010
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Yes I know it's live, but this particular MP3 is appalling quality. Very muffled, too much treble, and sounds like a dodgy bootleg recorded on a hand held Dansette (look it up).

I hope Amazon will make one of the original or remastered album versions available soon as there seem to be only live recordings in the inventory at present (December 2010) Let's have a fitting tribute to the wayward musical colossus available here please....


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