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Four Classic Albums (The Modern Jazz Quartet / Django / Fontessa / The Modern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn)
Four Classic Albums (The Modern Jazz Quartet / Django / Fontessa / The Modern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn)
Price: £5.96

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An Abomination To Some Classic Albums, 26 Nov 2012
Whilst, on the face of it, this cd looks to be great value, what with four classic Modern Jazz Quartet albums, it is in all actuality far from it.

Upon listening to the first track it became immediately evident that the sound quality was not up to par. However in a move of misplaced faith in the skills of the people at "avid jazz" I listened to the whole collection, desperately hoping for just one track whose mastering quality didn't resemble a flatulent elephant; dull and grey with copious amounts of unwanted noise.

Having compared the tracks with alternative releases of both Django and Fontessa I can be absolutely positive that the problem is not a fault of the original recordings. Rather the problem lies with the farce that is Avid ltd.

Avid claims the tracks on the two cds have been "digitally remastered, for probably the finest ever sound quality". Either they are deaf, ignorant, or barefaced lying. I wonder which of the three is more likely.

What's more is that the problems mentioned above are not limited to this release, Having purchased several avid jazz releases in one big mistake of a decision I found that the problem appears to span their entire catalogue. In fact I was amazed (and almost impressed) to find the problem of sound quality escalated to unprecedented heights on certain tracks.

My suggestion to anyone looking to buy this, or any other release by Avid ltd, is to put aside any enticement at the low price and avoid their thoroughly butchered classics like the plague.
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Navitech Genuine Black Bycast Leather Flip Open Book Style Carry Case / Cover for the Amazon Kindle Keyboard / 3G finished to perfection with a subtle White Stitch
Navitech Genuine Black Bycast Leather Flip Open Book Style Carry Case / Cover for the Amazon Kindle Keyboard / 3G finished to perfection with a subtle White Stitch
Offered by Navitech (VAT Registered)
Price: £1.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good budget cover, pointless SD card holders., 21 Jan 2011
For the price this is a well made, well fitting cover that (whilst not being genuine leather)looks stylish.
However the cover does have two pointless and annoying SD card pouches on the inside of the cover. considering that the Kindle doesn't use SD cards and the fact that the pouches then press upon the screen I have docked a star from my rating as these seem like unthoughtful additions that spoil an otherwise nice cover.
other than that it is certainly a good, cheap alternative to more expensive covers.


Cover-Up Amazon Kindle 3 Keyboard (Global Wireless 6") Book Style Leather Cover Case (Black)
Cover-Up Amazon Kindle 3 Keyboard (Global Wireless 6") Book Style Leather Cover Case (Black)
Offered by Cover-Up
Price: £21.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality product, 7 Jan 2011
After allot of searching around for the best kindle cover I finally settled on this one.
The case is very well made with nice leather, offset with contrasting white stitching. My only recommendation would be a more rigid front of the cover, as underneath the leather it feels like it is made with relatively thin card. Thicker card would mean the front cover of the case is a bit less flimsy. Other than that a quality product and well recommended, especially for the price.


I Think, Therefore I Am: All the Philosophy You Need to Know
I Think, Therefore I Am: All the Philosophy You Need to Know
by Lesley Levene
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £5.81

35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for impressing at diner parties but not much else., 3 Dec 2010
This book is obviously aimed at the complete novice and the style of writing suits the cause well. However if your looking for a book from which you can actually learn some serious philosophy I would suggest buying something else.

This book is very much a "pub knowledge" book in that it comprises of small interesting facts as opposed to explanations and introductions to philosophical theories. The blurb on the back of the book further proves my point as it states - "Quips, quotes and conundrums to help you sound knowledgeable at diner parties".

don't get me wrong this book is competently written and well presented but I feel it is a bit ambiguous as to what it is going to provide the reader.

So if you just want some intellectual snippets to use at the pub and impress your friends than you cant go wrong with this book.
But if you are actually interested in learning about Philosophy then I would strongly suggest buying something else.


How to be a Philosopher: Or How to be Almost Certain That Almost Nothing is Certain
How to be a Philosopher: Or How to be Almost Certain That Almost Nothing is Certain
by Gary Cox
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.23

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and entertaining introduction to philosophy!, 13 Oct 2010
"How to be a philosopher" is a Brilliantly entertaining and informative book that is a must for anyone who is interested in philosophy but doesn't know where to start.

The Book is intelligently written in that whilst providing the reader with a bare bones introduction to philosophy it also manages to be sufficiently detailed so as to increase the readers knowledge of philosophy (quite significantly so depending on your prior philosophical knowledge).

The witty sense of humour used in the book does wonders at keeping the reader engaged and interested in the subject matter whilst the friendly/relaxed style of writing adds too (as opposed to detracting like some books) the reading/learning experience.

The book seems very suited to the AS Philosophy course and covers most of the courses modules and so I would highly recommend it to anyone doing said course. However do not let it daunt you if you have never stepped near any kind of philosophical education as the book is easy to read and understand without being condescending or overly basic.


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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Product, perfect for Turbo Lighters, 21 Jun 2009
I bought this brand of butane for its "Zero Impurities" as it is perfect for high performance lighters like "Turbo Flame" and other jet flame lighters.
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