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LeapFrog LeapReader Learn to Read Phonics Book Set 1: Short Vowels (Works with Tag)
LeapFrog LeapReader Learn to Read Phonics Book Set 1: Short Vowels (Works with Tag)
Offered by Glendora Unique Store
Price: £45.56

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great addition to our Leapreader library., 9 Aug. 2015
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This series of simple books work brilliantly with the Leapfrog Leapreader Pen. As well as the short stories there are a few fun spelling games at the back of each book that my 4year old daughter loves. Only slight irritation is that the books don't seem to work with the "Queen's English" companion audio and we've ended up having to use the annoying "American English" audio.


The Causal Angel (Jean le Flambeur Book 2)
The Causal Angel (Jean le Flambeur Book 2)
Price: £4.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Great finale, 22 Sept. 2014
A thrilling and rewarding payoff for fans of the series. Questions are answered and loose threads are neatly tide together. I hope this wont be the last visit to Hannus future worlds.


The Churn (Expanse)
The Churn (Expanse)
Price: £1.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another great short story from the expanse universe., 26 Jun. 2014
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Hopefully the publishers will collect all these shorts stories into a compilation sometime soon. A great addition for any fan.
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Tiara - silver jewelled plastic tiara with side grips
Tiara - silver jewelled plastic tiara with side grips
Offered by Pinsbury
Price: £4.98

1.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for., 26 Jun. 2014
Think whoever sprayed on the paint for the "jewels" must have been blindfolded as they completely missed their targets. Brittle plastic snaps at the slightest pressure.
Ok if you need a novelty tiara for a day or two but will crumple to bits over the course of a week or two.


Cibola Burn: Book 4 of the Expanse
Cibola Burn: Book 4 of the Expanse
Price: £4.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but becoming increasingly predictable., 26 Jun. 2014
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This was a fun book to read but I do think the authors are guilty of over simplifying their narrative.
Book two of the series is, by far, the most interesting because the narrator povs are not always focused on a singular event. Here there are less characters and with less complex motivations.
This time around I was very ready for more Bobbi, Clarrisa, Fred and Avasarala chapters to give a perspective outside Holden's area of influence.


Star Trek Attack Wing Miniatures Game Starter
Star Trek Attack Wing Miniatures Game Starter
Price: £26.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and fast STNG battle game., 18 Jan. 2014
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I guess a lot of people may look at this and worry that miniature based war games can take hours to play. Having played it I found the game is both quick and plenty addictive. 3 player games are over in less than an hour (not taking into account explaining the rules to new players of course!)
The real skill comes in anticipating your opponents manoeuvres and getting your ship into a better attacking position. I've played 5 games and been roundly thrashed but still find myself coming back for more.
My only complaint would be that there aren't enough structured scenarios in the starter set.
Bought the Gor Portas and Valadore expansions as they each come with an additional 3 player mission.


Heroes Die: Book 1 of The Acts of Caine
Heroes Die: Book 1 of The Acts of Caine
Price: £2.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Assassin's Creed meets The Hunger Games, 18 Dec. 2013
A thoroughly good read even if the majority of concepts seem borrowed. Not a match on Hannu Rajaniemi or Iain M Banks in the scifi department and really not a rival to Tolkein or GRRM in fantasy medieval worlds but I really enjoyed this book and might well pick up the others (hard to resist at 3 pounds!)


Citizen X (AGU: Border Patrol Book 1)
Citizen X (AGU: Border Patrol Book 1)
Price: £3.49

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A reasonable narrative spoiled by poorly written verse., 29 Sept. 2012
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To be honest I'm not certain why I purchased this book. I think I may have fallen foul of Amazon Recommendations. I love Scifi novels and tear through them at a terrific rate but it has been a very long time since I've read a book quite as artless as this. Perhaps I'm just not Thomas DePrima's target audience but then who is?
The central character is a Best of the Best-Top Gun-Hot Shot-Sexy and Intelligent-Lara Croft in space type. She's swift and deadly but also professional and never ever wrong about anything ever. She's a manga/video game character and really very dull.
The book takes a long time to set out lots and lots of technical imaginings. How does the faster than light work in this universe? Can we eat this alien creature? How do future communication devices work? And then it repeats these ideas OVER AND OVER AND OVER. "They need to build an envelope to travel faster than light." "They can't build an envelope so they..." "their envelope is..." this that and the other in mind boggling repetition. Honestly the third time someone ran a bit of alien flesh through the edible foods analyser and explained to their comrades that they had to do this to find out if the food was edible... I very nearly lost my temper.
Still I stuck with it right to the end.
Despite the pointless and weird cuts to endless talky talky meetings between admirals and aliens and terrorists and friends where nothing really happens except they sit around and chat chat chat about the events occurring in the main storyline.
Despite the terrible non-cliffhangers which are resolved immediately by the main character shooting someone.
I'd say this was a book for kids looking to get into scifi - except then some of them might read it.
AVOID.


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