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Agatha Raisin as the Pig Turns (BBC Audio)
Agatha Raisin as the Pig Turns (BBC Audio)
by M. C. Beaton
Edition: Audio CD

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Audiobook for the Agatha Raisin fan, 26 Jan. 2012
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I am not a huge fan of Agatha Raisin myself, but my mother-in-law is so I gave her the audiobook of As The Pig Turns. She was hooked on the story and thoroughly enjoyed Penelope Keith's excellent narration. It is definitely a book aimed at older people and, as such, the audiobook is a valuable option for the Agatha Raisin fans who might find the small type of the books something of a strain. If you or someone you know is an Agatha Raisin fan this will go down extremely well.


Berlitz Chinese & Japanese Premier Version 2 (PC/Mac)
Berlitz Chinese & Japanese Premier Version 2 (PC/Mac)
Offered by eoutlet-uk
Price: £19.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A quality product from a quality company., 26 Jan. 2012
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As you would expect from Berlitz this language learning package has been made with care and an understanding of the theory of language learning. I have two children who are interested, respectively, in Chinese and Japanese. They have already used this product on an occasional basis and given it a definite thumbs up. In some ways, it requires rather more self discipline than the average learner can muster because they are responsible for their own progress. However, the signs are that if they decide to take it really seriously the progress they make will be rapid.


HoMedics iHeal Tissue and Cell Repair Unit
HoMedics iHeal Tissue and Cell Repair Unit
Price: £26.22

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful pain relief aid, 17 Jan. 2012
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I have had experience of this kind of pain relief system before, so I knew what to expect from something near the top of the range. This HoMedics product is as good a home pain relief system as I have come across. It works quite quickly and the effects are long lasting - in this case up to 12 hours. The only downside to the product is the attachment options. The adhesive patches are not particularly useful unless there is no chance of brushing the machine, so you cannot use them if you are going to be in any way active. The band is good, but I have quite thin legs and the band only just fitted. Anyone with muscly legs or large legs would find it too tight. In conclusion then, if you can fit it on comfortably this is an extremely good piece of equipment.


FX Factory 1 Amp USB Mains Charger for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, HTC, Kindle, Tom Tom, Navman
FX Factory 1 Amp USB Mains Charger for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, HTC, Kindle, Tom Tom, Navman
Price: £6.28

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How did I do without it?, 16 Jan. 2012
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This charger for IPods, MP3s or indeed anything that connects via a USB port is an absolute godsend for a household with at least half a dozen such items. Before I got this the charging had to be done on the computer, usually meaning that you had to turn the machine on specially or extend the usage time. Either way it wasted electricity and cost me money. Now, the charging can be done as and when needed with only a small mains adapter to be plugged in. As well as saving money it is significantly faster than the computer and allows items to be effectively part charged within half an hour. This is an absolutely superb item and, at the price it is going for on amazon.co.uk, extremely cheap.


God Rest You Merry: The Story of Christmas in Words and Music (Vintage Beeb)
God Rest You Merry: The Story of Christmas in Words and Music (Vintage Beeb)
by W. D. Kennedy-Bell
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £9.25

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The True Spirit of Christmas, 2 Dec. 2011
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This is one of those CDs that will come out every year during December on those occasions when families want to sit together in quiet contemplation of the central message of Christmas. With beautiful singing and evocative narration from the superb Andrew Cruikshank, this is quite unusual in its approach. In some ways it is like a nine lessons and carols but with the words and music intertwined rather than alternate. I absolutely loved this and I know it will be on our CD for Christmas morning as quiet descends on the house after the Christmas stockings have been attended to.


200 Low Fat Dishes: Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: Over 200 Delicious Recipes and Ideas
200 Low Fat Dishes: Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: Over 200 Delicious Recipes and Ideas
by Cara Hobday
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really useful cookery book, 28 Nov. 2011
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This particular Hamlyn cookbook is an absolute gem! Its mixture of different culinary cultures and approaches would make this a must have in any case, but its focus on low fat dishes is a godsend. With most cookbooks you tend to look at the recipes and, in 90% of the cases, think to yourself that the recipes are just too complex for everyday use. I can honestly say that there is not one recipe that I wouldn't consider using at least once even as a busy husband and father. If anyone in your family is on a diet and you are fed up of overpriced ready meals or flavourless cooking just give this a go. The rest of the family will love the dishes so much they won't even notice it is low fat. If only all cookbooks could be this good!


Audio Essentials (PC & Mac)
Audio Essentials (PC & Mac)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic audio package, 17 Nov. 2011
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Audio Essentials is an amazing home editing package. I was incredibly pleased with it because I took on the task of building up an audio archive for my old Primary school. More than twenty former students gave their memories on computer files and I was left with the task of making them listenable. As you can imagine, a lot of the people were unfamiliar with using headsets and microphones so in some cases the audio was so faint you could barely hear it. I used the amplify to enable me to hear it expecting huge levels of distortion, but in fact the amplification is virtually undetectable in terms of the overall effect. I will no doubt use this software for a long time to come and look forward to it immensely as it is incredibly user friendly.


The Financial Crisis - Who is to blame ?
The Financial Crisis - Who is to blame ?
by Howard Davies
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A book for students, 8 Nov. 2011
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If you are a non economist I would be surprised if you make it to halfway in this book. It really demands a very high level of knowledge of business and a keen grasp of the workings of the economy to follow Howard Davies' arguments. That said, Davies is a skilled writer who has taken a very difficult subject and given it a large measure of accessibility against the odds. I expect this to be revised often over the years as more information becomes available, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it as a set text on Business courses.


Black Sheep [DVD]
Black Sheep [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kiril Rubtsov
Offered by Jasuli
Price: £5.45

4.0 out of 5 stars The Russian Dirty Dozen, 8 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Black Sheep [DVD] (DVD)
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I was gripped by this film for most of its running time and felt that the insight it gave into an area of history I never studied was well worth the occasional low points. A group of prisoners escape from their guards in the midst of a feared Nazi attack on their prison. We learn a little about each, but they are kept deliberately enigmatic as indeed they would be with their past crimes. When they get to the home village of one of the prisoners they find themselves under attack by the Nazis and the vengeful commandant of the prison. The ending is extremely violent, although it never seems gratuitous, and you find that you have ended up caring about some of these men. This is well worth a viewing, although you might not see it more than once.


Straw Dogs - Ultimate 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1971]
Straw Dogs - Ultimate 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1971]
Dvd ~ Dustin Hoffman
Price: £6.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Poor picture but worth watching, 8 Nov. 2011
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I can't say that this is my type of film, but as such a seminal piece of movie making it is worth seeing. As many others have said, the restored picture is not the best quality you'll ever see. In fact you would be a little disappointed with its quality on a DVD let alone a Blu Ray. I'll gloss over the movie itself as that has been covered by others. I found the extras quite fascinating if a little basic. The text covering the censors and their attitudes to the film was quite rivetting, but it could definitely have been presented in a more interesting way. Overall, this is a missed opportunity given the format, but a worthwhile buy for film buffs. I just can't imagine anyone watching it more than once, though.


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