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Kill Plan (Ingrid Skyberg FBI Thriller Series Book 3)
Kill Plan (Ingrid Skyberg FBI Thriller Series Book 3)
Price: £2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor example of the genre, 10 Aug. 2014
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Nice idea, but flat dialogue, turgid pace and uninvolving characters result in a pedestrian police procedural, despite the injection of an FBI 'agent' in an attempt to add glamour. Avoid.


Secrets of Success in Brand Licensing
Secrets of Success in Brand Licensing
by Judy Bartkowiak
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A good entry point for the licensing business, 23 Aug. 2012
For such a big business category, licensing has remarkably few published guidebooks. This new work provides a sound introduction to the business. The case studies are especially pertinent, showing in practice what can often seem to be abstract in theory. In keeping with the fun element of the licensing business, the authors maintain a light tone and there's even room for a little humour - I've never seen the term' can't give a monkey's' used in a reference work before, for instance! I would also keep this book close by for long-term reference. If you're looking for a career in licensing, this book will put you in the picture and ably equip you to get started.


The Best Of Taste
The Best Of Taste
Price: £5.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the finest blues players in his original band, 2 May 2011
This review is from: The Best Of Taste (Audio CD)
Free Trade Hall, Manchester, somewhere around summer 1969, Taste live. My first rock concert - and this for a guy who was listening to Hermann's Hermits up to that point. Absolutely blew me away. This record, although studio recorded, takes me right back to those heady days as the live recordings of the band as released to date don't include Gallgher's best self-penned numbers like Railway and Gun, What's Going on and Morning Sun. Buy this and remind yourself what a sad loss to blues and rock was Rory and his untimely death.


Made in Dagenham [DVD] [2010]
Made in Dagenham [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Sally Hawkins
Price: £3.00

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding British film making, 2 May 2011
What a shame this film did not enjoy more success at the box-office. Beautifully observed period drama ( yes, this genre can stretch outside bodices and bodkins )with wit, satire, social commentary, great acting and a nicely-turned plot. It's also fascinating that such an important story has never been filmed before, neither as 'fiction' like this nor as documentary. It was outrageous that the use of the 'f' word in totally natural situations in the end got this film a 15 certificate, as that no doubt damaged the cinema takings. I agree with the producers that the swearing in the King's Speech was less natural, but that film got a '12'.However, now's you chance to let your tween daughters see an inspirational story of women standing up for themselves.


Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter (2010) [DVD]
Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter (2010) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Mike Myers
Offered by Bee-Entertained
Price: £2.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Please, no more!, 2 May 2011
The original Shrek film was fresh and fun. It's been downhill since, and the poor beast should have been retired before this 'what might have been' outing. Only for the under-8s and Shrek completists, otherwise steer well clear.
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Blues Deluxe
Blues Deluxe
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great blues and a new guitar hero, 2 May 2011
This review is from: Blues Deluxe (Audio CD)
OK so I'm a little late coming to Joe Bonamassa. OK so Joe's a litte over-undulgent with the finger work from time to time. Nonetheless, this is great blues guitar work and a fine selection of songs covering a wide spectrum of blues styles. Keeps me wanting to play better myself every day.


Trick Of The Dark
Trick Of The Dark
by Val McDermid
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Well beloe normal standard for this author, 2 May 2011
This review is from: Trick Of The Dark (Paperback)
Like bands who look back on certain albums and realise that they were just filling forty minutes with mediocrity, so will Val McD view this book in years to come. I like Val, and she is an ingenious and stylish writer. This book doesn't seem like one of hers at all. Thin, sterotypical characters, and an obsession with sex that would shame a Jackie Collins novel, a creaking plot: did you knock this out on a rainy bank holiday weekend just for something to do, Val?


The Last 10 Seconds: (Tina Boyd 5)
The Last 10 Seconds: (Tina Boyd 5)
by Simon Kernick
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A big disappointment, 2 May 2011
I read lots of 'action/thriller' type books and was looking for a new author to try. What a waste of time! Whilst Kernick's book has all the elements needed to produce a thriller, the cardboard-cutout characters, obvious villains, sterotypical bosses and detectives, leave the reader cold. You don't care about them, there's hardly ever a sense of peril. Why treat us to a five-page fight scene, apparently with deadly weapons, when it's evident who is going to survive the fight? If you find Kernick entertaining, try trading up to any one of Lee Child, Michael Connolly or Robert Crais - now they know how to write.


The Beiderbecke Trilogy: The Complete Series [DVD]
The Beiderbecke Trilogy: The Complete Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Bolam
Price: £19.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Delight, 24 Sept. 2010
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The original series 'The Beiderbecke Affair' - what an absolute delight this proved to be. Characters you could believe in, but with just enough of a hint of the surreal to grab your attention. A labyrinthine plot that was both light-on-its-feet and hinting at dastardly deeds. Above all, Alan Plater's language skills. Who else could come up with 'Helen of Tadcaster', as spellbinding in her Yorkshire way as her classical near-namesake? The two subsequent series suffered by comparison, but, 'Tapes' especially still stands up as a great drama. Lots here to enjoy including the soundtrack. Buy it and see what today's TV drama is missing.


OUTATIME
OUTATIME
Offered by positivenoise
Price: £4.04

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it's rock, Jim, but not as we know it, 4 Mar. 2010
This review is from: OUTATIME (Audio CD)
Making a name in the music scene requires a lot more than good music these days. However, unlike many indie-a-likes out there, this band at least starts with music that is good, fresh and accessable. Only a few years ago, rock/pop used to be delivered with power and panache by the likes of Slade, T Rex, The Pretenders and Joan Jett. Then Britney, Miley and co defied the devil and nicked all the good tunes. Ryker Sear revive the art of poppy melody over driving rock tunes and screaming guitar breaks. Old Nick himself will be smiling once again. This band proves that hooky songs with strong melodies need not be the preserve of the out-and-out pop brigade. Digging in with crunchy chords and a powerhouse rhythm section, and just the right amount of searing lead guitar to leave you wanting more, this is rock for fans who want a good tune, too. A British Paramore?


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