Richard Allen

Top Reviewer Ranking: 389
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (1,928 of 2,187)
Location: Wellington, Somerset


Top Reviewer Ranking: 389 - Total Helpful Votes: 1928 of 2187
V-MODA XS Metal Noise Isolating On Ear Headphones &hellip by V-MODA
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The vmoda headphones are small and compact, and while my initial thoughts were that this would be handy for travel I had some reservations that this would come at the deteriment of quality and performance.

The first song I played through them was Patience by Guns n Roses, and while the depth of the sound was certainly impressive, I wasn't as astounded by them as I have been with other (mainly skullcandy) similarly priced equivalents. It was good, but not great.

Moving onto some harder songs by the same group (Welcome to the Jungle and Sweet Child O Mine) that initial concern faded. The bass is pronounced and there is definitely a surround sound experience as each side… Read more
Faster: The Obsession, Science and Luck Behind the&hellip by Michael Hutchinson
Having read and enjoyed The Hour, and seen a positive review of this latest book on the washinemachinepost, I am pleased to say this is another fascinating read. Michael Hutchinson has a very attractive writing style, and for someone who has been so successful in his cycling career, his mildly self deprecating tone is very appealing. I've bought quite a few books over the years on cycling performance and nutrition, but I think I could have saved my money and simply read this book for all the insight that is necessary. I think it's fair to say that this is probably a book for the enthusiastic road cyclist rather than anyone else. If that's you, then I'm confident you'll enjoy this.
North Korea: State of Paranoia by Paul French
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Insight, 16 Aug 2014
I've long been intrigued by the occasional glimpse we get of North Korea on news items and thought it was time I learned a little more about this bizarre country. I chose this book as a starting point and it has certainly given my a good understanding of how the state has come to exist and an insight into its people and problems. French covers the history, politics and philosophy of the country in a great deal of detail. The book is academic in style, and in that respect it didn't provide me with the insight into the lives of the population that I was looking for. However, I appreciate that was not its intent and there are other books that cover this ground. As another reviewer has… Read more

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