Mike Stevenson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (181 of 236)
Birthday: 21 Aug


Top Reviewer Ranking: 30,053 - Total Helpful Votes: 181 of 236
The Memory Palace - Learn Anything and Everything &hellip by Lewis Smile
After 15-20 minutes reading this in the gym today, I have now totally memorized all of Shakespeare's plays. I can reel them off in order, I can reel them off in reverse order. I can start the list at any point, if you pick one I can tell you what came before, and what came after. Obviously this isn't anything to do with me being particularly smart - it's because I did precisely what the author suggests (with only a few minor alterations to the route). It's an amazing technique, and while the example might seem trite, once you've nailed this you can apply it to practically anything. It's not going to suddenly make you into a savant, but for a couple of pounds you learn a very important tool… Read more
SoundMAGIC ES20 In-Ear Sound Isolating Earphones -&hellip by Soundmagic
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Like most people who value sound quality but need earbuds for whatever reason (i.e. gym visits) my go-to brand over the years has always been Senheiser; however I thought I'd give this Chinese company a try. The result, to be honest, is predictably average. They're certainly not poor; arguably for the 25 price bracket that they're in (at time of writing) they're fairly decent. Compared to a better pair of earphones low and high frequencies are less seperated, and there's less clarity at the top end, with noticable sibilance. However, it's all about what you want them for. Go out running with them, and you'll be entirely happy; they're a good choice for a low-price earphone, and the red… Read more
Ten Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow
Ten Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow
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A very nice little book that essentially follows exactly the same pattern as Ten Little Ladybugs, literally beat for beat in fact. The pirates are very cute, and their 'adventures' are all based around the standard pirate themes that children have loved for centuries. The art design can't really be faulted, and the central concept - of counting back from ten to one - is well handled, and a child learns effectively while being read a fun story.

The only negative I can point to, when compared to Ten Little Ladybirds is that that book has some embedded ladybirds that are interesting to feel, and that disappear as you turn… Read more

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