Paul Burton

Helpful votes received on reviews: 71% (10 of 14)
Location: Oxfordshire, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,895,621 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 14
Hordes of the Things (BBC Audio) by Andrew Marshall
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I have been making do with a very old 6th or 7th generation copy of the original broadcast since 1986. As such I was delighted to finally get my hands on a clean, pristine recording.

The first time I listened to the new version I thought something sounded slightly wrong. It was only a later listening (and it does warrant revisiting of a regular basis) when I realised that the opening narration (between the theme tune and Simon Callow trying to inspire the (absent) troops) is missing. There was no jump in the track. Amazon looked into it and found no batch faults and have replaced the discs - the opening narration is still not there.

The problem appears to be with the… Read more
TeckNet® C016 USB HD 720P Webcam, 5 MegaPixel, 5G &hellip by TeckNet
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Value, 19 Mar 2010
This webcam is cheap, very easy to use (no cumbersome software to deal with - even my parents were able to have it running in no time).

My only complaint was that I was unable to get a useable sound signal through the built in microphone. This was not difficult to get around - I suspect any mike built into such a small unit is going to have problems. It would probably be better not to have tried to shoehorn one in.

Still a great bargain though as I know people with very expensive webcams which do not perform as well as this one
In Search Of The Trojan War by Michael Wood
In Search Of The Trojan War by Michael Wood
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is the book of the TV series that first brought Michael Wood to public attention. His style is eminently readable and he provides a very succint guide to the history of Trojan studies, from classical scholarship through the groundbreakling work of Schliemann and his successors through to the latest work from Hisarlik and other sites; In the process he outlines the development of Trojan War theory as it evolved over a century and a half. By bringing in details about the related work at Mycenae and other sites he provides a solid base from which to speculate aout the possible courses of any 'historical' Trojan war. He makes it clear where he is being speculative and provides supporting… Read more

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