Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (16 of 21)


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Audiofly AF56M Earphones with Clear Talk Mic for S&hellip by Audiofly
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Good But..., 28 Mar 2014
Excellent sound quality and very well made. Bass and clarity out performs more expensive full size headphones. Needs experimentation with bud sizes to get the fit right and tend to come loose from the ear easily, I find I am always touching them to push them back in. The earpieces are partly metal and the "industrial" styling may not suit everybody, but this indicates that effort has gone into sound quality that you can hear rather than appearance that you can't see (in the ear).

The button that controls music and calls via a smartphone (also works with iPod touch) is useful as it not only pauses music but also skips if desired - no fumbling in your pocket to skip a track… Read more
Angels And Demons: (Robert Langdon Book 1) by Dan Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars Incredible, 15 Nov 2013
and that is what I mean - lacking credibility.

Mr Brown should know when enough is enough. A hypersonic plane may have got the hero to the action quicker but was an unnecessary device to the plot, serving only to make the 1 day timeline of the plot barely believable. The depiction of CERN and scientists was equally ludicrous. I put the book down regretting purchasing it.

I returned to it and tried again. The story became absorbing if still cringeworthy. I ignored the hero not knowing where churches were in Rome but apparently having a photographic memory of their contents. Numerous other impossible feats passed by but despite seeing the film I wanted to finish… Read more
Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914 by Max Hastings
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Belief Changing, 9 Nov 2013
The Great War conjures images of the trenches. This book shows us that there was telephone number carnage before the trenches as 19th century armies confronted 20th century weapons.

Incompetence was rife on all sides as those at the front pay for grandiose politicking with their lives, and you think they are the lucky ones. Both my grandfathers fought on the Somme, one seriously injured, the other a PoW. It may be a hundred years ago but only two generations for me. Ultimately I am left with what was the point?

Officers with swords, mounted on horses, leading men in charges against machine guns. Lancers with polished breastplates who could be straight from… Read more