Steve D

Top Reviewer Ranking: 963
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (723 of 776)
Location: London, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 963 - Total Helpful Votes: 723 of 776
Red Country (First Law World 3) by Joe Abercrombie BA
Red Country (First Law World 3) by Joe Abercrombie BA
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Red Country, 18 Nov 2013
I've been wanting to read this book for over a year, patiently waiting for it to arrive in paperback. It got to the point where I considered the Kindle version, but his books have these wonderfully tactile covers that I feel like it would be a crime to not read the physical book. So I've waited and waited. And for the third book in succession Joe Abercrombie has entertained, thrilled and enthralled me from the first page to the last.

Where Best Served Cold was his version of a revenge thriller, and The Heroes his war story, Red Country is his - I have to say - loving tribute to the Western. The story starts as Shy South and her surrogate father, Lamb, return to their farm… Read more
Desolation Island: Aubrey/Maturin series, book 5 by Patrick O'Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Desolation Island, 23 Oct 2013
This is the fifth of O'Brian's books in his 'Aubrey/Maturin' series. In this one, Captain Jack Aubrey is delighted to have been awarded command of the Leopard, with a mission bound for Australia. What he doesn't know, at first, is that he is to transport a hold full of convicts, something which infuriates him as a navy man. But his friend Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and spy, twists his arm before he can reject the commission. Maturin has his own reasons, for amongst the convicts is a woman who has been charged with espionage on behalf of the Americans, and Britain and America are on the verge of war.

I'm starting to find O'Brian's books to be the perfect remedy when I… Read more
Logitech UE 900 Noise Isolating Earphones by Logitech UE
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
I had been using UE Triple-fi 10s for over five years when, finally, the sound started to go from one channel (and a replacement cable made no difference). Having had such reliable service from the TF10s (when I had previously gone through two pairs of Shures in less than three years) I knew that I wanted to stick with UE, and I really wanted the 900s, but I was put off by the price. I did lots of research into other brands and nearly drove myself crazy trying to decide but, in the end, I knew the indecision was being caused by the fact that I really wanted these.

I'm happy to report that since I received them any misgivings I had about the price have become non-existent… Read more