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Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (8,449 of 9,119)
Location: Sussex, England
In My Own Words:
I review books so I remember them. Otherwise so many of them vanish like the morning mist. Books are as important to me as my mandolin - and that's saying something


Top Reviewer Ranking: 41 - Total Helpful Votes: 8449 of 9119
Gironimo!: Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of I&hellip by Tim Moore
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I've always thought that long-distance cyclists are the greatest athletes and reading Gironimo by Tim Moore has convinced me. To ride round Italy on the route of the 1914 Giro d'Italia is no mean feat, but to do it on a vintage bike with reproduction clothing from the period is an amazing feat

Tim already amazed his readers by cycling the route of the Tour de France (recorded in his book French Revolutions) but Gironimal describes roads and mountains which seem to be even worse, and with the addition of the immense heat (40+ degrees Centigrade) and the ongoing problems of his ancient bike, I could only admire his great stickability which kept him going day after day until he… Read more
Bahamas is Afie ~ Bahamas
Bahamas is Afie ~ Bahamas
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I saw a review of this album in the Sunday Times by Canadian artist Afie Jurvanen and thought I would give it a go. I have not been disappointed. Afie obviously spends a lot of time on his song-writing, for these are great lyrics with original tunes - no sign of being in anybody elses mould here, Afie is a true innovator. But the arrangements are also incredibly inventive, without being distracting - Afie seems to know how to come up with just the right sound to enhance the message of the song.

I'll just highlight some of my favourite songs on the album.

Waves is a great opening track. Laid-back percussion, light strumming guitar. Later a female chorus, ethereal… Read more
iClever IC-F27 In Car Universal Wireless FM Transm&hellip by iClever
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This device was incredibly easy to set up and use. It comes nicely packaged in an easy-to-open box and the instruction booklet is clear and easy to understand. I took it out to the car, plugged the power connector into the lighter socket (good secure fitting - not likely to slip out like some plugs). I selected a preset on my car radio which had nothing tuned to it and using the up/down buttons on the device selected the same wavelength.

I then plugged my tablet into the transmitter and fired up Spotify and immediately found myself listening to music from the tablet on the car radio. It was loud and clear with no drop-outs and no static or other interference… Read more