M. Dowden

Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2011 2012
Top Reviewer Ranking: 14
Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (12,861 of 13,739)
Location: London, UK
In My Own Words:
Since a child I have always loved reading, a past time that has thankfully stayed with me. With television, cinema and computer games it is nice to know that you still can't beat a good book.

Amongst music, films and theatre I also have an interest in history - predominantly social history. My first love has always been in books, with a keen interest in 19th Century literature. I also have a predilection for gothic and sensation novels,… Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 14 - Total Helpful Votes: 12861 of 13739
Contact High <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Contact-High/dp/artist-redirect/B00BDY0IE0">Allen Stone</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
Contact High Allen Stone MP3 Download
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not His Best, 20 Sep 2014
Here we have American Soul singer, Allen Stone’s quite upbeat track ‘Contact High’. As you listen to this and his voice you can clearly see who some of his influences have been, indeed if you don’t know who he is you could be forgiven in thinking that this is an older track than it really is.

Admittedly this isn’t the best that we have heard of Stone, but it is upbeat and easy listening and some may like the ‘smoothness’ here, although it does make it sound a bit too commercial. In all though, while this is on promo it isn’t a bad track to download and I am sure quite a few people will enjoy this.
The Auteur, Book One: Presidents Day by Rick Spears
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a new series and this is the very first episode. I should point out that this is for mature audiences due to some strong language and illustrations. Producer Nathan T Rex has just made probably the biggest flop in history; in fact people only go to see it to see if it can really be as bad as reported. For Nathan this could be the end of his career because in Hollywood you are only as successful as your last movie. Can Nathan turn things around though, and make his next film ‘President’s Day’ into a high grossing success?

For Nathan though nothing ever runs normally, what with his experimental drugs guru and other things. Needing some help for his next slasher movie… Read more
Clochemerle by Gabriel Chevallier
Clochemerle by Gabriel Chevallier
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to Clochemerle, 19 Sep 2014
I was more than happy to find a kindle edition of this book as I haven’t read it for years, but I could still remember that this was a good read. Coming back to this years later I find that it is still well worth reading, and am thus glad that I nominated it for my local book group.

The story opens in late 1922 on the outskirts of the town Clochemerle, a small picturesque town in the Beaujolais area of France. The mayor discusses with his assistant a plan that he has to build a public urinal for the town, an idea that seems perfectly harmless. Thus we leap into 1923 with the unveiling of this urinal, but although a relatively smooth ceremony is carried through, how long before… Read more