P. R. Rustage

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (350 of 379)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 48,421 - Total Helpful Votes: 350 of 379
Fraud Squad - The Complete Series 1 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Patrick O'Connell
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
There is a tendency, when watching TV series almost 45 years old to attribute percieved deficiencies in the production to merely a change in the style of acting and direction. Things were different then, you should judge by different standards. But when you compare this series with other shows that were being broadcast at the same time it is clear that even then this really wasn't up to much.

At the same time as this was being broadcast, we were seeing the last series of the Saint, the Avengers and Man from Uncle. Apart from being on film and in colour (which this is not) those series clearly had a level of acting and direction that way exceeded "Fraud Squad". Perhaps,… Read more
Tales from Moominvalley (Unabridged) by Tove Jansson
I didn't start reading the Moomintroll stories until way into adulthood and was surprised at how satisfying they are for an adult reader. The books do work on a number of levels and the later ones (of which this is the first) are definitely darker, more philosophical and satirical than the early stuff. Unfortunately the audiobooks are very definitely aimed at children with children's voices, funny music and a delivery by Hugh Dennis in that "play school" voice. If you are buying this to play to young children in the car or before bedtime then the CDs are fine but adults will find the production irritating.
ION Profile LP Vinyl-Archiving Turntable by Ion
43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow - theres too much, 31 Dec 2011
Build quality is good, it was easy to set up and the supplied software is OK for most purposes. If you have problem albums that you want to transcribe and do a lot of post processing on there is better software out there but that is still totally compatible with this kit. So far so good. The music played through my PC speakers as I was recording and sounded fine. The finished version when fed though my Squeezebox into the hifi system sounded just about as good as you can expect a scratchy old LP to sound.

However, even with the first transcribed album I noticed a few problems with tonality. I put this down to the album rather than the deck. The second however was worse. With each… Read more

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