Heiko Ahlers

Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (64 of 68)
Birthday: 15 Oct
In My Own Words:
I live in Oldenburg, a city in the northwest of Germany, I am 52 years old.
I lived in Jackson, Michigan, as an exchange student in 1967/68 - so if I am not American, America is part of my life.
I teach at a college near Oldenburg, mostly technical English.
Hobbies: stamps (the 1900 Boxer uprising in China); railroads; cycling; reading; music.
If I had a month off I'd go on a cycling tour thru… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 476,779 - Total Helpful Votes: 64 of 68
Old Soul ~ Clarence Milton Bekker
Old Soul ~ Clarence Milton Bekker
5.0 out of 5 stars Good ole soul, 8 July 2014
Wow, I didn't think this was still possible. I spent one of my very formative years just a few miles from Detroit, way back when CKLW played all the soul music I wanted. In later years soul has been distorted by all kinds od popular music, and now here comes this guy from Holland (well, originally from Suriname) and does the soul like anyone from old Motown.
I'm sitting here in front of my CD player and am just feeling like back then sitting listening to my transistor playing good ole CKLW. Boy oh boy.
Railway Dictionary: An A-Z of Railway Terminology by Alan A. Jackson
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great dictionary, 31 May 2003
Trainspotters have their own lingo, newcomers often stand surprised at some word that obviously everyone else understands. This book gives (nearly) all the explanations, and I, as an old trainspotter, learned a lot from it.
It is always a difficult task to assemble such a dictionary, thus quite a few very important (to me) entries are missing. Still this is, as I mentioned above, a great dictionary.
To be added: good printing, decent binding - a well-made book.
The Plank [VHS] <b>VHS</b> ~ Tommy Cooper
The Plank [VHS] VHS ~ Tommy Cooper
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 'Must' Film, 17 May 2003
'The Plank' is an absolute classic, funny, hilarious. I have watched it umpteen times and I still find myself lying on the floor, laughing my butts off when I watch it again. I like to show it to my students in English lesson to demonstrate 'British humour', and then I sit in my corner finding it ravingly funny. My (German) students are mostly mildly interested. 'The Plank' obviously is British humour that does not offer its virtues to German teenagers at once. At least I had an enjoyable lesson, ain't that important ? I am now ordering a new copy since my old one is wearing out.