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Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (76 of 91)


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The Monocled Mutineer by William Allison
The Monocled Mutineer by William Allison
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The story of the Etaples mutiny during the first World War is fascinating and this book does describe it in an exciting fashion. In brief British soldiers at the base camp of Etaples during 1917 rioted in response to the terrible conditions there. This is a surprisingly obscure event in the history of the war and this book did a brave job of bringing it to light. However the book errs in trying to equate the mutiny with the one the French army suffered at Verdun. There the whole future of the war was threatened as the troops refused to fight. At Etaples the mutiny was about conditions at base camp and most of the rioters were largely willing to return to the front. Also the descriptions of… Read more
Nokia N900 Sim Free Mobile Computer with Maemo 5 S&hellip by Nokia
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This phone is now about 3 years old but there is still no other open source Linux phone commonly available. If this is something that attracts you (as it did me) then you may want to know if a 3 year old phone can provide a rich user experience. In short yes it can, this is still a superb phone that can hold it's own against much newer models. I will now go into more detail but I will say first of all that I'm not an experienced Linux user but i am savvy enough to learn and follow online instructions so that's where my perspective comes from.

Build Quality:
This is a mixed one for me. The phone is very chunky and you're unlikely to find a phone as thick as this on the… Read more
Sennheiser HD201 Closed Dynamic Stereo headphones by Sennheiser
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Sennheiser have an excellent reputation for making superb audiophile headphones and I guess that the question a lot of people will have is does this quality extend down to the bottom of Sennheiser's range (more or less). My impression after owning these for a few weeks is that in most respects it does.

Build Quality:
I'll start with the one slight negative for these headphones. It's clear that compromises have been made in build quality to bring the price down. Sennheiser use plastics in even their most expensive headphones because it keeps the weight down but the materials here seem much more brittle than usual. The plastic casing is quite stiff and creaky and the pads… Read more

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