G. Edwards

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (103 of 117)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 69,757 - Total Helpful Votes: 103 of 117
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book: The Complete&hellip by Martin Evening
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
This book does what it says on the tin. The title is "The Complete Guide " so difficult to justify criticism of the author for being "completist" as one of the reviews does. If you want a book to tell you how to quickly achieve particular effects then go for Scott Kelby (which I also own) or to web tutorials but if you want a reference guide to lightroom that goes well beyond the manual and help's you to understand what each control does "under the hood" and the potential that each has, then this is the book. Put another way if you want to create standard effects in a routine workflow without particularly caring how you are achieving them (nothing wrong with that) then this isn't the book… Read more
A Delicate Truth by John Le Carré
A Delicate Truth by John Le Carré
18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
I must begin by saying that I am a huge Le Carre fan having read the entire output. This book in mho falls far below the normal standard. I have always found one of J. Le Carre's strengths to be how he deals with the internal conflicts that motivate many of his characters - how flawed people deal with the human condition in ambiguous moral situations. His characters are normally so well developed. think of Jerry Westerby (one of my favourites). The characters in this book are very two dimensional by contrast and the book seems populated by obvious "goodies" and "baddies". In fact the overall impression I had was that the plot or even the book as a whole was merely an excuse for a rather… Read more
40 Most Beautiful Arias [International Version] ~ Various Artists
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent BUT, 27 Nov 2012
The music choice on these CDs and the quality of the chosen recordings is superb. My problem is that none of my players or computers will play CD1. I returned the discs to Amazon when cd1 would not play and received a very prompt replacement but have the same problem with the replacement. CD2 is perfect but CD1 will either not be read by any of my players or plays faintly and with horrendous interference sounds. Has anyone else had this problem I wonder if there is a "bad" batch of pressings of CD1?