John Prigent

"John Prigent"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (18 of 20)
Location: East Grinstead, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,006,643 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 20
Book Collections for Kindle Fire by Digital Media Revolutions
Book Collections for Kindle Fire by Digital Media Revolutions
2.0 out of 5 stars It's OK, but....., 9 Jun 2014
it does take time to find out how to use the facilities. Mine has suddenly become unusable for me because, it say, I need to renew my subscription. Well, in the first place I bought it outright so what's this about renewing my subscription? And in the second place I don't have easy access to a Wi-Fi connection so I can't renew it! I buy my books as downloads to computer for USB transfer to my Kindle, and I won't be in reach of a Wi-Fi connection for at least a month - so no thanks to Digital Media Revolutions for making it impossible to use the app that I paid for.
The Siege (Agent of Rome) (The Agent of Rome) by Nick Brown
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The Siege is, as expected, about a siege. But there's a lot more to it than just men attacking a fort and others defending it. We see the young Cassius unsure of his authority, with the rank of Centurion but only in the intelligence service and no fighting experience, slowly gaining the trust of a disparate bunch of unenthusiastic soldiers and learning how to lead them. Failure means death for all of them, since no-ine else has even the theoretical rank, let alone the ability, to hold the small garrison together in the face of overwhelming odds. Is there a spy in the camp? And who killed the one man that Cassius could rely upon at first? Will the auxiliaries stand and fight for Rome,… Read more
Young Bloods: Revolution 1 by Simon Scarrow
Young Bloods: Revolution 1 by Simon Scarrow
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
This is a cracking good yarn! Simon Scarrow has taken the known facts about the boyhood and early careers of Wellington and Napoleon and woven a fascinating pair of stories around them. He moves from one to the other and back again in a skilful way, making the reader want to know what comes next but still be happy to catch up with the other man's progress at the same period of his life. He makes both of them come alive for readers, and puts them in their respective settings so we can understand the attitudes to other people - soldiers, commoners and aristocrats - that they showed later in life. He captures the general thinking of the period very well, on both sides of the Channel and in… Read more

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