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Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (329 of 411)
Location: Somerset, UK

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Omron MIT Elite Plus Upper Arm Blood Pressure Moni&hellip by Omron
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT A Winner, 14 July 2012
I have to use a blood pressure machine regularly and I initially bought this (over other monitors) for its flat design - thus better portability - and because it can apparently be used even if people have an irregular heartbeat (for which many monitors are inaccurate, a known problem for professionals). I know that the manufacturer Omron is a big name in the field of medical equipment, so I (wrongly) thought that I could trust their expertise for a professional product in this price range.

I bought it for 82 3 years ago - a bargain compared to its RRP 117.40 and was initially rather taken in by its shiny-clean appearance. I didn't let myself get disappointed that its software… Read more
Blood of the Land (From the Sea, From the Earth) by Martin Davey
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A tad disappointed, 20 Jun 2012
I have to admit that I was expecting more after having read the enthusiastic reviews from amazon UK and US. Sure, they did point out pros and cons of this book, but given that they unanimously gave 5 stars and they were from readers who love fantasy I thought I found a sure winner. I really wanted to like this book, but I am sorry to say that it's not for me. It failed to capture my imagination and it did not engage my emotions to root with any of the characters. Jumping between protagonists did not work for me, because I was not given much chance to engage with the first character before the scene changed to another person and then another. At some point I realised that I really didn't… Read more
Touched (The Marnie Baranuik Files) by AJ Aalto
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Superb Find, 16 Jun 2012
What an incredible find !!!

I got this urban fantasy book at a time it was still a kindle freebie and it was on a whim that I decided to pick it out of the pile of unread freebies that I have been stockpiling like a hamster to read during my holidays.

The story starts with the psi gifted heroine who used to assist 2 FBI cops to investigate a vampire serial murderer, after which she retires from her FBI work. The 2 agents return to ask her for help with another gruesome murder and this kicks off this fast-paced, foul-mouthed, explosive, sexy, funny and entertaining story (if you don't let a bit of gore spoil your enjoyment) featuring a sassy heroine that manages to… Read more

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