Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Blind Boys of Alabama Learn more Fitbit
Profile for SAO > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by SAO
Top Reviewer Ranking: 661,013
Helpful Votes: 82

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
SAO (Frankfurt)

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2
pixel
Pacsafe RFID 25 Credit Card Sleeve - Black
Pacsafe RFID 25 Credit Card Sleeve - Black
Price: £5.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Not very robust, 14 April 2017
These do not stand up to regular use. Get easily worn and torn.
Comment Comment | Permalink


Pacsafe Cash Safe 25 Anti-Theft Deluxe Travel Belt Wallet - Black
Pacsafe Cash Safe 25 Anti-Theft Deluxe Travel Belt Wallet - Black
Offered by ALL OUTDOOR LTD
Price: £15.89

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 18 Dec. 2015
This is the first pacsafe product I have bought where I feel I have wasted my money. The secret pocket is anything but secret. The pocket, if it contained a passport, is unusable with belt loops. It could only really be usable if worn beneath a t shirt etc.


NITECORE EA flashlight LED, Modell 2 black 2015
NITECORE EA flashlight LED, Modell 2 black 2015
Offered by Adventure Stars
Price: £46.95

1.0 out of 5 stars It seemed sound and robust and gave out a good light. However, 25 Nov. 2014
It seemed sound and robust and gave out a good light. However, after a couple of weeks, I knocked it and it fell about a metre to a wooden floor and hasn't worked since. I didn't keep receipt unfortunately so cannot try to claim on warranty. I have a small maglite which seems to survive quite rough handling over the years.


Le Creuset Wine Accessories WA-119 Aerator Pourer Stopper
Le Creuset Wine Accessories WA-119 Aerator Pourer Stopper
Offered by hotplantcompany
Price: £25.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Problem free and makes a real difference, 27 Aug. 2014
This caught my eye in a shop. A friend whose opinion on wine I greatly respect had been given a (different) aerator gadget and was singing its praises so I decided to try this. I assumed that because of the LeCreuset name it would be of a good quality. When I subsequently read the Amazon reviews I thought that I had wasted my money. I have now had it for a few weeks. It has never leaked, cracked or any of the other issues experienced by others. Perhaps LeCreuset improved it. I have used it on various bottle styles without a problem. Most importantly, I used it for a blind tasting of a very good wine. One glass without and one where the aerator was used. Everybody, including myself, not only picked the aerated wine as the better. Everyone said it was significantly better. They were genuinely surprised by the great difference that it appeared to have made. I am now about to buy another as a gift.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Sep 1, 2015 9:19 PM BST


Cotton summer shirt ethically traded, long sleeves, Tela Hindu - from Ecuador made for Tumi - light weight cool material. Beige and Large.
Cotton summer shirt ethically traded, long sleeves, Tela Hindu - from Ecuador made for Tumi - light weight cool material. Beige and Large.
Offered by Tumi Latin American Crafts
Price: £21.95

1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money, 8 Aug. 2014
Shrank after one wash. No washing instructions therefore washed at low temperature. Now useless.


Food Lovers' London
Food Lovers' London
by Jenny Linford
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Useful but limited value, 13 July 2014
This review is from: Food Lovers' London (Paperback)
Some useful information. Limited in its value partly because there is no index bringing together entries for different parts of London Therefore time consuming to find relevant entries) and partly because the coverage is not clear. The geographical range is not, I think, stated. It is certainly not London-wide. Most entries seem to be within N/S Circulars but some outside with no clear criteria for the choice.


The Annotated "Christmas Carol": A Christmas Carol in Prose (The Annotated Books)
The Annotated "Christmas Carol": A Christmas Carol in Prose (The Annotated Books)
by Charles Dickens
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £23.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent edition, 26 Dec. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I think that the review by F E Hamilton was attached to the wrong annotated Christmas Carol. This has annotations throughout; the original illustrations plus many others; and a suitable cover (,as is clear from the picture on Amazon).

This is a well produced high quality edition with helpful annotations.

Beware that the Kindle and paperback 'Christmas Carol's linked with this book and not versions of the hardback described here. This may have led to the confusion referred to above.


Lawrence of Arabia : a biographical enquiry / by Richard Aldington
Lawrence of Arabia : a biographical enquiry / by Richard Aldington
by Richard (1892-1962) Aldington
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A classic with a disturing background, 30 Nov. 2013
Richard Aldington (1892 - 1962) was a poet, novelist and biographer who had fought on the Western Front in World War I. Late in his life he agreed to write a biography of Lawrence of Arabia. He thought that it would be a quick potboiler but soon started to discover anomalies and contradictions during his researches. He spent several years, assisted by friends, in conducting and writing up his researches. He quickly grew to despise Lawrence as someone who lied and exaggerated and helped create the legend of Lawrence of Arabia whilst pretending to dislike all the publicity. Aldington's research and writing was only the beginning. The disturbing story of how an influential group of people, obsessed with Lawrence, tried to prevent publication and denigrate Aldington was documented by the journalist Philip Knightly in 1973 and in much more detail by Fred Crawford in his fascinating and very readable book 'Richard Aldington and Lawrence of Arabia: a cautionary tale'. The role of Basil Liddel-Hart in this was particularly disgraceful and appalling. Crawford's work shows that the controversy continued for decades after publication. Aldington's book is understandably bitter and this threatens to undermine his story. However, the underlying points he made have generally stood the test of time and are accepted widely, including in books which continue the denigration of Aldington. He managed to achieve this when, in comparison to today, relatively few primary sources were available. Some people who knew Lawrence in Arabia were however still alive and many supported Aldington's views. Lawrence was a fascinating, complex, cultured and strange character. Before Aldington there were only hagiographies; after Aldington the true story with all its complexities started to appear. This is rarely acknowledged. I look forward to the day when an academic historian, born after all these controversies took place, researches and writes the definitive story of T.E.Lawrence (or perhaps I should rather look forward to the year when nothing is added to the existing vast pile of works on this man)


Classic Spanish Recipes: 75 signature dishes
Classic Spanish Recipes: 75 signature dishes
by Elisabeth Luard
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good selection; clear recipes, 27 July 2013
Elisabeth Luard is well known as an authority on Spanish cooking. This is a good selection of 75 recipes that are clear and work. There are 22 for tapas, 21 for meat, poultry & game, 12 for fish and shellfish, 14 vegetable accompaniments and 9 desserts and cakes. The book is well produced on good quality paper with colour photographs of nearly two thirds of the recipes.


Udderly Smooth Moisturising Cream
Udderly Smooth Moisturising Cream
Price: £4.59

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most effective cream for dry hands, 23 Dec. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I had extremely dry skin on my hands and feet as a side effect of medication. This was by a significant margin the most effective product to deal with dry skin. The only other that came close (available in UK) was Aveeno. This cream was highly effective and did not leave a greasy residue. I had tried most of the products mentioned in these reviews and their effect was minimal. My consultant had recommended this in the end.


Page: 1 | 2