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Hi-Tec Squash Classic, Men's Court Trainers
Hi-Tec Squash Classic, Men's Court Trainers
Price: £14.59 - £43.82

2.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, 16 Jun. 2016
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Not the same shape they used to be. Alleged same shoe, same size = shabby imitation of the better shoe of the past.


Kikkerland Solar Queen Figure
Kikkerland Solar Queen Figure
Price: £11.95

2.0 out of 5 stars Faulty, 16 Jun. 2016
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Doesn't wave.


Pass the QTS Numeracy Skills Test with Ease: 2016 - 2017
Pass the QTS Numeracy Skills Test with Ease: 2016 - 2017
by Vali Nasser
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.85

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite a few typos, but I went from being ..., 23 Feb. 2016
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Quite a few typos, but I went from being consistently 20% adrift on the DoE's online practice tests to passing the real one first time so I can't argue that it doesn't do what it says.


Nielsen: The Complete Symphonies 1-6
Nielsen: The Complete Symphonies 1-6
Price: £16.45

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Variable playing, intrusive piccolo., 31 Jan. 2016
Not that great, tbh. Some super playing from the strings, but also some pretty slack moments. The recording balance is odd too: the engineers seem to be excessively keen on the piccolo to the extent that it is overly intrusive, especially in the Inextinguishable. This set is cheap, but there are plenty of other cheap options, many of them better.
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Vivaldi: Stabat Mater
Vivaldi: Stabat Mater
Price: £16.12

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 11 Sept. 2012
This review is from: Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (Audio CD)
I picked this cd up for about a fiver several years ago for the Stabat Mater which, as another reviewer rightly says, does not disappoint. But the 'filler' pieces are simply sensational. Ensemble 415's attack and articulation provide excellent and exciting partnership to Scholl's (here) wonderful singing. Cessate omai cessate, with its captivating raindrop figure is especially memorable. If I had to pick one cd out of my thousand-odd to rescue from a fire, it might very well be this one.


Victoria: Sacred Works
Victoria: Sacred Works
Price: £40.68

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous, 22 Jan. 2012
This review is from: Victoria: Sacred Works (Audio CD)
An unexpected treat. Utterly mesmerising singing of delicious music which was, for the most part, totally unknown to me. Cannot recommend highly enough.


Civilisation: The Complete Series [DVD] [1969]
Civilisation: The Complete Series [DVD] [1969]
Dvd ~ Kenneth Clark
Price: £12.99

8 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Non-pharmaceutical mogadon, 3 Jan. 2012
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I really want to like Clark's Civilisation but I can't. It is staggeringly boring and Clark is an insufferably pompous old fart.

I know Clark's is a "personal view" and has ranks of defenders, but this person found it to be a highly effective treatment for insomnia. Save your money.
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Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (DG Collectors Edition)
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (DG Collectors Edition)
Price: £16.72

13 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit over-rated, I'd say, 13 Aug. 2010
I can't help but find these performances a bit vulgar and page-bound. Sure, they play the notes and play them well, but with a certain head-banging belligerence and the music seems to be missing somewhat. I'd go for the Mackerras/SCO/Philharmonia if it's period-style performance you're after. A far more insightful and satisfying set.


Jean Sibelius / Carl Nielsen - Violin Concertos
Jean Sibelius / Carl Nielsen - Violin Concertos
Price: £13.44

7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Grrr, 18 July 2010
I am usually a great admirer of Vengerov: his Brahms, Mendelssohn and especially Shostakovich are all close to first choice. His stab at Sibelius, on the other hand, seems to be all about MV rather that JS. I am afraid I found it downright offensive and it made me think less of a man who is by any measure one of the world's current leading violinists. It's bloody dreadful so don't buy it. If you want the same coupling I would recommend Lin/Salonen which is belter: icy cold, precise, chilling, exciting, a wee bit scary...


Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf [Dame Edna Everage] [Naxos Children's Classics]
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf [Dame Edna Everage] [Naxos Children's Classics]
Price: £5.99

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't let the kids have all the fun, 27 Jun. 2008
I'm 37 years old and this is on my iPod. I love it.


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