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Samsung YP-U6AB U6 4GB MP3 with FM Radio and USB Slide -  Black
Samsung YP-U6AB U6 4GB MP3 with FM Radio and USB Slide - Black

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 23 Feb. 2011
My wife bought me one of these. The sound quality is good and it is quite compact.

The device software and the supplied 'Kies' software for managing tracks on a PC and synchronising them with the device both seem 'buggy'. For example...

Synchronised albums and tracks of device did not match the PC. Sometimes tracks from one album were mixed up with another completely different album. Album contents were incomplete etc. And, YES, I did check and check and recheck VERY carefully that things were organised properly on the PC; this was not reflected on the device.

Sometimes the sound effect would change without reference to the menu one moment Normal sound then it would switch to Echo!

Menu on device seemed inconsistent, navigating through the menus, albums and tracks often produced unexpected results.

I tried looking for firmware and software updates on the Samsung site, there are lots, for every device under the sun. Couldn't find one for mine.

After a week of fiddling with it, I returned it.

:(
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The Pythons' Autobiography By The Pythons (Monty Python)
The Pythons' Autobiography By The Pythons (Monty Python)
by Graham Chapman (Estate)
Edition: Audio CD

6 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mildly interesting, 21 Jun. 2004
You want to know about personal histories of the Pythons? This is fine and worth listening to but don't do it in a car since the quality of some of the recordings is awful and requires a great deal of concentration. Particularly those with John Cleese who has been recorded in an echoey room AND he seems to be eating at the same time - seriously.
A good opportunity to talk about the controversy generated by 'Life of Brian' was missed though the history behind the three Python films is fun.
McAbe's irritating grunts of comprehension through the interviews add nothing. Also banal remarks like 'Terry overspent his animation budget by £1 million... which is quite a lot of money...' do not become Cleese.
This could have been monumental. It's not.
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The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl)
The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl)
by Eoin Colfer
Edition: Audio Cassette

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boy criminal, fairies, centaurs and flatulent dwarves, 14 Nov. 2003
The sinister 12 year old Artemis Fowl is no Harry Potter, all naivity and bewilderment. No. Young Arty is manipulative, snide, selfish and far too clever for his own good. I am sure he would benefit from a good thrashing but you would have to get past his formidable manservant and bodyguard, Butler, first.
Don't be put off by the fairy content - these are not the wand waving, flowery, Tinkerbell variety that live at the bottom of your garden. Watch out too for the revolting Mulch Diggums - 'a lorra gas in clay'.
Have the elastic voiced Adrian Dunbar read this to you and bring it to life. So much better too for being read in the Irish accent in which it was written.
I would have bought this for a child of 9 or above but my own 4 and 6 year olds enjoy listening to it.


The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl)
The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl)
by Eoin Colfer
Edition: Audio CD

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boy criminal genius, fairies, centaurs and flatulent dwarves, 31 Oct. 2003
Adults can enjoy this highly entertaining and imaginative kids' stuff, well thought out and fast paced. Better still have the elastic voiced Adrian Dunbar read it to you and bring it to life. So much better too for being read in the Irish accent in which it was written.
Don't be put off by the fairy content - these are not the wand waving, flowery, Tinkerbell variety that live at the bottom of your garden. Watch out too for the revolting Mulch Diggums - 'a lorra gas in clay'.
I would have bought this for a child of 9 or above but my own 4 and 6 year olds enjoy listening to it.


Learning Ladder: Years 1 & 2
Learning Ladder: Years 1 & 2
Offered by iansyst
Price: £5.95

24 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 16 Sept. 2003
No instructions, no help. The 'friend', Woody tells you nothing and is nothing more than an irritation. The exercises are not explained. Eager children quickly loose interest.


The Liar
The Liar
by Stephen Fry
Edition: Audio Cassette

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Rolls-Royce turned into a Mini, 17 July 2001
This review is from: The Liar (Audio Cassette)
The original story has been savagely edited to fit into the three hours of tape on sale here. Gone are most of the best pieces such as a large part of Adrian's essay for the underground magazine, his spell as a rent boy and his rout of Cartwright on the cricket field to name a few.
If the story had not had its best features removed, I would happily have given it a full five stars.


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