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Bromwell High - Series 1 & 2 [DVD]
Bromwell High - Series 1 & 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Pete Bishop
Price: £29.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just because it's animated doesn't mean it's for kids., 5 Mar. 2007
This show is hilarious. It skewers things pretty accurately. It exhibits the same sort of "childhood is hell on earth" philosphy as South Park, which is also viciously funny. But it's not for children! One episode has a student spying a teacher having sex among the stacks. There was an animated backside showing and the requisite moaning and groaning.

There's plenty of good programming for children. They don't need this. But for adults, take it with a grain of salt and enjoy the insanity.

Orff: Carmina Burana
Orff: Carmina Burana
Price: £1.01

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Blows hot and cold, 4 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Orff: Carmina Burana (Audio CD)
Strengths: passion, expertise, vocal virtuosity
Weaknesses: dodgy sound engineering -- lows are too low, highs are so high that the vocals are muddy. The lyrics to O Fortuna are one long blur, and the louder it gets, the harder the words are to follow. The same with In Taberna Quando sumus, and Ave Formossisima. Also, as you listen, you may need to adjust volume from song to song -- a significant inconvenience.

The better tracks are the solos: Olim Lacus colueram, Dulcissime, In trutina. You can make out the lyrics.

If you're not too picky, this is ok for the price.

Handel: Operatic Arias
Handel: Operatic Arias
Price: £7.43

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dodgy engineering?, 3 May 2006
This review is from: Handel: Operatic Arias (Audio CD)
This is a wonderful CD -- fantastic singer, beautiful compositions, superlative orchestration. I have several Norrington projects and they rank among the favorites of my collection.


The sound quality is such that I have to turn my speakers up *a lot* to hear the music. Any other CD is good at half the level I must use for this one. I don't know how it happened that the volume is so faint that I must crank up the speakers to hear it properly.

Sound notwithstanding, it's wonderful music that will increase your appreciation of Handel. If not for the sound issue, I would have given it 5 stars.

Star Quality: WITH "Once in a Blue Moon" AND "Moon Magnetism" AND "Moonstruck"
Star Quality: WITH "Once in a Blue Moon" AND "Moon Magnetism" AND "Moonstruck"
by Lucy Monroe
Edition: Paperback

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some shine brighter than others, 21 Jun. 2005
These three stories are very enjoyable. The authors have done a great job creating likable characters. I especially like how all these stories are taking place in the same town. The women are not too wimpy and the men are *hawt*.
Lori Foster's story about Stan and Jenna is the best of the three. He's a dream come true. Lucy Monroe's Ivy and Blake are hilarious and electric together. Dianne Castell's story is the weakest of the three, but still cute. Julia and Marc are a very earthy couple.
Because the stories are so short, they sacrifice considerable character and plot development. But it's all fantasy, innit.

The Possession
The Possession
by Jaid Black
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.50

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good premise, 8 Feb. 2005
This review is from: The Possession (Paperback)
Romance-wise, this is like a Silhouette Temptation, except for the sex scenes. It's likable enough. However, the author doesn't really give us much to like about the main characters. We don't get to know them very well, especially Jack. There's almost no reason to even care about him.
Borrow this book. Don't spend money on it.

Seize The Night (Dark-Hunter World)
Seize The Night (Dark-Hunter World)
by Christopher Golden
Edition: Paperback

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book should be a movie!, 8 Feb. 2005
What do you get when a daemon-hunting party girl meets up with the second most-hated dark hunter in 2 millenia? You get fireworks on a petrol fire. To say their relationship is stormy is like saying Hamlet is moody. It's just the tip of the iceberg. Most of your favorite characters make an appearance. Simi goes through a teen-age rebellion phase which sets Ash's temper ablaze and a character we love pays the price of his perfidy.
I give this book 4 stars because there's too many characters and too many mini-subplots that draw your attention away from Tabitha and Valerius. I guess Kenyon is feeling around for which characters to highlight next in their own stories.
However, you do get insight into Valerius's true nature as well as Tabitha's interesting family. This story runs the emotional gamut. There's laugh-out-loud moments, heartbreaking tragedy and the glorious discovery of love and humanity in between.
Run, don't walk, to your local booksellers and get this book. You'll hate to see it end.

Rag, Bone and a Hank of Hair
Rag, Bone and a Hank of Hair
by Jonathan Gash
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It twists and turns like a twisty-turny thing, 3 Dec. 2001
A bit long-winded and suffers from dodgy attention span by the narrator, but on the whole, chatty and entertaining, not to mention devious

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