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Another One Opens
Another One Opens
Dvd
Price: £9.99

1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 23 July 2017
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Impossible to persist with. Not for the faint hearted.


Buddhist Guide to Manifest Parallel Realities: Using the Four Noble Truths & Eightfold Path in the Age of Consciousness
Buddhist Guide to Manifest Parallel Realities: Using the Four Noble Truths & Eightfold Path in the Age of Consciousness
by Von D. Galt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.44

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unpolished, unedited, unsatisfying, 29 Mar. 2016
So much unrealised potential here. This is a first draft, not a final copy, and it is in need of some SERIOUS editing on almost every page. It does not appear to have undergone proof-reading. It is a raw text that needs more work to turn it into the masterpiece it could be. Sentences are started, wander off-topic and ultimately go nowhere. Re-reading does not help. Verb tenses and agreement are frequently wrong, making reading confusing, tedious and unsatisfying.


Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers
Dvd
Price: £2.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Film that is No Film, 28 July 2015
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This is an excruciating film with no ending.
The time goes by as if it's entering a black hole and is veryyyyy sloooulyyyy elongating to infinity.
Be prepared !


Fujitsu Display SL3230T 23-inch Wide TFT LCD Monitor - Black (20,000:1 280 cd/m2 1920 x 1080 2ms D-SUB/HDMI)
Fujitsu Display SL3230T 23-inch Wide TFT LCD Monitor - Black (20,000:1 280 cd/m2 1920 x 1080 2ms D-SUB/HDMI)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny then some, 18 Aug. 2011
This monitor is incredible for the price. No dead pixels, sharp picture. The delivery was super fast from Germany.
all in all I would highly recommend it.


"Read ME the Pictures!": Using Picture Books without Words
"Read ME the Pictures!": Using Picture Books without Words
by Beverley Mathias
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Useless, 14 May 2011
This is effectively a list of wordless picture books for use with pre-readers or children with special reading needs. Why utterly useless? Because almost all of the books listed are out-of-print or only available at high cost (£20+) because they are the next best thing to out-of-print! Like I said: utterly useless (worth repeating that!)


LeapFrog Chat & Count Phone
LeapFrog Chat & Count Phone
Price: £10.40

40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 9 Jan. 2011
This review is from: LeapFrog Chat & Count Phone (Toy)
Gave this to a 2 year old who was always pretending to be on her mobile and was able to count to five by herself (just about) but hadn't connected the words to quantities of things. After playing with it a few times one afternoon she was able to count up to 10 objects (dolls, duplo bricks, slices of bread, shoes, pencils, people, books) with understanding. Result! So proud of herself.

She also loves her 'friend' Scout, the little dog character on the phone who talks to her - her face was an explosion of disbelief the very first time he spoke to her. She's more used to toy mobiles that look more like the real thing but don't do anything beyond beeping or playing part of a tune. Takes the phone to bed with her, is able to use all the facilities and knows how to switch it on and off (a concept she has now extended to all electronic toys).

(On a related topic: she also has the Leapfrog Birthday Cake which she likes operating - switches it on and off, makes it play the song, 'blows out' the candles (they go out automatically after a pause for the child to blow them) BUT as a device for teaching how to count to five it was a complete dud. She just didn't get it. Not a toy that kept her attention for very long, more a sort of one trick thing - and it really IS one trick! As such it doesn't represent good value for money. Perhaps best suited to using at birthday parties, as an accompaniment to singing Happy Birthday.)


The Story of Science [DVD]
The Story of Science [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Mosley
Price: £11.00

23 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Extremely disappointing, 9 Jan. 2011
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Misleading (title is 'Story' of science, which should mean there is a beginning, a middle and an end - there most definitely isn't), superficial (skims over topics but gives no depth), unsatisfying (takes too long to get to a point that never really arrives), unedifying (too fragmented, makes poor connections which leave the viewer puzzled at best and in a dead-end at worst), self-promoting (presenter is too often on screen, didn't need to appear at all, has a REALLY boring style of delivery, keeps telling you what 'the big question' is - literally! - as he leads you through a labyrinthine presentation complete with dire dramatic music and expensive/unnecessary location shots but ultimately delivers no substantial answers to any question, big or small).

A poor and distinctly disappointing effort. Dumbed down meets the road runner :-(
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Notes to my Mother-in-Law
Notes to my Mother-in-Law
by Phyllida Law
Edition: Hardcover

10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this book!, 17 Feb. 2010
You know those films that have top-notch actors, a catchy title and a one-joke premise that then simply don't live up to their hype? This is the book to match.

Dreadful, runs out of steam after a few pages as we become unintentional voyeurs of a woman's relentless, disintegrating journey to the grave and, bizarrely, we're expected to laugh. I know humour can sometimes be used to help deal with the unpalatable in life but, having cared for four of my own elderly relatives, I find its use inappropriate here. At the time, in the moment, while the person is still present, a bathroom wall accidentally daubed in faeces, for example, can be transformed into an uproariously funny shared experience, but when passed off as entertainment for the public years later, without that person's permission, it most certainly is not, whatever the author's intention. Some things are too intimate for public consumption/profit.


Tai Chi in a Chair: Easy 15-minute Routines for Beginners
Tai Chi in a Chair: Easy 15-minute Routines for Beginners
by Cynthia Quarta
Edition: Paperback

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy It!, 6 Jan. 2010
If you can sit on a chair you can do these exercises, and they deliver immediately. The section on breathing exercises is excellent, worth buying the book for on their own. Highly recommended


Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works (Interactive Technologies)
Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works (Interactive Technologies)
by Janice (Ginny) Redish
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Brilliant!, 1 Nov. 2009
I was looking for a book that would fast track me on writing for the web, web content dos and don'ts and maximum usability for site visitors. This is the book I needed and then some. Very readable and accessible (not technical), full of instantly understandable ideas you can easily use, excellent value for money. I've gone from complete novice to being able to constructively assess others' web sites, spotting what they have done that works or doesn't work - and knowing why. Highly recommended


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