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Underwood, Scotch, and Wry
Underwood, Scotch, and Wry
Price: $4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A very funny, breezy, delight, March 29, 2015
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Delightful, refreshing and great fun. And it came at the perfect moment, while I was bogged down in the midst of an overlong Pulitzer Prize winning novel. I needed a break so I seized on a special offer for "Underwood, Scotch, and Wry." What a relief; proof once again that a novel can be entertaining, enjoyable, FUNNY and still have something to say. Three cheers for Brian Meeks and his satire of academia!
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The Circle
The Circle
Offered by Random House LLC
Price: $9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars The nightmare of the 'connected' Rat Race, April 5, 2014
This review is from: The Circle (Kindle Edition)
Eggers presents a vision of the near future when an all-encompassing Google/Facebook/Twitter company - The Circle - encourages its employees to be always on, always accessible, always providing constant social media-like feedback and affirmations to each other virtually nonstop. Newbie employee Mae feels like she's died and gone to heaven when she gets hired at The Circle, even as she 'learns' that any secrecy - let alone privacy - is bad for herself, her fellow employees and the world at large. As she is increasingly sucked into this world she alienates her parents, inadvertently destroys a former boyfriend, and seeks solace in an unfulfilling relationship with a needy dweeb. All this while live, on camera, almost all the time. It's a compelling but very scary view of a nightmare world as terrifying as Orwell's 1984.


NIX 8 inch Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame with Motion Sensor (X08D)
NIX 8 inch Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame with Motion Sensor (X08D)
Offered by Nixplay & NIX
Price: $59.99
2 used & new from $43.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Defective? - Or very poorly designed, January 16, 2014
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This product does not operate as advertised. As someone who has owned a number of digital frames over the last decade, I am aware of what they can and should do. However, the unit I received would neither show images in full frame nor show them in sequence.

Although the display screen is 8" diagonal, the image displayed is only 6" diagonal (except for an occasionally larger image during transition from one picture to the next). I went into the controls and changed the image size from "optimal" to "full screen" and nothing changes. Still a 6" diagonal image. Even worse, some of the images are also distorted, as if "squeezed".

Second, the images on my display card are contained in folders. I expect the frame to go through the folders in sequence, one at time, displaying all the images in one folder and then moving on to the next folder. It did not. I went into settings and changed the display setting from "Random" to "In Sequence" and it is still NOT HAPPENING. Changing the setting made no difference.

When I took this frame out of the box I was surprised -- it appeared physically identical - except that it had a front panel sensor -- with the 8" Aluratek digital frame I purchased about two years ago. (And which operates fine.)

In fact, I took the SD card out of the Aluratek frame and put it into this Nix frame, expecting it to operate the same. It does not. Again, it does not display full frame images and it does not show the images in sequence.
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SoundBot® SB220 Bluetooth Noise-Reduction Stereo Headphone for Music Stream & HandsFree Calling w/ 20 hrs Extended Talk and Playback Time, 400 hrs Standby time, Built-in Mic, A2DP, AVRCP, Chrome
SoundBot® SB220 Bluetooth Noise-Reduction Stereo Headphone for Music Stream & HandsFree Calling w/ 20 hrs Extended Talk and Playback Time, 400 hrs Standby time, Built-in Mic, A2DP, AVRCP, Chrome
Offered by KickBOT
Price: $15.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product performance and value, December 15, 2013
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These are really nice headphones and a great value. Bought them five months ago and have been using them four or five times a week ever since, almost always in the gym to listen to podcasts and music. One big benefit is the bluetooth connection: you don't get tangled in the earbud cords while you're working out. Second, these have MUCH better sound than any earbuds I've worn. Third, they're MUCH more comfortable; they sit on your head well and don't pop out of your ears. Fourth, I only charge them once every two weeks and have never run out of power. Fifth, built in mic so you can take calls with your phone. Great product!


Brother TN550 Standard 3,500 Yield Toner Cartridge
Brother TN550 Standard 3,500 Yield Toner Cartridge
Offered by Toner's N More
Price: $60.36
101 used & new from $59.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Toner cartridge works fine, October 9, 2013
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It does what it is supposed to do. Though I am very tempted to get a 3rd party substitute since they are so much cheaper.


The Kult (A Prosper Snow novel, Book 1)
The Kult (A Prosper Snow novel, Book 1)
Price: $3.99

8 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly repulsive and off-putting, May 10, 2013
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My quick skimming of the reviews did not alert me to expect horrific predatory behavior with young, innocent victims being abducted and then gruesomely slaughtered. I could not make it through the first 20 pages. I am not a prude but this thing ought to be clearly labeled as having pointless horrendous, graphic violence. Not at all to my taste.


Wait For Me (Against All Odds Book 1)
Wait For Me (Against All Odds Book 1)
Price: $3.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Blindly irrational character behavior was not credible, February 10, 2013
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I found the beginning of the story interesting and compelling, curious to see what kind of clever twist the author would come up with to explain Kate's strange amnesia. But, I just couldn't make it that far. Ryan, Kate's husband, goes completely off the deep end when she shows up. On the one hand, he's characterized as still hopelessly in love with her, still pining away five years later, and yet, he behaves like an unbelievably bitter, hostile, resentful character who is irrationaly fearful of her stealing his daughter.

Say what? This makes no sense. Now, I suspect the author wants to play with that behaviour later in the story, but it stopped my interest dead. Maybe this is more a male reaction, but Ryan's behavior is so totally unbelievable I just put the book down. I was no longer able to suspend disbelief. Too bad, because she was telling an interesting story.


The Night Circus
The Night Circus
Offered by Random House LLC
Price: $4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, engrossing and magical, December 6, 2012
This review is from: The Night Circus (Kindle Edition)
Erin Morgenstern creates and populates a magical, surreal world in Night Circus; flipping the traditional notion of a circus 180 degrees and giving us a world that is simultaneously incredible and believeable. It reawakens a child-like enchantment with magic while immersing us in a well-told, intriguing story.


A Stranger's Touch (Passionate Strangers Book 1)
A Stranger's Touch (Passionate Strangers Book 1)
Price: $2.99

39 of 46 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Again, Maggie!, August 15, 2012
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As a male, I realize I'm not in the primary intended audience for this story, but still ... This starts off as a well-told story, but a third of the way through I was ready to put it down. Time after time, Maggie arbitrarily decides that something Stafford has done is so completely heinous that he cannot be trusted. Huh? The guy is just trying to help her, but she is completely irrational. The story telling is pretty good, except for this one repetitive reaction by the main character. Finally, 3/4 of the way into the book, when they are at the point of rescuing Maggie's son, she goes into reactive mode once again. And so did I - I stopped reading; I just couldn't take it anymore.
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WIRED
WIRED

16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, well-written, fast-paced techno-thriller, October 21, 2011
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This review is from: WIRED (Kindle Edition)
Well, this book did it for me. Although I've read several dozen Kindle novels over the past few months -- and enjoyed many of them -- this is the first one that motivated me to write a review and shower some praise on the author. Douglas Richards is one hell of a good storyteller. He creates an inventive sci-fi plot, along the lines of Michael Chrichton, that he makes believeable. The story is suspenseful and compelling, the theories and their implications are thoughtful, the characters are likeable and not too "over the top." Great read.


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