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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sticks Arrived Greasy, October 1, 2015
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The product itself is fine. It's probably the best anti-perspirant I've used in terms of minimizing sweat. The problem I had was the condition it was delivered in. When I opened the plastic that wrapped the six sticks, there was a thin sheen of an oily substance on each one. I had to wipe each one of them down with a paper towel before I put them away. Not sure if the heat cause the problem or what, but it was not a very pleasant feeling.


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5.0 out of 5 stars High Quality, Easy Replacement, September 1, 2015
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The original pads on my QC15's were shedding like crazy, so I was about to go drop another $300 on a new pair when a friend told me to look for a replacement kit instead. I was going to order from Bose, but found this kit for about $20 cheaper. The instructions were simple, the pieces fit perfectly and, in about five minutes, my headphones were like new! I've used them several times since and the replacement pads are just as comfortable as the originals.


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Holder, Lousy Clip, September 1, 2015
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The holder itself seems very durable and it's easy to get bags loaded and dispensed. The issue is with the clip. The clip is on the small side, especially if you have a retractable leash with a wider handle like I do. I basically had to "dislocate" the clip and put it on sideways in order to get the holder on. My efforts ended up putting a divot in the leash handle (not a big deal), and the clip ended up breaking within a day of use. I'm sending it back and getting another bag holder with a sturdier clip.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Xbox One
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Xbox One
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Deep and Varied, It Might Take Me a Year to Finish, July 10, 2015
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I had been hesitant to get involved in an RPG, but the glowing reviews of Witcher 3 convinced me to give it a shot. And boy am I glad I did. This game is the deepest, most immersive gaming experience I have ever been involved in. The story is engaging, the world looks absolutely spectacular and the gameplay is deep and engaging without feeling overwhelming.

But what really sets Witcher 3 apart are the side quests. In most open world games, there tend to be a few different types of side quests and the missions for each type are pretty similar. Witcher 3 has a few different types as well (Contracts, Treasure Hunts, etc.) but the missions are each their own self-contained story. You never feel like quests are getting repetitive or that you're wasting your time, even on ones where your level is too high, so you don't get the full experience reward. You can spend hours just on side quests and still feel like you're getting a complete gaming experience.

I absolutely love this game and wish I had more time to play it (as it is, I'll probably spend the rest of the year finishing it). If you're looking for an extremely rewarding gaming experience that never gets old from the first hour to the 200th, you need to play this game.


The Dunfield Terror
The Dunfield Terror
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Consider This Lovecraft Lite, May 13, 2015
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"The Dunfield Terror" reads almost like an homage to Lovecraft in plain English. It has a lot of the Lovecraftian hallmarks like bizarre creatures from another dimension and a lack of explanation for what's going on, but it's missing the dense language that made Lovecraft such a challenge (and pleasure) to read. Though it shows a lot of promise in parts, the story becomes too convoluted with stories in three timeframes, and with an ending that just seems to come out of nowhere.

The plot centers around a small town in Newfoundland that is in the midst of its worst snowstorm in recent memory. During the storm, a mysterious fog that has the power to bend matter appears throughout town, causing death and destruction to anything it touches. Through flashbacks, we learn about experiments in the town back in the 50s that lead to the fog being brought to life. Further flashbacks provide even more background on the mysterious fog and the creatures that come with it.

Meikle does a decent job of balancing out the present day action with the flashbacks by alternating chapters to keep things from getting too confusing. Unfortunately, aside from a few minor tie-ins later in the book, there isn't much to connect the stories from two distinct eras. The addition of a further flashback later in the book helps better explain the flashback to the 50s, but the present day story is really almost left to stand on its own. While it does have moments of horror and grotesque imagery, I didn't feel that there was enough of a build-up to really make me care about any of the characters. One scene later in the book that could have been extremely moving really fell flat due to lack of character development.

I actually felt that the two flashback stories, particularly the 50's flashback, were much better, more developed stories and could have easily been standalone stories. Both had chilling moments, with the later flashback especially having some truly chilling descriptions. The two main characters in the 50s flashback were also way more interesting than the characters in the present day story.

I definitely would not consider this a bad read by any means, but it really could have been so much more. For Lovecraft fans, this book pays a decent tribute, but there are better stories out there that are closer in spirit to the master's style.


The Living End (Daniel Faust Book 3)
The Living End (Daniel Faust Book 3)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid, but Not Spectacular, April 10, 2015
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While not quite as thrilling as the first two books in the series, "The Living End" helps bring a chapter in the Daniel Faust saga to a relatively satisfying conclusion.

The story starts with a bang, as Faust runs into a trap set by his nemesis Lauren Carmichael. After narrowly escaping, Faust sets out to figure out how to stop Lauren's plan to basically wipe most of humanity from the face of the earth. Along the way, he uncovers a conspiracy to kidnap and experiment on the homeless, the secret behind the smoke-faced men from the first two books and the connection to a powerful U.S. Senator.

As before, Schaefer shows a real knack for explaining things without making it seem like exposition. In particular, his use of a couple of key new characters to reveal some of the great mysteries that came up in the first couple of books really helps put the pieces into place. The sections on the mythology of Faust's world are fascinating and very descriptive without making you feel like you've stumbled upon some alien world. In addition, Schaefer knows how to write an action sequence in a way that will get your adrenaline going.

Unfortunately, where Schaefer is less successful is in his inclusion of the aforementioned U.S. Senator, who seems to have just been thrown in there as a commentary about greed and ambition. That part of the story arc felt forced in a way that hadn't occurred in previous books. I also felt like there wasn't the conflict between Faust and his friends that we've seen in previous books. That made the interactions Faust had with them feel more flat than they had previously.

Overall, though, this was still a very fun, very quick read and a solid ending to the Lauren Carmichael saga. While I'm sad to see it end, I'm intrigued by what future adventures await Daniel Faust.


Redemption Song (Daniel Faust Book 2)
Redemption Song (Daniel Faust Book 2)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Read that You Won't Want to Put Down, March 24, 2015
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Craig Schaefer picks up right where he left off in the first Daniel Faust book with another gripping thriller that delves further into the politics and schemes of Hell.

Fresh off his prevention of the Apocalypse (for now), Faust runs right back into Lauren Carmichael, the villain from the first book, who is still trying to build a new hotel in Vegas that has an unknown dark purpose. Complicating matters, the Prince of the Court of Hell that runs Vegas has given Faust an ultimatum: kill a priest who is working on a document detailing how to go in and out of Hell freely or never see his beloved Caitlin again. Naturally, Faust can't resist trying to help the priest instead, which sets off a chain of events that puts Faust squarely in the middle of a conflict between the half-human, half-demon cambion and the Prince, with Lauren Carmichael in the thick of it as well.

What makes this book stand out from the first Faust novel is that it paints a much bigger picture about "Hell on Earth" works. Schaefer touched on the political schemings a little bit in the first book, but here, he really dives deep into the relationships and differences between the different Courts and their denizens. He also fleshes out Prince Sitri, who was mentioned often in the first book but never heard from, in greater detail, and also introduces several new characters to the proceedings. What's so impressive is he's able to do all of this without miles and miles of exposition that many other authors would lean on. Instead, he gives you just enough information so that you understand what's going on, but not so much that you feel overwhelmed or bored. The addition of the new characters, such as Caitlin's friend Emma and an FBI agent who also happens to be a sorceress, also add to the story without weighing it down with too much character development too soon.

Even though he introduces a lot of new characters and dynamics to the world of Faust, Schaefer still maintains a lot of what made the first book so good. Faust himself is a complete character who provides both bravado and empathy to the story, while his friends and acquaintances get a bit more fleshed out this time in a way that adds more depth to the story. In particular, you get a better idea of Faust's past with Nicky Agnelli, the mob boss who Faust used to work for, which in turn gives you more insight into Faust. It seems like practically every page that Schaefer writes adds more rich detail and background to the world he's created, which is great to see.

As for the story itself, there are definitely enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. Schaefer does tip his hand about what Faust has planned a little around two-thirds of the way through the book, but not in a way that kills the suspense. Actually, it makes you want to keep reading to find out how he's going to pull off the plan. At the end, several loose ends get tied up, but several more are still left open for future books, which is great, because you definitely don't want this series to end!

Through two books, Schaefer has succeeded in creating a world of magic filled with characters that are constantly developing new layers. The result are books that you don't want to put down, which, to me, are the best kind of reads.


The Long Way Down (Daniel Faust Book 1)
The Long Way Down (Daniel Faust Book 1)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Kind of Urban Sorcerer Story...and That's a Good Thing, March 10, 2015
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Admittedly, I'm a sucker for urban sorcerer stories (particularly Jim Butcher's "Dresden Files" and, to a lesser extent, Kevin Hearne's "Iron Druid Chronicles"). That said, I would put Craig Schaefer's Daniel Faust up there with any other modern-day sorcerer after this extremely strong first book in a series. Schaefer has created a character that is about more than his magic, and put him in a dark, seedy world where it takes a lot more than spells to survive.

The plot is admittedly not among the most original ever. Faust is a PI investigating the murder of a porn star in Vegas, which leads him to discover a conspiracy that could set forth events leading to the apocalypse. Along the way, he allies himself with a demon that is trying to defend a Prince of Hell's turf.

The story is definitely very engaging, and there are a lot of twists and interesting plot points for future books, but Faust really is the star of the book. Schaefer uses the events in the book to help flesh Faust out as a character, from his reactions to certain events to his memories from childhood to his interactions with others. Unlike other sorcerers in fiction today, the fact that Faust can do magic is not the main feature of the character. You don't get detailed explanations of how spells are done or exactly how powerful Faust really is. It's just taken for granted that there's magic out there and that Faust can tap into it to help him with his case, but that a lot of what he does is good old fashioned detective work. Honestly, there were a lot of times during "The Long Way Down" where I forgot that Faust was a sorcerer and just thought of him as a PI, which is a good thing.

Schaefer treats the rest of the book and the characters the same. Magic is there, but it's not all there is. Even the demons come across at times as ordinary people. The result is a fast, smart read where you feel like you can engage with all of the characters at a personal level. It's definitely a very different way to do an urban sorcerer tale, but it's one that will keep me coming back to "Daniel Faust" so I can see where things go from here.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable Set, Great Seller Service, March 2, 2015
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This really is a wonderful set for the price. Everything is pretty well made, the designs and colors are extremely vibrant and adorable and everything was hung up very easily. The colors also ended up being pretty close to what we painted the room, which was a nice bonus.

I also want to thank the seller for being so quick about everything. One of the major selling points of this set was being able to customize one of the pillows with our baby's name. Right after I placed the order, I contacted the seller via the "Your Orders" section of "Your Account". They emailed me back the next morning to tell me that they had received my request and would put our baby's name on the pillow. We then received the full set almost a week earlier than they had said. That allowed us to get the room set up sooner than anticipated, which was a major help!


Ready Player One
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic from Start to Finish, March 2, 2015
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This review is from: Ready Player One (Kindle Edition)
I'll just come right out and say it: "Ready Player One" is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. From the very beginning, you will be engaged on every level imaginable, from the feelings of nostalgia to a sense of wonder at the worlds Cline has created to significant empathy towards the main characters. This is simply a book that provides the total package.

Cline sets up what seems like a simple plot from the beginning: after his death, the richest man in the world has created a contest in the virtual world he created where the winner gets his company and his fortune. The guy was obsessed with 80's pop culture and video games, so all of the clues have something to do with that. The story follows Wade, one of the "gunters" (contestants who spend almost every waking moment on the contest), as he tries to decipher the clues and win the big prize. Standing in his way are other gunters and the obligatory evil corporation bent on taking over the virtual world for themselves.

What amazed me was that such a simple plot had so much depth to it. Cline really does a wonderful job contrasting Wade's real life with his virtual one, especially when it comes to things like school and friends. OASIS (the virtual world) really is an oasis in the desert of Wade's life, where he can escape a dystopian world and terrible home life. At first, you wonder why Wade would ever leave the virtual world, but, later in the book, Cline does a marvelous job describing the toll that the obsession with the contest has taken on Wade and how living in a fantasy land isn't all it's cracked up to be. Cline also doesn't limit the issues to Wade. Other supporting characters go through the same issues, which demonstrates just how skillful Cline is at character development.

A close second to the character development is Cline's development of the mythology of the contest, which is really a character by itself. The sheer amount of 70s and 80s lore found here made me very nostalgic for the time period. References to everything from old Atari and arcade games to the movie "War Games" to "Dungeons and Dragons" play key roles in Wade's quest to solve the riddles. However, Cline is careful not to let the old school stuff take too much of the spotlight. While it definitely makes the book a more fun read than it would have been otherwise, you don't need to have a deep understanding of the pop culture references to enjoy the book.

I've read a lot of books by new authors recently and I can honestly say that this is far and away the best effort by a "newb". For someone who is new to the craft, Cline shows a deft hand and skills that most authors are never able to develop. I look forward to reading more of his work in the future.


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