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Thin Body - The Magic Of Walking 10,000 Steps (Healthy Ways To Lose Weight)
Thin Body - The Magic Of Walking 10,000 Steps (Healthy Ways To Lose Weight)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book; all you need to walk your way to a better life, April 26, 2013
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This book contains all you need to walk your way to a healthier, better life. I've taken up walking as a low impact way of getting aerobic exercise (and a better 'me')and bought and paid for a couple of books from Amazon, which whilst useful, really did not offer anything more than this little gem. Download this now, get walking, and feel great. What's there to lose?


How to Lose Belly Fat: The Quick & Easy Guide
How to Lose Belly Fat: The Quick & Easy Guide
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unorthodox, and well worth reading, April 26, 2013
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These guys take a shot at the food and medicine industries, pointing out some truths that are gradually being revealed to the world, and full marks to them for doing so. Big bellies, obesity, call it what you will, they are the product of a range of vested interests that have gotten out of control. Leaving that aside, what is offered in this book is a series of 'take it as you will' measures that will allow you to get some control over how you eat, how you feel, and ultimately how you will live and die. The book is really a sampler of recent ideas and research into eating and how you get fat. Plenty of references are provided for those inclined to follow up and search out the objective evidence for the prescribed measures. I read the book in an hour or so, and it cost me the price of a latte. Perhaps this will be the best few dollars and time you will spend in quite some while.


Walking for Fitness
Walking for Fitness

3.0 out of 5 stars A pamphlet - maybe worthwhile, March 11, 2013
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This is a pamphlet not a book. I read it, cover to cover in less than 5 minutes. Was it worthwhile? I guess so, but if you can get as far as ordering this on the internet, then you can undoubtedly glean more information for free by using any search engine. The advice offered is sound, but basic. The pamphlet contains links to 3 or 4 iThingy apps which may (or may not be useful). It costs a lot less than a coffee - 3 stars.


Travels with Willie: Adventure Cyclist
Travels with Willie: Adventure Cyclist
Price: $7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars About adventure, cycling, ....... and living., March 11, 2013
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I'd never heard of Willie, nor read his columns in the bike magazine he writes for, nor listened to his radio show, before downloading and reading this book. For me, this was pure serendipity, and I feel much better in myself for having finished this wonderful book. It is a book about travel (or adventure as Willie would have it), but travel and cycling just happen to be the means that he uses to explore life to the full. His tales from Turkey; Thailand; Colombia; Romania, or wherever, are full of admiration, empathy and respect for his hosts, and a reminder to us all that it's some of the small the things in life that matter most. As an aside, Willie seemed to enjoy his food on his travels. Whilst not a culinary guide in any way, the meals enjoyed by Willie may inspire you to visit some of the countries he did.

If you're looking for a book about chain sets, seat posts and tires, then this isn't it; but if you're that way inclined, then buy the book anyway, because if you're going to haul your butt any distance at all, then make it worth while and take some cues from Willie - your adventure will be much more the rewarding for it. If you're looking for a travel book, then go click the 1-click button right now, but be prepared for something much more than a narrative on endurance, landscapes and repartee with locals. Sure, it's got that, but Willie takes you on a journey through your self too. Not in a spiritual way, just through basic human decency and respect.
I am inspired by this book; not to jump on a bike and trail round the world, but to see life in its simplest, dignified and most inspiring form. Thank you Willie.


Gang of One: One Man's Incredible Battle to Find his Missing Daughter: One Man's Incredible Battle to Find his Missing Daughter
Gang of One: One Man's Incredible Battle to Find his Missing Daughter: One Man's Incredible Battle to Find his Missing Daughter

4.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing story of the goings on behind bars in USA, January 15, 2013
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This true story is a terrible indictment of the harshness and failings of the American prison system. Gary Mulgrew did his time, whilst denying he did the crime. Whatever the truth behind what the author did or didn't do (and the book really isn't about that) he manages to tell an engrossing story of his journey to, and time at, a prison in Texas, USA. The author manages to be straightforward and candid about his own predicament, whilst painting a sympathetic picture of many of his fellow inmates. The book is very readable, Mr Mulgrew managing too hold your attention throughout. My one gripe is that having spent so much time planning for his repatriation and eventual release, the book ends just as he is transferred from the hell hole he was in in Texas - halfway around the world in 40 days!
Well worth a read though, and recommended.


Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust
Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust
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Price: $16.82
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant reissue, August 25, 2012
I have several versions of this album (including a vinyl version which I bought in 1974 - worn out by a clunky old Dansette!). To be thruthful, I have enjoyed the sound of them all, not having a particular favourite version - until now. The music for me says it all, and for this album I haven't much cared for critiques of sound quality - I simply get immersed in the music every time I hear this album. Not this time, the mix done in this remastering is absolutely wonderful, so much so that if Amazon ever offered the facility for a sixth star, this version would most surely warrant it. Fantastic.

If you've got an earlier version of this album and value good sound, then do yourself a favour and buy this. If you're new to Bowie and wondering what all the fuss is about Ziggy Stardust, then click that Add To Cart button now.


HiFiMan HM-601 Portable Player
HiFiMan HM-601 Portable Player

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Feels like a prototype, works like one too, August 7, 2012
This is a good sounding player, which is the good news. The bad news is that, in use, this player is let down by a number of quirks which limit its usability and functionality. There are better alternatives out there which can sound better for less money.

Aesthetically, it's no great looker, the styling being reminiscent of 1970's industrial design, the buttons and controls seemingly belonging to that era too. Perhaps I'm being churlish, but you won't buy this for its looks or feel.

In use, I found the UI to be straight forward enough, but it has a definite 1st generation feel about it: the menus are easy enough to navigate, but with only the barest of information available, and a display which is limited to text and no cover art.
The quirks. If playing an album, the tracks are listed and played in alphabetical order; this player is unable to recognise properly tagged track numbers. Online (and there is a paucity of information available about this player), the fix is to retag your tracks so they start 1 - , 2 - , 3 - . In 2012 that is unacceptable on any sort of music player, never mind one that costs this much. Operate a control, or switch on / off with your headphones in and you are greeted with clicks and pops - not reassuring, so I am concerned about long term reliability. Also, if you try to play a file which the player is not happy with it goes into an endless spin, quite literally, with the display cycling through a bunch of file names, and with all controls disabled. The only way I could get out of that situation was to take the sD card out?!?!

The player sounds good. Importantly it plays lossless flac files, and up to 96khz sampling rate too, so if you start off with good source material this player will do a good job of communicating that to your headphones. Full marks to the HiFiMan in that regard. A much better alternative in my view, is to resort to the ubiquitous iPod (if you don't mind being hooked into the Apple eco-system) and use a line out connector to any one of a number of portable headphone amplifiers. The sound is every bit as good as the HiFiMan, and you will be using a player that simply works and offers a lot more flexibility.

The HiFiMan works, sort of, but it is expensive for what it is, and there are better alternatives out there. Caveat emptor.


To Drink the Wild Air - a memoir One Woman's Quest to Touch the Horizon
To Drink the Wild Air - a memoir One Woman's Quest to Touch the Horizon
Price: $4.99

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tedious and uninspiring, May 18, 2012
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I was lured to this book by the unanimity of the reviews for it. I offer an alternative view to those previously posted.
For me, this book has been unimpressive and a drag. 60% of the way through,and I am bored to tears. Birgit has managed to drive me to this through a near ceaseless display of conceit and selfishness. It is far from being inspirational. Consider this from the book "It was a great party and so out of control that we had to deal with the neighbors complaining, police visiting, fistfights in the kitchen, and lively arguments over whether punk or rock was more suitable for the occasion". This was a summary of a party which marked Birgit's return to the USA. That paragraph, for me, sums up what this book is about: a determination to "do what I want to do" irrespective of the thoughts, feelings, or consequences for others. Perhaps I'm being harsh, and I am willing to believe that Birgit is a caring, kind person, but 60% of the way through the book and that side of her has not emerged. If you need inspiration to do what the hell you like, then this book may work for you. For me, this book is too self centred to warrant a wider recommendation.
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If You Can't Stand The Fun, Stay Out Of The Go-Go
If You Can't Stand The Fun, Stay Out Of The Go-Go
Price: $1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy the fun without the go go, February 19, 2012
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This is a very likeable series of vignettes about the life of a British foreigner in the seaside city of Pattaya in Thailand. It seems to be culled from a series of articles written for a local English language newspaper.

Although Pattaya itself is famous for its seedy side, this book is far from that. The stories, each of them only a few pages long, present a Farang's eye view of life in Thailand that is light hearted and respectful. The author has a Thai wife, his Teerak, who provides the wonderful contrast to the Westen view of things, albeit from a position 'off stage'. The author acknowledges the bars and the girls that make Pattaya so famous, but this book is not about them, nor the goings on that happen in these places. It is the more mundane things that fall under Mr Peskett's glare, often trivial, but always enjoyable.

I enjoyed this book as something to go through whilst on my morning commute. Working through the book whilst lying on the beach, or having a beer would work equally well.


Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray]
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Mark Hamill
Price: $89.96
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9 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very, very enjoyable, a great set to own, September 20, 2011
I have watched 3 of the films since buying this set a few days ago. For me, I have enjoyed every minute of my time watching them. The picture quality is very, very good, and the sound is absolutely fantastic (I have a 106" screen with 1080p projector, plus a surround sound system that cost $5,000+). I'm neither a Star Wars freak nor a Home Cinema geek, but I do enjoy a good movie. In watching 3 of the 6 so far, I have enjoyed every minute.

If you can see beyond the dismal reviews that appear elsewhere (mostly from people that, as of this date, haven't even seen the movies - why do Amazon allow that?), and if you are not besotted with 1970's VHS technology, then I think you will most likely get the same pleasure from these movies that I have.


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