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Paleo Diet For Beginners - how to do the paleo diet, loose weight, and eat the original human diet? (CAVEMAN DIET BOOK)
Paleo Diet For Beginners - how to do the paleo diet, loose weight, and eat the original human diet? (CAVEMAN DIET BOOK)
Price: $6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I want to "loose" weight too, December 22, 2013
The misprint in the title, IF it actually is on the book and not just listed here, is enough to prevent me from reading further.


Adventures For 12 String, 6 String And Banjo
Adventures For 12 String, 6 String And Banjo
Price: $11.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Glad it's back!, December 30, 2012
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I am another Rossmini fan from the old days, and I loaned my album to a college radio station. They denied ever having it ( as happened to another reviewer), so I waited almost 45 years for this. I was also fortunate to have known Mark Spoelstra in Boston, where he'd let me practice both his and Dick's tunes on Mark's 12. They were both excellent pickers.


Wine Grape Production Guide for Eastern North America
Wine Grape Production Guide for Eastern North America
16 used & new from $114.44

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Primary Source, August 30, 2012
for anyone interested in viticulture. Even imbibers will have a better understanding of the life of a wine grape. I purchased my copy directly from the publisher, at a much lower price than offered here. Google the title for more info.


Flip UltraHD Video Camera - Black, 8 GB, 2 Hours (3rd Generation)
Flip UltraHD Video Camera - Black, 8 GB, 2 Hours (3rd Generation)
Offered by fashion electronics
18 used & new from $114.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars short battery life, January 15, 2011
I don't know how many others are having this problem, but my battery won't last beyond 1:34 of recording time. I bought the Ultra to record meetings 1.5-2 hours long, but this cam isn't lasting long enough. Very disappointing. I bought the external charging module, but the cam won't run with it plugged in. Not worth the $180 I paid if used for the purpose I bought it for. I have a couple of friends who have the same issue with battery life.


Playing with Tradition
Playing with Tradition

5.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing earful, January 18, 2008
This review is from: Playing with Tradition (Audio CD)
from the hotbed of music of many genres in the 60's-90's, this collection of traditional Irish and Scottish tunes really hits the spot. I won't repeat the liner notes, you can read them, but this is a very sophisticated and polished sound. Calf Audio has engineered a lot of good music, and this ranks with the best. Some of the selections have been arranged by the performers, and the spirit of the originals is honored and enhanced. "The Bonnie Light Horseman" happens to be my favorite because it is sung so well, but all the songs are fine. You will enjoy this album a lot.


Lipstick Camera [VHS]
Lipstick Camera [VHS]
VHS
19 used & new from $1.84

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I must have missed it, March 31, 2007
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This review is from: Lipstick Camera [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Other reviewers have given the plot, so I'll skip that part. I watched this and don't understand what the excitement is about. Bergman is a prop here, with very little actual camera time. There is about 5 seconds of tension, and when the tense moments are resolved (the scene could have lasted longer), the ending becomes clear. Too predictable for me.


Writing Naturally: A Down-To-Earth Guide to Nature Writing
Writing Naturally: A Down-To-Earth Guide to Nature Writing
by David Petersen
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.05
51 used & new from $2.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, February 1, 2007
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I want to enjoy Petersen's books because I enjoy the subject matter. He has written a couple of others that I'll keep, including "Heartsblood," and "Ghost Grizzlies." But I have tried to read this book 4 times now, and each time I am put off by his style, and his obsession with himself. The style to me is presumptuous; Petersen has made even the parenthetical expression annoying. He uses them all the time, which indicates a writer too in love with himself. I also am repelled by his incessant use of familiar nicknames to indicate his back-slapping familiarity with someone. He refers to Guthrie, for instance, as "Bud," his editor as "Chip," ( who by the way refers to himself as "H. Emerson"). All of which seriously detracts from what the book is supposed to be about: writing. Petersen uses quotations at the start of each chapter, and he ought to apply them to his own writing. I am so turned off by how he represents himself that I can't get to the instructional info. And he doesn't even teach at a big-league school, where he might be able to indulge an oversized ego.


Flatpicking Favorites: Hot & Spicy
Flatpicking Favorites: Hot & Spicy
Price: $13.91
9 used & new from $12.00

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars WOW !! ALL THAT TALENT ON ONE CD, December 16, 2006
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so it's a shame I could only give it 2 stars. While I am familiar with most of these artists, and generally like their respective styles,I am amazed that this example is so poor. Speed doesn't mean quality, and most of these cuts simply sound messy. It's ok to show off, but a jumble of notes at top speed just falls flat. This CD reminds me of the Doc Watson/Bill Monroe collaboration that is pure fast with little accuracy. I really like Bull Harman's version of Arkansas Traveller, however. I have better, more listenable versions of the other choices. Eric Thompson's Forked Deer, and Panhandle Rag are much much better. Dan Crary and JP Cormier are blazingly fast, and a lot more coherent. Steve Kaufman usually sounds a lot better than here, as does Sutton and Nygaard. Flynn Cohen is great too. Sometimes "tired old traditional" isn't so bad.


Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
by Mark Bowden
Edition: Hardcover
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10 of 66 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't read this review, June 23, 2006
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because I bought the book after reading the hype, expecting that the coverage of the Delta One and Eagle Claw missions would be thorough. I went to high school with one of the C130 pilots who died during this mission, and I wanted to read what happened to him. Unfortunately, Bowden couldn't find a way to include the identities of all of the eight casualties, and when I realized that, I put the book down and will not read it. I apologize to the readers who enjoyed this book- my expectations were not met, and I refuse to read it. The omission was too much for me.
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With Steinbeck in the Sea of Cortez
With Steinbeck in the Sea of Cortez
by Sparky Enea
Edition: Paperback
37 used & new from $3.44

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes I read too much.........., March 31, 2005
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I really wish I could say that I enjoyed this version of the trip Steinbeck and Ricketts took to the Sea of Cortez. I have read everything Steinbeck wrote that I know of, and my copy of the Log was published in 1969. I am not a trained literary critic, but I read a lot, and some things bothered me about this book. There isn't much proofreading, and parts of the narrative seem to conflict with other parts. I'm disappointed that so much negativity is included, because Stienbeck's way of writing and portraying his characters and surroundings is so gentle and romantic; the two styles of telling a story really clashed. I don't want to characterize Mr Enea as crude, since what is ordinary conversation for one may make another wince, but his remarks about Carol Steinbeck don't add anything to this legendary voyage for me. I also would like to say that I discovered that a friend of mine from Monterey knew Capt Tony Berry, and I was able to enjoy several telephone conversations with him about this trip. His recollections were much more interesting. Finally, I know nothing about Dr Lynch; maybe she did us a service in sharing this version with us, but I regret having read it. It sounds as if she sat Enea down and stuck a microphone in his face and printed what came out. It's like grabbing your beer only to find that your buddy used the can for an ashtray. Fictionalized or not, I'll stick with Steinbeck's version, which I consider to be one of the ten best books ever.
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