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I've no reservations about recommending Hiawatha

Advantages: A wonderful evocation of the life of a Native American indian
Disadvantages: Audio version is probably not suited to very young children

I was first introduced to this poem as a child of about seven or eight years old when I was given a rather battered book by an elderly family friend. It gave me a lifelong love of poetry, especially narrative verse as well as showing me an entirely dif ...

ladybracknell 13.02.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Song of Hiawatha - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Unearthing the eagle in time for the movie?

Advantages: Good story and production values
Disadvantages: Let down by the direction of the action sequences

The Eagle of the Ninth (audio play) Plot: The audio play tells a tale of a noble and very brave centurion, Marcus Aquila (Tom Smith) who is almost crippled when he attacks an enemy chariot in battle. As he recovers he saves the life of a gladiator, Esc ...

BlackSwan 03.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Eagle of the Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliffe

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O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound...

Advantages: Very funny, excellent sketches from Mitchell and Webb, good value, still funny on a second hearing
Disadvantages: None, really

Did you know that you can’t watch BBC Iplayer or 4od outside of the UK? Well I didn’t before I embarked upon a year studying abroad, and if I had known, I probably wouldn’t have gone! All melodrama aside, I was quite irked to be denied access to watching ...

charlsayslol 16.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of That Mitchell and Webb Sound Series 4 - David Mitchell, Robert Webb

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Not all twelve at once thank goodness.

Advantages: A nice easy read
Disadvantages: None

Twelve Babies on a Bike: Diary of a pupil midwife. This book details the journey undertaken by Pupil Midwife Dorothy Elizabeth Compton, during 1956. Please let me point out that I read the paperback version of this book, but Ciao insist I put ...

Elysia2003 08.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Twelve Babies On A Bike - Orion Publishing

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Retrospective police comedy

Advantages: Compelling stories, memorable characters and good production
Disadvantages: Not funny or particularly thrilling

...Series Overview: This is the third and latest series of the BBC Radio 4 “comedy drama” focusing on the career of 1950s Brighton police inspector Steine (Michael Fenton Stevens) written by Lynne Truss. The stories focus on the misadventures of four resid ...

BlackSwan 25.05.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Adventures of Inspector Steine - The Complete Third (Audio Book) - Lynne Truss

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