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Whisky Galore Audiobook

Whisky Galore

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Publisher's Summary

It's 1943, and the war has brought rationing to the Hebridean Islands of Great and Little Todday. When food is in short supply, it is bad enough, but when the whisky runs out, it looks like the end of the world. Morale is at rock bottom.

George Campbell needs a wee dram to give him the courage to stand up to his mother and marry Catriona. The priest, the doctor and, of course, the landlord at the inn are all having a very thin time of it.

There's no conversation, no jollity, no fun - until a ship-wreck off the coast brings a piece of extraordinary good fortune.

©1947 Compton Mackenzie (P)2010 Hachette Digital

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    Susan York, United Kingdom 09/08/2010
    Susan York, United Kingdom 09/08/2010 Member Since 2011
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    "Unexpected gem"

    Thoroughly enjoyable reading of a classic tale. David Rintoul does a superb job of keeping all the charactes sounding slightly different so you can pick out all the personalaties as the book progresses. Excellently done.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Larraine stretford, lancashire, United Kingdom 02/07/2013
    Larraine stretford, lancashire, United Kingdom 02/07/2013

    I enjoy listening to all types of audio,plays, factual as well as fiction. Comedy and classic crime are my favourites.

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    "Good insight into the ways of the Isles."

    Easy listen, and a humorous story line, you can imagine how all all the characters lead their lives.

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    H. Tollyfield 01/12/2015
    H. Tollyfield 01/12/2015

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    "Like a good whisky it revives one's spirits"

    As a whisky aficionado, this story has always appealed to me. What could be better than having access to 50,000 cases of best Scotch whisky for free? This is plain and simple a good tale, gently humorous and well told. David Rintoul reads it well, giving a flavour of the Scottish island dialect without going overboard. It reminds me of family holidays on the Outer Hebrides, where the Sabbath was still strictly observed and the sense of community was very strong. Well worth a listen!

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    Greg 26/11/2015
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    "My first audio book"

    My first audio book, really enjoyed listening to it as I drove
    First of many I feel

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  • Michele
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    06/08/12
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    "Entertaining but a curiously unsatisfying finish."

    A Scottish island has reluctantly been plunged into a state of sobriety due to a whisky shortage cause by WWII. As luck would have it, a ship bound for the USA, and laden with the finest Scottish whisky, is shipwrecked on the island's coastline.
    This tale has a great deal of the customary Compton Mackenzie charm with various minor stories of island life and love interwoven with the main plot. I must say though, that I found the book ended abruptly. In fact, I thought there had been a mistake and the recording had somehow jumped a chapter, but no. I felt the book needed a little more finishing but obviously Mackenzie didn't agree.
    In all, it is an entertaining, frothy listen well presented by David Rintoul. However, it does leave you with the feeling that the vast majority of islanders must be alcoholics if Mackenzie's portrayal is accurate!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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