Scotch whisky, first recorded as the drink of kings and monks over 500 years ago, is now enjoyed in every part of the world. Whisky Galore tells its extraordinary story: from local brew to the most popular spirit on earth. With music and songs, stories and tastings, discussion and laughter, Bill Torrance introduces a distinguished gathering of whisky experts and imbibers, led by the Earl of Elgin, direct descendant of King Robert the Bruce, whose family helped to bring whisky to Scotland. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Torrance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tell/000002/bk_tell_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000301/bk_twuk_000301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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 shipwreck off the coast brings a piece of extraordinary good fortune.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001505/bk_twuk_001505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kriminalkommissær Christer Wijk kommer modstræbende til at deltage i en kvindekongres, fordi han er blevet tilkaldt af sin kæreste, operasangerinde Camilla Martin. Hun deltager sammen med 49 andre kvinder på kongressen på en idyllisk svensk herregård. Camilla er oprevet, fordi hun om morgenen har fundet en af de øvrige deltagere død på værelset. Om natten havde Camilla hørt et skrig og en dør tæt på hendes egen blive lukket i. En tilstedeværende kvindelig læge har haft den afdøde som patient og tilskriver dødsfaldet den unge kvindes hjertefejl. Christer Wijk er ikke overbevist om, at dødsfaldet er sket naturligt, for hans kæreste har iagttaget mange besynderlige intriger og skænderier blandt de forsamlede og har fortalt ham om det. Christer Wijk begynder at kigge sig omkring og tale med ansatte på herregården, selv om politiet ikke officielt er tilkaldt, og det bestyrker hans mistanke. Men opklaringen er vanskelig, for der er ingen vidner eller beviser, der kan fælde den mistænkte. 1. Danish. Lars Thiesgaard. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/001423/bk_lind_001423_sample.mp3.
Ein Schuhhändler, der mit 30.000 linken Schuhen das Geschäft seines Lebens macht, ein Koch, der mit seiner Leidenschaft eine mäkelnde Gastrokritikerin zum Genuss verführt, eine eher unsanfte Jungfrau Maria... T.C. Boyle begeistert und berührt mit seinen Geschichten von Psychopathen, Exzentrikern und ganz normalen Menschen. Böser Witz und satirisches Talent toben sich in diesen Erzählungen aus, aber auch überraschend zarte Saiten klingen an: Wunderbar traurig ist die Titelgeschichte, in der ein trunksüchtiger Vater und sein Sohn beim Angeln verzweifelt versuchen, zueinander zu finden. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Jan Josef Liefers. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hoer/000096/bk_hoer_000096_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
No good deed goes unpunished in the Whisky Business cozy mystery series as distillery owner Abigail Logan uncovers dark secrets - and murder - at a local charity. Photojournalist Abi Logan is finally ready to put her hectic career on hold and set down roots in the heart of the Scottish countryside. Studying the business and art of distilling whisky at Abbey Glen and volunteering at the Shepherd’s Rest women’s shelter in her spare time seem a surefire way to find the peace and stability she craves. It’s also the logical way to take her mind off her personal life. Abi’s business partner, Grant MacEwan, is facing a career-threatening disability, and as much as Abi longs to be there for him, he seems to prefer the company of a rival. But as Abi becomes more involved with Shepherd’s Rest, she discovers that their refuge is elusive. When the shelter is rocked by a murder/suicide, Abi is outraged by the police’s lack of attention to these already marginalized women. Increasingly confident in her own skills as an investigator, Abi steps in to find out what the police will not: Who left one young woman dead and another missing. But when more deadly deeds come to light, Abi must race to unravel the connections between the shelter’s benefactors and the women they have pledged to protect - and expose the killer before he strikes again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gemma Dawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032454/bk_adbl_032454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Distillery owner Abigail Logan discovers that high spirits are no match for a cold-blooded killer as the Whisky Business Mystery series puts a fatal twist on stiff competition. It’s been a year since globe-trotting photojournalist Abi Logan inherited Abbey Glen, a whisky distillery in the heart of the Scottish countryside. To her surprise, the village of Balfour already feels like home, and her new business partner, Grant MacEwan, continues to be too charming to resist. But Abi has a history of relationship disasters, so she struggles to avoid an ill-fated romance with Grant. Steering clear is hard enough on a day-to-day basis, but when the two head off to a whisky industry competition together, Abi panics. Five-star resort, four glorious days of nonstop whisky tasting, and a fatally attractive Scotsman - what could possibly go wrong? The night before the award presentations, with foreign and domestic whisky makers at one another´s throats, two judges are found dead under mysterious circumstances. What started with three dream-come-true nominations for Abby Glen’s whisky soon turns into a nightmare for Abi. With a killer on the loose, she must call on her investigative skills to stop another murder - before she gets taken out of the running herself. Melinda Mullet’s delightful Whisky Business mysteries can be listened to together or separately. Enjoy responsibly: Single Malt Murder Death Distilled Deadly Dram 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gemma Dawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032453/bk_adbl_032453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Photojournalist by trade, distillery owner by blood, and amateur sleuth by necessity, Abigail Logan learns that murder can´t stay bottled up forever in this charming Whisky Business Mystery. It´s been three months since Abi Logan last checked in on Abbey Glen, the celebrated whisky distillery she inherited. With her oversize wheaten terrier, Liam, by her side, Abi returns to the quaint Scottish village of Balfour. But her relaxing Highland homecoming takes a stressful turn when she unearths an unseemly bit of village history, welcomes a group of Japanese whisky enthusiasts, and becomes shepherdess to an unexpected flock of sheep - all within the first 24 hours. Still, nothing´s more stressful than murder.... Local celebrity Rory Hendricks is the hotheaded, hard-rocking former frontman of the Rebels - and Abi´s girlhood crush. After meeting him in person, Abi can´t say no to anything he asks, like photographing his upcoming show...or figuring out who´s trying to kill him. Turns out someone´s been bumping off his old bandmates, with the drummer dead under mysterious circumstances and the keyboardist in a coma following a hit-and-run. Now a series of threatening messages leads Rory to think he´s next on the chopping block. And the band has a devil´s share of broken hearts and bitter disputes in their past, leaving Abi a huge batch of suspects to sift through - all before the killer takes another shot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gemma Dawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030280/bk_adbl_030280_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.