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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 shipwreck off the coast brings a piece of extraordinary good fortune....

©1947 Compton Mackenzie (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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Endearing tale of other times.

Based on a true story, this tale looks at the impact of history encroaching upon the lives of small island communities. Set in the Western Isles of Scotland, this gentle tale explores and pokes a little bit of fun at people who seemed far removed from everyday modern life. MacKenzie loved the people of the Outer Hebrides, and this entertaining story the depicts many of the things that he fondly cherished. I did enjoy it, although I had some reservations about outsiders making “observations“ of others. There is something a little bit suspicious about it. However, I still enjoyed it.

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Although I hate whisky, I loved Whisky Galore.

Rollicking good tale with fabulous narration. It makes me want to head to the islands for a toddy.

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  • 13-12-2019

Humour Galore, the narrator MAKES this audiobook, a performance

whiskey Galore is a cultural baptismal dowsing the reader in Scotch whiskey, a story that starts w the lack thereof . If i could give this narrator 10 stars i would. A peaty, earthy voice with hints of burnt caramel and wood smoke. I laughed out loud often, occasionally to point of joyful tears, talented author

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  • ChirpE
  • 02-02-2020

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Saint Mini saves the day! Now I think I'll go pour myself a wee dram.

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  • 14-04-2019

something of a treat

classic story, with the narrator capturing the Ealing-esque tone, and the nature of the characters Only gripe would be that the tale comes to a bit of an unexpected halt - but then the first rule of entertainmnet is 'leave them wanting more'

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  • 25-03-2019

Wonderful story, outstandingly read

This is the best audiobook I have listened to yet. If you don’t know the story already, you are in for a comic and touching treat. But if, like me, you’ve already read it, listen to Whisky Galore on audible and enjoy David Rintoul’s absolutely masterly narration. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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