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Xiomara Diaz

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  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79,012
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 78,957

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

Long but great!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-17

I watched the series first and wanted to see the differences between the books and show. As for the first book/season one, there really was not much of a difference between the two. If there was anything not included in the show it was minor and would of been more of a filter than important in my opinion.

Roy Dotrice does a great job at reading the book. Because I watched the series first, I already have a mental image of the characters and their voice. But Mr. Dotrice does a great job reading different characters, changes his voice to distinguish the characters so you're not just listening to one voice the entire 72 chapters. Can't wait to listen to the rest and hope Mr. Dotrice also reads the other books.

  • Whiskey Women

  • The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey
  • By: Fred Minnick
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Without women, whiskey may not exist. In Whiskey Women, Wall Street Journal-best-selling author Fred Minnick tells the tales of women who have created this industry, from Mesopotamia's first beer brewers and distillers to America's rough-and-tough bootleggers during Prohibition. Women have long distilled, marketed, and owned spirits companies. These strong women built many iconic brands, including Bushmills, Laphroaig, and Maker's Mark.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Women should be proud of this.

  • By Tracy on 01-29-16

Great history lesson of women in distillation

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-17

I personally did not care to much for the reader, it was hard at times to stay tuned in, I think his voice would be more suited if it was a reading about wars or "how its made". Despite that...I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very interesting to know about not just the history and foundations of the distillation process of whisky, but the historical aspects of it and the importance of the role of women, throughout history up to the present, in the whisky industry!

  • Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey

  • An American Heritage
  • By: Michael R. Veach
  • Narrated by: Travis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Its history stretches back almost to the founding of the nation and includes many colorful characters, both well known and obscure, from the hatchet-wielding prohibitionist Carry Nation to George Garvin Brown, who in 1872 created Old Forester, the first bourbon to be sold only by the bottle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting read about the history of Bourbon

  • By Xiomara Diaz on 06-13-17

Interesting read about the history of Bourbon

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-17

It's not that long of a listen, which is great especially if you tend to get bored easily. I found it be very interesting and informative, at least for me, or for someonewho is looking to know more about whisky.

  • Whiskey Distilled

  • A Populist Guide to the Water of Life
  • By: Heather Greene
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

In this lively and authoritative guide, Greene teaches listeners about whiskey and encourages them to make their own evaluations. Peppered with wry anecdotes drawn from her unusual life - and including recipes for delicious cocktails by some of today's most celebrated mixologists - Whiskey Distilled will be enthusiastically greeted by the whiskey curious as well as by journeymen whiskey drinkers thirsty to learn more about their beloved tipple.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buy the hard copy, skip the audio!

  • By P Boz on 08-20-15

Excellent book for beginning Whisk(e)y drinkers

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-17

This is an excellent book for someone starting out wanting to learn about and tasting whisky. It is very informative. The author does a brief but very informative overview of just about every topic there is to learn about whiskey, from tasting techniques, common terminology, reading labels, distillery process, casks, etc. I opted for the audible version of this book because I tend to spend most of my time driving. However, I will actually be purchasing the text because there is so much information I want to read over as well as recipes to try. The book kept me interested and even further excited me to continue to pursue my knowledge in whiskey.