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  • Single Malt Murder

  • A Whisky Business Mystery
  • By: Melinda Mullet
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,745

When Abi inherits her uncle's quaint and storied single malt distillery, she finds herself immersed in a competitive high-stakes business that elicits deep passions and prejudices. An award-winning photojournalist, Abi has no trouble capturing the perfect shot - but making the perfect shot is another matter. When she starts to receive disturbing, anonymous threats, it's clear that someone wants her out of the picture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Read with Excellent Characters

  • By David on 01-22-18

A Great Read with Excellent Characters

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-18

Where does Single Malt Murder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Near the top, especially for a first book by the author!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Single Malt Murder?

The story of the history of the glen.

Which character – as performed by Gemma Dawson – was your favorite?

The carpenter.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A determined smart women turns the whisky business upside down.

Any additional comments?

Murder mysteries have not been my normal choice in the past, but I took a chance on this one and this book has really peaked my interest in the genre. I work through about 40-50 books a year and this proved to be one of my favorites this year. I was very surprised this was the author's first book, as it's an outstanding effort. I've already got the second one. Dan Brown has been one of my favorite authors in a similar genre and his first book wasn't as good as this book. A very strong and believable main character with many excellent supporting ones. The story is fun to follow and really captures a lot of Scotland culture. Lots of great reviews and I see why after listening to it. Only a couple negative reviews that really didn't make much sense to me after I listened to the book. Personally, I found the narration very good, but to each their own.

60 of 61 people found this review helpful

  • SuperFreakonomics

  • By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,909

SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Your Time

  • By Rich on 01-04-10

Better than the First One!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-10

I did not think it would be possible for them to produce something better than the first book. I was wrong. This one is even more funny and insightful. You almost feel guilty for having so much fun getting micro-economics lessons. When I studied micro in college it had to be painful or it did not count. These guys are masters of teaching the painful sections of the dismal science in a fun and definitely non-painful way.

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  • What the Dog Saw

  • And Other Adventures
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,958

Over the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has become the most gifted and influential journalist in America. In The New Yorker, his writings are such must-reads that the magazine charges advertisers significantly more money for ads that run within his articles. With his #1 best sellers, The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers, he has reached millions of readers. And now the very best and most famous of his New Yorker pieces are collected in a brilliant and provocative anthology.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Gladwell's best - and a recording problem

  • By Rudi on 11-26-09

Gladwell Better with the Insight of Time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-10

A must read for Malcolm Gladwell fans and those who will be fans in the future. The collection of New Yorker articles are even more powerful now we see how events played out over time. While it's very likely they were selected for exactly that effect, it does not minimize just how insightful and powerful the original writing were when published. Entertaining and well worth your money. In this case I believe the audiobook is better than the physical book. Gladwell reads for himself and he is very good in that role. Kind of the total package of direct communication to the individual. Very personalized experience.

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