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Reunite, four old pals - Scully, Doc, Robbie, and Donald - in an allegedly haunted and isolated shelter. All this amid the creaking bonds of an alliance built in the amber whisky haze of their misspent youth. Throw in the ashes of a departed friend and give them a simple mission, then anything could happen and frequently does.

The Key-Stone of the Bridge is a very Scottish tale, full of chills, thrills, mystery and suspense, as in beautiful and unusually calm winter weather, the four men complete their task.

Then well, things start to get a little strange. 

The mountains are usually deserted in winter but two visitors appear seeking shelter and tell of meeting a mystery hiker. That night has some strange goings on but they blame that on the whisky. Then when there is no sign of the mystery hiker, the four decide to look for him or his body. But the weather deteriorates, their misfortune grows and they return to find their sanctuary gone. 

Will they struggle through to reach civilization and finally discover the truth about their guests and the mystery hiker?

©2014 Graham Brock (P)2019 Graham Brock

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The Key-stone

I had a hard time understanding the author/narrator.I listened until I got frustrated. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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You will want to go hiking in the highlands!!

Bothies, banter and breathtaking scenery all wrapped up in a charming story of friends coming together to pay a last tribute to a departed pal in the stunning setting of the Scottish Highlands.

Narrated in the mother tongue, the wonderful description of the scenery and the conversation among old friends transports the listener to the magical world of the bothy.

The characters were endearing and I certainly felt, by the end of the story, that I would love to have a beer or two with Doc.

Full disclosure I am British and so I was familiar with some of the Scottish slang and this was a free copy.

That said, I would recommend this book. A great pick especially if you are traveling to Scotland for some hiking and whiskey.

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Great story and delivered in raw Scots tongue

I read this novel a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the storyline. The depiction of old mates huddling around the fire in a mountain bothy on a freezing cold Scottish night, drinking whisky laced tea and sharing stories of years past, brought back memories (mainly fond...) of my experiences in the Scottish Highlands.

When I learned of the audible being released with the original author on the mic, I had to check it out and I wasn't left disappointed. There is always a risk that an audible version won't live up to the high standards set by the written version. I am a firm believer that the narrator can make or break it and Craig Meggy has done a wonderful job here with the Key-Stone of the Bridge. Craig delivers an edgy performance in full blown Scots tongue, which makes this book ooze with originality and rawness from the onset. I had an image in my head when reading it the first time of some of the varying Scottish accents and it was fantastic to experience those accents brought to life by the author. He absolutely nailed them!

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A unique Scottish story told with authenticity!

Just finished the audible version of The Key-Stone of the Bridge and would highly recommend it! This is a captivating tale rich in detail and delves into the dynamics of friendships past and present. Layer in the effect of the narrator’s Scottish accent and slang expressions with the details of the mountainous bothies, and you almost feel like you’re in the highlands. This creative tale has the right balance of believable characters, humor and mystery set against an absorbing backdrop of the bothy.

Enjoy!!

*note: Received free copy.

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Whiskey, Mountains and Ghosts

A group of friends embark on a winter hiking trip with special significance. They plan on scattering the ashes on top of a mountain for their friend Banjo. With traditional dark Scottish humor the ashes are skillfully sealed in a beer can!

As the weekend unfolds some really funny exchanges of slang and humor ensue as Robbie clumsily tried to explain the shambles of his marriage to the group.

What keeps you listening is the authors skillfully paced narrative as visitors to the mountain hut aren’t all they appear to be.

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“Train Spotting” meets an episode of the Twilight zone and a fabulous read!

Highly recommend it.