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Every day we, at Brainfood Audiobooks, are confronted by a huge variety of audio books both new and old, rare and not so rare. Every once in a while a book will slowly emerge as an audiobook classic. Some times the quality of a book might be seen in it's constituents. A great author or a great actor might bring the attention to an audiobook production and there are many of these to choose from including
Paul Scofiled's Four Quartets and Robert Stephen's Richard III
but some times the DNA of an audiobook can appear quite good, strong but not exceptional, then some strange alchemy occurs. A conjoining of two very good, elements, an excellent author with a wonderful performer, can produce an audiobook of such quality that there a few ways of describing the experience.Once such book is .......
Written by Patrick Suskind , his first novel, touches on the most elusive of our senses in such a manner that you may never consider it such a passive experience again. Then into this book with dark sensual themes comes the voice of Sean Barrett. We must declare now that we, at Brainfood Audiobooks, are all a big fan of Sean Barrett's audio performances. This performance is truly captivating. For many of us readers/listeners, there have been books that captivate to such an extent that time becomes quite secondary. Another page to finish the chapter and another chapter as the story draws you in. Even sleep can be forestalled as the book appears to become so much more than paper/a tape or CD. This is such a book. If you decide to dip into these waters be prepared for an 8 hour listen......
New In April 2017
Is it Just Me? written by Miranda Hart performed by Miranda Hart on CD (Unabridged)£14.99
Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity,....
The Lewis Man written by Peter May performed by Peter Forbes on CD (Unabridged)£39.99
A man with no name. A man with no memory. A man with no choice. When an unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog, the only clue to its identity is a DNA sibling match to a local farmer. But this islander, Tormod Macdonald - now an elderly man suffering from dementia - has always claimed to be an only child.
The Talented Mr Ripley written by Patricia Highsmith performed by David Menkin on CD (Unabridged)£19.99 - £34.99
The novel begins with a play on James's The Ambassadors. Tom Ripley is chosen by the wealthy Herbert Greenleaf to retrieve Greenleaf's son, Dickie, from his overlong sojourn in Italy. Dickie, it seems, is held captive both by the Mediterranean climate and the attractions of his female companion, but Mr. Greenleaf needs him back in New York to help with the family business.
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Red Mars written by Kim Stanley Robinson performed by Richard Ferrone on Cassette (Unabridged)£74.99 - £98.99
The first novel in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy, brilliantly read by Richard Ferrone.
Mars – the barren, forbidding planet that epitomises mankind’s dreams of space conquest.
From the first pioneers who looked back at Earth and saw a small blue star, to the first colonists – hand-picked scientists with the skills necessary to create life from cold desert – Red Mars is the story of a new genesis.