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A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens performed by David Jason on CD (Abridged)

A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens performed by David Jason on CD (Abridged)£14.99

Dickens's story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, has been adapted into countless film and stage versions and is today the most famous and loved of all Christmas tales.


Partners in Crime Vol 1 - Finessing The King written by Agatha Christie performed by James Warwick on Cassette (Abridged)

Partners in Crime Vol 1 - Finessing The King written by Agatha Christie performed by James Warwick on Cassette (Abridged)£8.99

A Fairy in the Flat
A Pot of Tea
The Affair of the Pink Pearl
The Adventure of the Sinister Stranger
Finessing the King
The Gentleman dressed in Newspaper

Read by the "Real" Tommy - James Warwick!


The Interpretation of Murder written by Jed Rubenfeld performed by Ron Rifkin on CD (Abridged)

The Interpretation of Murder written by Jed Rubenfeld performed by Ron Rifkin on CD (Abridged)£4.99

A dazzling literary thriller - the story of Sigmund Freud assisting a Manhattan murder investigation. Think SHADOW OF THE WIND meets THE HISTORIAN. THE INTERPRETATION OF MURDER is an inventive tour de force inspired by Sigmund Freud's 1909 visit to America, accompanied by protégé and rival Carl Jung.


The Killing Woods written by Lucy Christopher performed by Kyle Winfield and Nethalie Emmanuel on CD (Unabridged)

The Killing Woods written by Lucy Christopher performed by Kyle Winfield and Nethalie Emmanuel on CD (Unabridged)£4.99

Emily's dad is accused of murdering a teenage girl in the woods behind her house, the place she played in as a child.

She's sure he's innocent, but what did happen? Determined to find out, and afraid of what she might discover, Emily seeks out the boyfriend of the murdered girl.

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A Mind to Murder written by P.D. James performed by Roy Marsden on CD (Unabridged)

A Mind to Murder written by P.D. James performed by Roy Marsden on CD (Unabridged)£28.99  -  £32.99

When a woman is discovered in the basement of a psychotherapy clinic with a chisel through her heart, Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh investigates. What are the secrets hidden by the facade of the Georgian terrace? Is the killer a patient or healer? Dalgliesh uncovers a labyrinth of intrigue.


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Blotto, Twinks and the Rodents of the Riviera written by Simon Brett performed by Simon Brett on CD (Unabridged)

Blotto, Twinks and the Rodents of the Riviera written by Simon Brett performed by Simon Brett on CD (Unabridged)£29.99  -  £39.99

Consternation at Tawcester Towers! While giving a guided tour of the house's Long Gallery Blotto is stunned to discover that two of the family portraits - a Gainsborough and a Reynolds - are missing.Tawcester Towers has been the victim of art thieves!

Selected Works of Dylan Thomas
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BBC Radio - Under Milk Wood written by Dylan Thomas performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation on Cassette (Unabridged)

BBC Radio - Under Milk Wood written by Dylan Thomas performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation on Cassette (Unabridged)£6.99

A Genius Performance by Richard Burton!

The classic 1963 radio dramatization, with Richard Burton as the narrator, of Dylan Thomas's "play for voices". From their dreamy dreams to their work-day gossip, this drama traces the lives of a group of villagers in a tiny Welsh seaport.


Classic Poems written by Various performed by Sir Ralph Richardson, Dylan Thomas and James Mason on CD (Abridged)

Classic Poems written by Various performed by Sir Ralph Richardson, Dylan Thomas and James Mason on CD (Abridged)£7.99

A Genius Performance by Ralph Richardson and Sir John Gielgud plus many more!

A varied anthology of poets – including Eliot and Auden – reading their own words, and favorite poems by Keats, Browning, Kipling, Tennyson and many more read by the finest voices of the recording age.


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Under Milk Wood written by Dylan Thomas performed by Richard Burton and Various Welsh Cast on Cassette (Unabridged)

Under Milk Wood written by Dylan Thomas performed by Richard Burton and Various Welsh Cast on Cassette (Unabridged)£6.99

A Genius Performance by Richard Burton!

Written as a "play for voices" for the BBC, this work was originally performed in 1954, with Richard Burton as the First Voice, connecting all thirty-three characters--men, women, and small children. 


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Welsh Short Stories written by Alun Richards Selection performed by Various Welsh Actors and Dylan Thomas on Cassette (Abridged)

Welsh Short Stories written by Alun Richards Selection performed by Various Welsh Actors and Dylan Thomas on Cassette (Abridged)£19.99  -  £29.99

Set in the valleys, towns and coastal villages of Wales, this is a collection of 18 short stories giving an intimate glimpse into Welsh life.

The Stamp of Genius

Spot Light on Genius

 

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 .......

 

Perfume

 

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 May 2017 Part 1

 

 

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Asterix in Britain written by Goscinny performed by William Rushton on Cassette (Abridged)

Asterix in Britain written by Goscinny performed by William Rushton on Cassette (Abridged)£29.99  -  £49.99

** We currently have 2 of these in stock. They BOTH come with a FREE copy of this wonderful recording on Audio CD. The Acceptable copy has been graded due to a 30 sec dropout after 15 mins of side 1. Rest assured that in the Audio CD copy, that comes FREE with this title, the audio plays perfectly **

Courier Collection Service for Audio Transfer

Courier Collection Service for Audio Transfer£15.00

This is the Courier Collection Service offered to Customers who have ordered our Audio Transfer Service.

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Fairy Tales written by Terry Jones performed by Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Michael Hordern and Joan Greenwood on CD (Unabridged)

Fairy Tales written by Terry Jones performed by Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Michael Hordern and Joan Greenwood on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Terry Jones, Joan Greenwood, Michael Hordern, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and Tim Rice read of a collection of original fairy tales for 8 to 11-year-olds, written by master storyteller Terry Jones, introducing such bizarre creatures as the fly-by-night, the rainbow cat, and the wonderful cake-horse.

Fifty Shades Darker written by E.L. James performed by Becca Battoe and  on CD (Unabridged)

Fifty Shades Darker written by E.L. James performed by Becca Battoe and on CD (Unabridged)£5.99

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever ... Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house.

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Four Quartets written by T.S. Eliot performed by Fenella Fielding on CD (Unabridged)

Four Quartets written by T.S. Eliot performed by Fenella Fielding on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

An amazing recording by Fenella Fielding. Her vocal range and texture brings an incredible new life to this brilliant poem. Be prepared to be swept away!! Four Quartets is the culminating achievement of T. S. Eliot's career as a poet.

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Gaudy Night written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Ian Carmichael on CD (Unabridged)

Gaudy Night written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Ian Carmichael on CD (Unabridged)£39.99  -  £69.99

A Genius Performance by Ian Carmichael!

A must-listen for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries, Lord Peter Wimsey is the immortal amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers.

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Have His Carcase written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation and Ian Carmichael on CD (Abridged)

Have His Carcase written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation and Ian Carmichael on CD (Abridged)£39.99

A Genius Performance by Ian Carmichael and Cast! Two years after the trial for the murder of her lover, the blaze of publicity surrounding mystery writer Harriet Vane has begun to die away and Harriet decides it's time for a break. But the peace of a North Devon walking tour is rudely shattered ....

No Orchids for Miss Blandish written by James Hadley Chase performed by Jeff Harding on CD (Unabridged)

No Orchids for Miss Blandish written by James Hadley Chase performed by Jeff Harding on CD (Unabridged)£7.99

Exciting, hard-hitting and gruesome by turn, this 1939 novel delivers violent, bloody fiction. American heiress Miss Blandish is kidnapped by a gang of inept criminals trying their hand at big-time crime.

Parliamo Glasgow by Stanley Baxter performed by Stanley Baxter Abridged on CD

Parliamo Glasgow by Stanley Baxter performed by Stanley Baxter Abridged on CD£19.99

This is a hilarious and essential guide to understanding the intricacies and nuances of one of Britain's most colourful dialects. It has been immensely popular over the years and has provided the inspiration for a number of acts explaining the idiosyncrasies of local and national dialects from Dundonian to Australian.

Rod - The Autobiography written by Rod Stewart performed by Simon Vance on CD (Unabridged)

Rod - The Autobiography written by Rod Stewart performed by Simon Vance on CD (Unabridged)£7.99

Rod Stewart was born the working-class son of a Scottish plumber in North London. Despite some early close shaves with a number of diverse career paths, ranging from gravedigging to professional football, it was music that truly captured his heart – and he never looked back.

Running Blind written by Lee Child performed by Dick Hill on CD (Abridged)

Running Blind written by Lee Child performed by Dick Hill on CD (Abridged)£7.99

In this compelling and ingenious thriller, award-winning writer Lee Child proves again that he is more than a match for the genre’s established names Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cook have a lot in common.

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Saint Peter's Fair written by Ellis Peters performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)

Saint Peter's Fair written by Ellis Peters performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99  -  £99.99

When an unseemly quarrel between the local burghers and the monks from the Benedictine monastery leaves a merchant dead, Brother Cadfael's skills as a detective are again tested.

Sly Moves written by Sylvester Stallone performed by Robb Webb on CD (Unabridged)

Sly Moves written by Sylvester Stallone performed by Robb Webb on CD (Unabridged)£11.99  -  £14.99

Are you ready to be a contender? Sylvester Stallone's action–oriented program for getting fit and eating right is also a revealing portrait of one of Hollywood's biggest stars. Sly Moves is more than just a handbook on fitness and nutrition.

The Big Bad Wolf written by James Patterson performed by Kerry Shale on CD (Abridged)

The Big Bad Wolf written by James Patterson performed by Kerry Shale on CD (Abridged)£19.99

Who's Afraid? Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues perplexed. Across the country, men and women are kidnapped in broad daylight. They are not being taken for ransom, Alex realises, but being bought and sold.

The Blue Zone written by Andrew Gross performed by Ilyana Kadushin on CD (Unabridged)

The Blue Zone written by Andrew Gross performed by Ilyana Kadushin on CD (Unabridged)£7.99

A breathtaking novel of suspense from the co-author of five bestselling James Patterson novels, including ‘Judge and Jury’ and ‘Lifeguard’. They were the perfect family. And he was the perfect family man. One day changed it all.

The Girl On The Train written by Paula Hawkins performed by Clare Corbett, India Fisher and Louise Brealey on CD (Unabridged)

The Girl On The Train written by Paula Hawkins performed by Clare Corbett, India Fisher and Louise Brealey on CD (Unabridged)£9.99

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. YOU DON'T KNOW HER. BUT SHE KNOWS YOU. Rear Window meets Gone Girl, in this exceptional and startling psychological thriller Gripping, enthralling - a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read' S J WATSON, bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep.

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The Looking Glass War written by John Le Carre performed by Michael Jayston on CD (Unabridged)

The Looking Glass War written by John Le Carre performed by Michael Jayston on CD (Unabridged)£27.99

How long was it since the Department had mounted an operation? Too long. Now it has a job on its hands. Uncertain evidence suggests Soviet missiles being put in place close to the German border, while vital film has gone missing and a courier is dead.

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Wilt on High written by Tom Sharpe performed by Stephen Fry on Cassette (Abridged)

Wilt on High written by Tom Sharpe performed by Stephen Fry on Cassette (Abridged)£29.99

Wilt is back - in form, and in a good deal of trouble. Henry Wilt is still teaching at the Fenland Tech, attempting to drill English into plasterers, dozing through tedious committee meetings and occasionally getting mildly plastered in 'The Pig in a Poke' with one of his few bearable colleagues.