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Genius
Slim Chances with Additions and Afterthoughts written by Edward Petherbridge performed by Edward Petherbridge on CD (Abridged)

Slim Chances with Additions and Afterthoughts written by Edward Petherbridge performed by Edward Petherbridge on CD (Abridged)£24.99

A Genius Performance by Edward Petherbridge! In this autobiographical work Edward Petherbridge recounts his time at the National Theatre and his life as a jobbing actor. Wonderfully whitty and full of real life insights, this book will take you back to the great days of The Master (Olivier) ....


A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch written by Jill Murphy performed by Miriam Margolyes on CD (Abridged)

A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch written by Jill Murphy performed by Miriam Margolyes on CD (Abridged)£13.99

Mildred gets off to a good start in her second year at Miss Cackleís Academy, but her sworn enemy, Ethel Hallow, is plotting misfortune, setting Mildred up for a very bad spell, indeed.


A Most Wanted Man written by John le Carre performed by John le Carre on CD (Abridged)

A Most Wanted Man written by John le Carre performed by John le Carre on CD (Abridged)£9.99

A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse round his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa.


A Presumption of Death written by Jill Paton Walsh and Dorothy L Sayers performed by Edward Petherbridge on Cassette (Unabridged)

A Presumption of Death written by Jill Paton Walsh and Dorothy L Sayers performed by Edward Petherbridge on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99  -  £39.99

The story opens in 1940. Harriet Vane - now Lady Peter Wimsey - has taken her children to safety in the country. But the war has followed them: glamorous RAF pilots and even more glamorous land-girls scandalise the villagers; the blackout makes the night-time lanes as sinister as the back alleys of London.

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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 2

 

 

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A Fear of Dark Water written by Craig Russell performed by Sean Barrett on CD (Unabridged)

A Fear of Dark Water written by Craig Russell performed by Sean Barrett on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Just as a major environmental summit is about to start in Hamburg, a massive storm hits the city. When the flood waters recede, a headless torso is found washed up. Initially, Jan Fabel of the Murder Commission fears it may be another victim of a serial rapist and murderer ...

Alert written by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge performed by Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva on CD (Unabridged)

Alert written by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge performed by Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva on CD (Unabridged)£6.99

Every New Yorker's worst nightmare is about to become a reality. New York has seen more than its fair share of horrific attacks, but the city is about to be shaken in a way it never has before. After two devastating catastrophes in quick succession, everyone is on edge.

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An Old Man's Love written by Anthony Trollope performed by Tony Britton on CD (Unabridged)

An Old Man's Love written by Anthony Trollope performed by Tony Britton on CD (Unabridged)£59.99

AN OLD MAN'S LOVE (1884) by Anthony Trollope is the bittersweet final completed novel by the great master of British Victorian family sagas and sophisticated yarns of love, money, society, and relationships. A guardian falls in love with his much younger ward and intends to marry her.

Burn written by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge performed by Danny Mastrogiorgio on CD (Unabridged)

Burn written by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge performed by Danny Mastrogiorgio on CD (Unabridged)£6.99

Detective Michael Bennett finally returns to New York City – and to the most unsettling, horrific case of his career. At last, Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to New York City.

Cross Fire written by James Patterson performed by Andre Braugher and Jay O. Sanders on CD (Abridged)

Cross Fire written by James Patterson performed by Andre Braugher and Jay O. Sanders on CD (Abridged)£4.99

Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most hated public figures: a corrupt congressman and an underhanded lobbyist.

Cross The Line written by James Patterson performed by Ryan Vincent and Pete Bradbury on CD (Unabridged)

Cross The Line written by James Patterson performed by Ryan Vincent and Pete Bradbury on CD (Unabridged)£7.99

Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to investigate the case.

Cross written by James Patterson performed by Peter J. Fernandez and Jay O. Sanders on CD (Abridged)

Cross written by James Patterson performed by Peter J. Fernandez and Jay O. Sanders on CD (Abridged)£9.99

Alex Cross was a rising star in Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter killed his wife, Maria, in front of him. Years later, having left the FBI and returned to practising psychology in Washington, DC, Alex finally feels his life is in order...

Dream Master - Arabian Nights written by Teresa Breslin performed by Clifford Norgate on CD (Unabridged)

Dream Master - Arabian Nights written by Teresa Breslin performed by Clifford Norgate on CD (Unabridged)£14.99

Every dream has a Dream Master to control it. But Cy has such a vivid imagination that he has met his Dream Master and can travel with him through Time and Space to actually live his dreams. But what would happen if a character from Cy's dream decided to come and live in his Time and Space?

Life Lines - Poets for Oxfam written by Various Modern Poets performed by Simon Armitage, Pam Ayres, Wendy Cope and Benjamin Zephaniah on CD (Unabridged)

Life Lines - Poets for Oxfam written by Various Modern Poets performed by Simon Armitage, Pam Ayres, Wendy Cope and Benjamin Zephaniah on CD (Unabridged)£4.99

69 of the English-speaking world's most acclaimed poets each perform a short piece selected from their own repertoire. They have donated their time, and waived all publishing & performance rights for this CD. All profits from the sale of this unique CD go towards Oxfam's work in more than 60 countries.

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Monstrous Regiment written by Terry Pratchett performed by Stephen Briggs on CD (Unabridged)

Monstrous Regiment written by Terry Pratchett performed by Stephen Briggs on CD (Unabridged)£49.99

It begun as a sudden strange fancy....Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time. And now she's enlisted in the army, and searching for her lost brother. But there's a war on.

Murder House written by James Patterson and David Ellis performed by Therese Plummer and Jay Snyder on CD (Unabridged)

Murder House written by James Patterson and David Ellis performed by Therese Plummer and Jay Snyder on CD (Unabridged)£7.99

No. 7 Ocean Drive is a multimillion-dollar beachfront house in the Hamptons, but its beautiful exterior hides a horrific past. This house was the setting for a series of depraved killings that have never been solved.

My Side written by David Beckham performed by Tom Watts on CD (Abridged)

My Side written by David Beckham performed by Tom Watts on CD (Abridged)£4.99

David Beckham is one of the world's foremost media icons, his popularity transcending sport and cultural divides. This is his own in-depth account of his career to date, for Manchester United and England, and of his childhood, family and personal life.

Never Never written by James Patterson and Candice Fox performed by Federay Holmes on CD (Unabridged)

Never Never written by James Patterson and Candice Fox performed by Federay Holmes on CD (Unabridged)£9.99

When Sydney police department sex crimes detective Harriet Blue is called into her boss’s office, she never imagined it would be to tell her that her brother is the prime suspect in the brutal murders of three women.

NYPD Red 4 written by James Patterson and Marshall Karp performed by Edoardo Ballerini and Jay Snyder on CD (Unabridged)

NYPD Red 4 written by James Patterson and Marshall Karp performed by Edoardo Ballerini and Jay Snyder on CD (Unabridged)£6.99

A jewel heist. A murdered actress. A killer case for NYPD Red. In a city where crime never sleeps, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in when a case involves the rich, famous and connected. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald are the best of the best ...

Othello written by William Shakespeare performed by Ewan McGregor, Tom Hiddleston, Alastair Sims and Chiwetel Ejiofor on CD (Abridged)

Othello written by William Shakespeare performed by Ewan McGregor, Tom Hiddleston, Alastair Sims and Chiwetel Ejiofor on CD (Abridged)£9.99

Shakespeare's Othello is one of his finest and most famous tragedies. This highly acclaimed performance, which ran between November 2007 and February 2008 at the Donmar Warehouse in London, features Chiwetel Ejiofor as the Moor Othello, Ewan McGregor as the scheming Iago ...

Roses are Red written by James Patterson performed by Keith David and Jason Culp on CD (Abridged)

Roses are Red written by James Patterson performed by Keith David and Jason Culp on CD (Abridged)£4.99

A series of meticulously planned bank robberies ends in murder, and detective Alex Cross must pit his wits against the bizarre and sadistic mastermind behind the crimes. Although torn between dedication to his job and commitment to his family ..

Running with Scissors written by Augusten Burroughs performed by Augusten Burroughs on CD (Unabridged)

Running with Scissors written by Augusten Burroughs performed by Augusten Burroughs on CD (Unabridged)£13.99

This is the story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of grandeur) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead ringer for Santa Claus and a certifiable lunatic into the bargain. Suddenly at the age of 12, Augusten found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian house in perfect squalor.

Sleep Programming written by Dick Sutphen performed by Dick Sutphen on CD (Unabridged)

Sleep Programming written by Dick Sutphen performed by Dick Sutphen on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

All Sessions are approximately 50 minutes long: Session 1 Anything is possible. Session 2 Self-Discipline. Session 3 Learning Acceleration. Session 4 I Am Secure & Confident. Session 5 Be Assertive. Session 6 Increase Your $ Income.

The 6th Target written by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro performed by Carolyn McCormick on CD (Abridged)

The 6th Target written by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro performed by Carolyn McCormick on CD (Abridged)£6.99

When a horrifying attack leaves one of the four members of the Women's Murder Club struggling for her life, the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt.

The A.B.C. Murders written by Agatha Christie performed by Hugh Fraser on CD (Unabridged)

The A.B.C. Murders written by Agatha Christie performed by Hugh Fraser on CD (Unabridged)£24.99

There's a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way through the alphabet. And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim's corpe the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place.

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The Portable Door written by Tom Holt performed by Raymond Sawyer on CD (Unabridged)

The Portable Door written by Tom Holt performed by Raymond Sawyer on CD (Unabridged)£39.99  -  £49.99

Starting a new job is always stressful (especially when you don't particularly want one), but when Paul Carpenter arrives at the office of J. W. Wells he has no idea what trouble lies in store.

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The White Darkness written by Geraldine McCaughrean performed by Ruth Sillers and Richard Morant on CD (Unabridged)

The White Darkness written by Geraldine McCaughrean performed by Ruth Sillers and Richard Morant on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Captain Oates, hero of the Antarctic, has been dead for nearly a century. But not in Sym's head. In there, he is her constant companion, her soul mate, her adviser. It is as if he walked out of the Polar blizzard and into her mind.

Truth or Die written by James Patterson and Howard Roughan performed by Edoardo Ballerini on CD (Unabridged)

Truth or Die written by James Patterson and Howard Roughan performed by Edoardo Ballerini on CD (Unabridged)£6.99

The truth will set you free – if it doesn't kill you first. New York attorney Trevor Mann’s world shatters when he receives a phone call telling him his girlfriend has been shot dead in a mugging. But the circumstances point to something more calculated than a random attack.

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Under the Cat's Eye written by Gillian Rubinstein performed by Richard Aspel on CD (Unabridged)

Under the Cat's Eye written by Gillian Rubinstein performed by Richard Aspel on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

A gripping fantasy that shifts between parallel worlds, by the author of the bestselling Space Demons trilogy. When Jai is sent off to boarding school, he knows there is something sinister going on. It'sd not just that the children behave sooddly.

Voices of History written by Key Historical World Figures performed by William Ewart Gladstone, Christabel Pankhurst, Josiah Wedgwood and Mahatma Gandhi on CD (Abridged)

Voices of History written by Key Historical World Figures performed by William Ewart Gladstone, Christabel Pankhurst, Josiah Wedgwood and Mahatma Gandhi on CD (Abridged)£9.99

69 of the English-speaking world's most acclaimed poets each perform a short piece selected from their own repertoire. 

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When It's a Jar written by Tom Holt performed by Ray Sawyer on CD (Unabridged)

When It's a Jar written by Tom Holt performed by Ray Sawyer on CD (Unabridged)£69.99

Maurice has just killed a dragon with a breadknife. And had his destiny foretold . . . and had his true love spirited away. That's precisely the sort of stuff that'd bring out the latent heroism in anyone. Unfortunately, Maurice is pretty sure he hasn't got any latent heroism.

When The Wind Blows written by James Patterson performed by Blair Brown and  on CD (Abridged)

When The Wind Blows written by James Patterson performed by Blair Brown and on CD (Abridged)£4.99

Frannie O'Neil, a young and talented veterinarian whose husband was recently murdered, comes across a strange and astonishing phenomenon in the woods near her animal hospital. Soon after, Kit Harrison, an FBI agent, arrives on Frannie's doorstep.