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The Moonstone written by Wilkie Collins performed by Peter Jeffrey on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

The Moonstone written by Wilkie Collins performed by Peter Jeffrey on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£24.99

The Moonstone, a priceless Indian diamond which had been brought to England as spoils of war, is given to Rachel Verrinder on her eighteenth birthday. That very night, the stone is stolen. Suspicion then falls on a hunchbacked housemaid, on Rachel's cousin Franklin Blake, on a troupe of mysterious Indian jugglers, and on Rachel herself.


Why Didn't They Ask Evans? written by Agatha Christie performed by Jenny Funnell on CD (Abridged)

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? written by Agatha Christie performed by Jenny Funnell on CD (Abridged)£4.99  -  £9.99

While playing an erratic round of golf, Bobby Jones slices his ball over the edge of a cliff. His ball is lost, but on the rocks below he finds the crumpled body of a dying man. With his final breath the man opens his eyes and says, 'Why didn't they ask Evans?' Haunted by these words, Bobby and his vivacious...


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9th Judgement written by James Patterson with Maxine Paetro performed by Carolyn McCormick on Audio CD (Abridged)

9th Judgement written by James Patterson with Maxine Paetro performed by Carolyn McCormick on Audio CD (Abridged)£9.99

A disturbed killer targets San Francisco's most innocent and vulnerable... Sarah Wells is a normal, suburban woman. She has a husband, a job as an English teacher at the local high-school, but she also has a secret ... she is an expert jewel thief. While her rich victims throw parties, Sarah breaks into their homes and steals from right under their very...

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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)£29.99  -  £49.99

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!

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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......

 

 

 

 

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Mary Ann in Autumn written by Armistead Maupin performed by Armistead Maupin on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Mary Ann in Autumn written by Armistead Maupin performed by Armistead Maupin on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The eighth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. Following the success of his New York Times best seller Michael Tolliver Lives, Armistead Maupin’s Mary Ann in Autumn is a touching portrait of friendship, family, and fresh starts, as the City by the Bay welcomes back Mary Ann Singleton, the beloved Tales of the City heroine who started it all.

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9th Judgement written by James Patterson with Maxine Paetro performed by Pat Starr on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

9th Judgement written by James Patterson with Maxine Paetro performed by Pat Starr on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£14.99

A young mother and her child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall. There are no witnesses, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is left with only one shred of evidence: a cryptic message scrawled across the windshield in lipstick. The same night, the wife of A-list actor Marcus Dowling walks in on a cat burglar who is about to steal millions of dollars worth of precious jewels. In just seconds there is an empty safe, a lifeless body...

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American Heroin written by Melissa Scrivner Love performed by Laurel Lefkow on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

American Heroin written by Melissa Scrivner Love performed by Laurel Lefkow on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Lola has clawed her way to the top of her South Central Los Angeles neighbourhood, growing her gang into a full-fledged empire. The influx of cash has opened up a new world - one where her daughter can attend a good school, her mother can live in safety, and Lola can dream of a better life. But as Lola ascends the hierarchy of the city's underworld she attracts the attention of a dangerous new cartel who sees her as their greatest obstacle. Soon Lola finds herself sucked into...

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Balthazar - Volume Two of the Alexandria Quartet written by Lawrence Durrell performed by Jack Klaff on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

Balthazar - Volume Two of the Alexandria Quartet written by Lawrence Durrell performed by Jack Klaff on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£69.99

The deeply affecting second novel of the Alexandria Quartet, which boldly questions perception and the nature of contemporary love In Alexandria, Egypt, in the years before World War II, Durrell's narrator, Darley, seeks to fully understand his sexual obsession with two women: the infamous Justine, and Melissa, a dancer. In Darley's conversations with Balthazar, a doctor and mystic, it soon becomes clear that Darley's fixation is more complex and ominous than either...

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Battle of Brothers written by Robert Lacey performed by Tim Frances on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Battle of Brothers written by Robert Lacey performed by Tim Frances on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

From bestselling author and historical consultant to the award-winning Netflix series The Crown, an unparalleled insider account of tumult, secrecy and schism in the Royal family. The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men? From royal insider, biographer and historian Robert Lacey, this book reveals the untold details...

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Chase Darkness With Me written by Billy Jensen performed by Karen Kilgariff and Billy Jensen on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

Chase Darkness With Me written by Billy Jensen performed by Karen Kilgariff and Billy Jensen on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£19.99

Have you ever wanted to solve a murder? Gather the clues the police overlooked. Put together the pieces. Identify the suspect. Journalist Billy Jensen spent 15 years investigating unsolved murders, fighting for the families of victims. Every story he wrote had one thing in common - it didn’t have an ending. The killer was still out there. But after the sudden death of a friend, crime writer Michelle McNamara, Billy became fed up. Following a dark night, he came up with a plan.

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Elizabeth and Margaret - The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters written by Andrew Morton performed by Marisa Calin on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Elizabeth and Margaret - The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters written by Andrew Morton performed by Marisa Calin on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

Perfect for fans of The Crown, this captivating biography from a New York Times bestselling author follows Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Margaret as they navigate life in the royal spotlight. They were the closest of sisters and the best of friends. But when, in a quixotic twist of fate, their uncle Edward Vlll decided to abdicate the throne, the dynamic between Elizabeth and Margaret was dramatically altered. Forever more Margaret would have to curtsey to the sister she...

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - BBC Drama written by Maya Angelou performed by Adjoa Andoh and BBC Radio 4 Drama Team on Audio CD (Abridged)

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - BBC Drama written by Maya Angelou performed by Adjoa Andoh and BBC Radio 4 Drama Team on Audio CD (Abridged)£9.99

A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Maya Angelou's poignant, powerful autobiography, starring Adjoa Andoh, Indie Gjesdal and Pippa Bennett-Warner. Abandoned by their parents, Maya and her older brother Bailey are sent to live with their grandmother and uncle in the small Southern town of Stamps in Arkansas. Struggling with rejection, they endure the prejudice of their white neighbours and suffer several racist incidents. One day, their father unexpectedly returns and...

Kings and Queens of England written by Jen Green performed by Benjamin Soames on Audio CD (Abridged)

Kings and Queens of England written by Jen Green performed by Benjamin Soames on Audio CD (Abridged)£14.99

Which king liked to bathe while the band played Rule Britannia? Which queen was so fat she needed a hoist to get on the throne? Which prince shut his wife out of Westminster Abbey to prevent her from being crowned? Who was the blood-thirstiest monarch of them all? Kings and Queens of England is a no-holds-barred account of the British monarchy with the gossip and gore left in, and nothing left out! It leaves no stone unturned in its mission to portray kings and queens....

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Locked On written by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney performed by Lou Diamond Phillips on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

Locked On written by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney performed by Lou Diamond Phillips on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£19.99

INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN . . . Jack Ryan Jr. returns in Locked On, the gripping thriller from Tom Clancy. **** The Ryans - father and son - are fighting on two fronts . . . When a deadly terrorist alliance creates the potential to blackmail any world power into submission, it's got to be stopped before it is too late. That's just the trigger Jack Ryan Jr needs to take his work for shadowy intelligence agency The Campus from the back room to...

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Mystery Mile written by Margery Allingham performed by Frances Matthews on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

Mystery Mile written by Margery Allingham performed by Frances Matthews on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£29.99

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Agatha Christie called her ‘a shining light’. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? Judge Crowdy Lobbett is a man of justice, an upstanding pillar of American society. And now he's a man in deadly peril, tailed across the Atlantic by the ruthless Simister gang. Luckily for Judge Lobbett, however, he makes the acquaintance of one Albert Campion during his voyage to England.

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Prince Philip Revealed written by Ingrid Seward performed by Julie Teal on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Prince Philip Revealed written by Ingrid Seward performed by Julie Teal on Audio CD (Unabridged)£49.99

Discover the full and fascinating story of Prince Philip&;one of the most important, influential, and elusive royals&;in this colorful and revelatory biography written by the renowned royal family expert and editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine. The son of Greek and Danish royalty, consort to the queen, and the grandfather of Princes Harry and William, Prince Philip has been at the heart of the royal family for decades yet he remains an enigma to many.

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Samson Agonistes written by John Milton performed by Iain Glen on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Samson Agonistes written by John Milton performed by Iain Glen on Audio CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Samson Agonistes, the 'dramatic poem' by John Milton, was published in 1671, three years before the poet's death. Written in the form of a Greek tragedy, with the Chorus commenting on the action, it follows the biblical story of the blind Samson as he wreaks his revenge on the Philistines who have imprisoned him. A powerful subject, with a personal resonance for the blind Milton, it is a perfect work for the medium of audiobook where poetry and drama can be balanced equally.

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The Blue Ice written by Hammond Innes performed by David Thorpe on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

The Blue Ice written by Hammond Innes performed by David Thorpe on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£19.99

What makes a man love metals more than anything else in the world? What makes a man lose all sense of moral perspective when he is on the trail of mineral wealth? What makes a man throw love away for something a women can't understand. Hammond Innes supplies the answer in one word: Excitement. In this spell binding story he tells of a mining engineer who commits every known crime—including murder—in his relentless search for the precious metal.

A thriller which tells of George Farnell's legacy, which came to light ten years after his disappearance. Two lines of poetry and a lump of mineral ore were all he left, yet they were enough to send Bill Gansert into a maze of ambition and treachery.

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The King of Attolia written by Megan Whalen Turner performed by Steve West on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The King of Attolia written by Megan Whalen Turner performed by Steve West on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

The third novel in the Queen's Thief series. Eugenides, still known as a Thief of Eddis, faces palace intrigue and assassins as he strives to prove himself both to the people of Attolia and to his new bride, their queen. By scheming and theft, the Thief of Eddis has become king of Attolia. Eugenides wanted the queen, not the crown, but he finds himself trapped in a web of his own making. Then he drags a naive young guard into the centre of the political maelstrom.

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The Murder Pit written by Mick Finlay performed by Malk Williams on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Murder Pit written by Mick Finlay performed by Malk Williams on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Where Evil Lies Buried1896: Sherlock Holmes has once again hit the headlines, solving mysteries for the cream of aristocracy. But among the workhouses and pudding shops of South London, private detective William Arrowood is presented with far grittier, more violent and considerably less well-paid cases. Arrowood has no doubt who is the better detective, and when Mr. and Mrs. Barclay engage him to find their estranged daughter, Birdie, he's sure it won't be long before...

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The Tooth Tattoo written by Peter Lovesey performed by Clive Anderson on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Tooth Tattoo written by Peter Lovesey performed by Clive Anderson on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Peter Diamond, head of Bath CID, takes a city break in Vienna, where his favourite film, The Third Man, was set, but everything goes wrong and his companion, Paloma, calls a halt to their relationship. Meanwhile, strange things are happening to jobbing musician Mel Farran, who finds himself scouted by methods closer to the spy world than the concert platform. The chance of joining a once-famous string quartet in a residency at Bath Spa University is too tempting for Mel...

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Wings - Part 3 of the Bromeliad Trilogy written by Terry Pratchett performed by Tony Robinson on Audio CD (Abridged)

Wings - Part 3 of the Bromeliad Trilogy written by Terry Pratchett performed by Tony Robinson on Audio CD (Abridged)£24.99

It wasn't a thing, it was a bit of shaped sky . . . Somewhere in a place that is so far up there is no down, a ship is waiting to take the nomes home - back to wherever they came from. And one nome, Masklin, knows that they've got to try and contact this ship. It means going to Florida (wherever that is), then getting to the launch of a communications satellite (whatever that is). A ridiculous plan. Impossible. But Masklin doesn't know this, so he tries to do it anyway.

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A Cleft of Stars written by Geoffrey Jenkins performed by Graham Hopkins on Cassette (Unabridged)

A Cleft of Stars written by Geoffrey Jenkins performed by Graham Hopkins on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

The plane was really near now. But as I flung myself over the wall I saw Rankin kneeling, rifle to shoulder. The range was down to point-blank; there was nothing I could do.
The plane's engine drowned the sound of the shot, but I knew Rankin had fired-and hit his target.

"Rankin! You bloody murdering bastard!"

But my words were swamped by a tearing crash as the plane hit the side of the mountain...

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Not Safe After Dark and Other Works - Volume 1 written by Peter Robinson performed by Robert Glenister and David Shaw Parker on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Not Safe After Dark and Other Works - Volume 1 written by Peter Robinson performed by Robert Glenister and David Shaw Parker on Audio CD (Unabridged)£14.99  -  £19.99

n this collection of heart-thumping tales, listeners will be surreptitiously watching the door. For within it we discover that the contents of our lives are not always as faithful as they seem. Friends, lovers, neighbours, enemies, the conscience we thought we had, the dark we thought we trusted... there are secrets and surprises lurking in every creak of the floorboards

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On Heaven and Earth written by Pope Francis  performed by Mark Bramhall and Arthur Morey on CD (Unabridged)

On Heaven and Earth written by Pope Francis performed by Mark Bramhall and Arthur Morey on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

From the man who became Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio shares his thoughts on religion, reason, and the challenges the world faces in the 21st century with Abraham Skorka, a rabbi and biophysicist.

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Rumpole Rests His Case written by John Mortimer performed by Tony Britton on Cassette (Unabridged)

Rumpole Rests His Case written by John Mortimer performed by Tony Britton on Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99

Six brand-new stories about one of the finest barristers ever to defend a client or to savour a fine wine. Once again Horace Rumpole weaves his way elegantly among the intricacies of the courtroom and the human heart, only to find that advancing years catch up with even the most indomitable spirit.

Singing in the Shrouds written by Ngaio Marsh performed by Anton Lesser on CD (Abridged)

Singing in the Shrouds written by Ngaio Marsh performed by Anton Lesser on CD (Abridged)£7.99  -  £14.99

A Genius Performance by Anton Lesser! On a cold February night the police find the third corpse on the quayside in the Pool of London, her body covered with flower petals and pearls. The killer walked away, singing. When the cargo ship, Cape Farewell, sets sail, she carries nine passengers, one of whom is known to be the murderer. Which is why Superintendent Roderick Alleyn joins the ship at Portsmouth on the most difficult assignment of his professional career...

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The History Man written by Malcolm Bradbury performed by Paul Shelley on Cassette (Unabridged)

The History Man written by Malcolm Bradbury performed by Paul Shelley on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

A ruthless satire of academic life, The History Man by Malcolm Bradbury is a witty campus novel and one of the most influential books of the 1970s. With an introduction by James Naughtie. Take a Valium. Have a party. Go on a demo. Shoot a soldier. Make a bang. Bed a friend. That’s your problem-solving system . . . But haven’t we tried all that? Howard Kirk, product of the Swinging Sixties, radical university lecturer, and one half of a very modern marriage, is throwing a party.

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The Road Ahead written by Christabel Bielenberg performed by Sheila Mitchell on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Road Ahead written by Christabel Bielenberg performed by Sheila Mitchell on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

Following the extraordinary success of her wartime memoirs, The Past Is Myself, Christabel Bielenberg received thousands of letters from readers begging her to describe what happened next. The Road Ahead takes up the story at the moment the first volume left off - with the outbreak of peace. Germany was devastated by war and its aftermath, while Britain seemed grey and exhausted to Christabel. She was soon appointed the Observer's special correspondent...

The Wrath of God written by Jack Higgins performed by James Faulkner on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Wrath of God written by Jack Higgins performed by James Faulkner on Cassette (Unabridged)£14.99

A story of passion and heroism from a violent land – Mexico in the 1920s… …a place and a time when life was cheap and survival was for those who fought dirtiest. A year after the Revolution, violent unrest still simmers across rural Mexico.

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Wolfsbane written by Craig Thomas performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)

Wolfsbane written by Craig Thomas performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99

For almost half a lifetime ex-agent Richard Gardiner has buried his searing memories of treachery and torture, of that nightmare time in the bloody cellars of the Gestapo and the hideous sick double-cross that followed when freedom appeared to be within his grasp. The killing-ground is among old friends and enemies. The search is for the man who always betrayed and murdered by proxy. The man known as WOLF...

Young Victoria - A Girl Becomes Queen written by BBC Radio Drama Team performed by Imogen Stubbs, Adrian Lukis, Anna Massey and Christopher Cazenove on Audio CD (Abridged)

Young Victoria - A Girl Becomes Queen written by BBC Radio Drama Team performed by Imogen Stubbs, Adrian Lukis, Anna Massey and Christopher Cazenove on Audio CD (Abridged)£14.99

A girl becomes a Queen… This illuminating serial charts the transformation of the young Victoria from spirited teenager to shy young bride to celebrated ruler of Britain and ‘Mother of Europe’. But while her roles changed, her essential nature remained the same: vibrant, passionate, principled and fiercely...

Disinformation written by Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa and Prof. Ronald J Rychlak performed by Corey Snow on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

Disinformation written by Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa and Prof. Ronald J Rychlak performed by Corey Snow on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£29.99

The highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence official ever to defect to the West, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa is at it again. A quarter century ago, in his international bestseller Red Horizons, Pacepa exposed the massive crimes and corruption of his former boss, Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, giving the dictator a nervous breakdown and inspiring him to send assassination squads to the U.S. to find his former spy chief and kill him. They failed. On Christmas Day 1989...

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Dream of Darkness written by Reginald Hill performed by Sean Barrett on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

Dream of Darkness written by Reginald Hill performed by Sean Barrett on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Haunted by her mother's death thirteen years ago in Africa, where her father served as a British diplomat, Sairey Ellis, now eighteen, learns the truth about her father and the circumstances of her mother's death This is a story of passion and courage against a backdrop of World War II. Helen Conroy is happily married with two teenage children and a husband she adores, when war is declared. Despite the bombing of two homes, she holds her family together and takes them...

Europe - A Natural History written by Tim Flannery performed by Jamie Jackson on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

Europe - A Natural History written by Tim Flannery performed by Jamie Jackson on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£29.99

A place of exceptional diversity, rapid change and high energy, for the past 100 million years Europe has literally been at the crossroads of the world. By virtue of its geology and geography, evolution in Europe proceeds faster than elsewhere. The continent has absorbed wave after wave of immigrant species over the millennia, taking them in, transforming them and sometimes hybridising them. Flannery's exploration of the nature of Europe reveals a compelling intellectual...

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String of Pearls written by Madge Swindells performed by Patricia Gallimore on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

String of Pearls written by Madge Swindells performed by Patricia Gallimore on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£29.99

This is a story of passion and courage against a backdrop of World War II. Helen Conroy is happily married with two teenage children and a husband she adores, when war is declared. Despite the bombing of two homes, she holds her family together and takes them back to her father's house, in a Dorset village. She is shattered when her husband asks her for a divorce.Then, in September, 1942, US troops pour into Mowbray. For the Brits, life will never be the same again.

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The Flavor of Wood written by Artur Cisar-Erlach performed by Timothy Andres Pabon on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

The Flavor of Wood written by Artur Cisar-Erlach performed by Timothy Andres Pabon on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£14.99

Discover how the wild tastes of wood are already in your food, guided by a global flavor forager Most people don’t expect wood to flavor their food beyond the barbecue, if at all, and gastronomists rarely discuss the significance that wood has on ultimate taste. But trees and wood have a far greater influence over our plate and palate than you might think. So what does wood taste of? And how has it been used in cooking, distilling, fermenting, and even perfume creation...

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The Siege of Vienna written by John Stoye performed by Robert Feifar on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

The Siege of Vienna written by John Stoye performed by Robert Feifar on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£69.99

The definitive account of the last serious threat to Western civilization by the armies of Islam. The siege of Vienna in 1683 was one of the turning points in European history. It was the last serious threat to Western Christendom--so disastrous was its potential outcome that countries normally jealous and hostile sank their differences to throw back the Muslim armies and their savage Tartar allies. The consequences of defeat were momentous: the Ottomans lost half of their...

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A Small Town in Germany written by John Le Carre performed by Michael Jayston on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

A Small Town in Germany written by John Le Carre performed by Michael Jayston on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£24.99

West Germany in the 1960s is a simmering cauldron of radical protests. Amid the turmoil Leo Harting, a Second Secretary in the British Embassy, has gone missing - along with more than forty Confidential embassy files. Alan Turner of the Foreign Office must travel to Bonn to recover them. As he gets closer to the truth of Harting's disappearance, he will discover that the face of Cold War Europe - and the attentions of the British Ministry itself - are far uglier that he...

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Clea - Volume Four of The Alexandria Quartet written by Lawrence Durrell performed by Jack Klaff on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

Clea - Volume Four of The Alexandria Quartet written by Lawrence Durrell performed by Jack Klaff on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£49.99

The final installment of the Alexandria Quartet, hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “one of the most important works of our time” Years after his liaisons with Justine and Melissa, Darley becomes immersed in a relationship with Clea, a bisexual artist. The ensuing chain of events transforms not only the lovers, but the dead as well, and leads to the series’ brilliant and unexpected resolution. Praised by Life as among the “most discussed and widely admired...

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Mountolive - Volume Three of the Alexandria Quartet written by Lawrence Durrell performed by Jack Klaff on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

Mountolive - Volume Three of the Alexandria Quartet written by Lawrence Durrell performed by Jack Klaff on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£49.99

"Mountolive who had already found the open sesame of language ready to hand, suddenly began to feel himself really penetrating a foreign country...." In Mountolive, the third volume in Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet, the events surrounding the interwoven community of Nessim, Justine, Narouz, Pursewarden and the other major characters are given a very different perspective. The intrigues and complex relationships are seen through the political prism of a world plunging...

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What I Know for Sure written by Oprah Winfrey performed by Oprah Winfrey on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

What I Know for Sure written by Oprah Winfrey performed by Oprah Winfrey on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£19.99

As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show (the highest-rated program of its kind), launched her own television network, become the USA's only African-American billionaire, and been awarded both an honorary degree by Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From all her experiences, she has gleaned life...

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A Rising Man written by Abir Mukherjee performed by Simon Bubb on Audio CD (Unabridged)

A Rising Man written by Abir Mukherjee performed by Simon Bubb on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

The winner of the Harvill Secker/Daily Telegraph crime writing competition. Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. But with barely a moment to acclimatise to his new life or to deal with the ghosts which still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that will...

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Ad Astra written by Jack Campbell performed by Adam Verner on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

Ad Astra written by Jack Campbell performed by Adam Verner on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£29.99

In this collection of short stories, New York Times best-selling author Jack Campbell explores what kinds of problems mankind might face as our horizons expand. "Lady Be Good": The Lady Be Good is an old ship, running obscure routes with her loyal first officer Kilcannon and reclusive captain. When Kilcannon decides to rescue the survivors of an attack on a Vestral Company ship, a mysterious new passenger thanks him by asking difficult questions about the Lady...

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Becoming Enlightened written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama performed by Jeffrey Hopkins on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Becoming Enlightened written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama performed by Jeffrey Hopkins on Audio CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Becoming Enlightened, the Dalai Lama returns to the cornerstone of Buddhism, laying out an accessible and practical approach to enlightenment. He first presents the stages of Buddhist practices, which are aimed at increasing a person's spiritual capacity. These reflections are formulated with step-by-step...

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Boy 87 written by Ele Fountain performed by Damien Lynch on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Boy 87 written by Ele Fountain performed by Damien Lynch on Audio CD (Unabridged)£19.99

Shif is just an ordinary schoolboy who loves chess and playing with his best friend. But, one day, he is forced to leave home to avoid conscription into the army. He embarks on an epic journey, in which he encounters dangers and cruelties - and great acts of human kindness - as he bravely makes his way to a future he can only imagine.

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Dylan Thomas - A New Life written by Andrew Lycett performed by SImon Vance on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

Dylan Thomas - A New Life written by Andrew Lycett performed by SImon Vance on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£39.99

In this authoritative, fresh, and compelling account of the extraordinary life and enduring work of Dylan Thomas--author of Under Milkwood, A Child's Christmas in Wales, Adventures in the Skin Trade, Portrait of the Artist As a Young Dog, and numerous poems and stories--Andrew Lycett peels back the layers of story that have accumulated around this extraordinarily talented writer, one of the most celebrated and contradictory literary figures of the twentieth century.

East of Desolation written by Jack Higgins performed by Michael Page on Audio CD (Unabridged)

East of Desolation written by Jack Higgins performed by Michael Page on Audio CD (Unabridged)£19.99

Recent medical and psychological studies claim that prayer can relieve stress, improve attitudes, and mend bodies. Prayer generates peace, power, and health - a triple preventative that guards against anxiety and disease. It's a simple act that heals.

Family Planning written by Karan Mahajan performed by Pal Aron on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Family Planning written by Karan Mahajan performed by Pal Aron on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Mr Ahuja, Delhi’s Minister of Urban Development, has too much on his hands: 13 children and another on the way. All at sea among his sprawling, noisy brood he reaches out to Arjun, his eldest, and seemingly wisest, son. But Arjun has his own problems: how to tell the girl on the school bus that he's crazy about her? This uproarious debut follows father and son as they blunder their way over and under the flyovers of the megalopolis in a moving – and fast-moving...

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Hour Game written by David Baldacci performed by Scott Brick on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Hour Game written by David Baldacci performed by Scott Brick on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

David Baldacci's heart-stopping Hour Game is the second fast-paced thriller in the King and Maxwell series. Following their collaboration in Split Second, ex-Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have gone into partnership and are investigating the robbery of some secret documents at the residence of the incredibly wealthy Battle family. It seems like a straightforward case of domestic burglary, but soon they begin to suspect links to larger, more terrifying...

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Since We Fell written by Dennis Lehane performed by Julia Whelan on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Since We Fell written by Dennis Lehane performed by Julia Whelan on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Retreating from the world in the aftermath of a traumatizing reporting assignment, Rachel finds happiness with a raffish businessman before witnessing activities surrounding a conspiracy that tests the limits of her fragile psyche. By the best-selling author of Mystic River.

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The Eye of the Leopard written by Henning Mankell performed by Saul Reichlin on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Eye of the Leopard written by Henning Mankell performed by Saul Reichlin on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Hans Olofson is the son of a Swedish lumberjack. His early life is isolated and difficult, overshadowed by the disappearance of his mother. When he loses both his best friend, and then his girlfriend in tragic circumstances, his only remaining desire is to fulfil her dream of visiting the grave of a legendary missionary, deep in the remote hills of Northern Zambia.On reaching Africa, Olofson is struck by its beauty and mystery. After fulfilling his initial quest, an opportunity...

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The Ides of April written by Lindsey Davis performed by Lucy Brown on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Ides of April written by Lindsey Davis performed by Lucy Brown on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Falco: the new generation - Introducing Flavia Albia. Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of a famous investigating family. In defiance of tradition, she lives alone on the colourful Aventine Hill, and battles out a solo career in a male-dominated world. As a woman and an outsider, Albia has special insight into the best, and worst, of life in ancient Rome. A female client dies in mysterious circumstances. Albia investigates and discovers there have been many other strange deaths...

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The Keys of Hell written by Jack Higgins performed by Michael Page on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Keys of Hell written by Jack Higgins performed by Michael Page on Audio CD (Unabridged)£19.99

British expatriate and freelance arms and intelligence broker Paul Chavasse must take a dangerous path when he finds himself in a deadly race to recover a priceless religious artifact, the Madonna of Scutari, before the communist government of Albania can destroy it.