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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......
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Strip Jack written by Ian Rankin performed by Samuel Gillies on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99
Gregor Jack, MP, well-liked, young, married to the fiery Elizabeth - to the outside world a very public success story. But Jack's carefully nurtured career plans take a tumble after a 'mistake' during a police raid on a notorious Edinburgh brothel. Then Elizabeth disappears, a couple of bodies float into view where they shouldn't, and a lunatic speaks from...
The Caretaker written by A.X. Ahmad performed by Sam Dastor on Audio CD (Unabridged)£14.99
A gripping, evocative thriller about a disgraced Sikh Indian Army captain who works as the caretaker for a U.S. Senator's Martha's Vineyard estate, and becomes ensnared in the Senator's shadowy world Ranjit Singh, a former Indian Army Captain trying to escape a shameful past, now lives on Martha's Vineyard, and works as a caretaker for the...
The Man in the Iron Mask written by Alexandre Dumas performed by Bill Homewood on Audio CD (Abridged)£9.99
The Man in the Iron Mask, the final installment in the Musketeer series, takes place in 1600s France. The musketeers, D'Artagnan, Aramis, Porthos, and Athos, reconnect through greed, power, and family, in an attempt to overthrow the current King of France, Louis the XIV. Aramis, now a Bishop, visits the Bastille where a prisoner named...
Robinson Crusoe written by Daniel Defoe performed by Nigel Anthony on Audio CD (Abridged)£9.99
Robinson Crusoe is Daniel Defoe's classic novel of shipwreck and survival, now nearly 300 years old. The story is a fictional autobiography of the title character, an English castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island, encountering Native Americans, captives, and mutineers. This is the tale of an ordinary man struggling to survive in...
Ivanhoe written by Sir Walter Scott performed by Jonathan Oliver on Audio CD (Abridged)£14.99
Written in 1819 but set in 12th-century England, Ivanhoe is a tale of love struggling to survive against a violent backdrop of politics and war. Wilfred of Ivanhoe was thrown out of his father's home when he fell in love with his father Cedric's ward, Lady Rowena. Ivanhoe later returns from fighting in the Crusades and is wounded in a jousting...
The Creativity Code written by Marcus Du Sautoy performed by on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99
The award-winning author of The Music of the Primes explores the future of creativity and how machine learning will disrupt, enrich, and transform our understanding of what it means to be human. Can a well-programmed machine do anything a human can-only better? Complex algorithms are buying our groceries, picking our partners, and driving...
The Island written by Victoria Hislop performed by Sandra Duncan on Audio CD (Unabridged)£24.99
On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her...
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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.