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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 .......
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......
The Picture of Dorian Gray written by Oscar Wilde performed by Edward Petherbridge on CD (Unabridged)£29.99 - £34.99
A Genius Performance by Edward Petherbridge!
Dorian Gray is a child of his time. A young man who is only interested in appearances and, as the story continues, not so much about reality. He has a picture painted and makes a deal with the "devil" so that all the sins he commits are visited on the painting and not on him. This tale has something to say to every generation and is performed by the Genius that is Edward Petherbridge!