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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.


3 Hour Fixed Price Audio Transfer

3 Hour Fixed Price Audio Transfer£15.00

This is the fixed price £15 item to be used when ordering conversion of a sub 3 hour Audio Cassette or MP3 CD title. 

 


A Certain Justice written by P.D. James performed by Michael Jayston on CD (Unabridged)

A Certain Justice written by P.D. James performed by Michael Jayston on CD (Unabridged)£24.99  -  £39.99

A Genius Performance by Michael Jayston!

Venetia Aldridge QC is a distinguished barrister. When she agrees to defend Garry Ashe, accused of the brutal murder of his aunt, it is one more opportunity to triumph in her career as a criminal lawyer. 


A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens performed by Patrick Stewart on Cassette (Abridged)

A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens performed by Patrick Stewart on Cassette (Abridged)£4.99

A wonderful dramatisation of this classic story. Discover the meanness of Scrooge, a man unable to participate in the joy of Christmas, his cruelty to Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, and his eventual redemption after the ghosts of Marley, Christmas Past, Present and Future visit him.

 

The Stamp of Genius

 

We at Brainfood Audiobooks have been listening to audiobooks for well over 30 years. In our experience the greatest audiobooks are those that we come back to again and again. So, if you're looking for something different or just a view of what we at Brainfood Audiobooks consider to be the very best audiobooks we have ever encountered these are they.

These are audiobooks that break through the barriers of the genre and, through the audio format, show the stamp of genius.

We at Brainfood Audiobooks are constantly listening to a wide variety of titles, on all media types, and it has become clear, over the many years we have been listening, that a few titles stand out as possessing that extraordinary quality - a great story/text, a great performance and wide appeal!

Below we have a selection of these titles - which will, occasionally, grow as we listen to more titles but will definitely reduce as the books are purchased.

If anyone has a suggestion for this list please send us a message via the form on the left of this page.

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Perfume - The Story of a Murderer written by Patrick Suskind performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Unabridged)

Perfume - The Story of a Murderer written by Patrick Suskind performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99  -  £49.99

If you are interested in an atmospheric thriller of an extraordinary order - this is probably the Best Audiobook you will ever hear. A great book is transformed, by Sean Barrett, into a production of Genius! If you haven't heard it yet then you have an amazing journey before you......

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Genius
Bleak House written by Charles Dickens performed by Sean Barrett and Teresa Gallagher on CD (Unabridged)

Bleak House written by Charles Dickens performed by Sean Barrett and Teresa Gallagher on CD (Unabridged)£39.99  -  £49.99

This wonderful book is read by 2 of the very best audiobook readers bar none! Sean Barrett's Chapter 1 is pure genius! Writing of this quality combined with the reading of Mr Barrett and Teresa Gallagher is an absolute must! This one is a life-long keeper!!

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Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings written by J.R.R. Tolkien performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation, Ian Holm, Michael Hordern and Robert Stephens on CD (Abridged)

Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings written by J.R.R. Tolkien performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation, Ian Holm, Michael Hordern and Robert Stephens on CD (Abridged)£54.99  -  £59.99

A Genius Performance by Ian Holm, Robert Stephens, John Le Mesurier and Peter Woodthorpe! A true breakthrough for Tolkien and the BBC! Brian Sibley's dramatisation of the fantasy epic in 1981 is an essential listen for any audiobook listener.

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Genius
Richard III written by William Shakespeare performed by Robert Stephens, Dame Peggy Ashcroft , Jeremy Brett and Ian Holm on Cassette (Unabridged)

Richard III written by William Shakespeare performed by Robert Stephens, Dame Peggy Ashcroft , Jeremy Brett and Ian Holm on Cassette (Unabridged)£59.99  -  £149.99

A Genius Performance by Ian Holm, Robert Stephens, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Jeremy Brett, Michael York, Cyril Cusak and Nigel Davenport! This production of Shakespeare's classic tragedy is the best we have heard! In very short supply and only just in front of the Naxos - Kenneth Branagh production 

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Genius
Alice Through the Looking Glass written by Lewis Carroll performed by William Rushton on Cassette (Abridged)

Alice Through the Looking Glass written by Lewis Carroll performed by William Rushton on Cassette (Abridged)£49.99

This is a perfect example of why Brainfood Audiobooks exists! William (Willie) Rushton brings all of his comedic talent to bear on this wonderful tale. This audio set comes with a complimentary Audio CD version of this book.

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The Complete Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation, Clive Merrison, Michael Williams and  on Cassette (Abridged)

The Complete Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation, Clive Merrison, Michael Williams and on Cassette (Abridged)£58.99  -  £69.99

This magnificent BBC production of the whole of the central corpus of Arthur Conan-Doyle's  Sherlock stories. The atmospheric dramatisations are up there with the Lord of the Rings production of the 1980s. A very cost effective way of getting hold of these recordings which cost 500% more on CD!

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Genius
The Secret History written by Donna Tartt performed by Adam Sims on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Secret History written by Donna Tartt performed by Adam Sims on Cassette (Unabridged)£48.99

A misfit at an exclusive New England college, Richard finds kindred spirits in the five eccentric students of his ancient Greek class. But his new friends have a horrific secret. When blackmail and violence threaten to blow their privileged lives apart, they drag Richard into the nightmare that engulfs them. 

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Genius
A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens performed by Leonard Rossiter on Cassette (Abridged)

A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens performed by Leonard Rossiter on Cassette (Abridged)£59.99

Whether you listen to this on a dark winter's night of a sunny summer morning Leonard Rossiter's performance will take you on a journey. This is a perfect combination of text and performer. Leonard Rossiter makes this text his own and with such a quality of delivery that, if you close your eyes, you are there!

Last One!
Very Rare!
The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - The Complete Trilogy in 5 Vols written by Douglas Adams performed by Douglas Adams on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - The Complete Trilogy in 5 Vols written by Douglas Adams performed by Douglas Adams on Cassette (Unabridged)£99.99

Includes The Hitch-hiker's Guide, The Resaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, The Universe and Everything, So Long and Thanks for All the Fish and Mostly Harmless! All read by the Master Himself!

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Genius
Alice in Wonderland written by Lewis Carroll performed by William Rushton on Cassette (Abridged)

Alice in Wonderland written by Lewis Carroll performed by William Rushton on Cassette (Abridged)£49.99

This is a perfect example of why Brainfood Audiobooks exists! William (Willie) Rushton brings all of his comedic talent to bear on this wonderful tale. This audio set comes with a complimentary Audio CD version of this book.

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Genius
The Prince's Choice written by William Shakespeare performed by Various Famous Actors on CD (Abridged)

The Prince's Choice written by William Shakespeare performed by Various Famous Actors on CD (Abridged)£9.99  -  £24.99

This is a selection of readings from Shakespeare. Selected by HRH Prince of Wales, the cast includes Robert Stephens, Richard Briers, John Gielgud, Juliet Stevenson, Glenda Jackson, William Hurt and John Sessions. Brilliant performances by these wonderful actors!

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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 **

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Genius
The Secret History written by Donna Tartt performed by Robert Sean Leonard on Cassette (Abridged)

The Secret History written by Donna Tartt performed by Robert Sean Leonard on Cassette (Abridged)£29.99  -  £34.99

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. Performed with exceptional color by Robert Sean Leonard!

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The Waste Land and Four Quartets written by T.S. Eliot performed by Paul Scofield on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Waste Land and Four Quartets written by T.S. Eliot performed by Paul Scofield on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99  -  £49.99

These are masterly readings, by renowned thespian Paul Scofield, of two substantial works of poetry by T.S. Eliot. They form the core of Eliot's later work and, with Scofield's wonderful interpretation have been a regular visitor to the Brainfood Audiobooks cassette player over the last 20 years! 

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William Stories written by Richmal Crompton performed by Kenneth Williams on Cassette (Abridged)

William Stories written by Richmal Crompton performed by Kenneth Williams on Cassette (Abridged)£18.99  -  £28.99

Richmal Compton's Williams Stories read by Kenneth Williams on two cassettes. Side 1 The Show, Side 2 William the Invisible, Side 3 A Witch in Time, Side 4 William's Day Off. Sometimes people are made to perform certain works - this combination is exceptional!

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An Audience with Charles Dickens written by Charles Dickens performed by Simon Callow on Cassette (Abridged)

An Audience with Charles Dickens written by Charles Dickens performed by Simon Callow on Cassette (Abridged)£24.99

A live recording from the Vaudeville Theatre in London where Simon Callow recreates the reading performances of Charles Dickens. Over the last 12 years of his life, Dickens gave nearly 500 performances to huge audiences all over Britain and America.

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An Evening with Brian Blessed - The Impossible Dream written by Brian Blessed performed by Brian Blessed on Cassette (Abridged)

An Evening with Brian Blessed - The Impossible Dream written by Brian Blessed performed by Brian Blessed on Cassette (Abridged)£49.99  -  £99.99

For years actor and author Brian Blessed had an impossible dream - to follow in the footsteps of his childhood hero, George Leigh Mallory, who disappeared near the summit of Mount Everest in 1924. Finally in 1990, aged 53, Brian recreated Mallory's journey dressed only in Twenties clothes, for the award-winning film Galahad of Everest.

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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.

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Love is Where it Falls written by Simon Callow performed by Simon Callow on Cassette (Abridged)

Love is Where it Falls written by Simon Callow performed by Simon Callow on Cassette (Abridged)£19.99

An account of the relationship between Simon Callow and the play agent, Peggy Ramsay. Despite an age difference of over 40 years, Peggy and Callow enjoyed an 11-year relationship conducted in meetings and passionately unbridled letters until Peggy's

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Mind Over Medicine - Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself written by Dr Lissa Rankin performed by Dr Lissa Rankin on CD (Unabridged)

Mind Over Medicine - Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself written by Dr Lissa Rankin performed by Dr Lissa Rankin on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

In clinical trials, it's called the placebo effect. But patients treated with placebos don't just feel better. It's not just 'in their heads'. They can heal their bodies by healing their thoughts. For years, pioneers in the medical community have been extolling the virtues of the mind's power to heal the body.

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My Father Laurence Olivier written by Tarquin Olivier performed by Tarquin Olivier on Cassette (Unabridged)

My Father Laurence Olivier written by Tarquin Olivier performed by Tarquin Olivier on Cassette (Unabridged)£49.99  -  £119.99

‘What we have lost with Laurence Olivier is glory.’ My Father Laurence Olivier is a touching account of a son’s idolisation of his father -- one of the greatest actors ever to have graced both the British stage and Hollywood’s screens.

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Single Spies written by Alan Bennett performed by Simon Callow, Brigit Forsyth, Edward Petherbridge and Prunella Scales on CD (Unabridged)

Single Spies written by Alan Bennett performed by Simon Callow, Brigit Forsyth, Edward Petherbridge and Prunella Scales on CD (Unabridged)£16.99  -  £29.99

A Genius Performance by Simon Callow, Edward Petherbridge and Prunella Scales! These wonderful BBC Radio 4 productions are of exceptional quality. Includes 2 plays - An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution. Brilliant work by all of the actors!

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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) ....

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The Duchess of Malfi written by John Webster performed by Barbara Jefford, Robert Stephens, Jeremy Brett and Alec McCowen on Cassette (Abridged)

The Duchess of Malfi written by John Webster performed by Barbara Jefford, Robert Stephens, Jeremy Brett and Alec McCowen on Cassette (Abridged)£49.99  -  £69.99

Barbara Jefford, Robert Stephens and Alec McCowen lead a distinguished company in this haunting performance of Websterís powerful tragedy of murder, revenge and thwarted love.

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Genius
The Noonday Demon - An Atlas of Depression written by Andrew Solomon performed by Andrew Solomon on Cassette (Abridged)

The Noonday Demon - An Atlas of Depression written by Andrew Solomon performed by Andrew Solomon on Cassette (Abridged)£29.99

Once in a long while we at Brainfood Audiobooks find a new title that re-defines a critical area of human knowledge and understanding. This is the case with The Noonday Demon. This production should not be confused with the unabridged production available elsewhere. Andrew Solomon's performance is critical to a full appreciation of his book.

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The Noonday Demon - An Atlas of Depression written by Andrew Solomon performed by Andrew Solomon on CD (Abridged)

The Noonday Demon - An Atlas of Depression written by Andrew Solomon performed by Andrew Solomon on CD (Abridged)£34.99

The award-winning author of A Stone Boat offers a deeply personal look at depression in which he draws on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, doctors, and others to assess the vast complexities of the disease, its causes and symptoms, available therapies ..