Alex Pheby

Read by Jot Davies

Spiracle Audiobooks & Galley Beggar Press


Extent: 8:22:00

Audiobook ISBN: SPI-E-GAL-00001

RRP: £12

Publication date: 1 October 2022


This audiobook is co-published with Galley Beggar Press.

Pheby’s novel delves into a disturbed mind – and in doing so, also explores the roots of the great ills in the twentieth century, the psychological structure of fascism, the cancer of anti-Semitism, and the abuse of institutional power. Based on the true story of a man who became a case study for Freud and a foundation stone in the psychological make-up of the twentieth century, Playthings is an intense and poetic exploration about what it means to be human.

Jot Davies’ reading entwines the authority and fragility that the novel so powerfully explores.

Cover: Liana Finck