Brentford Trilogy

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 299 ratings

The Antipope Publisher's Summary

"Outside the sun shines. Buses rumble towards Ealing Broadway and I'm expected to do battle with the powers of darkness. It all seems a little unfair..."

You could say it all started with the red-eyed tramp with the slimy fingers who put the wind up Neville, the part-time barman, something rotten. Or when Archroy's wife swapped his trusty Morris Minor for five magic beans while he was out at the rubber factory.

On the other hand, you could say it all started a lot earlier. Like 450 years ago, when Borgias walked the earth.

Pooley and Ornally, stars of the Brentford Labour Exchange and the Flying Swan, want nothing to do with it, especially if there's a Yankee and a pint of Large in the offing. Pope Alexander VI, last of the Borgias, has other ideas.

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  • Book 1

    • The Antipope

    • The First Part of the Brentford Trilogy
    • By: Robert Rankin
    • Narrated by: Andy Greenhalgh, David Gooderson, Robert Rankin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    You could say it all started with the red-eyed tramp with the slimy fingers who put the wind up Neville, the part-time barman, something rotten. Or when Archroy's wife swapped his trusty Morris Minor for five magic beans while he was out at the rubber factory.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and silly

    • By Jessica on 02-28-09

    Regular price: $18.08

  • Book 2

    • The Brentford Triangle

    • Brentford Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robert Rankin
    • Narrated by: Robert Rankin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Omally groaned. "It is the end of mankind as we know it. I should never have got up so early today," and all over Brentford electrical appliances were beginning to fail.... Could it be that Pooley and Omally, whilst engaged on a round of allotment golf, mistook laser-operated gravitational landing beams for the malignant work of Brentford Council? Does the Captain Laser Alien Attack machine in the bar of the Swan possess more sinister force than its magnetic appeal for youths with green hair? Is Brentford the first base in an alien onslaught on planet Earth?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I miss the sound effects!

    • By Heather on 03-14-18

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 3

    • East of Ealing

    • Brentford Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robert Rankin
    • Narrated by: Robert Rankin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Ahead, where once had been only bombsite land, the Lateinos and Romiith building rose above Brentford. Within its cruel and jagged shadow, magnolias wilted in their window boxes and synthetic Gold Top became doorstep cheese... Something sinister is happening east of Ealing. The prophecies of The Book of Revelation are being fulfilled. Lateinos & Romiith, a vast financial network, is changing all the rules with a plan to bar-code every living punter and dispense with old-fashioned money.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a convoluted end

    • By Maria on 06-27-15

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 4

    • The Sprouts of Wrath

    • Brentford Trilogy, Book 4
    • By: Robert Rankin
    • Narrated by: Robert Rankin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Amazing, but true: Brentford Town Council, in an act of supreme public-spiritedness (and a great big wodge of folding stuff from a mysterious benefactor) has agreed to host the next Olympic Games. The plans have been drawn up, contracts, money and promises are changing hands. Norman has designed some stunning kit for the home team, and even the Flying Swan's been threatened with a major refit (gasp!).

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 5

    • The Brentford Chainstore Massacre

    • Brentford Trilogy, Book 5
    • By: Robert Rankin
    • Narrated by: Robert Rankin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    There is nothing more powerful than a bad idea whose time has come. And there can be few ideas less bad or more potentially apocalyptic than that hatched by genetic scientist Dr Stephen Malone. Using DNA strands extracted from the dried blood on the Turin Shroud, Dr Malone is cloning Jesus. And not just a single Jesus, he's going for a full half-dozen so that each of the world's major religions can have one. It's a really bad idea. In Brentford they've had a really good idea.

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 8

    • The Brightonomicon

    • By: Robert Rankin
    • Narrated by: David Warner, Rupert Degas, Andy Serkis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Were you aware that there are, hidden in the streets of Brighton, 12 ancient constellations, like the Hangleton Hound and the Bevendean Bat? Well, there are, and on each one hangs a tale, a tale so strange that only The Lad himself, that inveterate spinner of tales and talker of the toot, Hugo Rune, can get to the bottom of them. And he'd better do it quickly, because if he doesn't solve the dozen mysteries before the year is out, that'll be the end of the world as we know it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nonsensical amusement

    • By Rankin on 01-16-09

    Regular price: $25.82