Heroes and Villains

Angela Carter (Author) Rosie Akerman (Read by)


A modern fable, a postapocalyptic romance, a Gothic horror story: Angela Carter's genre-defying fantasia Heroes and Villains.

Sharp-eyed Marianne lives in a white tower made of steel and concrete with her father and the other Professors. Outside, where the land is thickly wooded and wild beasts roam, live the Barbarians, who raid and pillage in order to survive.

Marianne is strictly forbidden to leave her civilised world but, fascinated by these savage outsiders, decides to escape. There, beyond the wire fences, she will discover a decaying paradise, encounter the tattooed Barbarian boy Jewel and go beyond the darkest limits of her imagination.

Playful, sensuous, violent and gripping, Heroes and Villains is an ambiguous and deliriously rich blend of postapocalyptic fiction, Gothic fantasy, literary allusion and twisted romance.

Angela Carter (1940-92) was born in Eastbourne and later evacuated to live with her grandmother in Yorkshire. She read English at Bristol University and, after escaping an early marriage, went to live in Japan for a number of years. She wrote nine novels, which blend fantasy, science fiction and Gothic, and is often referred to as a writer of magical realism.

Product Details

Price: $14.99  $13.79
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Published Date: June 05, 2018
Language: English
Type: MP3 CD
ISBN: 9781978624368

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About the Author

Rosie Akerman is a professional and committed voiceover artist who has narrated several audiobooks in multiple genres. In addition to audiobooks, she has also lent her voice to eLearning tapes, online commercials, documentaries, and telephony systems.