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    • The Bloody Chamber

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Emilia Fox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A collection of short stories, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories was first published in 1979 and awarded the Cheltenham Festival Literary Prize. This Audible exclusive adaptation is narrated by legendary actors, Richard Armitage and Emilia Fox, who take on different chapters of the audiobook. Among these are 'The Bloody Chamber', 'The Courtship of Mr Lyon', 'The Tiger's Bride', 'Puss in Boots', 'The Erl-King', 'The Snow Child', 'The Lady of the House of Love', 'The Werewolf' and 'Wolf-Alice'.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Richard Armitage should read everything

    • By libbromus on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $42.63

    • Nights at the Circus

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This Audible Exclusive recording of Angela Carter's iconic novel, Nights at the Circus, is brought to you by celebrated actress and voice artist, Adjoa Andoh. It is described by Carter herself as a 'psychedelic Dickens.' A compelling and thought provoking novel which heralds a new age, we're introduced to the unique and mesmerizing character of Sophi Fevvers and her illustrious wings....

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Wise Children

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Tracey Ullman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Angela Carter's last book, Wise Children, was written and published whilst she was dying from cancer, in 1991. Transcending her physical deterioration in admirable fashion, Carter made this a most life-affirming novel, in support of the vitality of 'otherness.' This Audible exclusive production, expertly read by Tracey Ullman, stands in celebration of a legendary author known for the richness of her imagination, wit and feminist insight.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Heroes and Villains

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Rosie Akerman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Passion of New Eve

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Piers Hampton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I know nothing. I am a tabula rasa, a blank sheet of paper, an unhatched egg. I have not yet become a woman, although I possess a woman's shape. Not a woman, no: both more and less than a real woman. Now I am a being as mythic and monstrous as Mother herself.... New York has become the City of Dreadful Night where dissolute Leilah performs a dance of chaos for Evelyn.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Magic Toyshop

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This Audible Exclusive adaptation of Angela Carter's The Magic Toyshop, is brought expertly to life by multi-award winning actress, Fiona Shaw. A coming of age tale which extends the nature and boundaries of love, as seen through the eyes of the youthful and naïve Melanie, The Magic Toyshop was enormously successful and cemented Angela Carter's status as one of England's greatest and most daring writers.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Vincent Pirillo
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Desiderio, an employee of the city under a bizarre reality attack from Doctor Hoffman's mysterious machines, has fallen in love with Albertina, the Doctor's daughter. But Albertina, a beautiful woman made of glass, seems only to appear to him in his dreams. Meeting on his adventures a host of cannibals, centaurs and acrobats, Desiderio must battle against unreality and the warping of time and space to be with her, as the Doctor reduces Desiderio's city to a chaotic state of emergency - one ridden with madness, crime and sexual excess.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • couldn't follow the story

    • By Anonymous User on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Shaking a Leg

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
    • Length: 34 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Listening to Shaking a Leg is like spending time with the funniest, wisest friend you've ever had - a person whose breadth of interest ranges from food to feminism to science fiction and everything in between. Bursting with ideas, culturally astute and sparklingly witty, this comprehensive volume of Angela Carter's journalism is the most down-to-earth and entertaining companion to latter 20th-century thought you'll ever need.

    Regular price: $42.63

    • Wise Children

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Eileen Atkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
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    Nora and Dora, the 'famous' Chance sisters, prepare to go to their perennially absent father's 100th birthday party. With a wide and colourful, often rather crazy cast, the story veers off in a multitude of directions as Dora's reminiscent narrative slips from past to present suddenly and seamlessly throughout. The illegitimate 'bastard' Chance twins are the black sheep of the family. The all-singing, all-dancing, sweary, aging, make-up caked, high-heeled, bawdy, gritty and overall magnetic Chance twins, that is.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unique vaudeville world and engaging reader

    • By Johanna on 10-29-12

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Shadow Dance

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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    'The scar drew her whole face sideways, and even in profile, with the hideous thing turned away, her face was horribly lopsided, skin, features and all, dragged away from the bone. She was a beautiful girl, a white and golden girl, like moonlight on daisies, a month ago.' And yet the men still hover around her, more out of curiosity than lust, and none more so than the wildly seductive, dangerous funny man Honeybuzzard; lithe as a stick of liquorice, he is the demonic puppet master at the swirling centre of the tale.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • American Ghosts and Old World Wonders

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Toby Longworth
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Shortly before her death Angela Carter was preparing this volume of short stories, one which does full justice to the glory of her imagination and the range of her talent. It is divided into distinct parts. The first comprises a group of stories inspired by America: Lizzie Borden visits a circus; a John Ford Western is spiced with the story of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore'; and there is a wonderful Gothic extravaganza set in Hollywood. The second section - Old World Wonders - draws on fairy tales.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Love

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Imogen Church
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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    Love is Angela Carter's fifth novel and was first published in 1971. With surgical precision it charts the destructive emotional war between a young woman, her husband and his disruptive brother as they move through a labyrinth of betrayal, alienation and lost connections.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Black Venus

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Toby Longworth
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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    Extraordinary and diverse people inhabit this rich, ripe, occasionally raucous collection of short stories. Some are based on real people - Jeanne Duval, Baudelaire's handsome and reluctant muse who never asked to be called the Black Venus, trapped in the terminal ennui of the poet's passion, snatching at a little lifesaving respectability against all odds....

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Fireworks

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Toby Longworth
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'I started to write short pieces when I was living in a room too small to write a novel in.' So says Angela Carter of this collection, written during a period living in Toyko. These exotic, sensuous stories represent Carter's first major achievement in the short story form. Lush imaginary forests, a murderous puppet show and an expressionistic vision of Japan: each one instantly conjures an atmosphere, dark and luminous in turn, and from the recognisably daring imagination of one of the great 20th-century stylists.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Nothing Sacred

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
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    'In the pursuit of magnificence, nothing is sacred', says Angela Carter, and magnificence is indeed her own achievement. One of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation, her work as a journalist and critic was no less original. Long autobiographical pieces on her life in South Yorkshire and South London are followed by highly individual inspections of 'abroad'. Please note that many of the essays in this collection also appear in Shaking a Leg.

    Regular price: $21.31

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    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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    Angela Carter was one of the most important and influential writers of our time: a novelist of extraordinary power and a searching critic and essayist. This selection of her writing, which she made herself, covers more than a decade of her thought and ranges over a diversity of subjects giving a true measure of the wide focus of her interests: the brothers Grimm; William Burroughs; food writing, Elizabeth David; British writing; American writing....

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    • Several Perceptions

    • By: Angela Carter
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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    Centre stage in Angela Carter's unruly tale of the Flower Power Generation is Joseph - a decadent, disorientated rebel without a cause. A self-styled nihilist whose girlfriend has abandoned him, Joseph has decided to give up existing. But his concerned friends and neighbours have other plans....

    Regular price: $21.31