Backpack

Genre: Suspense

Backpack

Performed by:
Emma Fenney

The wonderful first novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Sleeper and The Sisterhood.It's New Year's Day and the year isn't kicking off well for Tansy: her mother's dead, she's a cocaine addict, and her boyfriend has just left her. A trip around the world seems like the only option except that she's not interested in seeing the world, just escaping from it, and the last people she wants to hang out with are backpackers.Like a lot of travellers on the Lonely-Planet-led Asian Grand Tour, Tansy is intensely irritating at first. Always on the look out for the 'real' Vietnam—the one in which she can walk around 'like a model, fanning myself gently, strolling into ancient temples and learning about inner peace'—she is opinionated, narrow-minded and remarkably naive (for a supposed media luvvy). Once she has shrugged off her addiction to lines of coke, skinny lattes and Nicole Fahri jumpers, she becomes more appealing. So by the time she's fallen for Max, a fellow traveller, she'll have won you over and you'll be just as worried as she is about the serial killer who appears to be on her trail.Emily Barr has written columns and travel pieces for the Observer and the Guardian for several years, and her previous novels have all been critically acclaimed. She lives in Cornwall with her husband and three children.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 12 hours
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Author
Emily Barr

Biography:
Emily Barr has written columns and travel pieces for the Observer and the Guardian for several years, and her previous novels have all been critically acclaimed. She lives in Cornwall with her husband and three children.
Narrator
Emma Fenney

Biography:
Emma’s recent audiobooks include Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand, Chaos of the Senses by Ahlam Mosteghanemi, Now You See Me by Lesley Glaister, An English Ghost Story by Kim Newman and Backpack by Emily Barr, as well as the audio drama, Six Degrees of Assassination by M.J. Arlidge. Her recent stage work includes Wuthering Heights (Tour), Twelfth Night with Honey-Tongued Theatre (Dubrovnik) and Alice with Creation Theatre (Oxford).

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