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If We Were Villains

M. L. Rio

“Much like Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, M. L. Rio’s sparkling debut is a richly layered story of love, friendship, and obsession...If We Were Villains will keep you riveted through its final, electrifying moments.” --Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest Oliver Marks has just served ten years in jail – for a murder he may or may not have committed. On the day he's released, he's greeted by the man who put him in prison. Detective Colborne is retiring, but before he does, he wants to know what really happened a decade ago. As one of seven young actors studying Shakespeare at an elite arts college, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress. But when the casting changes, and the secondary characters usurp the stars, the plays spill dangerously over into life, and one of them is found dead. The rest face their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, and themselves, that they are blameless. Intelligent, thrilling, and richly detailed, If We Were Villains is a captivating story of the enduring power and passion of words.

“Much like Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, M. L. Rio’s sparkling debut is a richly layered story of love, friendship, and obsession...If We Were Villains will keep you riveted through its final, electrifying moments.” --Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest Oliver Marks has just served ten years in jail – for a murder he may or may not have committed. On the day he's released, he's greeted by the man who put him in prison. Detective Colborne is retiring, but before he does, he wants to know what really happened a decade ago. As one of seven young actors studying Shakespeare at an elite arts college, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress. But when the casting changes, and the secondary characters usurp the stars, the plays spill dangerously over into life, and one of them is found dead. The rest face their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, and themselves, that they are blameless. Intelligent, thrilling, and richly detailed, If We Were Villains is a captivating story of the enduring power and passion of words.
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“Much like Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, M. L. Rio’s sparkling debut is a richly layered story of love, friendship, and obsession...If We Were Villains will keep you riveted through its final, electrifying moments.” --Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest Oliver Marks has just served ten years in jail – for a murder he may or may not have committed. On the day he's released, he's greeted by the man who put him in prison. Detective Colborne is retiring, but before he does, he wants to know what really happened a decade ago. As one of seven young actors studying Shakespeare at an elite arts college, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress. But when the casting changes, and the secondary characters usurp the stars, the plays spill dangerously over into life, and one of them is found dead. The rest face their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, and themselves, that they are blameless. Intelligent, thrilling, and richly detailed, If We Were Villains is a captivating story of the enduring power and passion of words.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Petkoff

Length:

12h 51m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:59


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

21:20


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

12:37


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

04:31


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:23


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

10:39


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

10:32


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

06:43


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

06:25


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

09:50


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

08:25


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

11:35


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

01:01:33


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

25:04


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

06:18


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

12:05


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

07:26


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

09:59


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

06:23


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

13:28


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

34:22


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

08:39


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

04:11


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

32:16


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

15:34


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

16:31


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

06:22


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

05:21


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

12:40


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

04:08


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

10:11


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

17:30


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

07:07


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

14:16


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

20:12


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

07:18


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

08:41


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

06:02


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

09:02


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

05:45


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

24:33


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

22:41


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

11:49


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

17:05


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

04:09


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

06:41


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

07:22


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

11:55


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

09:35


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

13:43


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

05:12


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

15:56


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

27:50


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

09:48


Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 4

10:19


Part 5, Chapter 5
Part 5, Chapter 5

20:16


Part 5, Chapter 6
Part 5, Chapter 6

10:46


Part 5, Chapter 7
Part 5, Chapter 7

11:28


Part 5, Chapter 8
Part 5, Chapter 8

24:11


Part 5, Chapter 9
Part 5, Chapter 9

02:44


Part 5, Chapter 10
Part 5, Chapter 10

00:47