Iain M. Banks
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Iain M. Banks

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. Consider Phlebas, his first science fiction novel, was published under the name Iain M. Banks in 1987. He is now acclaimed as one of the most powerful, innovative, and exciting writers of his generation. Iain Banks lives in Fife, Scotland. Find out more about him at www.iainbanks.net.

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    • Consider Phlebas

    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,460
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,218

    The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Visionary but half-cooked intro to Culture 'verse

    • By Ryan on 07-20-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Player of Games

    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,364
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,136

    The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great introduction to The Culture series

    • By Ken on 08-04-11

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Algebraist

    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Geoff Annis
    • Length: 24 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311

    For short-lived 'quick' races like humans, space is dominated by the complicated, grandiose Mercatoria, whose rule is both military and religious....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Iain M. Banks, so sad to have lost him

    • By jhanken on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $33.36

    • Use of Weapons

    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010

    The man known as Cheradenine Zakalwe was one of Special Circumstances' foremost agents, changing the destiny of planets to suit the Culture through intrigue, dirty tricks and military action....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tips on how to listen to this novel - NO SPOILERS

    • By Ken on 05-12-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Hydrogen Sonata

    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 882
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 804
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 803

    The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, provably, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent chapter in the Culture series

    • By James on 01-27-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Surface Detail

    • A Culture Novel
    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 880
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 877

    It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. And it begins with a murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Devestatingly superior

    • By Steven on 11-21-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Matter

    • Culture, Book 8
    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 572
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569

    In a world renowned even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one man it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one who could clear his name....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What happened to Peter Kenny?

    • By Bill on 01-18-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Complicity

    • By: Iain Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Complicity n. 1. the fact of being an accomplice, esp. in a criminal act....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow DOWN!

    • By Wendy on 04-15-13

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Transition

    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 299
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 217

    There is a world that hangs suspended between triumph and catastrophe, between the dismantling of the Wall and the fall of the Twin Towers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally an Iain M. Banks book on audible...

    • By Kurt on 10-29-09

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Inversions

    • Culture Series, Book 6
    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    In the winter palace, the King's new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "A Culture Novel that Wasn't" (But Really Was)

    • By Jefferson on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $21.31

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