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  • Use of Weapons

  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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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. The woman known as Diziet Sma had plucked him from obscurity and pushed him toward his present eminence, but despite all their dealings she did not know him as well as she thought. The drone known as Skaffen-Amtiskaw knew both of these people. It had once saved the woman's life by massacring her attackers in a particularly bloody manner. It believed the man to be a lost cause.

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  • By Ken on 05-12-13

Peter Kenny is an amazing narrator for this book!

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Reviewed: 08-29-16

Would you listen to Use of Weapons again? Why?

I'm new to Iain Bank's Culture series (which comes highly recommended), and while the writing is very good, the narration by Peter Kenny is absolutely amazing. Each character is easily identifiable, and he does an excellent job handling the informal utterances / stream-of-consciousness portions of the writing which are often very difficult to handle in an audiobook.

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