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The Hydrogen Sonata

Iain M. Banks

The New York Times bestselling Culture novel... The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, provably, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization. An ancient people, organized on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture ten thousand years earlier and were very nearly one of its founding societies, deciding not to join only at the last moment. Now they've made the collective decision to follow the well-trodden path of millions of other civilizations; they are going to Sublime, elevating themselves to a new and almost infinitely more rich and complex existence. Amid preparations though, the Regimental High Command is destroyed. Lieutenant Commander (reserve) Vyr Cossont appears to have been involved, and she is now wanted - dead, not alive. Aided only by an ancient, reconditioned android and a suspicious Culture avatar, Cossont must complete her last mission given to her by the High Command. She must find the oldest person in the Culture, a man over nine thousand years old, who might have some idea what really happened all that time ago. It seems that the final days of the Gzilt civilization are likely to prove its most perilous.

The New York Times bestselling Culture novel... The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, provably, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization. An ancient people, organized on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture ten thousand years earlier and were very nearly one of its founding societies, deciding not to join only at the last moment. Now they've made the collective decision to follow the well-trodden path of millions of other civilizations; they are going to Sublime, elevating themselves to a new and almost infinitely more rich and complex existence. Amid preparations though, the Regimental High Command is destroyed. Lieutenant Commander (reserve) Vyr Cossont appears to have been involved, and she is now wanted - dead, not alive. Aided only by an ancient, reconditioned android and a suspicious Culture avatar, Cossont must complete her last mission given to her by the High Command. She must find the oldest person in the Culture, a man over nine thousand years old, who might have some idea what really happened all that time ago. It seems that the final days of the Gzilt civilization are likely to prove its most perilous.
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The New York Times bestselling Culture novel... The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, provably, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization. An ancient people, organized on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture ten thousand years earlier and were very nearly one of its founding societies, deciding not to join only at the last moment. Now they've made the collective decision to follow the well-trodden path of millions of other civilizations; they are going to Sublime, elevating themselves to a new and almost infinitely more rich and complex existence. Amid preparations though, the Regimental High Command is destroyed. Lieutenant Commander (reserve) Vyr Cossont appears to have been involved, and she is now wanted - dead, not alive. Aided only by an ancient, reconditioned android and a suspicious Culture avatar, Cossont must complete her last mission given to her by the High Command. She must find the oldest person in the Culture, a man over nine thousand years old, who might have some idea what really happened all that time ago. It seems that the final days of the Gzilt civilization are likely to prove its most perilous.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Kenny

Length:

17h 15m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

51:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

47:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

42:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:01:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

36:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

36:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

42:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

40:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

40:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

42:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

46:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:41