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The Player of Games

Iain M. Banks

The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game...a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and very possibly his death. Praise for Iain M. Banks: "Poetic, humorous, baffling, terrifying, sexy -- the books of Iain M. Banks are all these things and more" -- NME "An exquisitely riotous tour de force of the imagination which writes its own rules simply for the pleasure of breaking them." -- Time Out

The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game...a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and very possibly his death. Praise for Iain M. Banks: "Poetic, humorous, baffling, terrifying, sexy -- the books of Iain M. Banks are all these things and more" -- NME "An exquisitely riotous tour de force of the imagination which writes its own rules simply for the pleasure of breaking them." -- Time Out
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The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game...a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and very possibly his death. Praise for Iain M. Banks: "Poetic, humorous, baffling, terrifying, sexy -- the books of Iain M. Banks are all these things and more" -- NME "An exquisitely riotous tour de force of the imagination which writes its own rules simply for the pleasure of breaking them." -- Time Out

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Kenny

Length:

11h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

30:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

34:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:40