Consider Phlebas : Culture

  • by Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by Peter Kenny
  • Series: Culture
  • 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first Culture novel, now available as an unabridged audio download.
The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction - cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender.
Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade. Deep within a fabled labyrinth on a barren world, a Planet of the Dead proscribed to mortals, lay a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it. It was the fate of Horza, the Changer, and his motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, actually to find it, and with it their own destruction.
Consider Phlebas is a space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination.

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Action in space

Would you listen to Consider Phlebas again? Why?

I might return to Consider Phlebas after listening to the rest of the series


What was one of the most memorable moments of Consider Phlebas?

The train crash


Which scene did you most enjoy?

The explanation of the game Danger. The players, the addicts etc. You could smell the room.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The hunt for identity


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- Jeffrey

Brilliant universe. Decent plot and characters

Didn't focus on the things I found interesting like the Culture and the Idirans and their conflict, technology and ideologies. instead all of of that just formed a backdrop. The main character was unlikable at times and one chapter was hard to stomach but other than that a good read!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2010
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK