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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,356 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iain M. Banks Narrator: Toby Longwort Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a world renowned even within a galaxy full of wonders, a crime within a war. For one brother it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one - maybe two - people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat of treachery and murder. And for their sister, even without knowing the full truth, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever.

Only the sister is not what she once was; Djan Seriy Anaplian has changed almost beyond recognition to become an agent of the Culture's Special Circumstances section, charged with high-level interference in civilisations throughout the greater galaxy.

Concealing her new identity - and her particular set of abilities - might be a dangerous strategy, however. In the world to which Anaplian returns, nothing is quite as it seems; and determining the appropriate level of interference in someone else's war is never a simple matter.

Matter is a novel of dazzling wit and serious purpose. An extraordinary feat of storytelling and breathtaking invention on a grand scale, it is a tour de force from a writer who has turned science fiction on its head. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brian Ronan | 2/19/2014

    " Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Best Banks since Consider Phlebas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suzette | 2/12/2014

    " I would recommend this if you like science fiction. I am not a huge science fiction fan, but I would read more of the Culture series from Iain Banks. I prefer his fiction like The Wasp Factory. The interview with him in the back of this book is interesting because he talks about writing fiction and science fiction and how he alternates between the two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bob | 12/20/2013

    " A return to The Culture environment by Ian M Banks and a very readable return too. I just love Bank's drones, they have personalities that are more human than humans... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Aneel | 11/9/2013

    " This one seemed a little too clear, almost over-explained. But I didn't understand why some of the threads were there. Maybe I missed something big. "

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