The Business

  • by Iain Banks
  • Narrated by Harriet Kershaw
  • 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kate Telman is a senior executive officer in The Business, a powerful and massively discreet transglobal organisation whose origins predate the Christian Church. Financially transparent, internally democratic it wants to buy its own state in order to acquire a seat at the United Nations.
Kate's job is to keep abreast of current technological developments and her global reach encompasses Silicon Valley to the remote Himalayas. In the course of her journey Kate must peel away layers of emotional insulation and the assumptions of a lifetime. She must learn to keep the world at arm's length. To take control, she has to do The Business.

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What the Critics Say

"Imagination, wit and complexity are Banks' hallmarks and The Business is no exception" (Sunday Express)

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Customer Reviews

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Yet another good read

Another collection of great ideas beautifully woven together by a master word smith.
I love Banks sci,fi work and although this is definitely not sci fi, it is a lovely read with all his imagination and his wonderfully sense of humour.
Oh Mr Banks the literary world is missing one of its brightest stars, it was far too early for you to leave us.
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- Simon

Typical Banks

A typical Iain Banks novel. As with several others it involves a large gathering at a big house, although this appears nearer the beginning.

On reservation is that during discussions between an American woman and a Scottsh women, the accents blend into one another
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-01-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK