• by Iain Banks
  • Narrated by Helen McAlpine
  • 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A little knowledge can be a very dangerous thing....
Innocent in the ways of the world, an ingenue when it comes to pop and fashion, the Elect of God of a small but committed Stirlingshire religious cult: Isis Whit is no ordinary teenager. When her cousin Morag - Guest of Honour at the Luskentyrian's four-yearly Festival of Love - disappears after renouncing her faith, Isis is marked out to venture among the Unsaved and bring the apostate back into the fold.
But the road to Babylondon (as Sister Angela puts it) is a treacherous one, particularly when Isis discovers that Morag appears to have embraced the ways of the Unsaved with spectacular abandon... Truth and falsehood; kinship and betrayal; 'herbal' cigarettes and compact discs - Whit is an exploration of the techno-ridden barrenness of modern Britain from a unique perspective.


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Customer Reviews

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I couldn't get into the main character

I found Helen McAlphine's narration of the story really worked and brought the main character to life.

Unfortunately this is one of a small number of Ian Bank's novels that left me cold and struggling to stick with it. I could not find any real engagement with the characters or the storyline and nearly gave up several times.
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- Urd Yggradsil


The story is full of twists and intrigues and very well performed, but it is the quality of the writing that gets the fifth star.
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- J Z A

Book Details

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