Inversions : Culture

  • by Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by Peter Kenny
  • Series: Culture
  • 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the winter palace, the King's new physician has more enemies than she at first realises. But then she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about. In another palace across the mountains, in the service of the regicidal Protector General, the chief bodyguard, too, has his enemies. But his enemies strike more swiftly, and his means of combating them are more traditional.
Spiralling round a central core of secrecy, deceit, love, and betrayal, Inversions is a spectacular work of science fiction, brilliantly told and wildly imaginative, from an author who has set genre fiction alight.


What the Critics Say

"A fantastic, awe-inspiring book ... I can't imagine anyone not being won over by this deeply entertaining, thought-provoking and humane story" ( Express)
"Taut, hilarious and wicked" ( Mail on Sunday)
"Compulsive Banksian reading ... thoughtful, intelligently bloody stuff" ( SFX)
"Captivating ... incisive ... as sublime as ever" ( Time Out)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not exactly SciFi, a view from outside The Culture

Although not a Culture book as such, being set in a medieval world of wars and scheming factions, it follows the lives of two people: The Doctor, and The Bodyguard. Written from the point of view of someone from this medieval planet, we are never sure where these people come from, but the way they act and the events that ensue, you are left with the feeling that they are an example of The Culture interacting with a less advanced race.
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- Tim

One of his best if you prefer subtlety

I think that this, like Feersum Enjinn is one of Banks' best novels. More relaxed and less in your face than some. A good read which leaves space for thought.

Peter Kenny is an excellent narrator.
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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK