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

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Interesting and fun

Witty, sardonic, clever and interesting,all in all the usual high standard Banksian fare. Well worth the listen.
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- S. Reeve

Book Details

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