• The Quarry

  • By: Iain Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 06-20-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4.6 (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Kit doesn't know who his mother is. What he does know, however, is that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer. Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest friends - or at least the friends with the most to lose by his death. Paul - the rising star in the Labour party who dreads the day a tape they all made at university might come to light; Alison and Robbie, corporate bunnies whose relationship is daily more fractious; Pris and Haze, once an item, now estranged, and finally Hol - friend, mentor, former lover and the only one who seemed to care.
But what will happen to Kit when Guy is gone? And why isn't Kit's mother in the picture? As the friends reunite for Guy's last days, old jealousies, affairs and lies come to light as Kit watches on.
©2013 Iain Banks (P)2013 Hachette Audio
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By Sam on 09-04-13

the last offering of a great author

A brilliant story, his last book that perhaps reflects some of his own thoughts, challenges and insights as he confronted mortality. And Peter Kenny reads extremely well, as he always does. After a few hundred audiobooks I can say that this combination of author and reader are my absolute favourite and I highly recommend them.

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By Bammosan on 07-15-13

Excellent narration of Iain's last book

What made the experience of listening to The Quarry the most enjoyable?

the narration and the steely response to cancer with a touch of rage into the night with humour and understanding

Who was your favorite character and why?

the son

What does Peter Kenny bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

brings out the individual characters of the protagonist and the friends and especially his father

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

just thanks to all involved especially Iain Banks and Peter Kenny

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

By Dr Zube on 04-24-15

Ok but characters you grow to hate

Started well but the let down is the story I am afraid to say, charterers I eventually either hated or didn't care about. Disappointing but good narration and some redeeming features, I.e. kit in particular

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