• Look to Windward

  • Culture Series, Book 7
  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Series: Culture, Book 7
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-23-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (112 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It was one of the less glorious incidents of a long-ago war. It led to the destruction of two suns and the billions of lives they supported. Now, 800 years later, the light from the first of those ancient mistakes has reached the Culture Orbital, Masaq. The light from the second may not.
©2000 Iain M. Banks (P)2013 Hachette Digital
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Critic Reviews

"Banks keeps ratcheting up the suspense" ( Guardian)
"Confirms Banks as the standard by which the rest of SF is judged" ( Guardian)
"In terms of sheer storytelling prowess and verve, Look to Windward is a work of genius" ( SFX)
"A great book" ( New Scientist)
"A mordant wit, a certain savagery and a wild imagination " ( Mail On Sunday)
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-21-18

...never ceases to surprise

The most entertaining culture novel so far. Nicely performed, wonderfully written, space-candy and alien drama.

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5 out of 5 stars
By JCRW on 03-03-18

A masterpiece from one of sci fi's greatest Minds

This story is tapestry of grand scope and scale masterfully woven together by a mind brilliant enough that He might as well be a GSV in disguise

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5 out of 5 stars
By Marc on 05-22-14

Fantastic book, expertly delivered by Peter Kenny.

What did you like most about Look to Windward?

Another fantastic culture book. Great characters and an interesting plot. Peter Kenny once again brings this book to life.

What about Peter Kenny’s performance did you like?

Peter delivers this book in his usual perfect way. His talent of bringing a book to life is simply amazing. If you have ever read this book, then I highly recommend listening to Peter read it. He brings a whole new dimension to the story. He is a very comfortable narrator to listen to, and his character voices make it a pleasure to follow. Easy listening. Perfect.

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

Once started, it is very hard to stop. I found that time literally flew by whilst listening, and very often found myself still up in the early hours listening to this great story.

Any additional comments?

Another fantastic Culture book. Having read all the Banks books, I am now listening to them all one by one. If your a fan of Banks, then there is no better way to enjoy them.

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5 out of 5 stars
By I Asimov on 11-14-15

Best Culture Book - amazing

I have listened to every culture book so far and they are all outstanding but this is the best one. Banks is a formidable writer. A very moving and poinant story that will stay with me for years. Peter Kenny gave excellent narration as always.

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