Iain M. Banks – The Player of Games


The Culture – a human/machine symbiotic society – has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh: Jernau Morat Gurgeh, The Player of Games, master of every board, computer, and strategy.

Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game… a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life – and very possibly his death.

Author: Iain M. Banks
Narrator: Peter Kenny
Duration: 11 hours 26 minutes
Released: 10 Feb 2012
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Language: English

User Review:

prowler towering

i was kept in the dark for the whole time not knowing what to expect in the end but indeed wasnt disappointed with the ending. the start of the story is a bit slow but once the motion starts rolling I began to engross into it.