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Let the Games Begin

(2013)
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You are invited to attend the most decadent fete of the century. Italian high-society and international celebrities are gathered at Villa Ada, once a sprawling public park, now the largest private home in Rome. The host, a rags-to-riches tycoon, has planned an extraordinary wild animal safari - the party to end all parties.

Among the guests is Fabrizio Ciba, a neurotically charming author struggling to write his next great literary tome in order to rebuild his reputation. In an unexpected turn of events, he crosses paths with a beautiful, enigmatic pop singer and the Wilde Beasts of Abaddon, a fledgling satanic sect planning her demise in exchange for global fame. The world outside the mansion gates is soon forgotten, and all rules of civility are broken. What was intended as the most spectacular night quickly descends into apocalyptic chaos as the excesses of modern life are indulged to extremes. What mayhem will ensue once the games begin?

Internationally best-selling author Niccolo Ammaniti strikes a masterful balance between farce and tragedy as he brings a rapturous dose of anarchic absurdity to this portrait of a status-obsessed, self-indulgent society. A calamitous, supercharged, and wildly enjoyable satire, Let the Games Begin will surprise, delight, and frighten.

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April 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Let the Games Begin
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
ISBN: 1-84767-942-0 / 978-1-84767-942-0 (UK edition)
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Let the Games Begin
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ISBN: 1-84767-941-2 / 978-1-84767-941-3 (UK edition)
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August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Let the Games Begin
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ISBN: 0-8021-2111-X / 978-0-8021-2111-0 (USA edition)
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2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Let The Games Begin (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
ISBN: 1-4712-4264-1 / 978-1-4712-4264-9 (UK edition)
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December 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Let the Games Begin
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ISBN: 1-4890-8372-3 / 978-1-4890-8372-2 (Australia edition)
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October 2013 : USA Audio edition
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October 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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October 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Let the Games Begin
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August 2013 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Let the Games Begin
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
ISBN: 1-4862-0318-3 / 978-1-4862-0318-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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August 2013 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Let the Games Begin
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
ISBN: 1-4862-0320-5 / 978-1-4862-0320-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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August 2013 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Let the Games Begin
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
ISBN: 1-4862-0319-1 / 978-1-4862-0319-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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August 2013 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Let the Games Begin
Author(s): Niccolo Ammaniti
ISBN: 1-4862-0321-3 / 978-1-4862-0321-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
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Title: Let the Games Begin
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Title: Let the Games Begin
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