The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro audiobook

The Remains of the Day

By Kazuo Ishiguro
Read by Nicholas Guy Smith

Random House Audio 9780307961440
9.39 Hours 1
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From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film.   This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film.
 
This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A perfect novel. I couldn’t put it down. Ann Beattie  
The novel rests firmly on the narrative sophistication and flawless control of tone ... of a most impressive novelist. Julian Barnes
Brilliant and quietly devastating. Newsweek   A virtuoso performance ... put on with dazzling daring and aplomb.
An intricate and dazzling novel. The New York Times  
“Brilliant and quietly devastating.” Newsweek
"A virtuoso performance…put on with dazzling daring and aplomb.” New York Review of Books
“Nicholas Guy Smith’s narration captures the persona that Stevens has constructed without making it completely monochromatic…Smith brings him to existence, if not exactly life, and brings the listener to understanding, if not quite sympathy. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Kazuo Ishiguro

Author Bio: Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro, the author of several acclaimed novels, won the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017. The Remains of the Day won the Booker Prize and was the basis for a major motion picture. The Buried Giant was a New York Times bestseller, A Pale View of Hills won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize, and An Artist of the Floating World won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. The Unconsoled won the Cheltenham Prize and Never Let Me Go won the Corine Internationaler Buchpreis, the Serono Literary Prize, the Casino de Santiago European Novel Award, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In 1995 Ishiguro received an OBE for Services to Literature and in 1998 the French decoration of Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English