Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro audiobook

Never Let Me Go

By Kazuo Ishiguro
Read by Rosalyn Landor

Random House Audio
9.69 Hours 1
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From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss.   As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is modern classic.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

A 2005 Man Booker Prize Finalist

A 2005 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

A 2006 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee

A 2005 Time Magazine Top 10 Book

A 2005 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Winner of the 2006 YALSA Alex Award

A 2005 ALA Notable Book for Fiction

Winner of Alex Award - YALSA, 2006

Winner of Margaret A. Edwards Award (Alex Awards), 2002

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss.
 
As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is modern classic.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A Gothic tour de force. . . . A tight, deftly controlled story . . . . Just as accomplished [as The Remains of the Day] and, in a very different way, just as melancholy and alarming. The New York Times
Elegaic, deceptively lovely. . . . As always, Ishiguro pulls you under. Newsweek
Superbly unsettling, impeccably controlled . . . . The book’s irresistible power comes from Ishiguro’s matchless ability to expose its dark heart in careful increments. Entertainment Weekly
"A page turner and a heartbreaker, a tour de force of knotted tension and buried anguish. Time
“That this stunningly brilliant fiction echoes Caryl Churchill’s superb play A Number and Margaret Atwood’s celebrated dystopian novels in no way diminishes its originality and power. A masterpiece of craftsmanship that offers an unparalleled emotional experience.” Kirkus Reviews
“A page turner and a heartbreaker, a tour de force of knotted tension and buried anguish.” Time
“Superbly unsettling, impeccably controlled…The book’s irresistible power comes from Ishiguro’s matchless ability to expose its dark heart in careful increments.” Entertainment Weekly
“One of Kazuo Ishiguro’s greatest novelistic skills is his restraint. A writer who never reveals more than we need to know, he doles out details in small, carefully rationed increments, like delicacies too rich to squander—leaving readers craving more. Nowhere is this skill more apparent than in this dark, dystopian tale of three former friends, all alumni of a British boarding school, who unravel a horrifying secret about their alma mater. We find it utterly compelling.” Barnes and Noble
“Ishiguro pulls the reader along to that understanding at a steady, insistent pace…Ishiguro carefully and deliberately unfolds Hailsham’s secrets one by one, piece by piece.” Washington Post

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Author

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: 9.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English