The Remains of the Day

By Kazuo Ishiguro
Read by Simon Prebble

8.13 Hours 06/29/2012 unabridged
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The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in post-war England. At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving "a great gentleman." But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness" and graver doubts about his own faith in the man he served.

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Summary

Summary

An Entertainment Weekly Pick for 12 Books to Ease Your Downton Abbey Withdrawl

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Audie Award Finalist

The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in post-war England. At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving "a great gentleman." But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness" and graver doubts about his own faith in the man he served.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A perfect novel. I couldn’t put it down.” Ann Beattie
A tour de force---both a compelling psychological study and a portrait of a vanished social order. Publishers Weekly
“The novel rests firmly on the narrative sophistication and flawless control of tone…of a most impressive novelist.” Julian Barnes, New York Times bestselling author of The Sense of an Ending
“An intricate and dazzling novel.” New York Times
“A virtuoso performance…put on with dazzling daring and aplomb.” New York Times Book Review
“Brilliant and quietly devastating.” Newsweek
“Simon Prebble’s glorious voice is perfect as that of Stevens, the quintessential British butler—or so Stevens himself might dare to hope…At times it seems like a full cast is narrating since Prebble acquires an American accent on demand, as well as regional British accents. This audiobook may inspire multiple listens.” AudioFile
“A tour de force—both a compelling psychological study and a portrait of a vanished social order.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

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: 8.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English