This seems like an amazing classic to me. Although it has a cloak of sci-fi or horror, I think that it is actually about our lives, which do have their horrible sides -- we are all on the way to dying, after all, and we are the caretakers of each other. But this gives such a crystal clear vision of an alternate reality that it is difficult to realize that we are simply looking at our own world with a few details altered. The reader is immaculate, the sound quality is great, the language is impeccable. This makes a very interesting contrast with other books by the same author, such as Remains of the Day and the Unconsolable. Ishiguro must be one of the greatest living authors. I would not want this reading to be one syllable shorter.
I certainly don't see what all the hype is about. There's no mystery here; I could figure out what was going on from the first pages. The characters were insipid and unrealistic and their adolescent antics and whinings drove me nuts. As far as some "message" about medical ethics and human nature, it's all been done before (Coma, Soylent Green, Brazil, etc.). The reader was OK, but sometimes her slushiness got to me. (I think she'd the one who does that Hemingway Collection furniture ad.) Use your credit on something worthwhile.
Honestly can't believe I listened to this whole thing. I kept waiting for something to happen, anything really. It was just on the side of the line of terribleness that I kept wanting to see maybe it was gonna turn the corner...nope, skip it!
If you like super slow, boring dribble, this book is for you. Though the end of the story came together pretty nicely, it wasn't worth the many slow hours that preceded it. The story is actually pretty interested, I just wish the author had done something else with it. I actually found myself drifting off into other thoughts many times throughout this listen. Somehow, I labored through. Not sure it was worth it, though.
the pace is slow going and the twist halfway through is good enough but eventually loses its edge in my eyes.
I don't know anyone that would enjoy this book.
Anger was all I got from this book. I kept thinking it would get better then I would get mad wondering why I was still listening.
I really don't get why this book got such good ratings. I have listened to around 200 books on Audible and this was by far the worst.