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The Remains of the Day

Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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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.

©2010 Kazuo Ishiguro (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"An intricate and dazzling novel." (The New York Times)

"Brilliant and quietly devastating." (Newsweek)

"A virtuoso performance...put on with dazzling daring and aplomb." (The New York Review of Books)

"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)

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Superb book

Wonderfully narrated. This book was very soothing to listen to. Superb job of dealing with little details and ponderings but with depth; a slow pace but not a bit boring. An accomplishment not a lot of writers can achieve. Well done!

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