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    • Never Let Me Go

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,888
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,361
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,375

    From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Be patient; it will pay off

    • By Kc on 05-23-05

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Remains of the Day

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,023
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,008

    The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in postwar 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent audio book performance

    • By Julie Leto on 08-03-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Buried Giant

    • A Novel
    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,897
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,734
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,738

    "You've long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it's time now to think on it anew. There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay..." The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in nearly a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge, and war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The beauty of the reveal

    • By Pete on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Remains of the Day

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Dominic West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House. In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the countryside – and into his past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By Rochelle on 03-31-13

    Regular price: $14.91

    • The Unconsoled

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    From the author of The Remains of the Day, here is a novel that is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most important performance of his life. Instead, he finds himself diverted on a series of cryptic and infuriating errands that nevertheless provide him with vital clues to his own past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masterpiece of modern-day Alice in Wonderland

    • By Rebecca Cisar on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • When We Were Orphans

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 538
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 379

    Christopher Banks, an English boy born in early-20th-century Shanghai, is orphaned at age nine when both his mother and father disappear under suspicious circumstances. He grows up to become a renowned detective, and more than 20 years later, returns to Shanghai to solve the mystery of the disappearances.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just short of 5 stars

    • By Everett Leiter on 05-26-06

    Regular price: $28.51

    • An Artist of the Floating World

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    This is the story of an artist as an aging man, struggling through the wreckage of Japan's World War II experience. Ishiguro's first novel.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An incongruous reader

    • By Emeritus on 11-03-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Buried Giant

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at last the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards--some strange and otherworldly--but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • great story, but very tiresome

    • By Michele Kawamura on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $22.90

    • A Pale View of Hills

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Roe Kendall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    The story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter. In a story where past and present confuse, she relives scenes of Japan's devastation in the wake of World War II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delicate prose - intense book

    • By Vered on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Nocturnes

    • Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Kirby Heyborne, Lincoln Hoppe, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    An exploration of love, need, and the ineluctable force of the past, Nocturnes reveals these individuals to us with extraordinary precision and subtlety, and with the arresting psychological and emotional detail that has marked all of Kazuo Ishiguro's acclaimed works of fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Rebecca Lindroos on 11-29-09

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Was vom Tage übrig blieb

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Gert Heidenreich
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Ausgezeichnet mit dem Nobelpreis für Literatur 2017! Seit Jahrzehnten dient Stevens als Butler auf Darlington Hall. Er sorgt für einen tadellosen Haushalt und ist die Verschwiegenheit in Person: Er hat sein Leben voll und ganz in den Dienst seines Herrn gestellt, niemals würde er auch nur ein Wort über die merkwürdigen Vorgänge im Herrenhaus verlieren. Jetzt bricht er zum ersten Mal aus seiner gewohnten Welt aus, um seine ehemalige Kollegin, Miss Stenton, in Cornwall zu besuchen.

    Regular price: $12.90

    • Never Let Me Go

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Kerry Fox
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In one of the most acclaimed novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now thirty-one, Never Let Me Go dramatizes her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world.

    Regular price: $16.12

    • Never Let Me Go

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another mesmerizing story by Ishiguro.

    • By Hasmik on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $23.80

    • When We Were Orphans

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    England, 1930s. Christopher Banks has become the country's most celebrated detective, his cases the talk of London society. Yet one unsolved crime has always haunted him: the mysterious disappearance of his parents, in old Shanghai, when he was a small boy. Moving between London and Shanghai of the interwar years, When We Were Orphans is a remarkable story of memory, intrigue and the need to return.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nostalgic and alluring!

    • By perspective on 03-21-15

    Regular price: $14.17

    • The Unconsoled

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    By the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go. Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives in a Central European city he cannot identify for a concert he cannot remember agreeing to give. But then as he traverses a landscape by turns eerie and comical - and always strangely malleable, as a dream might be - he comes steadily to realise he is facing the most crucial performance of his life.

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Alles, was wir geben mussten

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Corinna Kirchhoff
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Kazuo Ishiguro, 2017 mit dem Literaturnobelpreis ausgezeichnet, ist als Autor bekannt, der sensible Themen eindrucksvoll thematisiert. Auch in diesem Roman, der die Grenzen des medizinisch Machbaren scheinbar realistisch überschreitet. Erzählerischer Grundton dieses 2006 mit dem Corine-Preis ausgezeichneten Werks ist eine klassische Pubertäts- und Internatsgeschichte. Allerdings steigert sich diese Geschichte zum Thriller durch das dunkle Geheimnis, das auf den Jungen und Mädchen lastet.

    Regular price: $19.37

    • Der begrabene Riese

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Gert Heidenreich
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Das Opus Magnum des Literaturnobelpreis-Trägers - erstmals als Hörbuch! Britannien im 5. Jahrhundert: Nach erbitterten Kriegen zwischen den Volksstämmen der Briten und Angelsachsen ist das Land verwüstet. Axl und Beatrice sind seit vielen Jahren ein Paar. In ihrem Dorf gelten sie als Außenseiter, und man gibt ihnen deutlich zu verstehen, dass sie eine Belastung für die Gemeinschaft sind. Also verlassen sie ihre Heimat in der Hoffnung, ihren Sohn zu finden, den sie seit langer Zeit nicht mehr gesehen haben.

    Regular price: $15.75

    • An Artist of the Floating World

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In the face of the misery in his homeland, the artist Masuji Ono was unwilling to devote his art solely to the celebration of physical beauty. Instead he put his work in the service of the imperialist movement that led Japan into World War II. Now, as the mature Ono struggles through the aftermath of that war, his memories of his youth and of the "floating world" - the nocturnal world of pleasure, entertainment, and drink - offer him both escape and redemption, even as they punish him for betraying his early promise.

    Regular price: $18.20

    • Nocturnes

    • Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In this sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores love, music, and the passage of time. This quintet ranges from Italian piazzas to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the "hush-hush floor" of an exclusive Hollywood hotel. Along the way we meet young dreamers, café musicians, and faded stars, all at some moment of reckoning.

    Regular price: $22.40

    • My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs

    • The Nobel Lecture
    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Nobel Lecture in Literature, delivered by Kazuo Ishiguro ( The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans) at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, on December 7, 2017. In the eloquent and candid lecture he delivered upon accepting the award, Ishiguro reflects on the way he was shaped by his upbringing, and on the turning points in his career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Japanese Englishman

    • By Pamela Totoro on 05-05-18

    Regular price: $14.00

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