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    • 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 1,487
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371

    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
    • Nostalgia for a time that has so much to teach us

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Never Let Me Go

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Kerry Fox
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 890
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 822
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 824

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Haunting and thought provoking

    • By Stephibobz on 08-09-15

    Regular price: £13.99

    • When We Were Orphans

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 512
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 477

    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
    • Beautifully crafted and gripping.

    • By Aliza Bat-Ami on 25-06-16

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Buried Giant

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 779
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 711
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 712

    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
    • Hmmmm

    • By Jenny on 12-03-15

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Unconsoled

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narcissism, ADD, Kafka, and regret intertwined

    • By Anthony on 24-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Nocturnes

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Adam Kotz, Neil Pearson, Julian Rhind-Tutt, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    In Nocturnes, a sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores ideas of love, music and the passing of time. From the piazzas of Italy to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the "hush-hush floor" of an exclusive Hollywood hotel, the characters we encounter range from young dreamers to cafe musicians to faded stars, all of them at some moment of reckoning. Gentle, intimate, and witty, this quintet is marked by a haunting theme: the struggle to keep alive a sense of life's romance, even as one gets older.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gentle listening

    • By Tracey on 24-01-13

    Regular price: £11.99

    • My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Delivered in Stockholm on 7 December 2017, 'My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs' is the lecture of the Nobel Laureate in Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro. A generous and hugely insightful biographical sketch, it explores his relationship with his homeland of Japan, reflections on his own novels and an insight into some of his inspirations from the worlds of writing, music and film.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Alles, was wir geben mussten

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Corinna Kirchhoff
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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: £18.19

    • 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: £12.19

    • Der begrabene Riese

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Gert Heidenreich
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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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: £14.49

    • Bei Anbruch der Nacht

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Christian Brückner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Steven spielt Saxophon in einer Jazzband, die von Bar zu Bar tingelt und nicht weiter auffällt. Er weiß, dass er richtig gut ist, aber er sieht aus wie ein Loser. Lindy ist der Star der Boulevardpresse, schon etwas älter, Schönheitsoperationen halten sie frisch. Gerade geschieden von Tony Gardner, einem einst berühmten, jetzt verblassten Jazzsänger, ist sie wieder reif fürs Messer. Nachts, auf den verschwiegenen Fluren eines Nobelhotels in Hollywood, träumen die beiden Frischoperierten und Zubandagierten von einem neuen Leben.

    Regular price: £10.39