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The Remains of the Day

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kazuo Ishiguro

Narrated By: Simon Prebble

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: June 2012

Duration: 8 hours 10 minutes


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.


  • Robert Dickman

    A deep book with insightful lessons for any reader. This author has written an instant classic for the thoughtful reader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Janet Jones

    Fascinating psychological study. One has to empathize with someone who so deeply doesn't get it. And a revealing look at the self-regarding aristocracy of England between the wars. Of course beautifully narrated by the incomparable Simon Prebble. All together a worthwhile audiobook.

  • Liza

    I loved this novel, even though it is slow, or maybe because of its slowness. Stevens is revealing the complicated life of being a butler in the super-high-society of England, especially before WWII. It is a story of repressing feelings, both personal and political, because the best butler is the one that has no feelings whatsoever. But everyone does, and something almost always bring people to looking back, some regrets, and big questioning of one's actions and words or the lack of them. Dignity, honor, service - these filled Stevens' life for years, maybe they are not the most important and honorable values after all? I loved the Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, and his ability to write such different styles, such different settings and time so beautifully just adds more points to this wonderful author.

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful book. Big fan of the novel and the film. The narration was decent.

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