When We Were Orphans

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kazuo Ishiguro

Narrated By: John Lee

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: June 2005

Duration: 10 hours 54 minutes


A masterful novel from one of the most admired writers of our time.
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.
Within the layers of the narrative told in Christopher's precise, slightly detached voice are revealed what he can't, or wont, see: that the simplest desires—a child's for his parents, a man's for understanding—may give rise to the most complicated truths.
A feat of narrative skill and soaring imagination, When We Were Orphans is Kazuo Ishiguro at his brilliant best.
Performed by John Lee


When We Were Orphans

by Kazuo Ishiguro

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When We Were Orphans, Kazuo Ishiguro