The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2012
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It is the summer of 1956 and Stevens, an aging English butler, will never be the same again. For the first time in three decades, Stevens looks back on his long life of service and finds himself confronting the dark undercurrent in the life of his previous employer, Lord Darlington, and his own often painful friendship with the housekeeper, Miss Kenton.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio, p2012
ISBN: 9781452658353
Branch Call Number: TB H ISH NVD
Characteristics: 1 audio disc (approximately 8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Prebble, Simon
Tantor Media


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Apr 09, 2016

The narration of this audiobook is among the best I've ever heard, it certainly makes the book better too. Self-discipline and dignity combine to a diabolical form of most polite torture.

Oct 30, 2015

I totally loved this book and recommend it to anyone who is interested in beautifully written fiction as well as WWII history and life in the old Britain.

Aug 07, 2014

I loved listening to this novel. It seemed to end somewhat abruptly though with no acknowledgement that this was the end of the book like all the other audio books I've read.
I loved the preciseness that seems to be characteristic of all things British.
I was sure hoping for some insight on the part of the butler, Mr. Stevens, that he needed to be a bit more human and not such a perfectionistic robotic person, totally married to his role as a great, dignified butler.
The author's note sheds light on how a person of Japanese decent could write about this aspect of British culture.

Feb 13, 2014

The record does not state whether this audiobook is abridged or not.

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