Never Let Me Go (Unabridged)
by Kazuo Ishiguro
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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. 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. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it's only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.
I was excited to listen to this audiobook because iTunes does a great job at picking Audiobooks of the Month. I've managed to make it 5 hours into the book, and I'm stopping. I can't bear to listen to anymore of it. It is extremely boring and the pace of the book never changes. Also, the author bounces around in time so much, it's frustrating.
I typically listen to 2 audiobooks a week and I enjoy a wide variety of books. This is the first time I've not finished a book.
Never let go
Best audiobook ever!!! :)
I will admit, I was being cheap when I purchased this book because I have been spending a lot on audiobooks lately so I thought I'd give this a shot. The speaker's voice is horrible, my eyes immediately started getting heavy when I started listening. I don't think I will be able to finish the book, the story does not capture my attention enough.