The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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General adult.
A tragic, spiritual portrait of the perfect English butler and his reaction to his fading insular world in post-war England.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook] : Tantor, 2012
ISBN: 9781452628356
1452628351
Characteristics: 1 sound file (8 hr., 8 min., 2 sec.) : digital
Additional Contributors: Prebble, Simon

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1aa
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.

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jbgreens
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.

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rmatlock
Feb 13, 2014

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

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