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    England, 1930s: Christopher Banks has become the country's most celebrated detective, his cases the talk of London society. Yet one unsolved crime has always haunted him: the mysterious disappearance of his parents, in old Shanghai, when he was a small boy. 

    Moving between London and Shanghai of the interwar years, When We Were Orphans is a remarkable story of memory, intrigue and the need to return.

    ©2000 Kazuo Ishiguro (P)2014 Faber Audio

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    Another great Ishiguro!

    I just loved the book, like the others of the same author. The speaker has a very nice voice and I found his interpretation of the Japanese accent very convincing, without overdoing it. Absolutely recommended!

    3 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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    A depressing book about self-deception

    Spoiler!!!
    What a depressing book about self-deception. I was at first intrigued to read about a detective who does not reveal much about his cases, but became increasingly irritated and even annoyed by his arrogance, particularly his oblivion to what is going on around him and how people really feel. If Ishiguro intended this reaction he succeeded, but at the cost of losing my interest in reading other novels he has written. Only with additional research does the reader have an idea of the slaughter in Shanghai. Particularly the ending leaves the reader wondering what positive message the author intends to convey: all illusions about Christopher's parents are destroyed, his adopted daughter is suicidal and Christopher doubts any value in the life he has led. His only consolation is he believes his mother always loved him, even though she had lost most of her memory in her later years.

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    First Ishiguro novel - 80% of this book was real slog

    The performance of the narration was good in context and cannot fault them for the delivery of this material.
    Do not waste your time, the story is painfully slow and I begrudgingly listened to the whole thing (and regret it).