NOBEL PRIZE WINNER • From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Remains of the Day comes “a Gothic tour de force" (The New York Times) with an extraordinary twist—a moving, suspenseful, beautifully atmospheric modern classic.
As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were.
Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Kazuo Ishiguro delivers a compelling dystopian twist on the coming-of-age story in this riveting listen. Kathy, Tommy, and Ruth are three clones spending their youths at an isolated boarding school. Then their teacher reveals the shocking truth about why they were created: to be sacrificed when the person they were cloned from needs their organs. We were locked into this young trio’s frightening journey as they’re released into the real world, determined to find more answers. Exciting, eerie, and often tender, the story combines elements of a thrilling adventure with thought-provoking sci-fi concepts and deep character development. Narrator Rosalyn Landor perfectly inhabits the character of Kathy, delivering her inner monologue in a way that made us feel like part of the story. If you like a riveting listen that also makes you think, don’t miss Never Let Me Go.
Great Book Ok Reader
The book itself is amazing, its as very interesting concept, also very sad, I found myself getting very attached to these characters and rather upset, this book isn’t about happy endings at all.
Although an amazing story the reader is a little dull, but if you can’t read the book yourself, its worth it.
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.
This is definitely one of my favourite books of all time. However, if you want to listen to something with adventure and a strong plot, do not buy this audiobook. Ishiguro's story is so heartbreaking because none of the characters ever do anything to change their terrible fate that they have known about since birth. This book's chilling nature may be regarded by some as boring, however I believe in ten years it will become a classic book taught in schools around the world.