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The Remains of the Day

Lu par : Dominic West
Durée : 7 h et 5 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 notations)

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From the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House. In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the countryside - and into his past.

©1989 Kazuo Ishiguro (P)2012 Faber Audio

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  • Global
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Way better as an audiobook

I had to read thos book for my literatute class amd couldnt get trought the first chapter. As an audio book however, and thanks to the narrator s great performance, i found muself very engaged with the story. Mr Stevens really comes to life in this format.

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  • Rochelle
  • 31/03/2013

Beautiful

I'd seen the movie - a long time ago - but had never read the book.

It is simply & beautifully told. Stevens sets out on a road trip in his employer's car for a week. The week is filled with reverie of his life over 30 years as butler to a great household & his relationship with former housekeeper Miss Kenton.

Stevens' focus throughout his career has been on dignity within his role as butler & we become aware what he has sacrificed to achieve & maintain this goal. He too seems to become aware & regrets the impact the sacrifice this focus has had on his relationship with his father & also his potential love interest.

Stevens' character is well crafted, the story is a moving one of a life when the large English houses were the hub of political activity. It is wonderfully told & narrated.

Stevens weighs his regrets but resolves to enjoy the remains of "his day".

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  • Tyrfingur
  • 13/03/2018

Marvelous

The remains of the day is without a doubt one of the best pieces of literature from the 20th century.

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  • Fredrik
  • 28/10/2017

Wow, what a story.

This book moved me to my inner core. It made me think about life and the choices I made in a new and brighter light. No wonder Ishiguro won the nobel prize, it was well deserved.

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 11/10/2017

Great book and reading.

An almost Victorian novel in style and character. I love the way it was set.

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  • ShwetaSriram
  • 25/01/2017

brilliant writing and narration

My brother recommended this book as his all time favourite. I listened to the wonderful narration by Dominic west and I can understand why he loved it so much. my brother has read the book and I am sure he will love this version even more.

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  • cate edwards
  • 08/01/2016

This novel works at lots of levels.

i immensely enjoyed this book. The reader is perfect. It shows a slice of history undergoing change. The author show the foibles of human nature with care and gentleness. Very touching. Clever. Satisfying.

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  • Chocolate
  • 03/05/2015

Perfect

I loved it! The story is really great, the performance of the narrator is top range. I highly recommend it.

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  • perspective
  • 21/02/2015

There is a gentleness and sadness in the writing

Would you consider the audio edition of The Remains of the Day to be better than the print version?

I originally thought the narrative voice was too young but as the story progressed, his voice took on the gentle quality of the writing and his tone was just right. Sometimes, words need to be spoken aloud to appreciate the lyrical quality. This had a gentleness and a deep sense of loss.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Remains of the Day?

The use of the journey to tell the stories about his life as a butler, his loyalties to his father and his ignorance in love.

What about Dominic West’s performance did you like?

Originally I thought his voice was too young but in the end I felt he had read the story with the poignancy it required.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, this is a book that takes time, it is a journey.

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  • Abhishek
  • 28/10/2018

Very thoughtful

Loved the very engaging and thoughtful work by the author. Very heartwarming creation. A very good read indeed.

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  • Nadine Snyman
  • 18/08/2018

WOW!!!

Ishiguro is a master story teller....and after listening to the audio version of this book I understand (and now also agree) with all the fuss that is made about this author ... I loved this book. The narrator (Dominic West) did it every service it deserved and I couldn’t imagine a more superb performance. There were so many things that enjoyed about this book and I am afraid if I tried to start listing them I would miss something. Ishiguro captured so many themes in this beautiful work, which constantly evoked sentiments which just deeply touched me (which was perfectly executed each and ever time by Dominic!) There was such a true essence to main character telling his life story which will make it hard to forget him. I would recommend this book to anyone and myself would reread this book! It deserves the award it won and it definitely is on my “best read” list.

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  • Daniela Theurer
  • 28/01/2017

Eine Seele hinter selbst geschaffenen Mauern

Würden Sie The Remains of the Day noch mal anhören? Warum?

Was geschieht einem Menschen, dessen einziges Ziel im Leben die Professionalisierung seines Berufes darstellt, hier als Butler in jeder Lebenssituation "dignity" zu bewahren? Was geschieht ihm, wenn er derart disponiert mit dem Tod des Vaters, mit der Liebe, mit tiefen Emotionen seiner Umgebung,mit der Frage nach politischen Prinzipien konfrontiert wird?Ein Mann, der seine Position als Butler derart verinnerlicht, dass er diese weder in sozialer Hinsicht zu hinterfragen in der Lage ist noch in irgend einer Hinsicht seinen Dienstherren und dessen Tun und Denken - was tut er, wenn sich seine Welt verändert?Der Autor gewährt durch die Ichperspektive Einblick in diesen Charakter in all seiner Begrenzung und seinen Defiziten. Dabei schafft er es trotzdem, den Leser für diese Figur zu gewinnen, die sich in nahezu griechischer Tragik bis zum Schluss treu bleiben muss.Es wird eine mehrtägige Reise des Mr Stevens quer durch das England des Jahres 1956 erzählt, deren Zweck ein Besuch bei der ehemaligen Haushälterin ist, die, entmutigt durch Mr Stevens scheinbare Kälte, seinerzeit ihrer Liebe zu ihm entsagt hat, um einen andern zu heiraten. Der Butler plant, sie erneut für ihre alte Stelle - und nur der Leser weiß, eigentlich für sich - zu gewinnen. In Rückblenden erfährt der Leser die Geschichte der beiden sowie die des gemeinsamen Dienstherren, der tief in die geheimdiplomatischen Vorgänge zwischen Nazideutschland und Teilen der englischen Oberschicht vor 1939 verstrickt ist. Wer interessiert ist an einem gelungenen Psycho- wie Soziogramm, ein Faible hat für England und auch für Geschichte, für den ist dieser von Dominic West ansprechend gelesene Roman ideal.
Ich werde "The Remains of the Day" sicher wieder hören und mich auch an anderen Büchern des Autors versuchen. Wundervolles Englisch!

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  • doktorFaustus
  • 26/07/2017

Der Butler als Lebensform

Natürlich musste Sir Anthony Hopkins für seine beängstigende Erschaffung einer Kinoikone des Bösen den Oscar - und zahlreiche andere Filmpreise erhalten. Schauspielerisch ist mir sein Butler Stevens in "The Remains of the Day" noch teurer. Buch und Film sind tief bewegende, mit Melancholie aufgesättigte,passagenweise tränentreibende Meisterwerke und beschwören eine in den Fluten der Zeit versunkene Epoche. Endlos hätte ich den Erinnerungen des Butler Stevens lauschen können und seinen Versuchen sein Leben und das Leben seiner Mitmenschen zu verstehen. Eine nicht gelebte Liebe, ein Leben für Pflicht, Würde, Loyalität und Dienerschaft sind erzählerisch eine sichere Bank: Spektakulär wenn Stevens senior auf dem Sterbebett seinem Sohn erklärt ein wie stolzer Vater er ist oder wenn Miss Kenton und Stevens in ihrem mutmasslich letzten Zusammentreffen über Partnerschaft, Treue und Lebensglück räsonieren. Wahrhaftig: Einander lieben will gelernt sein.
Dominic West ist für mich ein echter Besetzungscoup: Der Jimmy McNulty aus The Wire - geradezu die Idee des rauhbeinigen, trinkfesten Cops der nie um einen Fluch verlegen ist - atmet in seinem Vortrag eben das worum ein Leben lang die Gedanken des Butler Stevens kreisen: Würde.
Amazing!

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  • Ute Papenhagen
  • 09/10/2017

A joy to listen to

Großartig! Dominic West liest wunderbar. Best lesson of Britishness I've ever had, indeed. Highly recommendable.

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  • Paul Resch
  • 25/04/2019

Super umgesetzt!

Dominic West schafft es sehr gut, den Geist dieses absolut genialen Buches einzufangen. Gerade das Ende hat es durchaus in sich und ist super umgesetzt.

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  • Malgorzata
  • 17/12/2018

Amazing

An incredibly well-written story performed brilliantly by Dominic West. His voice acting was absolutely on point and gave justice to this great piece of literature. I wholeheartedly recommend listening to this audiobook. It’s an amazing journey.

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  • Stephan Tschiesche
  • 10/02/2018

well, what really remains of the day ...

a remarkable Story
this is modern literature at its peak
not meant to be entertaining, even if it's hard to make a break while listening

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  • tazi
  • 05/01/2018

Grandioses Buch, toller Sprecher

Den Roman braucht man eigentlich nicht zu bewerten. Weltklasse. Die Stimme des Sprechers gefällt mir sehr gut.

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  • Renate Frommhold
  • 01/01/2018

Sehr gut gesprochen! Bewegend bis zum Schluss,

Sehr gut gesprochen! Bewegend bis zum Schluss. Innerhalb einer Woche habe ich alles komplett angehört.

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  • Ienco
  • 14/10/2017

absolutely brilliantly written and spoken!

I loved every second of this audio book. The reader conveys the over serious character of Mr.Stevens so well and the humour of his narrations comes over to full effect.
I was so sad when it was at an end😯.

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