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When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

When We Were Orphans

by Kazuo Ishiguro

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Unabridged Edition
Running Time
11 Hrs.
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A masterful novel from one of the most admired writers of our time.

Christopher Banks, an English boy born in early-20th-century Shanghai, is orphaned at age nine when both his mother and father disappear under suspicious circumstances. He grows up to become a renowned detective, and more than 20 years later, returns to Shanghai to solve the mystery of the disappearances.

Within the layers of the narrative told in Christopher's precise, slightly detached voice are revealed what he can't, or wont, see: that the simplest desires-; a child's for his parents, a man's for understanding-; may give rise to the most complicated truths.

A feat of narrative skill and soaring imagination, "When We Were Orphans" is Kazuo Ishiguro at his brilliant best.

Performed by John Lee

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When we were orphans
Reviewer LoriAdams
 September 08, 2007
This text came alive listening to John Lee perform. Many enjoyable hours passed. Thank you.

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  • Published: March 2005
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: W020828
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