Audiobook of the Month: ‘Never Let Me Go’
From the Book Prize-winning author of the The Remains of the Day (Amazon) and When We Were Orphans (iTunes), comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it mean to be human. Hallsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be.
But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hallsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school, as they always knew they would, that they realize the full truth of what Hallsham is.
Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story and also a scathing critique of human arrogance, and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his moving and powerful book to date.
Never Let Me Go is currently Audiobook of the Month available from the iTunes for the special price of $9.95.