• by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Narrated by Adam Kotz, Neil Pearson, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Trevor White, Ian Porter
  • 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Nocturnes, a sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores ideas of love, music and the passing of time. From the piazzas of Italy to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the "hush-hush floor" of an exclusive Hollywood hotel, the characters we encounter range from young dreamers to cafe musicians to faded stars, all of them at some moment of reckoning. Gentle, intimate, and witty, this quintet is marked by a haunting them: the struggle to keep alive a sense of life's romance, even as one gets older, relationships founder and youthful hopes recede.
Read by Adam Kotz, Neil Pearson, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Ian Porter, and Trevor White.


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Musical off notes

I love Ishiguro's work- particularly his novels and I was disappointed by these short stories the characters and central themes of which failed to really engage me. Ishiguro uses music as a foundation to the collection and perhaps not having any knowledge or ability in the musical world was a disadvatage for this listener.
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- Adrienne

Gentle listening

A lovely collection of gentle stories, revolving around music. They tie together wonderfully, and I'll no doubt be giving this collection another listen in future.
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- Tracey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2012
  • Publisher: Canongate Faber