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If you could sum up When We Were Orphans in three words, what would they be?
Nostalgic, journey, contentment.
What did you like best about this story?
The depth in the Narrator. The narrative, shows that he is merely, human. confused, most and sometimes wrong.
What does Michael Maloney bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
His use of accents and dialects develops the other characters but mostly his voice as Christopher shows a vulnerability and arrogance, which helps in developing his character.
If you could take any character from When We Were Orphans out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Jenny, the other orphan, who plays a minor yet vital role.
Any additional comments?
This book is a must read or listen. It is exquisitely written. Kazou Ishiguro is becoming one of my favourite authors.
Once again Kazuo Ishiguro unfolds the complex story - a sort of verbal origami. Michael Maloney gives a fittingly nuanced reading. The sort of book that I listen to in one go. Very highly recommended.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful
May not be everyone's cup of tea but I found the psychological characterisation fascinating. Good internal dialogue as opposed to superfluous unnecessary description of periphery characters, places or things, found in so many of today's writers. . Excellent narration. I'm sad to leave the atmosphere created in this novel.
19 of 21 people found this review helpful
not as great as NeverLetMeGo but still i engrossing. Really captured childhood naivety
Why doesn't NLMG available on audible? I had to sign up for another service to listen to it.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Beautiful literary style, but story is bewildering with no meaningful resolution questions left unanswered, so frustrating! Also audiobook is consistently interupted by old fashioned "end side one" notes that must be leftovers from the CD release??