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Nocturnes - Five Stories of Music and Nightfall

Kazuo Ishiguro

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

One of the most celebrated writers of our time gives us his first cycle of short fiction: five brilliantly etched, interconnected stories in which music is a vivid and essential character. A once-popular singer, desperate to make a comeback, turning from the one certainty in his life . . . A man whose unerring taste in music is the only thing his closest friends value in him . . . A struggling singer-songwriter unwittingly involved in the failing marriage of a couple he's only just met . . . A gifted, underappreciated jazz musician who lets himself believe that plastic surgery will help his career . . . A young cellist whose tutor promises to "unwrap" his talent . . . Passion or necessity-or the often uneasy combination of the two-determines the place of music in each of these lives. And, in one way or another, music delivers each of them to a moment of reckoning: sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, sometimes just eluding their grasp. An exploration of love, need, and the ineluctable force of the past, Nocturnes reveals these individuals to us with extraordinary precision and subtlety, and with the arresting psychological and emotional detail that has marked all of Kazuo Ishiguro's acclaimed works of fiction. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall, Kirby Heyborne, Lincoln Hoppe, Simon Vance

Length:

6h 41m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:07


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:28


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:19


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:13


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:03