When We Were Orphans

The new novel by Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro, read by Anton Lesser, abridged in ten parts by Chris Wallis.

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Christopher Banks is the country's most celebrated detective.

But one unsolved crime still haunts him - the disappearance of his parents in Shanghai when he was a small boy.

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Christopher is off to Claridges.

Will Sarah be there?

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His mother's commitment to abolishing the opium trade is making Christopher's father's life impossible.

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Christopher's father has been kidnapped, but Uncle Philip is taking charge.

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Sarah's impending departure for Shanghai is pushing Christopher into solving his father's disappearance.

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Christopher has gone to Shanghai to solve the mystery of his parents' disappearance, but he is distracted by Sarah's apparent unhappiness.

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Christopher agrees to go away with Sarah, but Inspector Kung's news leads him into the war zone.

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Christopher rescues his old friend Akira, now a Japanese soldier.

Together they search for the house where Christopher's parents are being held.

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The Yellow Snake's identity is finally revealed.

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It is 1958, and Christopher's search for his mother is not yet over.