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Would you consider the audio edition of The Lovers to be better than the print version?
I never read the print version, but I can imagine you would get the advantage in the Print Edition to do further research on many of the organizations/ reports in the book. It's a lot easier to do a Google search on a name in a book than trying to recall it an hour later from what you heard.
Have you listened to any of Peter Ganim’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Not that I think...
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
It really exposes many of the hardships that the women in Afghanistan are facing, and almost how powerless they are to change what's thrown upon them. I was surprised to learn how in many cases third party intervention and public awareness is really the only hope for these women. I think sometimes we as Americans like to take the stance that "we shouldn't get involved" and this is a really good example of why we absolutely should. The thing that helped these women more than anything was exposure. And it's something that I will never underestimate again.
Any additional comments?
It can be a little repetitive at times, which is both good and bad. And it's a hard book to listen through in one setting. Many of the discussed subjects and given examples are very, very heart-breaking. But, it does give you excellent insight into some portion of Afghanistan's culture.
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This book is powerful, beautiful, tragic and hopeful. It is a story of a young couple who wished to marry against the woman's family's wishes. Despite their impoverished upbringing, illiteracy, and innumeracy, they found ways to communicate, to marry and to try and carve out lives for themselves. They made mistakes, asked too much or unnecessarily tried to go it alone...
This is a story about two people in Afghanistan, and yet it is more than that. It is about women in Afghanistan and the rights they do not have. The west may have helped in some ways by invading Afghanistan, but in other ways things have not changed in the past 15 years.
Well-written, well-read, and worth your time and credit.
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