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There are audiobooks and there are GREAT audiobooks. This is a GREAT audiobook!!! After hundereds of audiobooks, only Nelson Demille's "The Gold Coast" is in the same class. I resisted listening to The Kite Runner for a long time due to the fact I thought a setting based in Afganastan just wasn't my cup of tea. I could not have been more wrong. The plight of Amir and Hassan is a story I'll not soon forget. The book is very well written and the pronuciation by the author made the book feel even more alive. It was an emotional rollacoaster I loved and as the book ended I cried. All I can keep saying is "For You a Thousand Times Over".
35 of 35 people found this review helpful
I never thought, from the descrption of this book, that I would fall in love with it! The characters are so real and every page of the story is captivating! Written like a memoir, but definitely a novel ending in present day. The descriptions of the "old" Afghanistan made it come alive with the smells, sounds, tone, formality of life, family and what it means, and hierarchy of society. I really "rooted for" some of the characters yet there are moments you can hate them, with all their flaws. These, too, are easy to relate to. Now I feel like I understand a little bit more about Isalm and the people who worship this religion. I also have a deeper understanding of the Middle Eastern customs. The story, though.....The Story is what I would recommend this book for.
98 of 100 people found this review helpful
Excellent; a window on another world as well as a touching story of love, devotion and atonement. I highly recommend this book.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
This a beautifully written poignant story of unconditional love during turbulent times in Afghanistan and of how an adolescent boy's jealousy has long and devastating repercussions. This book is a journey of emotions from the first page to the last.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
A story that gives a roller-coaster ride of emotions. Very rare work of art. What a wonderful story telling.
After listening to this it has gone on my must read list when recommending books.
When I heard the audio sample I wasn't sure if I was going to connect with the authors voice, but it couldn't of been read by anyone better. Completely ties everything together perfectly.
Some really hard themes in the book but the story is brilliant and I felt enriched after finishing it.