This is my firs audiobook in Audible and I love it.
I love Oriental smell and sights, complex characters and history facts; all in one great mix.
Khaled Hosseini's pronunciations of Arab word brigs a breeze of orient.
The opening story of a young boy flying kites in India was an engaging story that made me hope for a connecting story when he got older, but that didn't happen. The author/narrator was not particularly good.
This was one of most interesting reads I have had lately. The movie was good, the book was excellent
This book carried me way past my bedtime as I couldn't turn it off. Surprised I found it in the kids section as some graphic disturbing description. I will search for more of his work.
I really like that the author is the one who reads this book. That way you can catch the correct pronunciations and experience the story with more passion and emotion. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because he doesn't read the whole book, I think it must be the abridged version. But I guess that's my fault for not catching that... it is still an excellent book.
You might think The Kite Runner is overpraised, if you haven't read it, but this truly moving story is astonishingly humane. It's an important book, too, because it helps us Westerners understand some of what the battered Afghan people have been through and reminds us that, as in most geopolitical conflicts, it's the ordinary people, caught in the middle with no dog in the fight, who pay the greatest price.