This was the first audiobook novel I've "read". Mr Khaled's use of words to paint the imagery of mundane events and things around the main characters was the highlight.
Once started, hard to stop.
Once again (like the Kite Runner) you are drawn into this story of a land far away and a culture totally different from our's here in the west. This is ultimately a book about love and strength, about war on an individual level, and sacrifice.
I've just finished "A Thousand Splendid Suns" and cannot believe that, not only has Khaled Hosseini followed up "The Kite Runner" with yet another wonderful book, but that this story was written by a man, about women, is extraordinary. This is just an amazing piece of work, and beautifully read by Atosa Leoni - I didn't want it to end and I cannot wait for Khaled Hosseni's next book.
I'm a SAHM with a passion for books. But raising 4 kids leaves me with little time to read. Enter audible and I am a happy camper!
I loved this book. I hesitated to buy it but it had such good reviews, I purchased it. So glad I did. The story is gripping, narrator adds much to the story.
This book is even better than the Kite Runner - simpler, credible, enlightening and the characters while living in a world apart from that I know can easily be identified with.
In my opinion - the last hour could have been called "epilogue" - it didn't really add much... but was pleasant enough to listen too.
This is the first (or maybe second) book I have given 5 stars too in the several years I have been an Audible subscriber.
This audio book is of a quality that all audio books should achieve. A great narrator, a compelling story, and a visit to a foreign and exotic land. Combine that with current affairs and you have a potent audio book that will make you pull into the right lane and slow down by 5 mph just so you can hear more. This book is in a class with Fritz Weaver's reading of Philip Roth's Operation Shylock.
A great story that shows the strength of a mother. This book introduces two female heroes. At times the book will bring you to tears. It will also have you cheering.
It was a splendid read!!!
It is hard to believe that there is any place in the world of the 1990's and 2000's that could possibly treat women in such a manner. I wish that this book was merely a fictional account of middle eastern customs, but I met a doctor from that area who told me of the same abusive behavior he encountered that was dealt with in the book. -- I found this book very enlightening and gripping. Be prepared for sad, to sadder, and even saddest. Very, very well done!
Makes you realize how fortunate we women in the US are here and the freedom we have. We know he was choosing a certain type of person, but you could see how women are treated in the Middle East. It reminds me like they were treated by in Old Testament times. Great listen. Didn't want it to end.