I loved this audiobook, although it couldn't live up to The Kite Runner. The narrator was a bit difficult to understand at times, and a bit flat in delivery, but the story won through.
Amazing book. Highly recommend. Couldn't "put down". Interesting sad look at how women can overcome unsurmountable difficulties in life we will never face in US.
I cant say enough about this book. I enjoyed every minute. The narrator was perfect. It gave me some insight what life is like for women in Afghanastan. I would and already have recommended this book to all.
Hosseini's beautiful, poignant and passionate novel is perfectly interpreted by Atossa Leoni's brilliant reading. Her voice is soothing, genuine and powerful. This is one of the best books I have read in years, and Leoni is definitely the best audiobook narrator I have ever heard.
Though not as absorbing as the Kite Flyer, A Thousand Splendid Suns provides an eye opening description for the non-Muslim of the Muslim woman's daily life and how the ordinary Muslim deals with the changing politics of their war torn country. Once again, proof that the human species is much the same across the board when it comes to survival.
I use audio books to keep me entertained on a long drive and found this make me want a longer commute. I read The Kite Runner and thought this was even better but also more depressing. I would, however, recommend you save this one for one long listening. There was a point in the book that I stopped on a Friday and I was depressed all weekend. I had to listen to the remainder in one sitting to keep from being any more depressed.