I've welled up (cried) twice in my life when reading fiction book. The first was The Kite Runner, and the second was A Thousand Splendid Suns. A very nice book. A very good listen. Enjoy!
This book made me realize I love historical novels. I will now read Kite Runner which they are making into a movie. The story is so touching, I told my family the story as we were on a week long driving trip together, they were always eager to hear what was going on with the main characters. The reader is great. Wonderful book.
This is a wow book and also a very sad book but very much worth listening to. You won't be disappointed.
This is a beautiful story, well written and masterfully read. I believe I have much better insight into the lives of the those living in Afghanistan. This story will stay with me a long time.
I am torn over this book. On the one hand, it's well written and told. On the other, it's a major downer. I don't usually go in for the depressing human dramas, but this was my Book Club choice. I recommend it for what it is, but don't expect this novel to be an entertaining escape. It's not. If you can avoid becoming too saddened by the story, you most certainly will look at your own circumstances (even if they are not great) with new eyes.
This was too distressing for me to finish it. I read The Kite Runner, and found it disturbing, but still beautiful and uplifting. This book I found unremittingly grim and brutal.
I think that I would have managed to finish it in written form, because I would have, conciously or uncounciouly, skimmed through the more horrible parts. But one can't (or at least this one can't) do that with an audio book.
I made it almost halfway through the second download. All that I can say is that I wish that I had stopped listening earlier. This book was terribly depressing.
This story is even better than The Kite Runner. Again, the story is set in Afganistan but this time it follows two women and their trials over 30 years.
The characters were believable. Both the good and bad people in the story had nuianced personalities, each with some positive and negative aspects to their personalities.
Set in a strife-torn country with changing laws and government, it makes for a cracking good story.