Yes, It opens your eyes to other cultures and made me realise that I am indeed lucky to have been born a female in a civilised country with my feisty personality I wouldn't have lasted long being born there.
No other that I have read
Yes most certainly, I felt so sad mainly for the female's in this book but also found myself creaming ant them to fight back for the life they deserve as much as the next person.
I found it hard going at first to understand a lot of the words and what the story teller was saying as she spoke with an authentic accent but she couldn't read it any other way really as it would not have achieved the same impact.
I listened to the entire book in only two sittings.
In my opinion, this was much better than The Kite Runner, which I found slightly far fetched at times.
The narrator really brought the characters to life and to hear it performed with an accent transported me to Afghanistan.
The relationships between the characters were incredibly touching and heartbreaking at times.
Even though the themes of the book involve war and all of its horrific losses, there was something incredibly uplifting about it.
I absolutely loved this book.
Thanks for a beautifully presented story. My first perspective on Afghanistan life. Highly recommend. Sad but full of hope.
"this is the best book I've read this year by far"
i absolutely loved this book I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants a good read 😊
"This will stay with me"
Narration a bit flat, but otherwise brilliant. A truly moving book which enhanced my understanding of the history of Afghanistan.
"I love! Favourite book"
I read this book a number of years ago and loved it and wanted to experience the story again, just as amazing listening to it years on. The narrator is amazing, really makes you connect to the story. I don't think there are many book readers/listeners out there that haven't read/listened to this book but if you are one of them...download it now!!
great book. another gem from this author. love learning about afghanistan and the conflicts in this way. heroines lovely.... but for me not as great as the kite runner.
"Insightful, harrowing and beautiful all in one"
Personally, I found the story tricky to get to grips with at the beginning. It didn't immediately hook me in, but I persevered and it was worth it. The story is captivating, the prose is beautiful, the characters feel real and the setting is harrowing.
The book gives an insight into a world so far away from my own experience, yet one which exists in the same age and on the same earth as mine. As a woman, I found this to be an important book; allowing a level of understanding as to what life might be like for women in Afghanistan.
I found the reader difficult to engage with at times. Her style felt quite flat in comparison to other books I have read. But I got used to it and by the end, I felt like her steadiness was appropriate for the context of this book.
"Stick with it its truely inspiring"
The plot really opens your eyes up into how hard life can be in the Middle East. I was very impressed with the authors vivid descriptions. Completely recommend this book.
"Heartbreaking work of genius"
Brilliant novel; searingly painful but a compelling read. I had to adapt to the curious vocal phrasing of the narrator which put me off at first but the story powered through. Read it and you will be angered, saddened and humbled.