"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.
"Hard to get into but hugely rewarding"
Boy do you grow to care for the central characters, and for Afghanistan. The pronunciation of names will live on long in my memory.
The graphic description of Sharia law (as implemented by the Taliban) and its impact on women is so educational.
I feel hugely emotionally and factually enriched by this book.
"A thousand splendid suns"
This book has been a gripping read from start to finish.It makes a pleasant change to have a book that says it as it is.
finished in two days. incredible. Wonderful insight into Afghanistans history and how things have transpired. Beautiful characters
"Best book Ive read in 10 years!"
Thoroughly good story, embedded with culture. Had to turn speed down slightely to appreciate fully, but read brilliantly.
My second Audible book - and LOVED it. Have already downloaded The Kite Runner! :)
It makes you think about different cultures and events.
A very special book, full of emotions.
I've been an avid reader for as far back as I can remember and this is my standout favourite book. There's nothing more to say.
"Poor reading skills"
The reader paused slightly every few words, which disturbed the flow of the story. She also read at the same pitch of voice and at the same speed all the time, using no expression.
I do hope you get someone else to read this and use a better version instead of this one. The story is well worth listening to, but the reader was really irritatingly bad.
Amazing story which takes you into the lives of two Muslim women with a background of real historical events in Afghanistan. You can feel the culture of the society, both the positive and negative aspects.
I have no comparison.
Her voice was perfect for the book - and the accent helped to set the scene and make the text more authentic.
Just read it - it will open your world.
I have read "the kite runner" and loved it so I decided to try this one and it is excellent. I truly believe thta Khaled Hosseini is one of the best writers of our century. I definitely recommend it to anyone