This is one of the best books I have ever read. I hope when the movie is made - and someone will definitely do this if they are not already in the process - the book should not be changed in any way. This is absolutely spellbinding, touching, poignant and horrifying, and Khaled Hosseini narrates so well that he immediately draws you into the book and you feel that you are living his life along with him. I was so sorry when the book ended.
I have never written an Audible review before, but was compelled to write this one. I was hesitant to commit to a very lengthy unabridged book, but... wow. I couldn't put it down. I think it's good to warn people, however, that the content is disturbing-- children get brutally hurt, I'll just say that. The themes of loyalty and redemption are what make it so worthwhile. The author is the perfect person to read this work-- his pronunciations and obvious passion for the story really come through. The character development was excellent-- I felt I knew these people. I loved getting a sense of Afghanistan and learning more about the history and traditions. This is a GREAT read.
This is one of my favorite audio books of all time. A very compelling story in its own right, and also informative as to life in Afghanistan and the changes wrought there over the years. The author's reading of the book is outstanding and his accent makes the story all the more convincing.
I would reccomend this book to anyone with a little patience. After hanging in there for about 90 minutes, I became hooked!
The Kite Runner is a wonderfully interesting story and vividly portrays what it's like growing up in a third world country. Although there is some violence, none of it is gratuitous but is essential to the progress of the story. The problems and difficulties of life are shown through the eyes of the youthful protagonists. It is a beautifully written and narrated story, and a favorite of the audible books that I have read.
I wouldn't have imagined that this book would be so action packed and have so many plot twists from reading the books description. I really enjoyed it.