All I can really say about this book, is that it is simply one of the best i've ever read, and the Narration is very good, easy to understand. This is the sort of book that simply, just tells a good story, gives you an insight into the different minds, the different cultures, and the different things that makes us human. No matter what genre of story You enjoy, I am sure you will like this one. It is not a drawn out love story, nor an action pact racer, but a page turner just the same. I Truely enjoyed this audio book and would recomend it for Everyone.
I have been an Audible member for almost two years now, and this was the best of the books I have read. This novel has everything you could want in a good read - humor, irony, fascinating plot, humanity. I am going to listen to it again, something I don't often do with my library.
Loved it! I was hesitant to buy it as it sounded so far afield of what I usually like. But wow! My husband who prides himself on not reading fiction was so engrossed in it that he was consistently late to work sitting in the car once he arrived in the mornings. Best book I've gotten from audible. A must read!
The author is a wonderful story teller. He includes three or four angonizing experiences, with tack and honesty. The book is excellent.
I highly recommend listening to this one. I rarely come across an audio book that has all three of the right elements: Excellent narration, compelling plot and characters, and the ability to make me not want to stop listening!
I especially found the recent historical events (like the Taliban) an interesting and authentic part of the story.
I really enjoyed this book. At first, it was kind of slow, a litany of childhood experiences. But as I listened, it began to grab me, and I began to really care about the characters. I enjoyed learning more about Afghan culture, especially kite-flying, which I didn't realize was such a brutal sport. Khaled Hosseini does a great job reading the book, I found his style endearing. Also interesting were his perspectives on the US, the Taliban, and September 11.
Hosseini has done a superb job of storytelling with The Kite Runner. His characters are absolutely alive and believable. This novel is a story told at many different levels. On the surface, it is a story of a boy coming of age in Afghanistan. At other levels, it is a story of relationships, love, betrayal, the measure of worth of human beings. This book is like a bowl of delicious fruit. The words should be savored and not rushed. This is the best book that I have read this year, bar none. This book will hook you from the start. The descriptions of Kabul and Afghanistan, and the Pashtun culture are wonderful, in and of themselves. I don't believe that you can go wrong with this book. I only hope that the author has another book left within.
I thought that this was an exceptional book. It's very well written and an interesting story. While it was fiction, because I knew that it was read by the author, I felt like he was telling me his own story. I also felt that I was learning a little about what it must be like to live in today's Afghanistan.