If you like books that give you an insight into other cultures such as Memiors of a Geisha or The Bone Setters Daughter then you will really enjoy The Kite Runner. The main character (narrorator) is flawed and real and someone we can all relate to probably more than we'd like to admit. The faithfulness of his childhood friend, Hassan, is touching and inspiring. A wonderfully written story of redemption. I highly reccomend this book!
I downloaded this title based on the reviews that I read here. I wasn't very sure because I tend to like strong themes, thrillers, and important complots. I'm so glad I did! I fell in love with this book, with this story.
This book was wonderful. It was well-written and beautifully narrated. The story was fascianting. I highly recommend it.
My first thought was that I can not listen this. And after an hour I could not stop listening! Very original voice. Give this book a change.
A wonderful tale with an enlightening setting and insight to Afghanistan, its culture and a protagonist tortured by himself just as AFghanistan was tortured by the Taliban. This adds a dimension to our recent history that is otherwise difficult to discern. I'll remember this for a long time; the reader's multidimensional tones and intonations added a richness that would otherwise have gone undiscovered.
This is a must read. One of the best books of the year. One of those great ones that you don't want to end. The reader (author) adds to the integrity and sensitivity of the book. Great cultural insights and a better understanding of Afghani life. Great, great book - one of my all-time favorites. I've recommended it to all of my friends.
Absolutely one of the best "listens" I've had in a long time.
I actually went out and bought the hardback to put in my favorites collection. I don't have a lot of contemporary fiction in my collection. At some points I had to stop to contemplate and either enjoy, or cry, or tear my hair out with frustration.
His voice was great,,some accent but totally easy to understand. It added to the culture of the book.
We read this for our book club. I would reccommend pairing this with the novel "The House of Sand and Fog".
This is the kind of book that builds understanding and empathy for those that are different from us.
Don't even begin listening to this book unless you have plenty of time because it is impossible to turn off. This fabulous tale is my all time favorite audible and perhaps my favorite book ever. Bravo!