I loved this book. It is hard to understand different cultures, especially from the part of the world that is so painful to us. The characters are so well developed. The protagonist had more bad qualities than good and struggled to become good. The author-narrator read the book beautifully. I have a rule to only listen to my audible book when I was exercising but broke that rule. I could not turn my player off.
At first, I didn't want to be sympathetic or caring about someone from "over there". I didn't think I would like this book. I watched the ratings of other listeners for a long time and thought I would give it a try. I'm glad I did.
This book is one I'll remember for a long time to come. The narration is excellent and adds to the authenticity of the story. The story, as I listened, stayed with me after turning off my Muvo. The book offers a beautifully told description of events in Afghanastan from the 60's to the 90's. It's a story about acceptance and forgiveness and family secrets. Words fail me - this book is simply awesome.
Well rounded and crafted narrative with a sublime sense of irony in the telling. Well worth the listen.
This is a great book to read and even more beautiful story to hear read to you by the author. He's a great story teller. This was a moving story, i'm so glad i downloaded the audible version.
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.