The author is a wonderful story teller. He includes three or four angonizing experiences, with tack and honesty. The book is excellent.
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.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, plot and characters. However, I was personally very disappointed by the author's monotone reading. I suggest you test listen first to make sure the author's voice does not grate your nerves.
yes it is a wonderful book
I cant think of one
he did a good job, nice voice
the whole thing
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
A powerful novel! Even better than THOUSAND SUNS!