By far one of the best
This is a book of stories. Each story is unique. I did not want to stop listening at the end of the day. I dreamed about the characters in these stories. I have read Hosseini's other books and I thoroughly enjoyed them. This book may be the best yet. The audio was wonderful but I would also like to read the hard copy.
I loved them all.
Please listen to book. It's worth every minute.
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini was not all that I hoped it to be...it was good, don't misunderstand, but the other two were better and The Kite Runner is still my favorite.This one is mercifully less graphic than the other two. I say "mercifully" not because the author was ever harsh for harshness sake. Quite the contrary, I have always found his harder scenes appropriate. I am just a bit weak natured when it comes to those things. FYI there are a lot of reviews criticizing the accents in the narration. It is thick at some points, but I really liked it. It gave an authenticity to the read and added a deeper level of connection for me at least.
i was really inmerse not only in the history, but also i was actually there, living with the people, suffering and absolutely transported.
the readers are magnifecent.Not only the wonderfull voices, but it was the accent that made it so beautifull
This was so dark and depressing we didn't finish the first CD. We were on a road trip and my sister in law asked me to stop playing it.
Khaled Hosseini is obviously known for his first two books and many people commented that this wasn't another Kite Runner. I agree and think that was a good thing. I loved his first two books and I loved this one as well. It was a unique work that engaged me the whole time. He does an amazing job of painting a vivid and detailed picture of his characters and their lives.
I love to listen to books. However this book was difficult to listen to. The "readers" mostly just read the work with some but very little "inflection". Due to many characters, difficult names and unfamiliar places I found this book very hard to understand what was going on and who was saying or doing what. I got the basic gist of the story, but will have to "read" the book to truly understand it. I wish more talented readers had been chosen to read this wonderful story.
The chapters in this book each tell a very compelling story. I loved the content, but the naration was labored and hard to listen to, and detracted from the enjoyment for me.
If you enjoyed The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns or even Three Cups of Tea this book is for you. Great additional insight and understanding into the struggles for generations of one family in Afghanistan. The conditions and circumstances they must endure. The great lengths and sacrifices they must go through to educate and keep their children safe in a country that is going to shreds.
I don't think so. But I enjoyed all of the narrators for this production. Their accents and english pronunciations made the book credible.
From the writer who brought you The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns comes And The Mountains Echoed. The incredible multi-generational story of two Afghanistan siblings separated at an early age who, having been thrust into very different paths in life, trust that they will somehow reunite.
And The Mountains Echoed - in theaters soon!
This is the second book I have read by Khaled Hosseni, but the first audible. The narrators were perfect for the parts they read. Very engaging story.
The story told by the father in the beginning
The voices fit the characters.
yes, but could not
I love Khaled Hosseini. He was my doctor before his career as a writer began and he was a compassionate doctor with superior skills. As a writer, I have been absolutely blown away by his three books. I love this latest one but the narration made it hard for me to follow the characters and keep track of who was who. Typically a narrator will change the pitch of their voice when new characters are introduced but that was not done well here. I listen during my hour commute back and forth to work and I needed some distinctions to separate the characters. But, it's a rich, thought provoking story. I'm looking forward to reading the book. Don't miss the book because of the narration. The audio book was a good foundation and now the book will help me bring the characters to life.
Hosseini's books keep me engaged from start to finish. What I liked about this one was how the characters were intertwined and different generations were represented. What I also like about Hosseini's books is that we are reminded that there are not many differences between people despite the country and culture. That is what I try to remember as I hear all the news stories that concentrate on the negative. Travel has afforded me that viewpoint and books reinforce that when I get to go to another country via the written word.
Just changes in pitch to distinguish the characters.
That's a hard one. There is quite an array of interesting characters. I'd have a dinner party at my house and invite them all.
Keep writing please. I'll await the next. From your favorite patient (now in San Diego). ;-)