I wouldn't do this book again. I found it hard to understand some of the narrators and the story hard to follow.
A series of short stories that didn't hang together.
Good narration, disjointed story.
Cut nothing, join more.
I tried really hard to get to the end of this, but it just kept falling apart until I gave up.
I can't help but think this would have been much better with different readers. I liked the fact that there were both male and female readers but their accents were so thick that it was a real effort to understand the words. I think this took away from my enjoyment. The story was in turn engaging and emotional then tedious and plodding. One minute I was totally engaged with a lump in my throat on the verge of tears and the next minute I was zoning out trying to figure out why there was so much mundane detail. All in all, not nearly as good as the author's other book..
Retired Military Officer & Pilot. President of a national executive search firm specializing in recruitment and placement of Physicians.
Following on the heels of his Blockbuster first novel, I expected more. The problem with this novel is there are too many story lines, shifting in both time an perspective. It lost me in the middle and never regained my interest.
Imagine my surprise! Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns were excellent books, but this one doesn't even come close to their caliber. This book jumps around from history to current, and within that, from family to family. I think I have about 2 hours left to finish the book, but it's just not worth the effort. I don't care enough about any of the characters to wonder what might happen to them in the remaining 2 hours of the book. Bummer.
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and I loved "A thousand splendid suns", and this book was right up there!
This author is consistently good and I recommend him!
Fantastic emotional storytelling
All the authors other books.
Great emotional voices that makes the story get very much alive.
Nor laugh nor cry, but it certainly has the potential to bring up emotions of many kinds. It touched me very much.
As with the authors other books, I had a hard time figuring out the identity of everybody, because the story jumps in time and place. I struggled a lot with who-is-who and what were their names. At these points I would have liked to page back in a physical book to brush up on names.
Decent story but so disjointed that it was hard to follow.
Not as good as the Kite Runner
Had a difficult time even understanding two of the narrators.
The book/story is worthy of read. The audio version offered by Audible is intolerable. Monotone, poor diction..I abandoned it after a few hours and went for a printed version