i read first and have listened to repeatedly. the timeline may be a challenge to some, but its so worth it. funny, poetic, charming, poignant at times... but just interesting and beautiful.
This book truly humanizes the difficult choices some people have to make on a daily basis. It blasts holes in our prejudices and misconceptions about Muslims and Afghanis.
Mr. Hosseini tells this tale so richly. You know all along that somehow the lives of the various characters are interwoven, but finding out how is such a treat.
I loved how the story is about Afghani culture and how it is not about Afghanistan but about people - any people anywhere.
So hard to choose. Pari? Nabi? Marcos? Thalia?
You couldn't listen to this in one sitting. Too much going on in the story.
Professor at Federal University of Uberlândia (Brazil). I love romances and thrillers. Feel free to send me e-books suggestions!
I made a tremendous effort to continue to listen until the end, I usually spend 1 week to listen to a book. This one I spent more than 1 month and I didn’t finish. For me it was a waste of time and credit. I bought because the good reviews and previous books, but I thought very boring, monotonous and without great emotions. I have listened to hundreds books and my expectations were very high because the Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I felt very disappointed. One of the narrators was terrible, I lost focus a hundred times and I needed to go back in order to understand what was happening.
Khaled Hosseini creates an intricate tapestry of interconnected stories and experiences, revealing a single perspective to the reader in each chapter and masterfully weaving all together with insight and poignancy.
Loved 1st 2 books didn't even make it 1/3 of the way through before I gave up. Story jumps around way too much between characters and time periods.