Great characters, wonderful dialog, brilliant descriptions, tight writing, and so little story. If you loved the moving and colorful world created by the author in the Kite Runner you'll like certain aspects of the book. But if you want a good old fashioned story that drives you on and on to stay up past your bedtime for yet another 15 minutes, this is not the book. I need a stronger story line. The prolonged misery of the characters was not enough to keep me interested.
I have listened to nearly 200 books. This book is as good as Memories of Running, The Kite Runner, and the Life of Pi. I have two sons, and this book perfectly captures the powerful connection between father and son. The writing is terse and gripping. If your lip doesn't start to quiver at the end of the book, you are made of stone.
You won't regret using a credit on this book.
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