I have liked both "Kite Runner" and "Thousand Splendid Suns". This was a different take on life of Afgans esp who have left the country.
First I thought that accent made it sound authentic but then when it was hard to understand some parts and had to listen hard, I wished it was something easier to comprehend without so much effort. The accent in chapter 4 was easiest to understand. There was no need to have that much Afgan accent when narrating events in France.I hope author decides on more western ear friendly narration for next book.
Neela, She was victim of narrow minded society. But she herself is also heartless in places like buying Pari, leaving Suleman after the stroke.
Ending was such a let down. I was hoping some intellectual end to mystery. But what - Emory Stains was just high on opium and was lying in a druggie den and Anna had a concussion and was lying on road. No one did anything particularly sinister to perpetuate the mystery.
Not sure as yet
Narrator was the only thing I liked In this book. He did a good job of using different voices for each character. I would not hesitate picking another audiobook narrated by him
Book was hard into get into. Somewhere after 5 hours , I considered returning it. Somewhere after 10 hours, I had the story laid out in my head and was very curious as to who is really behind all these happening on Jan 14. Somewhere after 20 hours, I was bored and wanted this thing to end as nothing new was being added but just being reiterated. After 30 hours when book ended, I felt cheated of my time. Left too many loose ends and not smart enough answers to mystery build. I will be very reluctant to pick another book by this author.
Long but thoroughly enjoyed it. It seems like a play instead of a book with Jay o. sanders doing all those voice improvisations
I am surprised that army was so corrupt if that is true description from Heller's own experience. Also wonder if american army in Afganistan has similar characters and some one will write a book about his experience in war zone on these funny lines.
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