This is the only book I have purchased from Audible that I was not able to finish listening to. The narrator sounded so enamored of his own voice that it was impossible to follow the words he was reading. Too bad, as I am a real Tolkien fan and had been looking forward to listening to this book.
Although the download begins with "welcome to audible kids" and the themes of jealousy, sibling rivalry and cultural taboos have resonance for all ages, the story gets decidedly darker when the protagonist grows up and returns to Afghanistan. What happens from that point on would be extremely disturbing for all but the most mature of children to listen to.
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