I learned about this novel from the " The End of Your Life Book Club" book. When I checked it out, the reviews on it were amazing. Unfortunately I do not agree with the previous reviews. It is a very well written book but I think the story is average. There were times when I just wanted the chapter to end, the details of a certain situation would linger forever. I think the book could have been much shorter and still get the same message out.
Having said that, still, I think there were some concepts, towards the end of the book, that were worth discussing
Too monotone for me
I think I would prefer to see it in a movie setting rather than read it in a book and spend that much time on it
The narrator , although played the characters very well, she definitely added to the length of the already very long book. I could have fit 2 sentences in-between each one she narrated. She was very slow.
Please Read Tango's review for this book before you start reading it. I wish I did. I second every thing that was said in that review. I agonized through the first 16 hrs and finally decided not to waste my time anymore.
Unfortunately not. This is one of the rare audio books in which I had to interrupt the audio several times when one of the male narrators ( not Khaled Hosseini ) was on and refer to the book. I ended up finishing the book from the print edition.
I do not mind narrators with accents at all, I actually prefer that if the story calls for it but in this case one of the male narrators had a very heavy accent.
If there were more than five stars , I would have given it to this book. It is even better than his last two books, the Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns
I thought the book was very well researched. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the both narrators ( one at age 23 and the other at 93) .
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