This book is a wonderful work of art. Mr Hosseini gives us a glimpse into a different and mysterious culture yet tells a story with a common human thread. This is an amazing piece of literature for a first time author. I only wish it hadn't ended.
That it was a great book centered around baseball. Great characters, great setting, great story.
The plight of Henry Scrimshander. From wonderkind to failure and, finally, a hint of redemption.
The final scenes where Guert's friends and family bury him at sea and then the workout by Henry and Mike.
So many characters who were so well developed. I enjoyed reading about each character as the story bounced around. The main characters were all so likeable.
One of the best books I've listened to in a while. I don't normally do reviews, but I felt compelled to vent. The narrator, Holter Graham, was great with different voices and the drama of the story. This is my first listen of Mr. Graham but surely won't be my last.
I was hesitant about purchasing this book only because it is written by a woman about women. I am a 62 year old straight male whose political philosophies could be described as middle of the road. In reading the reviews I got the impression that this was a book worth reading and I was not disappointed. This is well written and a great story, provided, of course, that the reader is not closed minded about the racial situation in the United States. I enjoyed the afterword by the author as well.
Maybe because I listened to a Michael Connelly book just before starting this one, but this is one of the worst I've listened to since joining Audible, some 275 books ago. The story is okay but the main character, who is a physician, is miraculously able to perform every task imaginable that is medically related. Totally unrealistic from my health care perspective. And his methods of reasoning just don't follow the way a highly trained physician would go. Then, there is Scott Brick, who used to be my favorite narrater, but who now reminds me of listening to spoofs of William Shatner. Has be gotten SO much more dramatic and slow, or am I just tiring of his methods? Don't waste your money or your time listening to this one.
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