I have loved all of Hosseini's previous books but this one was challenging to listen to. It involves many story lines, many points of view and jumping from present to past tense. And I'm usually ok with following along but this one was tough and the ending (when it finally came) dropped off like a cliff. And the narrators are DIFFICULT and frustrating to understand (and accents don't usually bother me).
The story itself has a good premise. Just too bogged down with jumping from characters to tenses to narrators.
Hosseini for all characters.
Hosseini, please make more stories like the "Kite Runner." I feel it was your best work to date!
I didn't read print version.
Maybe. It would have to catch my attention to start. The author has a good telling ability but very long-winded in parts and it made me lose attention. I almost gave up after the first hour of listening because there were so many non-necessary details. Once we finally got to the story it was much better.
Pretty adept at changing his voice to meet the character accents. Usually good...sometimes annoying and he slips in and out occasionally.
What would you NOT do for love?
Too many storylines
Yes. I love the private detective and his different situations he gets into.
When the plot was resolved.
Laugh out loud in places.
This story had too many story lines to follow. I like it for its simplicity and this particular story was very complicated. Lots of different things happening in different places.
I would love for the author to simplify and give us more about Vish in his own life; the chilis, his mother (but don't switch between feeble and strong old lady), his staff and their interactions, etc. I want to know more about him!
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