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Rhea

MILFORD, CT, USA | Member Since 2005

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  • The Kite Runner

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
    Overall
    (219)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable and beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys, Amir and Hassan, growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.

    Robert says: "Kite Runner"
    "Deserves every prize and praise"
    Overall

    You might think The Kite Runner is overpraised, if you haven't read it, but this truly moving story is astonishingly humane. It's an important book, too, because it helps us Westerners understand some of what the battered Afghan people have been through and reminds us that, as in most geopolitical conflicts, it's the ordinary people, caught in the middle with no dog in the fight, who pay the greatest price.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Small House at Allington

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (49)

    The Small House at Allington introduces Trollope's charming heroine, Lily Dale, to the Barsetshire scene. Lily is the niece of Squire Dale, an embittered old bachelor living in the main house on his property at Allington. He has loaned an adjacent small house rent free to his widowed sister-in-law and her daughters, Lily and Bell. But the relations between the two houses are strained, affecting the romantic entanglements of the girls.

    Kathleen says: "Ahhh!"
    "Small pleasure in Small House"
    Overall

    Although I generally love Trollope, this book was disappointing. It starts off with the usual Trollope flair, has lots of colorful characters, some of whom appeared in other works. But after a very long build-up to the central love affair's conclusion, it peters out to an extremely unsatisfying ending.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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