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A Thousand Splendid Suns Audiobook

A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Publisher's Summary

Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of 30 years of Afghanistan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever-escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.

A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.

©2007 TKR Publications, LLC. All rights reserved; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Another searing epic....[Hosseini's] tale is a powerful, harrowing depiction of Afghanistan, but also a lyrical evocation of the lives and enduring hopes of its resilient characters." (Publishers Weekly)
"Unimaginably tragic, Hosseini's magnificent second novel is a sad and beautiful testament to both Afghani suffering and strength. Readers who lost themselves in The Kite Runner will not want to miss this unforgettable follow up." (Booklist)

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    Mia 12-22-12
    Mia 12-22-12 Member Since 2016

    I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.

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    Where does A Thousand Splendid Suns rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I listen to audiobooks in every genre: Which means I does not rank them. Numbering them would be like numbering family. Let me say this: It made me gasp. I felt proud of being a woman. This is a tribute to ladies and to the craft of writing.

    I have not heard "The kite runner" because the narrator must be good enough. The Audible sample of "The kite runner" made me sad, since I depend on audiobooks in order to digest books.

    After "The end of your life book club", a book I have been listening to time after time. For some reason I decided to buy this and without being aware I bought the abridged version. For some strange reason I was happy I made this "mistake", because I could hear it in one sitting. The time did not exist while I was listening to this. It was like being in these brave ladies heart.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Thousand Splendid Suns?

    When two childhood friends met again as adults.


    What about Atossa Leoni’s performance did you like?

    Clear and while she brought nothing to it she read the story in a way which made it crisp clear.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All the horrible beatings.


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    Joy Wabasca, Alberta, Canada 02-25-11
    Joy Wabasca, Alberta, Canada 02-25-11
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    "Suns"

    This book actually made me cry! For my usual reading I would never have picked up the book but since all I had to do was listen while I worked I found it very interesting.

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    Brad Los Altos Hills, CA, USA 02-13-09
    Brad Los Altos Hills, CA, USA 02-13-09
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    "Eye-opening"

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    I learned a lot.

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    Ola Mayer Chestnut Hill, MA, US 07-02-08
    Ola Mayer Chestnut Hill, MA, US 07-02-08 Member Since 2010
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    Brianna Cherry Valley, MA, Virgin Islands, U.S. 11-18-09
    Brianna Cherry Valley, MA, Virgin Islands, U.S. 11-18-09
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    "Skips Pages"

    I read along to the audible and get lost because it skips random pages and paragraphs! What a rip-off!

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