On May 21, 2013, the new novel from Khaled Hosseini: an unforgettable story about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.
Khaled Hosseini, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globefrom Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinosthe story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each passing minute.
©2013 Khaled Hosseini (P)2013 Penguin Audio
I didn't have any trouble with the accents and Im kind of surprised a lot of other people did. The story was good but there was too much jumping around between characters and between generations for me to keep up with. I have a hard time with any book that has a lot of characters. At the end when they focused only on the two main characters and only in one time frame I really started to get interested but then soon after it was the end.
I am an audio book addict. Love staging the drama in my head, especially psychological intrigue and mysteries.
Outstanding story of people, place (Kabul, Afghanistan). and the interaction of individuals, especially among family members; living in the turbulent environment over decades of social and political wars and change. The narration is exquisite. The story progresses like a well developed and directed film that showcases a stellar cast. I thought that Hosseini could not top himself after the Kite Runner and A thousand Splendid Suns. How wrong I was! Hosseini just gets better and better. I can hardly wait to read his next book.
This third novel will not disappoint you. The accents of narrators enhance the story and provide a rich reinforcement to the multiple points of view Housseini employs.
And the Mountains Echoed grabbed me from the start, and never let me go. Khaled's style of writing is superb; filled with profound insight, wisdom, and grace. Even as I am enjoying the tales, I can't help but also think of the man writing them, and how keenly observant he must be to the world around him. Fantastic book, and impressive author. I cannot recommend this enough! It's a bedtime story for grown-ups in the most delightful way!!!
English Mystery Collector
After the power of Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns this book
left me cold. It just jumps around with little or no depth. In spots there
are glimmers of what this author is capable of but they don't last. After
the long wait this book was a waste of my time and suffering through it
has left me resentful.
I could hardly contain myself I was so excited for this book to come out...but in the end, I just didn't get it.
I was hooked at the start but something happened--all the stories stalled and never went anywhere. It's not just that there were a lot of characters and that the plot is all back story--it's that so much was so irrelevant to the main characters. It's almost as if the author gathered several short stories together and fabricated a way to combine them into a novel.
It didn't work for me.
i`ve read the Kite runner and A thousand splendid suns. BOTH awesome!
old voices, strong accent, a bit of misspelling
To have readers you can actually understand. the parts read by the author were great, the other almost intolerable.
Someone who can read and enunciate. It is Ok to have an accent, but the 2 readers are very difficult to follow and understand. I almost made me stop listening.
I can't believe that no one listen to the terrible reading before releasing such a great book. Whom ever directed the reading needs to be fired!
I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.
While the narrators fit the story, it was hard to understand them at times, especially the woman. Was it "t-shirt" or "teacher, " for example. Usually the meaning is apparent, but sometimes there is confusion because you "hear" the wrong word.
The first part of the story was exquisite, but then too many characters were introduced making me wish for more about the original characters.
Narration is horrible. Cannot understand the accent of the narrators. Thus audiobook is useless. Useless.
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