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
Our lives are entwined in ways we don't always expect. We all touch each other. This is the story of And the Mountains Echoed. It is a universal theme told masterfully in each chapter. The narration is well-done and adds to the feel of the story.
Another example of the narrator(s) destroying a novel. I could barely make it through this book and only finished because I must read it for my book club.
This story was drawn out from the beginning. Very hard to follow and not gripping at all. It was like pulling teeth for me. I had to constantly go back to listen again n again. Extremely boring! Don't waste your time.
This is an elegant story in which you can get lost. As it switches voices chapter to chapter, it takes a second to figure out who's talking (which is likely solved if you read the hard copy), but the story telling is exquisite.
Some chapters were great but mixing up narrators with different accents that struggled with the reading itself and making it feel forced was a bad choice. The book was great overall but the audio book could have been a lot better
I have read the reviews of others, and do not understand the comments about the reader. This reader gives authenticity and credibility to the setting. Those reviewers who can't understand that need to get out more. As far as the story, it was excellent. It did have a tendency to ramble a little and you have to pay close attention as it jumps around to the various characters. Overall a wonderful book wonderful story right up there with Kite Runner.
A multi-generational story of war, love, loss, identity, discovery, and finally, redemption. Sometimes good people do awful things and then have to live with the consequences. Hosseini's writing style is deeply human and his prose is skillful. Good performances.
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