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And the Mountains Echoed Audiobook

And the Mountains Echoed

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.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Editors Select, May 2013 - When it’s been six years since a best-selling author’s last book, there is a heightened sense of anticipation and high expectations surrounding that next new release. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini is the perfect example of this, and does not disappoint. An expansive family saga, both modern and mythic, the story begins in a small Afghan town in the 1950s and follows one family through time and across the globe to France, California, and Greece. While there is a broad sweeping sense of the effect of one generation on the next, it’s the personal relationships between siblings that I found the most memorable; in particular how Abdullah, a 10-year-old boy, becomes the caretaker to his three-year-old sister, Pari, and does so with love, skill, and absolutely no hesitation or resentment. Their forced separation is the catalyst that creates the conflict and momentum that propels the story beyond Afghanistan and into the larger world. I look forward to the audio (including the author’s narration) and then to Hosseini’s next book, regardless of when that may be. —Tricia, Audible Editor

Publisher's Summary

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 globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each passing minute.

©2013 Khaled Hosseini (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Elizabeth 09-29-15
    Elizabeth 09-29-15
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    What did you love best about And the Mountains Echoed?

    I loved how the story is about Afghani culture and how it is not about Afghanistan but about people - any people anywhere.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    So hard to choose. Pari? Nabi? Marcos? Thalia?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    You couldn't listen to this in one sitting. Too much going on in the story.


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    Daniela Uberaba, Brazil 08-28-15
    Daniela Uberaba, Brazil 08-28-15 Member Since 2011

    Professor at Federal University of Uberlândia (Brazil). I love romances and thrillers. Feel free to send me e-books suggestions!

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    "This book didn’t get me interested"

    I made a tremendous effort to continue to listen until the end, I usually spend 1 week to listen to a book. This one I spent more than 1 month and I didn’t finish. For me it was a waste of time and credit. I bought because the good reviews and previous books, but I thought very boring, monotonous and without great emotions. I have listened to hundreds books and my expectations were very high because the Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I felt very disappointed. One of the narrators was terrible, I lost focus a hundred times and I needed to go back in order to understand what was happening.

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    Susan L Butler 08-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    Some what hard to follow characters but love this authors stories. There were parts that made me cry

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    Emily Hayes 08-15-15
    Emily Hayes 08-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "good but not great"

    it wasn't the kite runner which may be unfair. I actually thought there was one story to many

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    Tamra Crews SNELLVILLE, GA, US 08-12-15
    Tamra Crews SNELLVILLE, GA, US 08-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful Storytelling"

    Khaled Hosseini creates an intricate tapestry of interconnected stories and experiences, revealing a single perspective to the reader in each chapter and masterfully weaving all together with insight and poignancy.

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    Elizabeth 08-05-15
    Elizabeth 08-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't waste credits"

    Loved 1st 2 books didn't even make it 1/3 of the way through before I gave up. Story jumps around way too much between characters and time periods.

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    Kim 08-05-15
    Kim 08-05-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Magnificent."

    Beautifully written and told, as all his books. I hope there are many more. Love. Love. Love.

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    Dan 07-28-15
    Dan 07-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Nothing like the rest of his work"
    Any additional comments?

    I have loved all the other books by this author. I think he tried something knew this time but it really didn't work for me. There was really not true flow or climax so roughly half way through I lost the motivation to finish.

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    Khamidulla Normuradov 07-09-15
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    "weaker than first two books of the author"

    start is intriguing, first half is ok, last third is mediocre. worse than previous works.

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    Gina M. Rendon TX 06-25-15
    Gina M. Rendon TX 06-25-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Big fan of this author"

    I have read all of Khaled Hosseini's books, and they all have so much depth and emotion and even humor. There are a multitude of lessons in them, inspiring words, deeply sad circumstances and encouraging turns of events... This particular book is different than the first two and tends to jump around in time and from different characters' points of view, but it is on par with the earlier books from this author in quality and complexity. I find this author is for the thinking reader... It's not a light read but something for someone who wants more than that - someone who wants to be touched by something far removed from themselves and yet not so different after all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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