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And the Mountains Echoed Audiobook

And the Mountains Echoed

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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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    Roxanne 04-08-16
    Roxanne 04-08-16
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    "Wonderful!"

    I very much enjoyed this book as I have the others by this author. The audio production with more than one narrator was a very effective way to tell the story and very much added to my enjoyment of it. I would recommend this to anyone who liked this author's previous books.

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    Lee Jee Hoon 03-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sad Stories of Afghanistan People"

    I came to understand much more clearly the situations, hardships, culture and some part of the history of Afghanistan. The wars and ways how they have lived and are living. It was much heart-breaking to know a little bit of the women's way of living. I sincerely wish the situations get better and happiet for the people ASAP.

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    Scott Griesser 03-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Did not finish"

    narrators were hard to understand making the book hard to follow. only got a few chapters in and will just read this one myself

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    Gate City Binding North Carolina 03-24-16
    Gate City Binding North Carolina 03-24-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Good,However"

    Enjoyable yet confusing, several characters, alternating time periods. Left me wanting Cliff Notes. Wife enjoyed!

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    Michelle 03-22-16
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    "Not my favorite of his books"

    I love Khaled Hosseini's books but this was definitely not my favorite. The story was ok, though I liked how the stories were all entwined. Two of the narrators had very heavy accents that made it very difficult at times to follow the story.

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    Loth 03-17-16
    Loth 03-17-16
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    "Good, but not amazing."

    Story was certainly not as strong or compelling as Hosseini's previous two works. The cast of characters was both too large and too complicated in its connections between characters. This led to feelings of ambivalence towards most of the characters, excluding the lead characters.

    In terms of performance, Khaled Hosseini's narration was good, Navid Negahban's was mediocre, and Shohreh Aghdashloo's was outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed both the characters she portrayed and her performance of the readings.

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    Ruby South Hadley, MA, United States 01-02-16
    Ruby South Hadley, MA, United States 01-02-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent!"

    Great story lines that intertwine beautifully and gracefully. I was enthralled from beginning to end.

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    Kat 11-28-15
    Kat 11-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I loved this book"

    i read first and have listened to repeatedly. the timeline may be a challenge to some, but its so worth it. funny, poetic, charming, poignant at times... but just interesting and beautiful.

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    Shari L. Gent 11-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Paints everyday life struggles with a compassionate brush"

    This book truly humanizes the difficult choices some people have to make on a daily basis. It blasts holes in our prejudices and misconceptions about Muslims and Afghanis.

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    Stephanie 10-13-15
    Stephanie 10-13-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Beautifully woven and told."

    Mr. Hosseini tells this tale so richly. You know all along that somehow the lives of the various characters are interwoven, but finding out how is such a treat.

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