The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship and betrayal, and about the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of fathers over sons - their love, their sacrifices, and their lies. Written against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But through the devastation, Khaled Hosseini offers hope for redemption.
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"A beautiful novel...ranks among the best-written and most provocative stories of the year." (The Denver Post)
"Powerful first novel...tells a story of fierce cruelty and fierce yet redeeming love." (The New York Times)
Very good book the narrator is exellent and I had to remind myself that it is a story and not a real life account by him. Wonderfull and keeps you going
Very well written. The author as the narrator is tolerable but probably not ideal. In all I think he does a good job. My wife and I really enjoyed the book. There are a few areas I don't feel are appropriate for under teenage children. Don't know why considered "audible kids" production. It does show mans inhumanity to man, and the maturing of an individual to regret his past treatment of his "best friend" and his attempt to correct his wrongs which regrettably is too late. I wanted to listen to this before seeing the movie and plan on renting the movie in the near future. It was well worth our time and feel it was entertaining as well as somewhat insightful.
The Kite Runner was the first Audio Book I bought and listened to. I loved it. The author's pronunciation was a big factor in my enjoyment. The story reached into my chest and grabbed my heart and squeezed. I have recommended it to several friends and will listen to it at least once a year. It is a beautiful sad evocative tale that should touch you to your core. Ten stars.
This book is incredible fast. Perhaps too fast, because it give you no time to recover. You must prepere yourself for a lot of coincidences but still the story remains strong.
i must have.
Written from the perspective of a native Afghan, this book permits a revealing look into a culture that I personally never stopped to consider. Spanning several decades, it follows the paths of a family from Afghanistan to the USA as they're pushed along within the currents of politics and war.
A well written, although sad, and at times rather brutal story of a family's struggle for survival, and ultimately redemption.
I'm so glad that I listened to this book. The author's voice and his ability to pronounce the names and words that I would have simply jumbled, was wonderful. The story is at times raw and harsh, but is a beautiful lesson about all of us.
I usually frown upon authors who choose to read their own work, however in this case I could not imagine anyone else reading this. Have you ever read through a bunch of books, just trying to find that perfect novel? The one with a great story, and charectars you miss after its over? This is that book
I've just started listening to audiobooks because of our ever fast lives with little time to read. I liked this book a lot because the author, who is Afghan, read the book with all the pronounciations you wouldn't get by reading the book. Very moving and engaging story which kept me captivated for my 15 hour flight from Boston to Mumbai.
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