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  • The Kite Runner

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,374

Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Goodness, What a Audiobook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Andrew Covington on 11-02-07

A Well-crafted Morality Tale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-04

Hosseini takes us to twentieth century afghanistan with this egnrossing story. The characters truely live. The story is engrossing without being sentimental. It was difficutl to turn my MP3 off.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

  • By: Dai Sijie, Ina Rilke - translator
  • Narrated by: B.D. Wong
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 272

From within the hopelessness and terror of China's Cultural Revolution, Dai Sijie has fashioned a beguiling and unexpected story about the resilience of the human spirit, the wonder of romantic awakening, and the magical power of storytelling. "An unexpected miracle," raves the Los Angeles Times Book Review, "a delicate, and often hilarious, tale."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Culture Shock

  • By Kelli on 02-27-03

Balzac and the Little Chinese Mistress

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-03

This is perfect book. The story is fascinating, the characters approachable, and the text is well crafted. Most of all it is a colorful, enchanting picture of life in China during the Cultural Revolution, an event that I knew formerly only through the dry faacts of history.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful