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  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Atossa Leoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,785

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent

  • By Bill from Florida on 05-29-07

absolutely beautiful story, will make you cry

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Having read Kite Runner, I was eager to read this story. it did not disappoint. The women's issues here are captured well in a respectful way, and truly wisks you away to a time and place that so many read in the headlines, but never really get to hear about, the voiceless masses subjected to Taliban rule. A beautiful story - well done.

  • Threading My Prayer Rug

  • One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim
  • By: Sabeeha Rehman
  • Narrated by: Sabeeha Rehman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Beginning with a sweetly funny, moving account of her arranged marriage, the author undercuts stereotypes and offers the refreshing view of an American life through Muslim eyes. In chapters leavened with humor, hope, and insight, she recounts an immigrant's daily struggles balancing assimilation with preserving heritage, overcoming religious barriers from within and distortions of Islam from without, and confronting issues of raising her children as Muslims - while they lobby for a Christmas tree!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Vital Step towards Interfaith Bridge Building

  • By Brian (aka: Brainwise) on 10-19-18

beautifully written

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-17

we need more stories like this. Thank you for your beautiful words of wisdom, experience, hope, and love.