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Editorial 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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Excellent book.

The narration was excellent. The accents were native to their culture. It was beautiful story telling from another world.

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My expectations were too high.

Narration was terrific. Story was a challenge to follow. Did not pick me up out of my chair and hold me captive like his first two books.

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Not really worth the time or money.

Scattered and hard to follow at times. One of the narrators had an especially thick accent that was so hard to understand. Not my favorite of Khaled's books.

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Compelling

Powerful. The choices made by those closest to Abdullah in selling his three-year old sister,Pari, create an emotionally complex story that becomes more powerful with the turn of each page.

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Facinating story....but

I felt that the female voice was very hard to understand. I had to either listen closely or
play those parts again. This was not as riveting as The Kite Runner.

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awesome

loved it
he's writes awesome.
read one chapter at a time you'll love it
....... beautiful stories knitted together

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Beautiful

beautifully painted with vivid smells, colours and love. Cleverly woven stories, knitting together towards the end. Enhanced by the authors reading.

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  • 04-21-15

A sad but wonderful story

I rarely find a book that leaves me with such a feeling of melocoly. This was a wonderfully told story of family, kinship, and loss but still hope for the future. This is a fantastic story.

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So powerful!

What an amazing journey through the lives of so many characters! wish the male voice wasn't as difficult to hear.

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wonderful writer, narrators could be better

it was sometimes difficult to catch what the narrators were saying due to their accent.