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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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    Kathleen 09-07-17
    Kathleen 09-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    If you could sum up And the Mountains Echoed in three words, what would they be?

    powerful, emotional, descriptive


    What other book might you compare And the Mountains Echoed to and why?

    incomparable really but I liked it as much as Cutting for Stone which is my favorite book.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    cry and laugh


    Any additional comments?

    one narrator I had difficulty understanding and had to replay a few times.

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    Jacqueline Jacobs 08-31-17
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    "Tough to Understand"

    this book was tough for me to follow because of the many characters and hard for me to understand due to the thick accent of the readers

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    MiteyMo Michigan 08-07-17
    MiteyMo Michigan 08-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful and profound"

    The interlocking stories of the people in this book are incredibly compelling. Narration was incredible, and some of the insights were so profound they made me catch my breath.

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    Chris 06-06-17
    Chris 06-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Thought provoking, heartwarming."

    A storey of many ups and downs told in a mature, honest and entertaining way; Unlike other tails of the difficult walks in life with too much dirt, pain and sorrow to become attached too. You can find yourself in these characters and feel your own struggles in theirs. Deep and yet lyrical. Entertaining and enriching.

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    "Disappointed!!"

    I have read his previous books and I loved them, however I am so disappointed with this book!!

    It has a very STRONG start and you get attached but as the story develops it gets weaker, boring and splashed all over the place!!

    So to summarize I would say Beautiful beginning Boring ending.

    I liked the parts where Khalid him self was narrating but was not a fan of the other two narrators! (Unclear and heavy accent) however i liked the parts where music was added between some emotional parts .....

    I would not recommend this book but highly recommend the previous 2

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    Siama 04-09-17
    Siama 04-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Inspiring & heartfelt, as always"

    Khaled Hosseini never fails to amaze me with his beautifully crafted stories, the depth of his characters, and the grace with which he reveals the secrets and wisdom of the human experience. I also enjoyed the narrators and their ability to bring this book to life for me.

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    Finixrysng 03-16-17
    Finixrysng 03-16-17
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    "Disappointed"

    After listening to Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns this book and was disappointing. I love A Thousand Splendid Suns and have listened to it several times. One of the narrators sounds like a heavy smoker and was very difficult to listen too.

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    Picklepeg Michigan, USA 02-26-17
    Picklepeg Michigan, USA 02-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing story!"

    I loved the tangled stories that we're wooden together so well. It is uplifting and heartbreaking. I did find the beginning kind of slow but by the end of chapter 2 you are hooked. Also the performance of several different voices truly helped define each character's story. Loved it!!

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    Sw 02-26-17
    Sw 02-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "achingly beautiful"

    wow...just wow. Khaled hosseini is a gifted writer and while this book was a tear jerker, it was beautiful and moving and every bit worth my time.

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    Changmin Sun Australia 02-13-17
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    "highly recommended"
    Where does And the Mountains Echoed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best audio books I've listened in recent years. I read the kindle version of the book at the same time which clarifies certain place names for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of And the Mountains Echoed?

    The cultural description in this part of the book is both deep and touching.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The author narrated his own book which added extra emotions to the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone who is interested in cultural diversity should read and listen to this book. You won't be disappointed!

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