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A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel
A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel
A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel
Audiobook (abridged)6 hours

A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel

Written by Khaled Hosseini

Narrated by Atossa Leoni

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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AFTER MORE THAN TWO YEARS ON THE BESTSELLER LISTS, KHALED HOSSEINI RETURNS WITH A BEAUTIFUL, RIVETING, AND HAUNTING NOVEL OF ENORMOUS CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE.

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years -- from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding -- that puts the violence, fear, hope and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives -- the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness -- are inextricable from the history playing out around them.

Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love -- a stunning accomplishment.
LanguageEnglish
Release dateMay 22, 2007
ISBN9780743567602
A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Beautifully written, poignant
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    A wonderful engrossing narrative
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I loved this book.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    A moving and heart-breaking tale of a group of people in Afghanistan, spanning multiple decades. It depicts the unjust treatment of women and brings attention to the day-to-day lives of Afghani people, whom for many are just the faceless population of a country we hear about in the media.I appreciate the efforts of Mr. Hosseini in helping to make the world aware of the plight of Afgahni people--particularly women--but I found his writing to be awkward and a bit over-rated. A quarter of the way into the book there is suddenly a whole new cast of characters that are introduced and the two main protagonists were rather cliched.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I've looked forward to reading the novel which came on the heels of The Kite Runner for quite some time. Let me say this novel is amazing. Hosseini writes of Mariam and Laila, women of Afghanistan, who, due to their station in life, were bound to a life of horrific abuse. Although they could barely tolerate each other at the start they found that together they had a power they didn't know was possible. An emotionally charged read and highly recommended.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Just a beautiful book.