A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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A FTER MORE THAN TWO YEARS ON THE BESTSELLER LISTS, K HALED H OSSEINI 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, heartwrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love -- a stunning accomplishment.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781508219286
Characteristics: 1 online resource (11 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Leoni, Atossa

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1aa
Feb 10, 2019

Packed full of clichés: the phrases, the characters, and the events. I thought it was quite boring.

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thepudman
Aug 27, 2015

Gripping story, ending was a little too saccharine for my taste, but still, an educational work.

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Rachel_d
Jan 31, 2011

A wonderful story. Such sadness but still a great saga.

VanessaM Aug 09, 2009

On its own this is a wonderful book, but compared to "The Kite Runner" slightly disappointing. Heartbreakingly sad, I thought the characters were well developed, but in the early chapters, before their lives intersect, I often found myself confused as to what was happening to whom and when.

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