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The Kite Runner (Unabridged)

by Khaled Hosseini

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Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable and beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan grow up in different worlds: Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant, is a Hazara - a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him. The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship and betrayal, and about the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of fathers over sons - their love, their sacrifices, and their lies. Written against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But through the devastation, Khaled Hosseini offers hope for redemption.

Customer Reviews

Was he serious when he wrote this

This is the worst book i have ever been forced to read. It has absolutely no literary value whatsoever, and is in fact in no way an asset to literature. Hosseini continues to beat the dead horse of racial descrimination and injustice in this tweleve hour torture session. If you are entertained by people whining about their lives this is the book for you. If you enjoy good LITERATURE don't waste your time.

This is an amazing book!!

I don't understand why or how anyone wouldn't appreciate this story. It portrays unconditional love, forgiveness, and second chances quite well. It is also very inspiring. This is definitely a must read! I have only heard good reviews on this book, except the comment before mine. Give it a try, you won't regret it! If you enjoy this book be sure to read A Thousand Splendid Suns, which is also written by Khaled Hosseini. I hope he comes out with another novel soon.

The Kite Runner

Great book. Loved it!

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: Khaled Hosseini
  • Published: 2003
  • Category: Fiction
  • Provider: Simon & Schuster Audio
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