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A Thousand Splendid Suns (Unabridged)

by Khaled Hosseini

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Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of 30 years of Afghanistan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever-escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival. A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

I am from the south and up until now Gone With the Wind and Pat Conroy have been my favorites. A Thousand Splendid Suns has replaced my book order to putting it at No 1 on my list Splendid indeed


This was one heckuva story. Beautifully told and achingly vivid. I was much more deeply engrossed in this book than I was with Kite Runner. There are many similar themes and situations in this book as in Kite Runner. This book (audiobook) comes with the highest recommendations by me. As for the Audiobook (which is the version I had) I enjoyed it very much. The reader was smooth and easy to listen to with very subtle voice-changes to indicate character but it was very carefully done so as not to distract. It was also nice to have it read by someone who was obviously fluent in the languages and pronunciation of the setting.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

This is one of the best books I have ever read. The compassion with which the writer conveys this powerful story is impressive. I was at once touched and disturbed reading this work; a masterpiece as far as I am concerned.

Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: Atossa Leoni
  • Published: 2007
  • Category: Fiction
  • Provider: Simon & Schuster Audio
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