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A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel Audiobook

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (385,837 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Khaled Hosseini Narrator: Atossa Leoni Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Love] is the emotion—subterranean, powerful, beautiful, illicit, and infitely patient—that suffuses the pages of Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns.”

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “Spectacular…Hosseini’s writing makes our hearts ache, our stomachs clench, and our emotions reel.”

    USA Today

  • “A brave, honorable, big-hearted book.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Hosseini has the storytelling gift…[He] offers us the sweep of historic upheavals narrated with the intimacy of family and village life.” 

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Hosseini’s bewitching narrative captures the intimate details of life in a world where it’s a struggle to survive, skillfully inserting this human story in to the larger backdrop of recent history.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • Winner of the 2008 British Book Award for Best Read of the Year
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2007 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Fiction

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Debbie Roby | 2/6/2014

    " As riveting as The Kite Runner and just as touching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Zonah | 1/31/2014

    " It pulls the reader to be more more curious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Aneta Cruz | 1/25/2014

    " I didn't think Hosseini could write better or even equally as well as The Kite Runner. I was mistaken. A Thousand Splendind Suns is beautiful, heart-wrenching, and it made me cry not once or twice, but several times. This is a must-read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Conny | 1/5/2014

    " Too cruel. Couldn't finish reading "

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About the Author
Author Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. His first novel, The Kite Runner, was an international bestseller, published in forty countries. In 2006 he was named a US envoy to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in Northern California.

About the Narrator

Atossa Leoni has been working internationally in film, television, and theater since childhood. Atossa played the female lead “Soraya” in Marc Forster’s film The Kite Runner, based on Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel. She currently resides in New York City.