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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,317 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: asne Seierstad Narrator: Ingrid Christophersen Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For more than 20 years, Sultan Khan defied the authorities - whether Communist or Taliban - and supplied books to the people of Kabul. He was imprisoned by the Communists and had to stand by and watch as illiterate Taliban soldiers burned his books in the street. Award-winning journalist Åsne Seierstad spent four months with Khan and his family observing how his beloved books became a symbol of freedom.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie | 2/14/2014

    " I now want to read more non-fiction bc of this book. It was a good read, but multiple storylines with no real conclusion. Just kinda ended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elizabeth Egan | 1/26/2014

    " another interesting read that brings you closer to understand a very foreign culture "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 1/20/2014

    " an interesting peek inside afganistan - not much beauty - inside or out. while the content is disturbing, the writing isn't graphic (thank you) just bleak "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kristin | 1/10/2014

    " Mandatory reading at school. Ended up over-analyzed. Not of any literary merit. "

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About the Author

Åsne Seierstad is an award-winning journalist who has reported from such war-torn regions as Chechnya, China, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The author of A Hundred and One Days as well as The Bookseller of Kabul, she lives in Norway.