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A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

by | Read by Atossa Leoni

Fiction • 12 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Atossa Leoni, who starred in the film adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s first novel, THE KITE RUNNER, is not a professional audiobook narrator. This is evident in her rather uninflected reading of Hosseini’s current novel. But the strength of this emotional, frequently painful story of two generations of characters living in war-torn Afghanistan shines through the somewhat halting narration. In the book, three decades of war are seen through the prism of the lives of Miriam and Laila, both married to a despotic, unsuccessful shoemaker named Rasheed. The story is Dickensian in its novelistic approach to exploring societal evils and its portrayal of the redemptive power of sacrificial love. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 978-0-7435-5445-9 $39.95 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-7435-6761-9 $23.95

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4281-4276-3 $113.75 • Eleven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4281-4278-7 $123.75 • CDs

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