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The Kite Runner Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (7 February 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743545230
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743545235
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 3 x 17.1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 58 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In Kabul in the early 1970s, 12-year-old Amir is seeking to win the approval of his rich merchant father by winning an annual "kite-fighting" contest with his best friend, Amir. What follows exposes the social and cultural gulf between the two friends in a way which will deeply mark their lives. Set against a sequence of momentous upheavals in Afghanistan (the fall of the monarchy, the Russian invasion, the rise of the Taliban) and moving between there and periods of exile in the United States, Hosseini's novel intriguingly combines an ambitious narrative purview with a convincingly detailed portrayal of particular lives and fortunes. Like his protagonists, the author was himself born in Afghanistan and became a political exile in the USA in 1980. This bi-location lends a fascinating double perspective to a more than promising novel. --Mark Wahl

About the Author

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, the son of a diplomat whose family received political asylum in the United States in 1980. He lives in northern California, where he is a physician. The Kite Runner is his first novel.

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