• The Kite Runner

  • De : Khaled Hosseini
  • Lu par : Khaled Hosseini
  • Durée : 12 h et 1 min
  • Version intégrale Livre audio
  • Date de publication : 01/08/2003
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Éditeur : Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4,9 (7 notations)

Description

Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable and beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan grow up in different worlds: Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant, is a Hazara - a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him. The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship and betrayal, and about the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of fathers over sons - their love, their sacrifices, and their lies. Written against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But through the devastation, Khaled Hosseini offers hope for redemption.
©2003 Khaled Hosseini (P)2003 Simon & Schuster Inc. All Rights Reserved. AUDIOWORKS. is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division. Simon & Schuster Inc.
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Critiques



Alex Award Winner, 2004
"A beautiful novel...ranks among the best-written and most provocative stories of the year." (The Denver Post)
"Powerful first novel...tells a story of fierce cruelty and fierce yet redeeming love." (The New York Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
Auteur(s) : Client d'Amazon le 10/07/2018

Impressive

This is the second book of Khaled Hosseini that I read. The second time he impresses me with his writing, his story telling, his way of making us feel the emotions of the characters... his stories really leave a mark.

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5 out of 5 stars
Auteur(s) : Ghina le 12/10/2014

I now feel like running kites

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A magical blend of history, kites, betrayl and redemption... The Kite runner is a book like no other. Definitely one of my all time favorites.The author's voice only renders it even more touching and real. Get ready to drift away!

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