A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • von Khaled Hosseini
  • Sprecher: Atossa Leoni
  • 6 Std. 28 Min.
  • gekürztes Hörbuch


Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of 30 years of Afghanistan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever-escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.
A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.



"Another searing epic....[Hosseini's] tale is a powerful, harrowing depiction of Afghanistan, but also a lyrical evocation of the lives and enduring hopes of its resilient characters." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Unimaginably tragic, Hosseini's magnificent second novel is a sad and beautiful testament to both Afghani suffering and strength. Readers who lost themselves in The Kite Runner will not want to miss this unforgettable follow up." ( Booklist)


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A thousand splendid suns

A wondeful, descriptive book about the lives of 2 women in Afghanistan. MariamŽs life, so simple , her marriage to the, at first , good husband who becomes more and more bitter that she cannot provide him with his much wanted son.Leila a beautiful young girl whose life is struct by tragedy in the war and who, she thinks has lost everything.Rashid marries her, much to MariamŽs horror.It is so beautiful to see the relationship between Mariam and Leila develop,to a deep love , which almost makes up for RashidŽs cruelty.The reading of this wonderful book is so well done. The accents, the feeling and emotions that come through make it really special.Even after reading both booksby Khaled Hosseini, I was enthralled with the audio book. A very worthwhile buy.
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- yogaarielle

very touching book

I was surprised by the descriptive power of the language... The book is wonderfully written and nicely read. I am sorry, I did not buy the full version.
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- anandini

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 02.05.2007
  • Verlag: Simon & Schuster Audio