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A Thousand Splendid Suns

Lu par : Atossa Leoni
Durée : 11 h et 43 min
5 out of 5 stars (18 notations)

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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.

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Commentaires

"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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Still my favourite book

I have read and now listened to the book several times. Each time I read it I see more depth to the characters. The story is so wonderfully told, from Miriam and Laila's view. I loved how these characters lives become entwined. Such a beautiful tale. I still well up towards the end. A heartfelt tale amidst war torn cities. I have recommend is book to all my friends and there isn't one that has not loved it. Even the hardcore thriller, horror, romance reader loved this book.

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  • ShoppingGirl
  • 30/11/2008

A Thousand Splendid Applauses

It was unbelievably good. I thought after the Kite Runner that would be hard to match, but this is just as good if not better. If ancient customs of arranged marriages bother you, the Taliban incense you and spousal inequality make your blood boil, you're going to love this book. What a cleverly woven tale of how 2 woman's lives merge for the better, then the worse, then the better...

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  • Michelle
  • 01/06/2007

AWESOME!

This book did not disapppoint! If you liked Mr. Hosseini's first book, The Kite Runner, then you will LOVE this book! This book is a beautiful story and I was hooked from the opening chapter. Atossa Leoni does a magnificent job reading this wonderful book as I felt like I was "in" the story. I HIGHLY recommend this book...a must for your summer reading list!

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  • Bill from Florida
  • 29/05/2007

Magnificent

This is truly a magnificent book. Having read the Kite Runner, I was expecting the book to be good, and I was not disappointed. The main character in Kite Runner was not an exemplary character although his character takes a turn for the better in the latter part of the book. In A Thousand Splendid Suns, the characters are true throughout. This was a book that I could not put down, once I had started. I would not recommend that this book be read in the abridged format. Reading the abridged version of this book would cause the reader to lose too much.

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  • Sher from Provo
  • 03/09/2012

Powerful

This is not a happy book, although the ending is much happier than the beginning. It does offer much to think and talk about, and reminds me that I have so much to be grateful for. The situation in Afghanistan for women is abysmal, to put it nicely. This book lets us have a glimpse into what it must be like for women over there, and it is not a pretty picture. I have often wondered how I could live under such circumstances because I have a rather spunky attitude. As a child I fought for my own identity with everything within me because of two older brothers whom I perceived as being more valued than I was. Would I be inclined to do likewise under the thumb of the Taliban or Sharea Law? (sorry if I am misspelling those words) I know I would want to fight back, but the fact is, women, even strong, spunky women, are helpless over there. It breaks my heart.

This is a heartbreaking book that, nevertheless, needs to be read by everyone. It underscores the fact that, even in the face of incredible hardship and injustice, many people are inherently good and loving, and can make it through some pretty tough situations if they will turn to love instead of hate.

Beautifully read by Alossa Leoni.

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  • Suze Weinberg
  • 01/06/2007

Completely brilliant

It's not a good thing when you're driving along in your car crying, yelling, cheering and experiencing all kinds of powerful emotions!

But..that's the reaction I had to this masterpiece about 2 amazing women who begin as enemies and end as soul mates because of all they had to live through.

We have NO idea how lucky we are, living in the freedom called America, until we read about the lives of those who suffer in third world countries. It's hard to even imagine that there are still people who believe and behave as Rashid did...and yet...we know there are.

And, while this doesn't purport to be a true story..it might as well be because it is so believable that you picture everything as if it was in front of you. It is magnificently written and, the reader is equally as wonderful.

I loved Kite Runner and I equally loved a Thousand Splendid Suns. I could not stop listening and I anxiously await his next novel.

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  • Ella
  • 12/06/2007

Powerful and Enlightening

Like so many others I was so excited to listen to this one because I enjoyed The Kite Runner so much. Hosseini set the bar very high with his first book and I wondered if he would be able to meet it with this one.

When I first started reading the book, I started having my doubts. Where The Kite Runner brought the relationship between Amir and Hassan into play much earlier, in this book the relationship between Mariam and Laila didn't happen till much later. The first half of the book dealt with background information of the two women seperately and how their lives were before they actually crossed paths. The second half of the book concentrated on their relationship together and how it grew. For me, the second half of the book was incredible!

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a book that will leave you thinking and wondering about how so many people survive a life like this. It made me think about the devastation some woman endure. The strength, courage, faith and love that can come from a tragic life.

Unlike some of the other reviewers, I thought the narrator was mediocre. Of course her pronunciation of the foreign words was perfect, but I just felt she wast a bit too monotone. It does not ruin the listen in anyway though. You will totally enjoy this one.

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  • Marilyn
  • 04/06/2007

Wow! Amazing book!

This book is a masterpiece because it paints a vivid picture of a mysterious, hidden country; a modern setting that we have seen on television, but could not understand. The human story it tells is universal. If you listen to this audiobook, you will care about the characters, and you will surely recognize people you have known.

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  • Yoon Ping
  • 11/06/2007

absolutely beautiful

This book moved me so much that I had to take a break in the middle of the book for a few days to 'recuperate' before continuing. I just couldn't continue because i was so emotionally affected by the injustice and cruelty experienced by the two women. I honestly think this book is better written compared to the kite runner, although I absolutely loved that book too. However, while there were some degree of caricaturization of characters in kite runner, the depiction of personalities and experiences in this book is so stark, so vivid, so palpable - so much so that it hurts.
This is my first review.. i just had to recommend it to everyone!

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  • Dina
  • 06/06/2007

Amazing

This is a beautifully written, heart-wrenching book. At its core, this book is about love, resistance, and resilience. However, the story is filled with such random violence and subjugation, both of the Afghani people at the hands of the Soviets, Jihadists, and Taliban, and of the two women through whom the story is told, that it made my heart ache. I am at a loss to describe just how powerful this story is.

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  • Suzanne
  • 02/11/2007

A Tribute to the Indominable Human Spirit

This is a deeply moving story. It is beautifully written and the narrator carries you into the heart of war-torn Afghanistan and the characters are clearly in front of you as you listen. The fate of the two women seems out of their control as they are bound by the laws of the Muslim world, but we learn that they are masters of their destiny when they make difficult decisions in the most important matters of their lives. I cannot imagine being as courageous as they. This author presents us such valuable lessons about what is real and enduring in human nature even in the face of violence, chaos, rejection, misery and deprivation.

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  • Christina
  • 20/05/2020

Good story!

The narrator was good. It brings the story of the two woman nicely together! This way the reader develops compassion for both!

I love the ending! No matter how dark the suffering can be, there is also hope!

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  • Cyrine
  • 13/04/2020

Very beautiful story, well written!

The book was so good, I was hearing it everyday and I couldn't stop till I finished it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24/02/2018

Dramatisch, unglaublich bewegend und oft unfassbar

Das Buch ist dramatisch, unglaublich bewegend und oft unfassbar. Es lässt einen gedankenvoll zurück. Es ist intensiv, traurig und auch spannend. Es fesselte mich mehr, als so manche Thriller und hinterließ mich sprachlos und nachdenklich. Emotional und hart, aber trotzdem war es lesenswert.

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  • Marc Reznicek
  • 04/09/2016

hart und tiefbewegend

Einen verstörende Erzählung aus einer Perspektive, die ich bisher noch nicht kannte. dieses Buch tut weh und ist wichtig.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • DIA
  • 06/04/2016

sehr empfehlenswert, aber auch deprimierend

Nicht einfach anzuhören, ich weiss nicht mehr wie oft mir die Tränen in den Augen standen. Man kann aber auch nicht aufhören und hofft, dass die Ungerechtigkeiten endlich ein Ende nehmen.

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  • Nathalie
  • 21/08/2015

Sehr ergreifendes Buch!

Was hat Ihnen das Hörerlebnis von A Thousand Splendid Suns besonders unterhaltsam gemacht?

Das Buch ist sehr authentisch geschrieben. Man kann sich alles, was geschieht, bis ins kleinste Detail vorstellen. Die Geschichte ist sehr ergreifend, geprägt von einer Menge Schicksalsschlägen, Ungerechtigkeit und von unglaublichem Mut und Hoffnung der Protagonisten.

Was mochten Sie an der Handlung am liebsten?

Das Bewusstsein, dass sich diese Geschichte so oder in ähnlich dramatischer Form abermals in Afghanistan abgespielt hat.

Hat dieses Hörbuch Sie emotional stark bewegt? Mussten Sie laut z.B. lachen, weinen, zweifeln, etc.?

Wie alle Bücher von Khaled Hosseini hat mich diese Geschichte sehr berührt. Sie bleibt einem noch lang nach dem Ende in Kopf. Die Ungerechtigkeit, die den Frauen widerfährt macht einen sehr traurig, teilweise sogar wütend. Gleichzeitig ist ihr Mut und der Wille zu Kämpfen über die gesamte Geschichte hinweg ein Hoffnungsschimmer und erfüllt Leser/Zuhörer mit einem gewissen Stolz ihnen gegenüber.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Meiner Meinung nach ein Hörbuch, dass man sich auf jeden Fall anhören muss! Die Geschichte ist auf jeden Fall "keine leichte Kost", trotzdem sehr kurzweilig, sehr emotional und absolut empfehlenswert. Wem dieses Buch gefallen hat, der sollte sich auf jeden Fall auch mit den anderen Büchern des Autors auseinandersetzen.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Tarek
  • 05/05/2014

Muss man gelesen haben

Hat dieses Hörbuch Sie emotional stark bewegt? Mussten Sie laut z.B. lachen, weinen, zweifeln, etc.?

Mein Sohn hat dieses Buch für die Schule gelesen. Es hat ihm besser gefallen als "The Kite Runner" (Der Drachenläufer), das schon eins seiner Lieblingsbücher war. Deshalb habe ich es auch gelesen. Es ist ein sehr emotionales Buch, obwohl ich zugeben muss, dass ich nur beim Drachenläufer (fast) weinen musste. Beide Bücher muss man unbedingt lesen.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Liz
  • 18/06/2011

wundervoll geschrieben - doch schwer auszuhalten

Die Geschichte von den beiden Frauen Mariam und Laila ist einfühlsam geschrieben und es ist schwer zu verstehen, dass all dies in einer modernen Gesellschaft möglich ist. Es berührt, macht atem- und fassugslos. All dies in einem Stl geschrieben, der darauf bedacht ist zu beschreiben und keine Vorverurteilung mitschwingen lässt.

Das Buch berührt, macht Nachdenklich und zeigt, wieviel Einfluss Politik auf das Verhalten einer Gesellschaft auch heute noch haben kann.

Atossa Leoni hat einen für mich gewöhnungsbedürftigen Stil. Zu Beginn war mir der Lesestil zu emotionslos. Gerade wenn Gespräche wiedergeben wurden fehlte jegliche Betonung. Dies schien für mich ersten im zweiten Teil etwas besser zu werden. Der sachliche Vorlesestil trägt jedoch dazu bei, dass der berührende Inhalt auch ausgehalten werden kann.

Insgesamt eine Hör-Empfehlung.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Annette
  • 04/09/2010

Super Buch

Die Geschichte dieser Frauenfreundschaft in einer schwierigen Zeit und in einer mir unbekannten Welt ist einfach toll.