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Just finished Khalid Hosseini’s “A Thousand Splendid Suns”. Outstanding book, well narrated by Atossa Leoni. Some books you can lose interest in, but not this one – kept me constantly listening. It will be interesting to see if they make a movie out of this one. No doubt, I’m sure. The book certainly gives you an appreciation of what women endure on the other side of the world (not to disparage those who live on this side of the world!).

If you haven’t listened or read either of Khalid’s books, you should do yourself a favor. Not only is it excellent writing, but it leads to a better understanding of the people who are living in those countries, where turmoil is the word of the day.

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If you’ve read the book, “The Kite Runner”, but haven’t seen the movie yet, do yourself a favor and check it out. It is truly an amazing adaption of a book, the best I can remember in a long time. Many of the scenes I imagined in the book, were practically duplicated in the film. The choice of actors was also superb and the “extra features” on the DVD were well worth watching. Marc Forster, who directed “Monster’s Ball” with Hallie Berry and “Finding Neverland” and the upcoming new James Bond film, has created a beautiful film here. You can now rent this at Redbox for $1. Of further note, the actress Atossa Leoni, who plays Amir’s wife Soraya , is the narrator of Hosseini’s “A Thousand Splendid Suns” in audiobook format.

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