I don't read much, if ever. However after listening to an episode of TWIT, I heard about the service Audible. They were giving away a 14-day trial where you got a free audio book. I picked the book, downloaded it, put it on my iPhone and listened to it on day's Jenn and I didn't drive together to UC Irvine a good hour drive from where I live. I have read books like this before, back in middle school instead of reading assigned reading I would get books on tape. It's always been a challenge for me to sit down and read a book so when I heard you could get audio books for a reasonable price online I was game to give it a shot.
The book Kite Runner was actually a very fascinating tale, one that started off really slow and really took flight about 1/3 of the way through. For those who keep up on the movie industry you may know that there is a movie based on the book being released in limited showing in two weeks and I can guarantee you I am going to search for it. What I liked about Kite Runner is that it felt oh so real, the stories felt like something that could have easily taken place in Afghanistan and Pakistan two of the more prominent locations in the book. The book also had some really interesting perspectives on US culture from a different point of view. I think what really made this book for me was that the author read his own book, you could see he was definitely from a Middle Eastern country and really gave a great read through of his book.
If you have never tried Audible, I would highly recommend it, its a great service. And as for Kite Runner it wasn't necessarily my favorite book of all time, but I would say I haven't been that engrossed in a book in a long, long time.
My favorite quote: "For you a thousand times over" If you have read the book you know what an amazing quote that is.