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  • By: Sara MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Azan Ahmed
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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The Long Road from Kandahar

By: Sara MacDonald
Narrated by: Azan Ahmed
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Summary

The hand of friendship can span a thousand miles....

Pakistan

Among the almond orchards of the Swat Valley, Zamir tends goats with his son, Raza. He must make a heartbreaking decision if he is to protect his youngest child from the Taliban.

Afghanistan

On a military base in Lashkar Gah, Ben lives on edge, wondering if his family will be the next to receive life-changing news from the front line.

Cornwall

And in a ramshackle house on the Cornish coast, Ben’s mother, Delphi, an artist, offers a refuge to her grandson Finn, as he retreats from the changes he senses in his family.

When Raza and Finn, two boys from impossibly different worlds, meet, they are united by their loneliness. But will their unexpected bond be enough to save not just each other but also their families, just as all their lives are about to change forever?

©2022 Sara MacDonald (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Interweave[ing] the devastation exacted by war on the lives of two boys...[this] blistering story shows how no one is remote, connecting rural Cornwall with the Swat Valley of Pakistan." (Georgia Kaufmann, author of The Dressmaker of Paris)

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An Amazing Heartfelt Novel

This book so warmed my heart I loved the characters and storyline Told with such compassion Narration was absolutely amazing brilliant Beautiful story

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An extremely moving book.

This is such a moving story and so well told.A Cornish boy &Pakistani make friends






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The Best!!!

Wonderful so moving,just great Love and Hope👵❤AL Lockerbie xxx just keep on writing Thanks

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