The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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This excerpt from the bestseller The Kite Runner immediately places the listener in a dark place, nearly blindfolded, and relies on other senses to describe the scene. It's spooky and unnerving, precisely the kind of writing Hosseini is so famous for creating.

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Vocal Characteristics



Voice Age

Middle Aged (35-54)


North American (US General American - GenAM)


Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
The stench of something dank like mildew bludgeoned my nostrils the moment Karim opened the door that led down the creaky steps to the basement, we descended in single file. The steps groaned under babas. Wait! Standing in the cold basement, I felt watched by eyes blinking in the dark. I saw shapes huddled around the room, their silhouettes thrown on the walls by the dim light of a pair of kerosene lamps. A low murmur buzzed through the basement. Beneath it, the sound of water drops trickling somewhere and something else scratching sound.