It was so bad, that would be difficult to do.
We listen to a wide variety of things, so I'm not sure at the moment
Rifkins was decent. The story line was so pathetic that no narrator could have improved the book.
I rarely write reviews, but this was so bad I felt compelled to do so. I can't think of any redeeming qualities
Only thing that threw me a bit was the music beds in between chapters. The music itself was weird and sometimes I couldn't hear the reader over the music.
There are several similar parts between the book and the movie. The biggest difference is the amount of time and depth of conversation between the boy and the giver. In the book the boy spends a lot more time reflecting over sameness.
Photographer, nature & water geek, music lover, book fiend.
I'd never been exposed to this book as a kid, but our ten year old is fortunate enough to have a gifted an inspirational librarian in charge of his school's library and "extensions" group (read:gifted or whatever term you prefer). Anyway, it sounded interesting & they're being assigned interesting projects based on the book, so I figured I'd give it a listen. Very happy I did so; only wish we'd had similar projects when I was his age.
I love this book. I love the trio of books ... but...I didn't like the mostly annoying background music. The music would rise up at odd times and compete with the words. I also didn't interpret the emotion of the story in the same way as the reader. I've always felt the emotion at the end was more of a desperate unknown cliff hanger. Still, by the end of the third book,I'll be crying.