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.
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.
big differences from book to movie, but i really enjoyed the added depth of story you get from the book. I can't believe I haven't read this before now. beautiful story to get you thinking. I didn't love the narration at times, particularly how whiney Jonas sounded, and the random bits of music was an odd choice that sometimes overpowered the speaker, but a decent performance overall.
Very engaging & thought provoking. The end is left to each reader's disgretion, "Perhaps it was just an echo" doesn't do the otherwise engrossing - enchanted story justice. Still worth the read!