Great read. The story makes you think of our own values as a community. I thought that the idea of making one person bear all that pain was quite inconsiderate considering how the rules of rudeness worked. Overall a great book, I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good read.
The narrator did a great job with the voices, but I found the music to be too distracting for me.
He story just felt off to me. Maybe I would have liked it more if I read it as a child.
good book. performance was good. I didn't like the music cues at seemingly random points. it was distracting and made it difficult to hear the reader at times
I bought this this book for my daughter and she was all ways listening to it she calls the book "exciting with a touch of mystery ".I would recommend The Giver to ages 10 and up
Thank you Lois Lowry and Ron Rifkin :)
I have read the book, seen the movie, and I wanted to hear it performed. I was not disappointed. Of course the movie was a little different from the book cuz Hollywood always does that. I usually enjoy books more than movies and, as usual, I enjoy this narration more than the movie.
the narrator used different voices for each character and there were instrumental portions to enhance the meanings of certain parts of the story. I finished the whole book in 3 days, I could not stop!
While I love the idea of the book, the narration was spot on, and truly most of the book kept me wanting more, the ending just "left". Some people like these kind of endings but after such a patient climb, the crescendo was more akin to a whimper only heard by those animals with magnificent hearing. Well written, actually really well written. Listening to the first memory of snow, I could feel the icing tingling from my own first memory of the fluffy powder. This ability to entrench the reader in physically "feeling" the memories only made the ending so much more dissatisfying.