Listened to this on a family road trip at the urging of my 14 year old. She was so excited to share this story. It keeps your interest and is well performed. Definatley gave us all something to talk about.
I really like this book! I read it and then I listen to the audiobook, I was disappointed by The performance it was very poor but I recommend this book to all readers
The story was great. Original and interesting. The problem I had was the added music. It was inappropriate for the situations and was very distracting. The narrator had a strong pleasant voice, but he smacked like his mouth was dry the whole time which was also distracting from the story.
The books is wonderful. The narrator Ron Rifkin is not to my tastes. He is high pitched, nasally, and makes Jonas quite effeminate sounding. The music that seems to randomly appear adds no value and is terribly distracting. I really recommend the read, but wish their was a better recording.
I've always been curious about Lois Lowry's The Giver and this was a wonderful way to experience it. The story is very touching and you can tell the narrator is really getting into it as well.
The music might be a bit overproduced, but I can hardly fault them for trying hard to please me. Very recommended.
I would listen to "The Giver" again because it reminds me that we as beings take for granted the ability to be different... to percieve... to feel... Sameness would be absolutely boring as a lifestyle...
The most memorable moment was when Jonas watched a release.
He brings in all the intricate detail in the emotions with the vocal pitches that made it even more intense as you listened through the book.