A bookworm since a child. Love audible books.
The book was well written. The narrator did an excellent job of reading this book.
This book is a parable. There is a deeper message in the story than what is on the surface.
He had a lot of emotion in his voice. He made the story interesting.
I enjoyed both the book and the movie. However, the movie deviates from the book somewhat.
I would listen again, I am sure I would catch much more the second time around, especially now that I know the direction the story will take.
The Giver, himself, because he seems to know most of the secrets.
Mr. Rifkin does a great job.
I think when Jonas first comforts Gabe and you realize that he is giving him memories.
I am still confused about the ending. I read that the author did not intend it to mean that two boys died but that is certainly the way I understood it. Oh, but I so wanted them to make it! This is a great book and brings up many concepts from individuality to religion. And while I enjoyed it, myself, I just can't wait to share it with my 11 year old granddaughter.
I love to read and I love write!
The reason why I wanted to read this book is because my daughter took me to see the movie and I had some more many questions after seeing the movie. The book, of course was much better than the movie. But the ending pretty much was the same which were I wanted clarity on. The narrator did a wonderful job at narrating the story.
Pam can often be found singing many of The Wiggles songs while simultaneously reading a book in rhyme and drinking coffee.
I love that the book is capable of making even the youngest reader think about their family unit and where they fit in and how they function.
It's discussion of society; what's acceptable and what isn't.
I loved Rifkin's performance of Asher. I can imagine his face through his laughter.
I was particularly moved when I realized, along with Jonas, how the baby was released.
It's no wonder this book is always on someone's required reading shelf. it was dystopian for kids back before dystopian was an every day word! I love this story; it's so good on so many levels and the lessons can be adapted depending on the child's age group. Why is it that we like to read about societies in which everything is the same? Is that how we as readers feel? Do we feel trapped in a world of bland, boring sameness? Or is this our greatest fear? I'm not sure what the answer is, I just know I love exploring these worlds. Maybe the answer is that if enough kids read these kinds of books they will create a world where differences are celebrated and valuable to society?
The ending isn't very satisfying.
No, there are too many amazing books in the genre.
See the everyday beautiful things.
I didn't enjoy it. It felt really short and I hated the ending.
It could have been edited for the extra sounds like breathing and swallowing. It was distracting.
Maybe to look into writing my own dystopian novel. It also inspired me not to see the movie.
The story was great! You'll like it if you like dystopian type books.
The performance was awful! He made these weird mouth noises and he read it to make Jonas seem like a whiny 3 year old. And I have no clue who thought putting terrible mom-related piano music to the important parts would be a good idea. I was too distracted by the awful music to listen to the story. The performance and music were not good.
DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. BUY THE PRINT VERSION. ITS SO MUCH BETTER. I DON'T KNOW WHY PEOPLE GAVE THIS GOOD REVIEWS, RON RIFKIN RUINED IT.
First and foremost the narration was terrible. I hate to be so harsh but Ron Rifkin’s performance was frustrating. He pauses in strange spots and makes really distracting noises with his mouth. I music that played during “important” parts was awful. I’m not sure whose idea that was but it just about ruined the book.
I have had other book where I did not like the audio performance but still enjoyed the story.
This story fell flat. It stats off very interesting and ends abruptly, with no questions answer, no insight into the world you were just witness to. Nothing. It just ends.
I would not recommend this audio book or written book to anyone.
This book was great. I was using the Whipersync function as well. The only complaint I have is the music that popped up every now and then. Not only did it sound horrible it was just random; it didn't seem to be used for emphasis or effect. It left me confused, distracted and hurt my ears. I don't think I will be buying the rest of the series. Does anyone know if the weird music continues in BOOK 2 & 3.
When Jonas experiences a "release".
The way dead was made to common
Lois made the kids dead to common place
not a good book for children..