It seems as though the author just got tired of writing. The story line and the characters were just starting to develop and then it was over. What a disappointment. Can I please have my money back.
I love that I am able to read again, even in my busy life. Thanks Audible!!
The story was enjoyable, and while I was disappointed in the ending, I can see why this book is so widely acclaimed.
The music effects which are occasionally used to emphasize parts of the book were sometimes too loud, and we're always distracting.
I think the book actually WAS for me. I enjoyed the story immensely although it is a YA book. The narration though...dreadful.
It's a kind of an alternate reality book like any of the new Divergent types. A truly phenomenal story.
Pretty much anyone. Ron Rifkin hesitates at awkward points in sentences, like he'd never read the story and is reading out loud to his kids. Distracting and irritating if you're used to audiobooks. It's hard to believe he's such an experienced actor. Where was the editor? This guy is no Simon Vance.
I'd keep them all. Good story.
Read it. Don't listen to it.
I saw the movie, The Giver, which is why I wanted to know the book. Like the movie, I was really disappointed in the end. Hopefully the next book will be be better.
What if for all the world to be at peace a few had to suffer? What if it was your job to hold all the memories of pain, war, suffering and much more. Here we meet a boy that is given these memories, but there is more than he expects to be there. Here is where we wonder if this is the correct action because some people have died once they were made ‘Giver’. To me this a somewhat twisted story and for those that like apocalyptic stories you’ll like this one.
A utopian society and human nature collide. It's an interesting post apocalyptic view of a possible future. There are enough elements of current society to make you pause and think. Hmmm, I wonder... could this be a future for our childrens - childrens - children?