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In a world far far away with no feelings and no memories Jonas is selected to become the new receiver. His teacher is an old man only known as the Giver. After he gives all the memories he can to Jonas, Jonas starts to question the world he lives in.With the Givers help Jonas can make a difference.Jonas has one chance to save his brother from the family he loves.Jonas can bring down the only place he has ever known if he can bring himself to it.
The concept of this book, of trying to create the perfect world, with very little pain or suffering, a world where everyone is equal, color doesn't exist, is a superb concept. We felt the writer could have gone much deeper and made the book more interesting. Maybe it was our expectations because we purchased this book thinking it would have us on the edge of our seats during a 5 hour road trip. We were extremely disappointed, the book was slow and there was very little excitement. We guess it was as monotonous as the community the author is writing about. Didn't particularly like the synthesized music, didn't add anything but annoyance.
I would recommend the book to anyone, but not the audio version. The music was cheesy, silly and annoying. It was so loud it sometimes drowned out the narrator. Please, please, please, stop adding music to any audio book.
Recent graduate New York Institute of Photography. Love SciFi and mystery.
After reading some reviews, I thought it had potential, and it did. The problem is that the pectoral was not met. Sorry ended too soon and let too much unsaid and unanswered. It chose poorly.
No, but yes to the author.
None. Just not enough completeness to the story to find something worthy of calling a favorite.
Missed opportunity to say the least.
I liked that it was a different take on the dystopian future from other books I've recently read. Nothing surprising or that new but I enjoyed it.
His voice was so whiny for the parts that it was grating - I just wished for it to end or to move on to a different part of the book just so he would stop. He also made annoying noises with his mouth/lips that were very distracting. Would not listen to any other audiobooks performed by him.
The music was also annoying and not necessary. They included it in the most random places.
Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.
This is the 4th time I have read this book, but now, I have had the audible experience, and Ron Rifkin made it really enjoyable for me. Great job.
This is the story of a 12-year-boy who lives in a supposedly perfect society, who has to follow the assignment that has been given to him - the most honorable one - the receiver of memories. It is not very clear for him what this assignment entails, but he is about to discover what this assignment will do for him, for his society, and for his future, and how his life will be turned around.
The author really engages the reader in the experience because she makes you live and experience everything along with Jonas.
This book is a page turner. I highly recommend it.
No and maybe. This story is dark, disturbing, and I wish I could unlisted to it (erase it from my brain). Ron Rifkin did a fine job, but I like him better as an actor than a narrator.
Overall, the narrator did a good enough job that he did to detract from the story. I kind of which he had because the story is sick.
That poor baby that was "released." I'm in shock that people even like this story. The only thing I can come up with is that the end might be the pay off, but honestly it's not enough of a payoff for the deeply disturbing parts of the story.
Skip this and the upcoming movie. You won't be able to unlisted or unsee this.
I love the fact that Jonas escaped from that community and took baby Gabe with him.
When Jonas escaped.
His voice is so animated. Listening to him makes you feel like your literally watching a movie. I can picture the characters and the events.
Yes, some of the events were disheartening and brought tears to my eyes.
I really loved this book and am going to read the other 3.
The world is well developed.
No. Well, maybe, but the sounds of his mouth, kind of like he is having trouble with dry mouth and keeps kind of smacking his saliva around. The awful music and that were distracting. Otherwise, I think he did a good job.
Very touching, makes me think about our future.
It is one of my favorite books of all times so yes I have and will listen to this book again