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Jonathan Bloom

Brooklyn, NY United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Giver

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By Ron Rifkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2643)
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    (1870)
    Story
    (1911)

    December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve-year-old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas watches his friend Fiona named Caretaker of the Old and his cheerful pal Asher labeled the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man, the man called only the Giver, he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world.

    far_to_go says: "Annoying music"
    "A wonderful book and performance"
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    My family listened to this on a long road-trip and we were rapt. The performance was strong and the story was gripping. The story does turn quite dark at times, and some of the details were very intense for our nine-year-old, but nothing he couldn't ultimately handle. I recommend this audiobook highly.

    My only complaint, and it is a mild one, is that the ending is a bit sudden. But that is not a reason to avoid a book that is 99% beautiful...and important for children.

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