©2006 Lois Lowry; (P)2008 Listening Library
"Lowry returns to the metaphorical future world of her Newbery-winning The Giver to explore the notion of foul reality disguised as fair....Readers will find plenty of material for thought and discussion here....A top writer, in top form." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Lowry has once again created a fully realized world full of drama, suspense, and even humor." (School Library Journal)
I am an avid reader and believe in good literature. All of my reviews aim to separate the good from the trash.
Eventually. This book was okay. I didn't love it but the story has a strong message about how society treats people who have physical disabilities but ignores the mental illness that can fester and bleed right in front of our noses. It could be that I was able to empathize too much with this book. Which I guess is not a bad thing. Definitely unexpected for me.
Not by the narrator. She gave the lead protagonist a depressing and meek voice. I'll read another book by Lois Lowry. I like the worlds she builds. This one contained predictable actions but unpredictable reactions by the protagonists.
Yes, I would. Maybe after she has received some additional training. She did an ok job with the accents of the less prominent characters but the female lead brought me down.
Nope. It too close to real life. People want to be entertained. This book had depth and good research as far as the textile dyeing process and how some cultures treat those who are disabled. It's a good message. But not for a TV series.
I hope this book is read in middle schools for sociology. I think it there are young people out there who can identify with the female lead one way or another.
Great story of a girl who finds her way despite the obstacles she's be dealt and a great set up for The Messenger.
I love the Giver series. This is probably my least favorite in the series, but it's a good link between The Giver and The Messenger.
The narrator is the only rough part about this audio book. She makes the whole story sound like she's trying to keep from yawning herself, much less keep the listener intrigued. It's meant for older children/young adults. No way they stayed entertained with her lack of emotion. The way she describes something happy is the same way she would describe something sad.
The story is a slow building one, but the end is definitely worth sticking it out.
Definitely give this book a chance. But you reading the book would be a better performance than the one given here.
Story: I forgot why I bought this book. Maybe I heard it was to be made into a movie. I hope so since it is a nice story about alternative future world. Interesting social dynamics when there is no existing clan or family relations for a single mother. I will make the time later to see the rest of the series and see how the story ends.
Reader: Very good.
Production: Very good.
A wonderful story. I found myself thrown into a world if beautiful literature and breath taking shock and awe as I continued to listen. Truthfully a most intriguing story which I will not forget.
Grandmother of Two
didn't think I would love it at first but stick with the story. It's a good one. Can't wait for the next installment.
this wasn't nearly as good as the giver. I actually didn't like it. It was too proper dialog except dinner if the people had different dialog. it's just weird...
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