Told with deceptive simplicity, this is the provocative story of a boy who experiences something incredible and undertakes something impossible. In the telling it questions every value we have taken for granted and reexamines our most deeply held beliefs.
©1993 Lois Lowry; (P)1993 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of Random House Audio Publishing Group
"A powerful and provocative novel." (The New York Times)
"Lowry is once again in top form...unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers." (Publishers Weekly)
"The author makes real abstract concepts, such as the meaning of a life in which there are virtually no choices to be made and no experiences with deep feelings. This tightly plotted story and its believable characters will stay with readers for a long time." (School Library Journal)
"This is a compelling prospect for family listening...[Ron] Rifkin's juxtaposition of the young boy and the old Giver has tremendous effect." (AudioFile)
English Education Major, 22, newly married to my best friend of 7 years, aunt to two beautiful nieces, and mommy to four fur children.
Great book, but not a fan of some of the voices used for characters or the music.
I didn't like the background music to the narration. I found it difficult to listen to and concentrate on what was being said. Enjoyed the book overall, however.
While we thoroughly enjoyed this book, my children and I all found the music distracting and completely unnecessary.
yes, great story
The narrator was extremely annoying with his whiney voice for Jonas. I felt the way he spoke his character made him weak. Too high a voice when speaking the characters. Distracting overall
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