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)
I enjoyed the reading of this story. I didn't particularly like the back ground music. The plot was interesting. I felt for Jonas when he found out his father lied to him. . The idea that everyone and thing is the same is quite a concept. I would like to read more of whaty happened to Jonas.
I enjoy the book but the mouth noises and random music are horrible!!!
No i can not handle his mouth noises.
yes i have liked this book from childhood.
Still a moving story even after 10 years of reading the first time. Grateful for the focus on the day to day wonder and glory that we so often overlook.
The book for the most part was good. The ending was a little disappointing, but still a good story. The reader though had an annoying voice at times and he smacked his lips a lot. Like he was driving in the middle of it. (It was very annoying to me as lip smacking us a pet peeve of mine.)
Avid reader. Car listener. My daughter is the avid listener. Reviews for young adult fiction are from her.
This was a good narration of a great book. I found the occasional background music distracting. Overall a pleasant listen.
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