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 cannot believe it ended like that leaving me no closure whatsoever. It was so annoying the fact that I was in to the book the whole time and then they decided to end it like that seriously, what the fuck?!?
this is one of my favorite books, though it was hard to explain releasing to my brother.Very good book you should read it.
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Great book not great ending, and the man who reads the book sounds like he's eating something. Plus he also says whip like stew wife from family guy, he says the H with a lot of exaggeration.
I knew nothing about this trilogy. Now I want to read/listen to the whole story. Very interesting. Is this where we are heading?
It was detailed and captivating. A real thought provoking book. It started many conversations over our vacation. I enjoyed the ending being left as it did.
One star for the performance, but it's not the narrator's fault. I don't have any other way to rate my displeasure with the background music that was at once completely unnecessary and wholly inappropriate.
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