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The Giver Audiobook

The Giver [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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

What the Critics Say

  • Newbery Medal Winner, 1994

"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)

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    Amazon Customer 11-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The Giver"

    I am 11 and I am bad at summaries but this book really hooked me.
    The one thing that hooked me the most was whenever Jonas took gave with him.

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    Julie Pinter 11-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Weird mouth noises"

    I guess that happens often but the noises r usally cut out anyway this was a class assignment so I wanted to

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    Geoffrey Mullback 11-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Ok book but have heard better"

    It's ok but can not get hooked and think wonder out it by a lot

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    kdwitschi 10-09-15
    kdwitschi 10-09-15 Member Since 2016

    English Education Major, 22, newly married to my best friend of 7 years, aunt to two beautiful nieces, and mommy to four fur children.

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    "Great book, but.."

    Great book, but not a fan of some of the voices used for characters or the music.

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    Stacey Garrity 10-04-15
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    "music was distracting in audio version"

    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.

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    Barb 09-24-15
    Barb 09-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "it was over too soon"

    I wanted to know what happens next. it felt as though the story ended in the middle.

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    Adriana L Caicedo 09-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I love it!"

    I'm only 10 years old and I didn't like this book.... I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING!! BRILLIANT!
    😊

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    Ibelis Calvi 09-11-15
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    "Awesome"

    I think the book was very interesting and entertaining. I also found myself wanting to read more!!!

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    Chris D. Central Lake, MI United States 09-05-15
    Chris D. Central Lake, MI United States 09-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "We loved the book and the reader"

    While we thoroughly enjoyed this book, my children and I all found the music distracting and completely unnecessary.

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    dpen11 Florida 09-04-15
    dpen11 Florida 09-04-15

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    "great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, great story


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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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