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)
What a great story! I enjoyed the concept. I couldn't imagine living in the society created for fairness yet void of variety, choice, authentic living. The symbolism throughout the book was mind blowing. I thought the story was extremely creative and well crafted.
Great read. The story makes you think of our own values as a community. I thought that the idea of making one person bear all that pain was quite inconsiderate considering how the rules of rudeness worked. Overall a great book, I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good read.
The narrator did a great job with the voices, but I found the music to be too distracting for me.
He story just felt off to me. Maybe I would have liked it more if I read it as a child.
I bought this this book for my daughter and she was all ways listening to it she calls the book "exciting with a touch of mystery ".I would recommend The Giver to ages 10 and up
Thank you Lois Lowry and Ron Rifkin :)
I have read the book, seen the movie, and I wanted to hear it performed. I was not disappointed. Of course the movie was a little different from the book cuz Hollywood always does that. I usually enjoy books more than movies and, as usual, I enjoy this narration more than the movie.
the narrator used different voices for each character and there were instrumental portions to enhance the meanings of certain parts of the story. I finished the whole book in 3 days, I could not stop!
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