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 am only 12 years old and my friend recommended this book to me. The end was a little sudden but otherwise I loved this book. I recommend it for 10 and older to fully understand the concept.
Such a good book at the end I was crying.And I had left my book at school and we are reading it in class and so I just listened to it on here and now I am ahead of everyone in my 6th grade class.
The first time I read this book I was in grade school and now, years later at the age of 25 almost 26 I find that I love this book just as much now as I had then. I has changed my perception of life and value the freedoms and choices I have today.
I liked the book overall, and I thought the performance of the one telling the story was great, but I hated the music that was played randomly. It was very distracting and took away from what was going on in the story instead of enhancing it, which I'm sure was the point. I disliked it so much that I am hoping to find a different director for the next book.
Eleven year old son enjoyed the story and the performance but he thought it was "a little dull at times". Dealt with the topic of euthanasia in an interesting way.
This is a great story. It is timeless. The engagement was ruined every time the music started playing. To say more would be redundant. If there is another version of this audiobook get it instead.
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