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)
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.
interesting look into a future of oneness and twist it into some thing awful. very good
I listened to this book to help my niece with a character study for school. Really enjoyed it! Amazing the differences a 13 year old and a 42 year old pick up. A good book to read and discuss with a 13-16 year old.
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