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Son Audiobook

Son

When the young girl washed up on their shore, no one knew she had been a Vessel. That she had carried a Product. That it had been carved from her belly. Stolen. Claire had had a son. She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. When he was taken from their community, she knew she had to follow. And so her journey began. But here in this wind-battered village Claire is welcomed as one of their own. In the security of her new home, she is free and loved. She grows stronger.
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Publisher's Summary

"They called her Water Claire."

When the young girl washed up on their shore, no one knew she had been a Vessel. That she had carried a Product. That it had been carved from her belly. Stolen.

Claire had had a son. She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. When he was taken from their community, she knew she had to follow. And so her journey began.

But here in this wind-battered village Claire is welcomed as one of their own. In the security of her new home, she is free and loved. She grows stronger. As tempted as she is by the warmth of more human kindness than she has ever known, she cannot stay. Her son is out there; a young boy by now. Claire will stop at nothing to find her child...even if it means trading her own life.

With Son, the two-time Newbery Medal - winning Lois Lowry has spun another mesmerizing tale in this thrilling and long-awaited conclusion to The Giver.

©2012 Lois Lowry (P)2012 Listening Library

What the Critics Say

"Claire's story stands on its own, but as the final volume in this iconic quartet, it holistically reunites characters, reprises provocative socio-political themes, and offers a transcending message of tolerance and hope." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

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    Aileen 05-28-15
    Aileen 05-28-15
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    "Awesome"

    AWESOME BOOK. I recommend it to all who love fiction. the reader was great and the book had an awesome plot.

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    S. R. Miramon sf,ca 05-05-15
    S. R. Miramon sf,ca 05-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "a modern fairytale "

    a story with hope and values to make you smile and believe in mankind and love.

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    lin chicago 03-23-15
    lin chicago 03-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good ending"

    Very good ending but you have to read the previous books to understand this one

    A a a a A

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    Jennifer F. Turner 03-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "LOVED"

    This was a great book, especially if you have read all of the books in the Giver quartet.

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    christy Plano, TX, United States 03-12-15
    christy Plano, TX, United States 03-12-15 Member Since 2011
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    "If you read the first 3, you gotta read Son."

    I am not saying that it is great, but you have to finish the series! It would be like watching all of a movie and stopping 10 minutes before the end.

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    Samantha Moore 02-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Sound issues."

    The book is great but the sound...sounds like it is echoing in a cave. Well read but it has an echo.

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    Marne 02-14-15
    Marne 02-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun series to read"

    The ending left me hanging. I am wondering if there will be more books. Lois Lowery is a great author and I would recommend for young and old.

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    Joseph 02-10-15
    Joseph 02-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful ending"

    Amazing quartet of books and this was the perfect end. It's been so long since I've had such a heartfelt read. Just lovely.

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    Tara Norfolk, VA, United States 04-03-13
    Tara Norfolk, VA, United States 04-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Mother of Gabe..."

    This is the story of the mother of the baby from The Giver...confused? If you have read The Giver you won't be, if you have not you should (and the other two books; Gathering Blue and Messanger) before you read this one. I would assume it can stand alone, but it is all the much richer with the background from the other books. Vivid descriptions, raw emotions and hard choices are at the core of this book. The love of a mother can drive even an emotionally deprived girl from the Giver community to embark on a quest of epic proportions.

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    Tech Queen PA United States 01-30-13
    Tech Queen PA United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Ties The Giver Series Together"
    What made the experience of listening to Son the most enjoyable?

    Learning the fate of many of the series characters and answering some of the questions left at the end of the other books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fierce/Lame Inar was my favorite character. He was one of the most genuine of souls.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Inar described what his life was like with his father. His revelations were unexpected and sad, but he had made peace with his existence.


    Any additional comments?

    There were some inconsistencies in the story, enough to question but not enough to ruin it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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