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Son Audiobook

Son

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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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    Adam Black 06-10-16
    Adam Black 06-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A great way to finish an amazing series!"

    I loved the giver quartet and Son was a remarkable way to close it out!

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    Lisa Munson 06-07-16
    Lisa Munson 06-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "a disappointing story"

    The story does a great job capturing a woman and her efforts to find her son. Readers are easily captivated by Water Claire and the author does a nice job presenting her character throughout the story. But the ending... For lack of better words is rather lame. It's as if the author did not know where to go and had to hurry up and finish her story, thus leaving the reader with a Bland and disappointing ending. I feel robbed and the author should feel a bit disappointed in her anti-climactic end to a quartet. Very Disappointed.

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    Amazon Customer 03-17-16
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    "Great listen!"

    Bernadette Dunne does a great job with Lois Lowry's thought-provoking, dystopian book. A very enjoyable "read."

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    janina 03-09-16
    janina 03-09-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Good story bad ending"

    This story ties all the books together. It is a good story, but it (like most of her books) leaves me wanting more.

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    Jake Campos The World 10-13-15
    Jake Campos The World 10-13-15 Member Since 2015

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    "I love Lowry and the Giver series, but not this..."
    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to love this book, I enjoyed the rest of the "series" tremendously and I re-read The Giver annually. This story just fell flat. It departs too far from the themes and world of the others to even believe that it belongs in the series. If not for the common characters and similar social setting the entire story would be unfamiliar. If you enjoyed the series it is worth a read, but keep your expectations low. Not since the forced Sunday morning sermons of my youth have I felt so blatantly preached at. I rare miss for one of my favorite authors, when I re-visit this series next I will likely stop at Messenger.

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    Raymond 08-15-15
    Raymond 08-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Decent book"

    Overall a good follow up to "The Giver", though it would be difficult to fully live up to those standards. The climax could have been more exciting, but the "anti-climax seems to be a Lois Lowery trademark.....great book for young audiences, but lacking the appeal for adults present in "The Giver".

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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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