Giver Quartet
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 3543 ratings)
  • 1

    The Giver

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By Ron Rifkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2510)
    Performance
    (1751)
    Story
    (1789)

    December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve-year-old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas watches his friend Fiona named Caretaker of the Old and his cheerful pal Asher labeled the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man, the man called only the Giver, he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world.

    far_to_go says: "Annoying music"
    Annoying music

    I'm not planning to listen to this again. I've read the book before and like the story very much, but it was interrupted by strange music at inopportu..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2013 by far_to_go (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, United States)
  • 2

    Gathering Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By Katherine Borowitz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (440)
    Performance
    (346)
    Story
    (353)

    Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where the weak are cast aside. She fears for her future until she is spared by the all-powerful Council of Guardians. Kira is a gifted weaver and is given a task that no other community member can do. While her talent keeps her alive and brings certain privileges, Kira soon realizes she is surrounded by many mysteries and secrets. No one must know of her plans to uncover the truth about her world and see what places exist beyond.

    Stephanie says: "Hard to stop listening!"
    Hard to stop listening!

    My 10 year old and I went right to this one after listening to The Giver. We loved it even more than that one! My daughter read ahead during reading t..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 14 2013 by Stephanie (United States)
  • 3

    Messenger

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By David Morse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (251)

    Six years earlier, Matty had come to Village as a scrappy and devious little boy. Back then, he liked to call himself "the Fiercest of the Fierce." But since that time, Matty has grown almost into a man under the care of Seer, a blind man whose special sight had earned him the name. Now Matty hopes that he will soon be given his true name, and he hopes it will be Messenger. But strange changes are taking place in Village.

    A User says: "we'll remember this one forever!"
    we'll remember this one forever!

    We had listened to The Giver and were thrilled to hear more! This book is actually the 3rd of a series of 3. The 2nd book is called Gathering Blue, wh..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 14 2004 by A User ()
  • 4

    Son

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (224)

    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.

    Tara says: "Mother of Gabe..."
    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 o..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 03 2013 by Tara (Norfolk, VA, United States)