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  • The Giver

  • By: Lois Lowry
  • Narrated by: Ron Rifkin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,974

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story that unfolds before your eyes

  • By Donna on 12-27-12

unsatisfied

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-17

I feel like I just reach half of a book. Very unsatisfied. Every so often music played while the narrator spoke and it didn't make sense.....it wasn't insinuating a flashback or thought, etc.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • Read by Eddie Redmayne
  • By: J.K. Rowling, Newt Scamander
  • Narrated by: Eddie Redmayne
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,033
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,019

A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • whoops

  • By A. Bunnell on 04-19-17

No story line

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-17

I thought there would be a story involved. Turns out it's just an alphabetical list of magical beasts. ☹️

11 of 14 people found this review helpful