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Messenger

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Publisher's Summary

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. Once a utopian community that prided itself on its welcome to newcomers, Village will soon be closed to all outsiders. As one of the only people able to safely travel through the dangerous Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village's closing and try to convince Seer's daughter, Kira, to return with him before it's too late. But Forest has grown hostile to Matty too, and he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand.

©2004 Lois Lowry; (P)2004 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Builds suspense to the last heart-wrenching page." (Booklist)
"Simply and beautifully written..." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    gatetraveler CA 08-17-09
    gatetraveler CA 08-17-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent! again Excellent"

    If you listened or read the first book of "the giver" then you will enjoy this book also. I really hope that a 4th book will be written. All three have left me wanting to read more. I would recommend this to anyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elisa Hong Kong, Hong Kong 02-10-08
    Elisa Hong Kong, Hong Kong 02-10-08 Member Since 2007

    You can learn as much from a terrible book as a brilliantly written one.

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    "Mesenger"

    After reading The Giver, I decided to read mesenger. I had hope that this book would be as good as The Giver. I was a bit disapointed however. In this book the author left too much questions unanswered. In The Giver, she did leave some questions out, but thouse aren't impprtant questions. Besides from that this book is great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    teresakoebke 05-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "It was really good"

    Love it it was the best book I've read in forever I can't believe this

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    Garett W. 05-08-17
    Garett W. 05-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Short, but sweet."

    Great addition to the series. It did a great job of connecting the previous two books. Narrator could have provided a greater contrast in the characters voices, but this is a minor gripe. The narrator did a great job of reading and conveying emotions without changing the volume of his voice much, which I love, because I hate having to change the volume while listening.

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    "Awesome"

    So glad I downloaded this next book in the series. It ties in the previous books so well. David Morse's voice is perfect for the storyline. Love his frog impression!!!!

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    Kenneth Newcomb 01-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A little disappointed."

    This book should just be part of Gathering Blue. Expecting more. Better then Gathering Blue.

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    Cassandra 09-11-16
    Cassandra 09-11-16
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    "not as good as the others"

    some of the details seemed off and the story felt a little weak but still good

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    david daniel 07-04-16
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    "the story is suspensfull as fudge"

    i loved the story, but at the beginning it felt slow and akward (writtenwise) but after a while everything became familiar and trully a sequell to both gathering blue and the giver, i do hate the ends that lois lowry, she leaves you hanging

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    janina 02-22-16
    janina 02-22-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Ties the first two book together"

    A good story, it ties the first two book together. I do feel it still leaves some blank spaces, and unanswered questions.

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    Janice Reiff Raleigh, NC, US 07-24-15
    Janice Reiff Raleigh, NC, US 07-24-15
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    "Another great Lowry book"

    It kept my interest to the end! I eagerly look forward to listening to Son; the last in this series!

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