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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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    Taylor 04-29-17
    Taylor 04-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great end to a great series"

    This book is a lovely end to a great series. it's definitely worth the time. Sections 1 and 2 are excellent. The third section was less interesting regarding Claire but it's great to know what happens to Gabe and Jonas.

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    Marcus 02-16-17
    Marcus 02-16-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Closure. "

    As a 7th grade ELA teacher, I am always getting hounded by my students about the ending of "The Giver."

    I recommend that they read "Gathering Blue" and "Messenger" prior to introducing "Son." However, for my more reluctant readers I may suggest jumping straight to "Son" as it works well as a direct sequel and provides the closure they are looking for.

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    Bertha 11-22-16
    Bertha 11-22-16
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    "Totally wonderful"

    I loved it. However, my thought are, will there be a continuation to this story?
    when it ended I was expecting more. The narrator was terrific.

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    Andy Bethlehem, PA, United States 11-18-16
    Andy Bethlehem, PA, United States 11-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "This book!"

    This is why you read the series! You get hooked with The Giver. You read Gathering Blue and Messenger. This book is why you read the series!! I loved it!

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    KayB 09-28-16
    KayB 09-28-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Open endings.."

    I love Lois Lowry's books! The only thing I dislike is when the books end! She leaves them open ended and easy to imagine your own endings, I just always find myself wishing there were more:). Forever a fan ❤️.

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    sharon 07-01-16
    sharon 07-01-16 Listener Since 2009
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    "good listen for a road trip"

    thoroughly enjoyed this booking! the voice performance was excellent. the story is good for all ages.

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    Heidi Martinez ARLINGTON, TEXAS, US 06-16-16
    Heidi Martinez ARLINGTON, TEXAS, US 06-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Thank you Ms. Lowry"

    Beautifully written like all of her work and a great wrap up of the series.

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    Adam Black 06-10-16
    Adam Black 06-10-16
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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 Robinson 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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