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    • The Giver

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Ron Rifkin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • Annoying music

    • By far_to_go on 07-18-13

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Son

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 970
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 973

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A great "build up" to a "let down"!

    • By Amy on 01-28-13

    Regular price: $30.80

    • Messenger

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: David Morse
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lois Lowry is a master storyteller!

    • By Johanna on 07-18-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Gathering Blue

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,735
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to stop listening!

    • By Stephanie on 02-14-13

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Studio 360: Lois Lowry’s Giver & Talib Kweli’s Conscious Rap

    • By: Kurt Andersen
    • Narrated by: Kurt Andersen
    • Length: 54 mins
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    This week, Kurt talks with Lois Lowry, the author of the YA classic The Giver, which is being turned into a movie starring Jeff Bridges this summer. We also hear from rising-star theater director Alex Timbers about his collaboration with David Byrne: a totally unironic disco musical about Imelda Marcos. And Talib Kweli talks about making rap you can listen to while you pick the kids up from school.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Studio 360: Lois Lowry & Romare Bearden

    • By: Kurt Andersen
    • Narrated by: Kurt Andersen
    • Length: 54 mins
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    Kurt Andersen talks with Lois Lowry, author of the dystopian children’s book The Giver, which has been widely celebrated and widely banned. Her new book Son is the final chapter in The Giver series. The celebrated collage artist Romare Bearden is remembered by two friends who were with him in his last days. And a kindergarten teacher learns to let go from Finding Nemo.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Lois Lowry and Sandra Cisneros, October 29, 2012

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Narrated by: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Published in 1993, writer Lois Lowry’s book The Giver won the Newbery Medal and became one of the 20th century’s most important young adult novels. Now, Lowry’s book Son concludes the story The Giver started 19 years ago.

    Regular price: $2.95