Giver Quartet

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 11,054 ratings

The Giver Publisher's Summary

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.

Told with deceptive simplicity, this is the provocative story of a boy who experiences something incredible and undertakes something impossible. In the telling it questions every value we have taken for granted and reexamines our most deeply held beliefs.

©1993 Lois Lowry (P)1993 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of Random House Audio Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • The Giver

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Ron Rifkin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,927
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,997

    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

  • Book 2

    • Gathering Blue

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372

    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

  • Book 3

    • Messenger

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: David Morse
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 934
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949

    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

  • Book 4

    • Son

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 880
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883

    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