Giver Quartet
Books in series4
(4.3 based on 10585 ratings)
  • 1
    The Giver  | Lois Lowry

    The Giver

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By Ron Rifkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    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.

    Annoying music

    I'm not planning to listen to this again. I've read the book before and like the story very much, but it was interrupted by strange music at inopportu..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2013 by far_to_go (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, United States)
  • 2
    Gathering Blue  | Lois Lowry

    Gathering Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By Katherine Borowitz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    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.

    Hard to stop listening!

    My 10 year old and I went right to this one after listening to The Giver. We loved it even more than that one! My daughter read ahead during reading t..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 14 2013 by Stephanie (United States)
  • 3
    Messenger  | Lois Lowry


    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By David Morse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    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.

    Lois Lowry is a master storyteller!

    This is the second book I've listened to of Lois Lowry's. It's actually a continuation of her book, The Giver, which I've listened to again and again..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2004 by Johanna (Portland, OR, United States)
  • 4
    Son | Lois Lowry


    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    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.

    A great "build up" to a "let down"!

    I have mixed thoughts on this one. I would give it 2.5 stars if I could.

    I greatly appreciated how this wove the disparate strands of The Giv..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 28 2013 by Amy (Granite Falls, NC, USA)