The Giver

CD - unabridged
Kit (4 discs)
Product Number: 3B380
Released: May 18, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428156982
Narrator/s: Ron Rifkin
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Description

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Now, Jonas is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now it's time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back. "The Giver" received the Newbery Medal in 1994.

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CD
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Author(s): Lois Lowry
Narrator(s): Ron Rifkin
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Product Number CB519
Released: Apr 03, 2007
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Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780807262030
eAudio
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Author(s): Lois Lowry
Narrator(s): Ron Rifkin
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Product Number Z100024228
Released: Jun 27, 2006
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Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780739344569
eBook
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Author(s): Lois Lowry
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Product Number EB00033087
Released: Apr 26, 1993
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ISBN: #9780547345901
Kit
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Class Set
Author(s): Lois Lowry
Narrator(s): Ron Rifkin
Series:
Product Number 3L380
Released: Nov 09, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428156999
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Lois Lowry
Narrator(s): Ron Rifkin
Series:
Product Number 3C931
Released: Apr 15, 2009
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ISBN: #9781428157002
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Lois Lowry
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Product Number 43364
Released: Jan 07, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788756450
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Lois Lowry
Series:
Product Number 161027
Released: Jul 01, 2014
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ISBN: #9780544336261

Professional reviews

"Praise and controversy precede this powerful story of a boy confronting the hidden truth about his futuristic society. Winner of the 1994 Newbery Award, Lowry's story sparks emotion and response from adults and children alike. This is a compelling prospect for family listening. Initially Rifkin's voice seems too regional to portray the characters of this utopian/dystopian world, but he convincingly conveys the anticipation of the coming-of-age ceremony of Jonas and his friends. As the meaning of Jonas' selection as "Receiver of Memory" unfolds, Rifkin's characterizations become more powerful. Although the story drives the presentation, Rifkin's juxtaposition of the young boy and the old Giver has tremendous effect. His voice for the Giver becomes increasingly weary and strained while Jonas' gains strength. Sharing this audiobook in a family or a classroom offers a valuable opportunity to respond to and discuss Lowry's moving novel. R.F.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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