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3.00007225172501 out of 53.00007225172501 out of 53.00007225172501 out of 53.00007225172501 out of 53.00007225172501 out of 5 3.00 (27,681 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lois Lowry Narrator: David Morse Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Giver Quartet Release Date:
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Lois Lowry’s Messenger continues the quartet beginning with the quintessential dystopian novel, The Giver.

For the past six years, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man, known for his special sight. Village was a place that welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by S. Carpenter | 12/20/2016

    " Other than "The Giver" by Lois Lowry, of the four books that make this quartet, "Messenger" is my favorite. It should be read third, though, after "Gathering Blue" and before "Son". Mattie is a young man who is searching for his calling in this ongoing story Lois Lowry wrote about possible futures after the "world we know has blown itself up". Lowry doesn't spend any time on the End of the world as we know it. She describes different groups of survivors and how they have adapted. This one is where Kira's father ended up, for those of you who have already read the first two books, and an old friend from The Giver shows up. Yes, we get that answer as to what happened to Jonas AFTER he left the Communities. But more importantly, this story centers around Mattie who believes his true name (calling) is to be Messenger, but it is so much bigger than that. In many ways there are echoes of other much loved classic stories in our cultures that mirror this. Beautifully written, even more beautifully narrated. Mattie more than rises to the challenge set before him, which looks to all, including Leader, as if it were insurmountable. But not for Mattie, who's true name is revealed nearly on the last page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristi | 2/13/2014

    " I like Matty a lot. I like the idea of getting a true name. I would like a name like Friend or Helper or Reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sophia | 1/30/2014

    " Likable characters create emotion, especially when they are lost. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stacy | 1/22/2014

    " Yes I just started this last night and yes I'm already done this morning. "

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