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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,600 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lois Lowry Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Giver Quartet Release Date:
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They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire had a son. But what became of him she never knew. What was his name? Was he even alive? She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice.

Son thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal winning book The Giver, as well as Gathering Blue and Messenger, where a new hero emerges. In this thrilling series finale, the startling and long-awaited conclusion to Lois Lowry’s epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A consummate stylist, Lowry handles it all magnificently: the leaps in time, the shifts in perspective, the moments of extreme emotion—fear, joy, sadness—all conveyed in unadorned prose that seizes the heart. Give this book to your child, your grandmother, your senator, your neighbor: It’s a bipartisan tale for our times.”

    Washington Post

  • “A gripping end to the Giver series.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Lowry is one of those rare writers who can craft stories as meaningful as they are enticing.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Written with powerful, moving simplicity, Claire’s story stands on its own, but as the final volume in this iconic quartet, it holistically reunites characters, reprises provocative socio-political themes, and offers a transcending message of tolerance and hope. Bravo!”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A 2012 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction
  • One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Children
  • Selected for the Fall 2012 Kids' Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol | 1/22/2014

    " As good as The Giver but not for elementary. May be on the awards list. Middle and high school will enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny Spotten | 1/10/2014

    " My first audio-book read. It was nice to be entertained on my work commute and I enjoyed listening to this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandy | 1/5/2014

    " Writing the culminating book in a series that is wildly popular and destined to be a classic is a daunting task, but one that Lowry handled well. It's been so long since I read the first three that I read this and viewed it as a free-standing story. On that basis I found it to be a solid success. When considered as a means of weaving all the threads of the series together it was equally successful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Meg | 12/27/2013

    " This is a compelling ending to the Giver series. All four stories are interwoven to a satisfying conclusion in this futuristic dystopian society. "

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