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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27,663 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Siri Mitchell Narrator: Scott Sowers, Morgan Hallett Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781464038631
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The author of two Christy Award finalists, Siri Mitchell has earned widespread recognition for skillfully blending spirituality and rich storytelling. Set in Revolution-era America, The Messenger features Hannah Sunderland, who is devastated when her brother is jailed for joining the Colonial cause. Spy Jeremiah Jones sees in Hannah a way to access the prison to obtain valuable information, but Hannah’s Quaker beliefs stand in the way. Nevertheless, Hannah and Jeremiah develop a mutual fondness even as they become caught in history’s tumultuous churn.n Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 2/5/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. I liked the characters and the story. However, the author really hammered his views at you. Consumerism is bad, selling out is bad. Living pure and simple is good. In concept I liked these ideas but they were both extreme and there was no middle ground. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/31/2014

    " I'm not used to Young Adult books, so it was a little light for me, but at the end I got caught up in the metaphor about society and Christ, so it was thought provoking after all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Perkins Jr. | 1/23/2014

    " Messenger, the third installment in The Giver Series was on point! I found this novel to be very thought provoking as I have with the other Lowry novels. I was a fan of this novel because several characters that have been previously introduced in the past two novels were an integral part of this novel. There were many connections made and many lessons learned. In this novel we are taken on Matty's journey. He has a very special gift that he learns to use and "better" society. Once again, Lowry introduces us to a society that has very particular ideas of how to live. These ideas are challenged and morphed, and not always for good throughout the novel. Matty's community as well as his father figure "Seer" have helped Matty grow into a young man that embodies the strong values of honesty and truth. Matty takes these ideas and uses "his gift" which he is trying to understand to help his society. Lowry once again uses these young characters to reach not only a young or juvenile audience but also an adult audience. She continues to use ideas and concepts that are very current and relevant to today's culture and society. I continue to be captivated and enthralled by Lowry's novels and look forward to reading the last novel in The Giver series "SON" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Winifred | 1/12/2014

    " A fascinating addition, book 3 of "The Giver" series and (now I've finished Son) the one I enjoyed the best of the group of four. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ally | 1/3/2014

    " great but not as awesome as gathering blue and the giver "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C | 12/30/2013

    " I almost didn't read this after Gathering Blue, but having already paid for it, I gave it a shot. It was better than the last one. A much more interesting premise. And Matty is a much better protagonist. But still not wholly satisfying. It was too obviously allegorical. While I don't mind allegory, I prefer it to complement the plot rather than overwhelm it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya | 12/21/2013

    " This was excellent and it was nice to get a look at what happened to jonas and gabe from the first book. I did feel a little left in the lurch on a few things--Like what the heck IS trademart? This is one of those examples of what Lowry does frequently, and also quite masterfully most of the time, leaving it up to the reader to draw her own conclusions about an event or person based on evidence around it. This is really successful for her most of the time, but with Trademart I was just left with wanting more and feeling like I wasn't quite satisfied with what i was guessing on my own. Also, the mystical, magical aspects of this book (in particular Forest) veered in a new direction for me that I wasn't anticipating. This series at first seemed like basic post-apocalyptic fiction, but it is clearly more than that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cammee | 12/20/2013

    " This series had potential to be great, but I felt the story was rushed. Each book left me wanting for more, and not in a good way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 12/3/2013

    " I liked Messenger better than Gathering Blue. For obvious reasons (to those who've read it), Messenger felt more connected to the Giver, and made it feel more like a series. The plot was more intriguing than Gathering Blue, again particularly in the larger scope. I now look forward to reading Son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Pettit | 10/27/2013

    " Good book, but my least favorite of the three I've read. Left me with more questions than answers. I really liked the characters, but after the return of Jonah I'm left wondering what happened to Gabriel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cami | 10/24/2013

    " Matty must fight his way through a forbidding forest to try to convince Kira to return to the village. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Penner | 10/10/2013

    " Great third book to an enjoyable series. Definitely recommend for an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandisa | 10/2/2013

    " This story was full of adventure and action. The ending was a complete shocker I found myself on the verge of tears. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandi Lee Lee | 8/14/2013

    " Such an interesting book. I wanted more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanna Lomuljo | 7/17/2013

    " Finally!! read the giver and gathering blue in high school pa. this is the best out of the trilogy, in my opinion :)it was nice how lois connected everyone in the 3 books. it was up to the readers to figure out who's who. loved it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 5/14/2013

    " I read this after I found out it was Book #3 in The Giver trilogy and I quite liked it. It did tie together characters from the previous two books, but any of them could stand alone because the author provided enough background, etc. that a reader wouldn't be confused by the story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia | 2/20/2013

    " I just have to say, I LOVED the symbolism in this book. It really makes you think about humanity and the world. I was also very happy to hear that Jonas and Gabe made it and they were doing well! The ending was sad but i was amazed. Great book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicholas | 2/2/2013

    " A great finish to a great trilogy. Very deep and thought-provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kookookat | 1/14/2013

    " I love how it all pulls together.. but I wish it would have been better. also, I wish there was some kind of book that explained what happened in EACH village AFTER each book ended! ugh, but I did enjoy all three books<3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 11/2/2012

    " Do Not like her endings!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 6/5/2012

    " Was a very quick read but was ok. Still like the Giver best of all. "

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About the Author
Author Siri Mitchell

Siri Mitchell graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived all over the world, including Paris and Tokyo. As an award-winning author, many of her books were Christy Award finalists and ACFW Carol Award finalists. Her novel She Walks in Beauty won the inaugural INSPY Award for Historical Fiction. Mitchell lives in the DC metro area.

About the Narrators

Scott Sowers is an actor and audiobook narrator. AudioFile magazine named him the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense. He is the winner of seven Earphones Awards.

Morgan Hallett is an actress known for her roles in the films Population 436, Perfectly Normal, and The Reader. Also an accomplished narrator, she has read numerous titles for Recorded Books, including Elizabeth Camden’s Into the Whirlwind and Amanda Ashley’s As Twilight Falls.