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The Giver

Written by Lois Lowry
Read by Ron Rifkin

Work ID: 104094

ISBN: 9780807262030

Format: Unabridged Compact Disc

List Price: $28.00

On Sale Date: Feb 27, 2001

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Read by Ron Rifkin
4 hours, 48 minutes
4 CD's

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.

"A powerful and provacative novel.”
-- The New York Times


From the Paperback edition.