The Giver audiobook is a book that over time, as you gain a greater understanding of the book, you will be able to better manage their conversations, which helped them think more deeply about the book and made me love it even more. Now you can easily enjoy it everywhere with the audiobook version with Free Audiobooks Online. Don’t miss it out!
The Giver audiobook – a fascinating, thoughtful science-fiction novel
Jonas, a 12-year-old kid, is the protagonist of The Giver audiobook. By converting to “Sameness,” society has removed sorrow and turmoil from their lives while simultaneously removing emotional depth. Jonas is chosen to inherit the post of Receiver of Memory, the one who preserves all of the prior recollections of the period before Sameness, because there may be moments when the community’s decision-making requires the use of historical wisdom. Jonas wrestles with the notions of all the new feelings and objects he’s encountered: whether they’re intrinsically good, evil, or somewhere in between, and whether one can exist without the other. In order to retain structure, order, and a real feeling of equality beyond human individuality, the Community lacks any color, memory, climate, or geography.
Jonas’ world is desolate and uninteresting. Nobody sees color, and everyone is taught to be extremely nice as they go about their days volunteering at different locations, talking about their aspirations and feelings, and completely oblivious to the things they are missing. The residents of Jonas’ society are like the proverbial frogs in a boiling pot… at least in the Hunger Games, the people of District Twelve knew they had it bad… The Giver audiobook has generated many conversation subjects for my son and me, as well as for his class, and I am confident it will continue to do so in the future.
According to The Giver audiobook‘s theory, pain is the ultimate evil, and in order to be free of it, we must give up desire and individuality. Self is an illusion that leads to misery; desire and agency are hazardous, therefore we should give them up and join the “enlightenment” of cosmic oneness to reach a pain-free nirvana. “You must give up all that you fear to lose,” Yoda says to Anakin, as George Lucas sadly had Yoda say. Of course, this is nonsense. Choice, agency, hardship, love, desire, and genuine pleasure are all risky and can cause suffering, yet life would be meaningless without them. Love may result in the loss of everything we love, yet life without love is meaningless. The act of selecting gives rise to a sense of purpose. Overcoming hardship provides a sense of purpose. Yes, making incorrect choices may lead to grief; choice is risky; but, life would be meaningless and lifeless without it. Adversity, not the absence of adversity, is the source of greatness in life. There is nothing to conquer in the absence of conflict, thus there may be no bad, but there is also no good; there may be no pain, but there is also no joy.
Despite being a children’s novel, The Giver audiobook had an uncanny resemblance to George Orwell’s ‘1984’. There was no such thing as independent thought. People “confessed” their thoughts, dreams, and violations of the rules. The all-powerful presence of the omnipresent leaders in their houses, reigning over their lives, was ubiquitous.
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