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Publisher's Summary

Six years earlier, Matty had come to Village as a scrappy and devious little boy. Back then, he liked to call himself "the Fiercest of the Fierce." But since that time, Matty has grown almost into a man under the care of Seer, a blind man whose special sight had earned him the name. Now Matty hopes that he will soon be given his true name, and he hopes it will be Messenger. But strange changes are taking place in Village. Once a utopian community that prided itself on its welcome to newcomers, Village will soon be closed to all outsiders. As one of the only people able to safely travel through the dangerous Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village's closing and try to convince Seer's daughter, Kira, to return with him before it's too late. But Forest has grown hostile to Matty too, and he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand.
©2004 Lois Lowry (P)2004 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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Critic Reviews

"Builds suspense to the last heart-wrenching page." (Booklist)
"Simply and beautifully written..." (The New York Times Book Review)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Johanna on 07-18-04

Lois Lowry is a master storyteller!

This is the second book I've listened to of Lois Lowry's. It's actually a continuation of her book, The Giver, which I've listened to again and again with great pleasure. Lowry's character development is wonderful and her vivid language effortlessly transports me into the world she has created while I work on my artwork. Also, the narrators for both books sound just right, and I'm very particular about narrators!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Gilmara Lima Mendes on 11-13-12

Oh My Gosh!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would happily recommend this audio book to a friend. Even though it's the third book of the quartet, they can work separately, and you can understand the characters stories just by reading each book. It's a lovely story, well-paced, full of magic and simple, but engaging.

What other book might you compare Messenger to and why?

I don't have any book to compare it to because it's so different from other books I've read.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where he heals it all. It is so unexpected and full of grace.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Healing beyond reason.

Any additional comments?

The only thing that bothered me a little it that I thought the story could be longer.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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