Ursula K. Le Guin
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Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (US /ˈɜːrsələ ˈkroʊbər ləˈɡwɪn/; born October 21, 1929) is an American author of novels, children's books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry and essays. First published in the 1960s, her work has often depicted futuristic or imaginary alternative worlds in politics, the natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality and ethnography.

She influenced such Booker Prize winners and other writers as Salman Rushdie and David Mitchell - and notable science fiction and fantasy writers including Neil Gaiman and Iain Banks. She has won the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Locus Award, and World Fantasy Award, each more than once. In 2014, she was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Le Guin has resided in Portland, Oregon since 1959.
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    • The Left Hand of Darkness

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,072
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,891
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,894

    The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Almost 50 and still amazing

    • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Wizard of Earthsea

    • The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,856
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,509
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,535

    When Sparrowhawk casts a spell that saves his village from destruction, Ogion, the Mage of Re Albi, encourages the boy to apprentice himself in the art of wizardry....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A little gem, excellently narrated.

    • By Marjorie on 05-14-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Dispossessed

    • A Novel
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,368

    Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorite novels of all time

    • By Isaac on 10-09-10

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Tombs of Atuan

    • The Earthsea Cycle, Book 2
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027

    A bold young wizard enters the labyrinth of the sacred Tombs of Atuan to steal the magical ring of Erreth-Akbe. Instead, he finds an unhappy priestess in need of a hero to save her.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In Some Ways, the Best of the Original Trilogy

    • By Troy on 06-22-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Farthest Shore

    • The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 819
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 738
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 740

    Return to Earthsea with Ged, the brash young wizard who survived the enchanted labyrinth of The Tombs of Atuan....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best. Fantasy. Series. Ever.

    • By Nothing really matters on 07-22-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Lathe of Heaven

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whoa.

    • By Russell Neches on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Found and the Lost

    • The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan, Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 34 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Every novella by Ursula K. Le Guin, an icon in American literature, collected for the first time - and introduced by the legendary author - in one breathtaking volume....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece!

    • By Stacey Leyton on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Tehanu

    • The Earthsea Cycle, Book Four
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    Years before, they had escaped together from the sinister Tombs of Atuan - she an isolated young priestess, he a powerful wizard. Now she is a farmer's widow....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what a tale!!!

    • By Anonlee on 02-10-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Word for World Is Forest

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 239

    The planet Athshe was a paradise. Then the conquerors arrived and began to rape, enslave, and kill humans with a flicker of humanity....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • She is talent incarnate

    • By Archaon on 07-10-11

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Other Wind

    • The Earthsea Cycle, Book 6
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    In this final book of the Earthsea Cycle, Le Guin combines her magical fantasy with a profoundly human, earthly, humble touch....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Obnoxious narrator

    • By Julianne on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $24.49

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