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 2,388
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,182
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,183

    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 3,114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,753
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,777

    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 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,522
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528

    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 1,258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133

    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 895
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 805
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 807

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The most poignantly esoteric of fantasy writers, sailing with the full force of the mage-winds of Earthsea!

    • By Uther on 03-04-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 296
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    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 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 351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316

    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 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    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

    • No Time to Spare

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 232

    Ursula K. Le Guin has taken listeners to imaginary worlds for decades. Now she's in the last great frontier of life, old age, and exploring new literary territory: the blog, a forum where her voice - sharp, witty, as compassionate as it is critical - shines....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a delight!

    • By Linda on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Lavinia

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    Born into peace and freedom, Lavinia is stunned to learn that she will be the cause of a great war - or so the prophecies and omens claim....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinatingly well written

    • By Kennet on 03-11-09

    Regular price: $29.37

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