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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 2,509
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,292

A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement.

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

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

The narrator was hard for me to understand

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-18

From the previews I thought the narrator was a woman with a very clear voice but apparently that was only the forward. The actual narrator is a man who does not speak clearly. I listen to audio books on my very long daily commute and along with the road noise I couldn't understand the mumbling narrator at all. I returned this book and will buy a print copy instead.

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