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    • 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 3,312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,938
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,962

    When Sparrowhawk casts a spell that saves his village from destruction at the hands of the invading Kargs, Ogion, the Mage of Re Albi, encourages the boy to apprentice himself in the art of wizardry. So, at the age of 13, the boy receives his true name - Ged - and gives himself over to the gentle tutelage of the Master Ogion. But impatient with the slowness of his studies and infatuated with glory, Ged embarks for the Island of Roke, where the highest arts of wizardry are taught.

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

    • By Marjorie on 05-14-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 2,556
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,334
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,334

    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

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 1,863
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,679

    Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life. Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian mother planet, Anarres, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change.

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

    • By Isaac on 10-09-10

    Regular price: $34.22

    • 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 964
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 872
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 872

    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, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George's dreams for his own purposes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!

    • By Adrienne R. on 11-23-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 1,358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228

    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 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 955
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 861
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 862

    Return to Earthsea with Ged, the brash young wizard who survived the enchanted labyrinth of The Tombs of Atuan. In the third episode of this brilliant fantasy saga, a much older Ged sets off on a harrowing quest for the source of a terrible darkness that is taking the magic out of Earthsea.

    • 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

    • No Time to Spare

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 305

    From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler, a collection of thoughts - always adroit, often acerbic - on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation. 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. No Time to Spare collects the best of Ursula's blog, presenting perfectly crystallized dispatches on what matters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a delight!

    • By Linda on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 334
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308

    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, having chosen for herself the simple pleasures of an ordinary life. And he is a broken old man, mourning the powers lost to him not by choice. A lifetime ago they helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Now they must join forces again to help another - the physically and emotionally scarred child whose own destiny remains to be revealed.

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

    • By Anonlee on 02-10-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    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. Ursula K. Le Guin has won multiple prizes and accolades, from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud awards. She has had her work collected over the years but never as a complete retrospective of her longer works.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece!

    • By Stacey Leyton on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • 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 334
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 281

    The planet Athshe was a paradise whose people were blessed with a mystical awareness of existence. Then the conquerors arrived and began to rape, enslave, and kill humans with a flicker of humanity. The athseans were unskilled in the ways of war, and without weapons. But the gentle tribesmen possessed strange powers over their dreams. And the alien conquerors had taught them how to hate....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • She is talent incarnate

    • By Archaon on 07-10-11

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Tales from Earthsea

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    The tales of this book explore and extend the world established by the Earthsea novels - yet each stands on its own. It contains the novella The Finder, and the short stories "The Bones of the Earth", "Darkrose and Diamond", "On the High Marsh", and "Dragonfly". Concluding with with an account of Earthsea's history, people, languages, literature, and magic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By DAVE R on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lavinia

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    Highly acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin lends a resonant voice to a pivotal yet often overlooked character of Vergil's The Aeneid. 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. Her fate is sealed, however, when she meets a man from Troy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinatingly well written

    • By Kennet on 03-11-09

    Regular price: $29.37

    • The Birthday of the World

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Ursula K. Le Guin has enthralled fans with her imagination, clarity, and moral vision. The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, this renowned writer has created a provocative, ever-evolving universe filled with diverse worlds and rich characters reminiscent of our earthly selves. Now, in The Birthday of the World, this gifted artist returns to these worlds in eight brilliant short works, including a never-before-published novella, each of which probes the essence of humanity. 

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

    • By: Greg Bear, Terry Bisson, David Brin, and others
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 209

    A walk around the block, a quick drive, before shutting down your PC ? these short story collections are perfect for when you only have a few minutes to listen."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Biased toward the last 20 years of sci-fi

    • By Gregory R. Martin on 06-30-03

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Changing Planes

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle De Cuir
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    The misery of waiting for a connecting flight at an airport leads to the accidental discovery of alighting on other planes - not airplanes but planes of existence. Ursula Le Guin's deadpan premise frames a series of travel accounts by the tourist-narrator who describes bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own, and sometimes open puzzling doors into the alien.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Social Fiction

    • By C. Little on 03-23-06

    Regular price: $31.50

    • 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 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    The sorcerer Alder fears sleep. The dead are pulling him to them at night. Through him they may free themselves and invade Earthsea. Alder seeks advice from Ged, once Archmage. Ged tells him to go to Tenar, Tehanu, and the young king at Havnor. They are joined by amber-eyed Irian, a fierce dragon able to assume the shape of a woman. The threat can be confronted only in the Immanent Grove on Roke, the holiest place in the world, and there the king, hero, sage, wizard, and dragon make a last stand.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Obnoxious narrator

    • By Julianne on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Unreal and the Real

    • Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin, Volume One: Where on Earth
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Tandy Cronyn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    The Unreal and the Real is a major event not to be missed. In this two-volume selection of Ursula K. Le Guin's best short stories--as selected by the National Book Award winning author herself--the reader will be delighted, provoked, amused, and faced with the sharp, satirical voice of one of the best short story writers of the present day. Where on Earth explores Le Guin's earthbound stories which range around the world, from small town Oregon to middle Europe in the middle of revolution to summer camp.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty disjointed

    • By Jean R on 04-30-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • City of Illusions

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 230

    He is a full-grown man, alone in dense forest, with no trail to show where he has come from and no memory to tell who or what he is. His eyes are not the eyes of a human. The forest people take him in and raise him almost as a child, teaching him to speak, training him in forest lore, giving him all the knowledge they have. But they could not solve the riddle of his past, and at last he has to set out on a perilous quest to find his true self - and a universe of danger.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Quest For Falk, A Discovery For Me

    • By Cathy on 09-22-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Gifts

    • Annals of the Western Shore, Book 1
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Jim Colby
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    In the Uplands, people have magical and fearsome gifts. Orrec, a boy growing into his powers, can destroy any living thing with simply a glance. But he refuses to use his ability, and wears a blindfold to protect others from his devastating gaze.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book 3 won the 2008 Nebula Award

    • By K. Danielson on 11-10-11

    Regular price: $44.95

    • A Wizard of Earthsea

    • The First Book of Earthsea
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.  

    Regular price: $21.81

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