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  • The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Left Hand of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    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.

    A. A. Baldwin says: "Many themes that are applicable to today's world"
  • A Wizard of Earthsea: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1 | Ursula K. Le Guin

    A Wizard of Earthsea: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
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    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.

    Brian says: "An old favorite beautifully realized"
  • The Tombs of Atuan: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 2 | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Tombs of Atuan: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
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    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.

    G. Parish says: "A tale of a Priestess"
  • The Dispossessed: A Novel | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Dispossessed: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
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    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.

    Isaac says: "One of my favorite novels of all time"
  • The Farthest Shore: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3 | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Farthest Shore: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
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    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.

    Nothing really matters says: "Best. Fantasy. Series. Ever."
  • The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan, Jefferson Mays
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    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.

    Stacey Leyton says: "Masterpiece!"
  • The Lathe of Heaven | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Lathe of Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    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.

    Elliott M. Collins says: "extraordinarily original and thoughtful"
  • Tehanu: The Earthsea Cycle, Book Four | Ursula K. Le Guin

    Tehanu: The Earthsea Cycle, Book Four

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
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    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.

    Anonlee says: "what a tale!!!"
  • The Other Wind: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 6 | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Other Wind: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Samuel Roukin
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    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.

    toni says: "love earthsea! sorry to see the series end."
  • The Left Hand of Darkness: BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation | Ursula Le Guin

    The Left Hand of Darkness: BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Ursula Le Guin
    • Narrated By full cast, James McArdle, Toby Jones
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    The first ever broadcast dramatisation of Ursula Le Guin's seminal science fiction novel. On an alien world in the middle of an ice age, one man prepares for the biggest mission of his life. Alone and unarmed, Genly Ai has been sent from Earth to persuade the people of Gethen to join the Ekumen, a union of planets. But it's a task fraught with danger.

    Scott S says: "This is not the full book"
  • No Time to Spare | Ursula K. Le Guin

    No Time to Spare

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    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.

  • Tales from Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin

    Tales from Earthsea

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
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    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.

    donnazen says: "loved it"
  • The Word for World Is Forest | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Word for World Is Forest

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    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....

    Archaon says: "She is talent incarnate"
  • Catwings Return  | Ursula K. Le Guin

    Catwings Return

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Ursula K. Le Guin
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    In the second Catwings story, the kittens decide to visit their mother in the city. But before finding Mother, they find a very special kitten who needs their help.

    Lily C. Baker says: "The Second in the Catwings Adventures"
  • Earthsea: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation | Ursula le Guin

    Earthsea: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Ursula le Guin
    • Narrated By Toby Jones
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    A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation, based on the first three books in Ursula Le Guin's best-selling Earthsea cycle. Set on a vast archipelago of islands, where magic is a central part of life, Earthsea tells the intertwined stories of Ged and Tenar. Ged is a boy from the island of Gont, born with innate magical talent and a reckless nature, who tampers with long-held secrets and releases a terrible shadow into the world. He must risk everything in order to restore the balance....

    gander says: "Anxiously awaited!"
  • Lavinia | Ursula K. Le Guin

    Lavinia

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
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    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.

    Kennet says: "Fascinatingly well written"
  • The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin, Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin, Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Tandy Cronyn
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    Outer Space, Inner Lands includes many of the best known Ursula K. Le Guin nonrealistic stories (such as "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," "Semley' s Necklace," and "She Unnames Them") which have shaped the way many listeners see the world. She gives voice to the voiceless, hope to the outsider, and speaks truth to power - all the time maintaining her independence and sense of humor.

    Sharon A. Gadonniex says: "Ursula Le Guin is a Master"
  • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century | Greg Bear,Terry Bisson,David Brin,John W. Campbell,Arthur C. Clarke,Harlan Ellison,Ursula K. Le Guin,Judith Merrill,Frederik Pohl,Eric Frank Russell

    The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Greg Bear, Terry Bisson, David Brin, and others
    • Narrated By David Ackroyd, Wil Wheaton
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    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."

    Gregory R. Martin says: "Biased toward the last 20 years of sci-fi"
  • The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, January-February 2003 | Ursula K. Le Guin,M. Shayne Bell,Alex Irvine,Laird Barron,Sheila Finch

    The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, January-February 2003

    • HIGHLIGHTS (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin, M. Shayne Bell, Alex Irvine, and others
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir, Rex Linn
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    Here are six stories from the January and February 2003 issues of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, at once more current and more human than today's headlines.

    Stephanie says: "good historical fantasy"
  • Rocannon's World  | Ursula Le Guin

    Rocannon's World

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Ursula Le Guin
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    Earth-scientist Rocannon has been leading a survey on a remote world populated by three native races. But when the planet is suddenly invaded, Rocannon is the only survey member left alive. This debut novel from preeminent science-fiction writer Ursula LeGuin introduces her brilliant Hainish series, set in a galaxy seeded by the planet Hain with a variety of humanoid species, including that of Earth.

    Amazon Customer says: "good story, poor editing"
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