Annals of the Western Shore
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  • 1
    Gifts: Annals of the Western Shore, Book 1 | Ursula K. Le Guin

    Gifts: Annals of the Western Shore, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Jim Colby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (95)

    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.

    Book 3 won the 2008 Nebula Award

    I had never heard of this series and thought I'd take a chance on them because of the author. These are well written, thoughtful books that really des..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 10 2011 by Ken (Boiling Springs, PA, United States)
  • 2
    Voices: Annals of the Western Shore, Book Two | Ursula K. Le Guin

    Voices: Annals of the Western Shore, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Melanie Martinez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (62)

    Voices stars the people of Ansul, a town of scholars and traders conquered by the marauding Alds 17 years ago. When poet Orrec arrives in town, however, the people begin to garner the courage to rebel against their overlords.

    A bit disapointed

    Though as always there are qualitys in Le Guins work, this was a bit disapointing. It might be that Martinez, whom I believe has a god reading voice, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 19 2010 by Mark (Oslo, Norway)
  • 3
    Powers: Annals of the Western Shore, Book 3 | Ursula K. Le Guin

    Powers: Annals of the Western Shore, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Andy Paris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    Young Gavie sometimes "remembers" the future. But as a slave living among those who feel threatened by the powers of the Marsh people, Gavie must hide his abilities. And then tragic events force the grief-stricken Gavie to flee the only world he's ever known. In his perilous quest for freedom, Gavie must learn to harness his unique gifts, or he may never find a place he can call home.

    Just Right

    This book is so interesting that I can barely find words to summarize it. It defies summation. It convinced me that Ursula K Le Gun truly deserves all..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 07 2015 by Alyssa (NH, United States)