Annals of the Western Shore

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 462 ratings

Gifts Publisher's Summary

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. This allegorical coming-of-age tale shows that power can be cruel.
©1994 Ursula K. Le Guin (P)1994 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • 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 203
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    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
    • Annals of the Western Shore, Book 1
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Jim Colby
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 07-19-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 203 ratings

    Regular price: $44.95

  • Book 2

    • Voices

    • Annals of the Western Shore, Book Two
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Melanie Martinez
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A bit disapointed

    • By Mark on 08-19-10

    Regular price: $30.95

  • Book 3

    • Powers

    • Annals of the Western Shore, Book 3
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Andy Paris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just Right

    • By Alyssa on 02-07-15
    • Annals of the Western Shore, Book 3
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Andy Paris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 03-27-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 128 ratings

    Regular price: $36.37