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Summary

The final part in the story that started with Gifts, and the tale of Gry Barre of Roddmant and Orrec Caspro of Caspromant, two children with extraordinary powers.

They play a part in Voices too, the sequel to Gifts, in which Memer, a girl who has grown up in a captured city, is part of the people's fight for freedom.

And now, in Powers, we have the conclusion to Ursula Le Guin's beautifully written, powerful and moving story of the Western Isles, a tale that will leave every listener begging for more.

©2020 Ursula K. Le Guin (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Good story, dire narration

I hate to say this but the narration is truly dire. His voice is so monotonous that I'm finding it hard to concentrate on the story. I will persevere because Ursula K Le Guin is one of my favourite authors but I will definitely avoid this narrator in future. Playing it at 1.25x speed is an improvement.

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Always love Le Guin. Shame about the reader.

OK, so the accents and bits of dialogue were done well. Sadly, the narrative in between any dialogue was so flat, limp, and giving the impression of a sullen teenager's face. His voice drones on like a reluctant 13 year old giving a sports match report in a Monday morning assembly! I can even see his rigid stance and the alternating of which arm hugs the other across his body, while he shuffles from left to right foot and back again. Such a shame for the last book of 3.