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The Eye of the Heron

Narrated by: Christina Moore
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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From multi-award-winning, literary legend Ursula K. Le Guin comes a speculative fiction classic, The Eye of the Heron

In Victoria on a former prison colony, two exiled groups - the farmers of Shantih and the city dwellers - live in apparent harmony. All is not as it seems, however. While the peace-loving farmers labor endlessly to provide food for the city, the city bosses rule the Shantih with an iron fist. When a group of farmers decide to form a new settlement further away, the bosses retaliate by threatening to crush the "rebellion". 

Luz understands what it means to have no choices. Her father is a boss, and he has ruled over her life with the same iron fist. Luz wonders what it might be like to make her own choices. To be free to choose her own destiny.

©1978 Ursula K. Le Guin (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Really enjoyed this, after a slightly off putting start

I think the dispossessed is better and on a related theme but this was easier (and shorter). As always le guin is so thought provoking and makes the familiar strange, like the great sociologist. Optimism about the human spirit - much needed in these dark times

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  • trailtrekkie
  • 24-02-20

Great story!

Love Le Guin. Beautiful complex story. Does not go the way you think it will.