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    • A Wizard of Earthsea

    • The First Book of Earthsea
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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    Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My first experience of Earthsea, truly excellent.

    • By Dr Ward on 08-01-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Left Hand of Darkness

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex story and some excellent philosophy

    • By Penelope on 06-03-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Farthest Shore

    • Earthsea, Book 3
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Darkness threatens to overtake Earthsea: the world and its wizards are losing their magic. Despite being wearied with age, Ged Sparrowhawk - Archmage, wizard, and dragonlord - embarks on a daring, treacherous journey, accompanied by Enlad's young Prince Arren, to discover the reasons behind this devastating pattern of loss. Together they will sail to the farthest reaches of their world - even beyond the realm of death - as they seek to restore magic to a land desperately thirsty for it.   

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Tombs of Atuan

    • The Second Book of Earthsea
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Aysha Kala
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this second novel in the Earthsea series, Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, and everything is taken from her - home, family, possessions, even her name. She is now known only as Arha, the Eaten One, and guards the shadowy, labyrinthine Tombs of Atuan. Then a wizard, Ged Sparrowhawk, comes to steal the tombs' greatest hidden treasure, the Ring of Erreth-Akbe. Tenar's duty is to protect the ring, but Ged possesses the light of magic and tales of a world that Tenar has never known....

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Wave in the Mind

    • Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Join Ursula K. Le Guin as she explores a broad array of subjects, ranging from Tolstoy, Twain, and Tolkien to women's shoes, beauty, and family life. With her customary wit, intelligence, and literary craftsmanship, she offers a diverse and highly engaging set of stories. The Wave in the Mind includes some of Le Guin's finest literary criticism, rare autobiographical writings, performance-art pieces, and most centrally, her reflections on the arts of writing and reading. 

    Regular price: £25.69

    • The Dispossessed

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Shevek is brilliant scientist who is attempting to find a new theory of time - but there are those who are jealous of his work, and will do anything to block him. So he leaves his homeland, hoping to find a place of more liberty and tolerance. Initially feted, Shevek soon finds himself being used as a pawn in a deadly political game. With powerful themes of freedom, society and the natural world's influence on competition and co-operation, The Dispossessed is a true classic of the 20th century.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Dispossessed

    • A Novel
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
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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.

    Regular price: £31.39

    • The Unreal and the Real

    • Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin, Volume One: Where on Earth
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Tandy Cronyn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    The Unreal and the Real is a major event not to be missed. In this two-volume selection of Ursula K. Le Guin's best short stories--as selected by the National Book Award winning author herself--the reader will be delighted, provoked, amused, and faced with the sharp, satirical voice of one of the best short story writers of the present day. Where on Earth explores Le Guin's earthbound stories which range around the world, from small town Oregon to middle Europe in the middle of revolution to summer camp.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Did not get on with narator accent/dialect tone

    • By M. Richardson on 23-06-17

    Regular price: £27.19

    • The Word for World Is Forest

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary book, belittling narration

    • By Isolde on 18-07-18

    Regular price: £17.39

    • No Time to Spare

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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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.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Found and the Lost

    • The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan, Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 34 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, except for one thing...

    • By Martin Walker on 26-10-17

    Regular price: £39.39

    • The Birthday of the World

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Ursula K. Le Guin has enthralled fans with her imagination, clarity, and moral vision. The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, this renowned writer has created a provocative, ever-evolving universe filled with diverse worlds and rich characters reminiscent of our earthly selves. Now, in The Birthday of the World, this gifted artist returns to these worlds in eight brilliant short works, including a never-before-published novella, each of which probes the essence of humanity. 

    Regular price: £28.89

    • Tehanu

    • The Earthsea Cycle, Book Four
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A story all it's own, tying up loose threads

    • By Michael Hirst on 28-07-16

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Tales from Earthsea

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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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.

    Regular price: £26.29

    • The Other Wind

    • The Earthsea Cycle, Book 6
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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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.

    Regular price: £23.79

    • The Eye of the Heron

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    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". 

    Regular price: £19.29

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

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Tandy Cronyn
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good, but where are the titles?

    • By R. Carpenter on 30-12-14

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Dancing at the Edge of the World

    • Thoughts on Words, Women, Places
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From modern literature to menopause, from utopian thought to rodeos - in this classic collection of essays, Ursula K. Le Guin roves with her customary audacity over the intersecting arenas of literature, feminism, and social responsibility, exploding any received notions she comes across and revealing visionary possibilities in their stead.  

    Regular price: £19.19

    • Čaroděj Zeměmoří

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Tomáš Juřička
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Zeměmoří je fascinující svět, kde se někteří lidé rodí obdařeni magickým talentem. V obyčejném kovářském synku Dunym rozpozná jeho teta, vesnické čarodějka, velké kouzelnické schopnosti. Když pak krajem prochází mlčenlivý mág Ogion, pošeptá chlapci při obřadu průchodu jeho skutečné jméno - Ged a nabídne mu, že jej vezme do učení. Ctižádostivému a nadmíru zvědavému Gedovi však brzy Ogionova moudrost přestává stačit. Odchází tedy do Velkého přístavu a pak ještě dál, na ostrov čarodějů, aby se zde učil od devíti mistrů.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Changing Planes

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle De Cuir
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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    In this collection of short stories, Sita Dulip from Cincinnati finds a method of transcending the miserable experience of flying. A mere kind of twist and a slipping bend - easier to do than to describe - takes her not to Denver, but to bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own and sometimes open doors into the alien. Changing Planes is by turns funny, disturbing, and thought provoking.

    Regular price: £29.59

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