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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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    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
    • Thought provoking story

    • By Anonymous User on 26-12-2018

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • 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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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A struggle to get through at times

    • By Shaun Young on 03-04-2018

    Non-member price: $35.87

    • No Time to Spare

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • The Word for World Is Forest

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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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....

    Non-member price: $26.04

    • Tehanu

    • The Earthsea Cycle, Book Four
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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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
    • The power of ordinary people.

    • By joe douglas on 02-01-2018

    Non-member price: $35.53

    • Tales from Earthsea

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Non-member price: $41.00

    • 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
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult/frustrating to navigate audiobook

    • By rachel on 14-11-2017

    Non-member price: $61.50

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

    • By: Greg Bear, Terry Bisson, David Brin, and others
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A walk around the block, a quick drive, before shutting down your PC ? these short story collections are perfect for when you only have a few minutes to listen."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Quality Audio

    • By Rainer on 21-02-2016

    Non-member price: $25.63

    • 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.  

    Non-member price: $29.10

    • 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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    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.

    Non-member price: $40.61

    • 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
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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. 

    Non-member price: $39.00

    • The Telling

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Once a culturally rich world, the planet Aka has been utterly transformed by technology. Records of the past have been destroyed, and citizens are strictly monitored. But an official observer from Earth will discover a group of outcasts who still practice its lost religion-the Telling. Intrigued by their beliefs, she joins them on a sacred pilgrimage into the mountains...and into the dangerous terrain of her own heart, mind, and soul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sci-fi with feeling

    • By Kristin on 09-11-2016

    Non-member price: $26.29

    • The Birthday of the World

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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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. 

    Non-member price: $43.87

    • Changing Planes

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle De Cuir
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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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.

    Non-member price: $46.14

    • 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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    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". 

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • 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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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A broken world made whole

    • By joe douglas on 08-01-2018

    Non-member price: $35.53

    • Across the Spectrum

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, and others
    • Narrated by: Aaron Abano, Tess Van Horn
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Book View Cafe celebrates its fifth anniversary with an anthology of our favorite stories. From the fantasy and science fiction of our roots to steampunk, romance, historical and mainstream; from humor to life's hardest challenges, across the spectrum from light to dark.

    Non-member price: $43.45

    • Selected Shorts

    • For Better and for Worse
    • By: Sherman Alexie, Ursula K. Le Guin, Karen E. Bender, and others
    • Narrated by: Keir Dullea, Joanna Gleason, Joanne Woodward, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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    Moving stories about married couples' powerful and complicated loves, read by actors Frances Sternhagen, Robert Sean Leonard, Keir Dullea, Joanna Gleason, Harold Gould and Joanne Woodward. A native couple's rocky college love affair lasts a lifetime in Do You Know Where I Am by Sherman Alexie. In Karen E. Bender's Eternal Love, a mother nervously chaperones her retarded daughter's honeymoon.

    Non-member price: $28.71

    • 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
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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.

    Non-member price: $45.69

    • The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, January-February 2003

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin, M. Shayne Bell, Alex Irvine, and others
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir, Rex Linn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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    Here are six stories from the January and February 2003 issues of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, at once more current and more human than today's headlines.

    Non-member price: $25.59