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
  • 14 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
Companion volume Where on Earth explores Le Guin's satirical, risky, political and experimental earthbound stories. Both volumes include new introductions by the author.

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It was easy to like

Most of the stories were refreshingly odd. Well written, and enjoyable.

I loved almost everything. The narrator was ok. But the stories were very entertaining.

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- Lindsay

Ursula Le Guin is a Master

I loved the complex and believable characters, and the way Le Guin explores deeply issues of gender, sexuality, and how we see ourselves, whether through the eyes of an alien, a differently imagined culture, or another species. She has a way of turning assumptions on their heads and using that position to examine and question, but fully in the context of an engaging story. The exploration just unfolds itself. I also loved the narration... Tandy Cronyn's voice hit just the right notes, pardon the pun.
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- Sharon A. Gadonniex "A well crafted story is a portal to another world"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-22-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books