• by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by Andy Paris
  • 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Young Gavie sometimes "remembers" the future. But as a slave living among those who feel threatened by the powers of the Marsh people, Gavie must hide his abilities. And then tragic events force the grief-stricken Gavie to flee the only world he's ever known. In his perilous quest for freedom, Gavie must learn to harness his unique gifts, or he may never find a place he can call home.Ursula K. Le Guin's haunting epic of survival, selfdiscovery, and hope is third in a sequence that begins with her PEN Award-winning Gifts.


What the Critics Say

2008 Nebula Award, Best Novel
"Powers has been published as a young adult novel, but reviewers agree that anyone will enjoy Le Guin's complex characters, fascinating worlds, and explorations of power and learning." (Bookmarks magazine)


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Customer Reviews

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Just Right

This book is so interesting that I can barely find words to summarize it. It defies summation. It convinced me that Ursula K Le Gun truly deserves all the critical praise and adulation. Each of the previous two books in this trilogy had a crucial flaw. In this volume, Le Guin manages to combine the best aspects of Gifts and Voices and leave out all the problems.

Don't go into this book expecting high fantasy adventure or magnificent displays of magical might. This is a book that explores the idea of freedom and self agency (of personal power). It doesn't lecture you. It simply uses every word of its story to reinforce a central idea: if everyone in a society isn't free then no one is truly free.
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- Alyssa

Could not finish this book

I listened to four hours of this book and just finally gave up. It was extremely slow, nothing happened, it was boring. Too bad because the other books in the series I liked.
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- alison

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-27-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books