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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Narrator: Don Leslie Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hainish Cycle Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A seamless creation: everything is made up, nothing seems arbitrary.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Le Guin’s characters…are complex and haunting, and her writing is remarkable for its sinewy grace.” 


  • “Although it’s set in a science-fiction realm, LeGuin’s novel is really a meditation on capitalism, communism, anarchism, and individualism.” 


  • “The combination of intelligence and imagination sends ideas dancing endlessly around the brain.” 

    Christian Science Monitor

  • Winner of the 1975Hugo Award
  • Winner of the 1974Nebula Award
  • Winner of the 1975Locus Award
  • Recipient of the 1993Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
  • Recipient of the 1975John W. Campbell Memorial Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Suey | 5/13/2011

    " I was a little disappointed. I thought this one would wow me a little more. As it was, it was just alright. I needed more connection I suppose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Allie | 5/11/2011

    " This was an overdue re-read. I think I'll work my way through the rest of the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Swallowfeather | 5/10/2011

    " Really excellent. I first read this many years ago and it's one I would re-read; a lot of reality and depth to it, and she's got that kind of lucid prose that doesn't draw attention to itself & yet is stunning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephanie | 5/9/2011

    " This is my favorite book. Le Guin is a master fantasy writer, and her Earthsea series is wonderful. Her fantasy is a safe bet, but her science fiction is hit or miss. "

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