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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13,429 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Narrator: Susan O’Malley Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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George Orr's dreams do change the world. He is the only one who knows it...he and the power-mad psychiatrist who is forcing George to dream a new reality - a better reality that is free from war, disease, overpopulation, and all human misery. But for every man-made dream of utopia, there is a terrifying, unforeseeable consequence; so George must dream and dream again, forever seeking a perfect future - until the very essence of cosmic reality begins to disintegrate. The Lathe of Heaven is perhaps the finest, most eerily provocative novel from an author who is world renowned for the dramatic force of her fiction. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Darceylaine | 1/27/2014

    " Wow. I love her. This book is everything I love about LeGuin. And though it was written decades ago, it is timeless as her books almost always are. I love any book that plays with dreams and the nature of reality, but she does it so wisely and so skillfully. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mairi | 1/16/2014

    " For some reason this book didn't appeal to me, despite being very fond of Le Guin. The beginning felt slow, and I didn't make it past it my first time reading. The middle-to-end, however, was very well done, particularly the imagery and emotional depth of Orr's assertiveness and interaction with the aliens. The very end, however, felt vague and was something of a let-down. However, the book explores some very interesting ideas about dreams and changing reality, and does so quite well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Timothy | 1/13/2014

    " Really wonderful read... speculative in all the best senses, with just enough unresolved threads to leave you not just wondering but thinking. Spare and beautiful prose throughout, with a compelling premise that becomes more intriguing as it gets fleshed out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Krissie | 1/11/2014

    " This was an incredibly interesting book with some lines that I felt were quote-worthy, but a lot of the brain matter didn't feel like thinking about the ideas and things as much as I think it deserved. Perhaps I will have to read it again; I think it might be worth it, so that would mean it's definitely worth a first read to most everybody else. Except for the people who are too smart for it or something silly like that, I guess. "

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