The Left Hand of Darkness Audiobook, by Ursula K. Le Guin Play Audiobook Sample

The Left Hand of Darkness Audiobook

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Read By: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Hainish Cycle Release Date: January 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781501930379

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

23

Longest Chapter Length:

48:32 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

27 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

25:12 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

29

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Publisher Description

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards 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 in the annals of intellectual science fiction.

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"This is a story that demands to be heard. Written in the late 60's, you would think it doesn't age well but several concepts surprisingly do. By the end of the story I was in love and heartbroken. It left me wishing there was more."

— Top Cat (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “A jewel of a story.”

    — Frank Herbert, New York Times bestselling author
  • “[A] science fiction masterpiece.”

    — Newsweek
  • “An instant classic.”

    — Minneapolis Star-Tribune
  • “Ursula K. Le Guin creates imaginary worlds that restore us, hearts eased, to our own.”

    — Boston Globe
  • “The Left Hand of Darkness is science fiction for the thinking reader…Not only is the bookshelf incomplete without owning it, so is the reader without having read it.”

    — Amazon.com
  • “Stellar…Le Guin is…a superb stylist with a knack for creating characters who are both wise and deeply humane.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Richly told…draws us into the magical land and its inhabitants’ doings immediately.”

    — Booklist

Awards

  • An Audible.com bestseller
  • Winner of the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • Winner of the 1969 Nebula Award for Best Novel
  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Books to Read If You Are Missing Game of Thrones

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Skyler, 5/6/2023

About Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929–2018) was an American author of novels, children’s books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry, literary criticism, and essays. She was widely recognized as one of the greatest science fiction writers in the history of the genre. She won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards on several occasions, as well as the National Book Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, and many other honors and prizes. In 2014, she was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

About George Guidall

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has won three of the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for lifetime achievement/ During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,700 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.