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Download Voices: Annals of the Western Shore, Book Two Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Voices: Annals of the Western Shore, Book Two (Unabridged), by Ursula K. Le Guin
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,752 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Narrator: Melanie Martinez Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN:
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Legendary fantasy author and Newbery Award winner Ursula K. Le Guin transports listeners to exotic, fantastic worlds.

Voices stars the people of Ansul, a town of scholars and traders conquered by the marauding Alds 17 years ago. When poet Orrec arrives in town, however, the people begin to garner the courage to rebel against their overlords. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie | 2/12/2014

    " Book 2 of a series. Gorgeous evocation of a world where acknowledgment of sacredness is woven into every part of life. Can't wait for book 3! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 2/9/2014

    " I liked this one a lot better than the first in the series. A standalone if necessary, but it definitely gave it more depth to have read Gifts first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anastasia | 2/5/2014

    " There's a lot that's predictable about the Annals of the Western Shore series, but the coming to terms of each character with their particular gift resonates well. This particular volume, Voices, is an interesting blend of a realistic depiction of an occupation by an enemy and a religious struggle between a so-called "pagan" religion being oppressed and attacked by the invading monotheists. There's also a strong commentary on the desire of invaders to supress existing culture, as all books are banned and decimated by the invaders while a dedicated few of the original settlement try to sustain the literature and stories of their age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 1/31/2014

    " a city under occupation must learn to live without books and becomes increasingly illiterate until special circumstances arise. I loved the portrayal of how learning to read empowers individuals and how the preservation of the written word can help a culuture survive oppression. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 1/30/2014

    " Great story....horrible editing!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 1/14/2014

    " Interesting book in this series, combining previously introduced characters and political intrigue. It was hard to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 12/28/2013

    " As much as I love LeGuin, I was disappointed with this book. She tries so hard to get her message across that the plot, pacing, and characters all suffer. Too bad. I'm hoping the third book in this series will be better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela Millsap | 10/5/2013

    " A good sequel to Gifts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 5/22/2013

    " Its a good book. Second in the series and written in the same story telling style as the first. As if its being written after everything happened by the main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hilary Parkinson | 2/22/2013

    " One of my favorite books of all time by one of my favorite authors of all time. A story about books and the power of stories. Read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 1/9/2013

    " Wonderful follow-up to Gifts - fine blend of internal and external conflict. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 12/19/2012

    " a young woman learns how gifted she truly is and comes to terms with her background, which straddles two very different cultures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josie | 10/30/2012

    " As with Gifts, I thought this was -- bland. I felt like I should've cared more about Memer but I didn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 10/11/2012

    " Again, I was expecting more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 7/24/2012

    " I like this follow on book better than the original "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 4/5/2012

    " One of the books I liked more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jane | 2/26/2012

    " I really enjoyed this one. A good YA book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fernando Barrocal | 9/21/2011

    " A good history on a well created universe. A good companion for Gifts (previous book in the series) but a bit more explanations than needed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hirosasazaki Sasazaki | 6/22/2011

    " Guin wrote a complicated situation among Ansul and Alds. I don't intend to detail it on this review, but personally it was what the most excited about this book. I watched if Guin will find a way to use manly power to settle this situation. The way she wrote was satisfiable to me. Good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neva | 5/25/2011

    " i liked it $1.00 cant go wrong :) i liked the outline. At first it was a little hard to get into but definitely worth my time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 4/14/2011

    " The concluding book in a wonderful trilogy of YA fantasy fiction. LeGuin has a gift of using cultural anthropology to add depth to her wonderful stories. I wish the series could continue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 1/27/2011

    " Can be read as a stand alone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckinley | 1/17/2011

    " Liked this one too. Search for self and place in world. Ends up tying characters from all 3 books together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qing | 1/14/2011

    " Gah, so good... got a bit teary a couple of times "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hamidah | 11/19/2010

    " lyrical narrative hooks you right into a most compelling journey of self discovery from the get go! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 10/24/2010

    " A simple yet mesmerizing tale about growing up, about life and most of all, about freedom and what to do with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon | 8/5/2010

    " Great potential - yet, fails to captivate or resolve compellingly leaving the generally unsatisfied. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ange | 6/8/2010

    " This is the first I've read of the series. The other two I just listened to. It is considered a young adult book and it was kinda simple. I did like the various characters. "

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