The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin audiobook

The Dispossessed: A Novel

By Ursula K. Le Guin
Read by Don Leslie

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The Hainish Cycle: Book 5

13.41 Hours Unabridged
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“One of the greats….Not just a science fiction writer; a literary icon.” – Stephen King From the brilliant and award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin comes a classic tale of two planets torn apart by conflict and mistrust — and the man who risks everything to reunite them. A bleak moon settled by utopian anarchists, Anarres has long been isolated from other worlds, including its mother planet, Urras—a civilization of warring nations, great poverty, and immense wealth. Now Shevek, a brilliant physicist, is determined to reunite the two planets, which have been divided by centuries of distrust. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have kept them apart. To visit Urras—to learn, to teach, to share—will require great sacrifice and risks, which Shevek willingly accepts. But the ambitious scientist's gift is soon seen as a threat, and in the profound conflict that ensues, he must reexamine his beliefs even as he ignites the fires of change.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1975 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Winner of the 1974 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Winner of the 1975 Locus Award

Recipient of the 1993 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award

Recipient of the 1975 John W. Campbell Memorial Award

A BookRiot Pick of Readers' Choices for Best Activism Fiction

“One of the greats….Not just a science fiction writer; a literary icon.” – Stephen King

From the brilliant and award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin comes a classic tale of two planets torn apart by conflict and mistrust — and the man who risks everything to reunite them.

A bleak moon settled by utopian anarchists, Anarres has long been isolated from other worlds, including its mother planet, Urras—a civilization of warring nations, great poverty, and immense wealth. Now Shevek, a brilliant physicist, is determined to reunite the two planets, which have been divided by centuries of distrust. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have kept them apart.

To visit Urras—to learn, to teach, to share—will require great sacrifice and risks, which Shevek willingly accepts. But the ambitious scientist's gift is soon seen as a threat, and in the profound conflict that ensues, he must reexamine his beliefs even as he ignites the fires of change.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Although it’s set in a science-fiction realm, LeGuin’s novel is really a meditation on capitalism, communism, anarchism, and individualism.”  AudioFile
“Le Guin’s characters…are complex and haunting, and her writing is remarkable for its sinewy grace.”  Time
“A seamless creation: everything is made up, nothing seems arbitrary.”  New York Times Book Review
“The combination of intelligence and imagination sends ideas dancing endlessly around the brain.”  Christian Science Monitor

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Author Bio: Ursula K. Le Guin

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English