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The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin, Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands

Lu par : Tandy Cronyn
Durée : 13 h et 55 min
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Outer Space, Inner Lands includes many of the best known Ursula K. Le Guin nonrealistic stories (such as "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," "Semley' s Necklace," and "She Unnames Them") which have shaped the way many listeners see the world. She gives voice to the voiceless, hope to the outsider, and speaks truth to power - all the time maintaining her independence and sense of humor.

Companion volume Where on Earth explores Le Guin's satirical, risky, political and experimental earthbound stories. Both volumes include new introductions by the author.

©2012 Ursula K. LeGuin (P)2014 Recorded Books

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  • Sharon A. Gadonniex
  • 29/05/2015

Ursula Le Guin is a Master

I loved the complex and believable characters, and the way Le Guin explores deeply issues of gender, sexuality, and how we see ourselves, whether through the eyes of an alien, a differently imagined culture, or another species. She has a way of turning assumptions on their heads and using that position to examine and question, but fully in the context of an engaging story. The exploration just unfolds itself. I also loved the narration... Tandy Cronyn's voice hit just the right notes, pardon the pun.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 08/07/2017

Always Relevant and Fresh

First read this author as a teen, she opened my mind to new ways of seeing our own world. The best that science fiction/fantasy can do for me. What a joy to come back to her as an older person and be more in wonderment than the first time. Every story like a gem with depth, I know now she set a standard of writing I looked for and rarely found in following decades of voracious reading.

Revisit Ursula if it has been awhile. Read her by all means if you have been touched by the recent revival of "The Handmaid's Tale."

The narrator is very good. It enhances the characters, ranging in age and gender with polish I would only expect from the stage.

Best, these stories have some kind of hopeful ending. In writing about alien races Ursula gives me insight into human strength and capacity to love.

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  • Lindsay
  • 13/10/2015

It was easy to like

Most of the stories were refreshingly odd. Well written, and enjoyable.

I loved almost everything. The narrator was ok. But the stories were very entertaining.

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  • Katie Oxley
  • 06/11/2018

beautiful short stories that make you think

love this! the stories are beautifully done and great for thinking about why things are.

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  • lavvyan
  • 05/06/2016

Many beloved stories to listen to

Ursula K. Le Guin does some of the greatest worldbuilding in fantasy and science-fiction. This is especially apparent in her short stories, where a few descriptions are enough to establish the general setting; the rest is shown rather than told through the characters' musings and (inter)actions.

And oh, what characters! From children growing up on alien planets, to the way societies might change after contact with other worlds, to hapless wizards who aren't all that great at magic, to sisters who must deal with being abducted into another culture - these stories are thoughful and thought-inspiring, funny or lyrical at times and almost casually cruel at others. Just like life, I suppose.

Tandy Cronyn does a great job bringing all the characters to life, with a calm way of narrating that fits the largely introspective stories beautifully. A wonderful match of author and performer.

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