The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin audiobook

The Left Hand of Darkness

By Ursula K. Le Guin
Read by George Guidall

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Hainish Cycle: Book 4

9.67 Hours Unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

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

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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

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Author

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
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 9.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English