The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin, Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands
- Sprecher: Tandy Cronyn
- Spieldauer: 14 Std.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 22.04.2014
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Recorded Books
Companion volume Where on Earth explores Le Guin's satirical, risky, political and experimental earthbound stories. Both volumes include new introductions by the author.
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Von lavvyan Am hilfreichsten 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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