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Publisher's Summary

The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and the Pushcart Prize, Ursula K. Le Guin is renowned for her lyrical writing, rich characters, and diverse worlds. The Wind's Twelve Quarters collects 17 powerful stories, each with an introduction by the author, ranging from fantasy to intriguing scientific concepts, from medieval settings to the future.

Including an insightful foreword by Le Guin, describing her experience, her inspirations, and her approach to writing, this stunning collection explores human values, relationships, and survival, and showcases the myriad talents of one of the most provocative writers of our time.

©2017 Ursula K. Le Guin (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Follow the development of U K Leguin through well chosen short stories.

I was surprised. though without good reason, with earliest stories that lack the depth and scale of imagination that are the deep pleasure of the mature writer. As a whole this collection is a great sign of the truth of the concepts of learning by doing and inner growth. If the first tales are less than you expect from Leguin, listen on and be amazed at how quickly her genius, feistiness, and rich background in anthropology become evident.

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Entirely too much violent action and speech

The overmuch violence and hate didn't make for an enjoyable listen. I tried to get through all of the stories, hoping for a deviation from this theme, but quit listening.

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Great Read for fans and newcomers

LeGuin’s writing is luminous. Definitely thoughtful and engaging. Really Enjoyed her perspective and the context for each story.

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mostly great stories

Grover Gardner is an exceptional narrator . These are classics, nice bite sized stories