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The Left Hand of Darkness

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George Guidall

9 Hours 41 Minutes

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January 2017

Audio Book Summary

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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  • Melanie M

    Lovely, captivating, a great listen.

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  • Bryan J.

    I found the narrator hard to follow , not clear enough enunciation . I don’t have perfect hearing and struggled , I found it tiring to listen . Otherwise it’s a fantastic classic

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  • Iron butterfly

    I found this book to be extremely well written and the Narrator was excellent. A very thoughtful read. I came away with more understanding of the Live one has for friends. Whatever gender or non gender they are. A great read!

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  • Jeffrey M.

    Great read. Good story.

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  • Paige B.

    great book!

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  • Jeannie B.

    Can't believe I didn't come across this incredible, thought-provoking classic earlier. I am all the time telling friends and family about different elements of the characters, premise, writing, or story. There is *so much* in this novel. Finished it and immediately listened through again.

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  • Rauf S.

    Excellent, some of the best world building in sci-fi

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  • Elizabeth H.

    The preview is of the intro. The narrator for the intro was quite different from the narrator for the rest of the novel. Imagine my shock (after I buy it) when it changes from a soothing female voice to a a male voice I don’t quite like. What is the purpose of the preview if not to let us hear the voice.... ?

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  • Andrea H

    The narrator had an accent and slurred voice.

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