Rocannon's World

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Genres: Science Fiction
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: October 2007
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Earth-scientist Rocannon has been living on a world shared by three native humanoid races: cave dwellers, elves, and warriors. When the planet is suddenly invaded, Rocannon leads the battle to free this new world.

Reviews (1)

Entertaining, but just barely

Written by 19th Century Man from Carbondale, CO on May 31st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Le Guin is one of the greats, this is not her best. The story chugs along like a pleasant train ride across england. Nice, but not very exciting. It is just a dull kind of story. I almost put it down several times, but damned, if I don't have to finish every book I start. And the last several minutes (pages) saved the book. It was OK, and I'm not sorry I read it, but there are so many, many better books to read. I don't see it on SimplyAudio, but The Lathe of Heaven is terrific.

Author Details

Author Details

Le Guin, Ursula K.

Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of more than one hundred short stories, two collections of essays, four volumes of poetry, and nineteen novels. Her best-known fantasy works, the Earthsea books, have sold millions of copies in America and England, and have been translated into sixteen languages. Her first major work of science fiction, "The Left Hand of Darkness", is considered epochmaking in the field because of its radical investigation of gender roles and its moral and literary complexity.

Three of Le Guin's books have been finalists for the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and