Hear Ursula K. Le Guin’s Story, “The End” Dramatized: A Rare Audio Treat

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Mind Webs, a 1970’s radio series created by WHA Radio in Wisconsin, featured dramatized readings of classic sci fi stories by the likes of Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick. You can learn more about the series, and access a complete set of recordings here. Below, we’ve highlighted for you a dramatization of an Ursula K. Le Guin story, “The End.” It’s rare to encounter an audio recording of a Le Guin story online, so we hope you enjoy. “The End” is now added to our collection: 1,000 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free. And if you’re looking to immerse yourself in Le Guin’s fiction, give her groundbreaking novel The Left Hand of Darkness a try. It won the Hugo and Nebula Awards (the top award for fantasy/sci-fi novels) in 1969.

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