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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