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George Orr is a mild and unremarkable man who finds the world a less than pleasant place to live: seven billion people jostle for living space and food. But George dreams dreams which do in fact change reality - and he has no means of controlling this extraordinary power.

Psychiatrist Dr William Haber offers to help. At first sceptical of George's powers, he comes to astonished belief. When he allows ambition to get the better of ethics, George finds himself caught up in a situation of alarming peril.

©2020 Ursula K. Le Guin (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Fell asleep, not cos of the book. Since amazon took over the inflexible demand for a review & impossibility of easily going back to relisten to parts is really really annoying.

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great story excellently read out

I enjoyed very much this book by Ursula Le Guin, of whom I knew earlier only the Earthsea series. Adam Sims does a fantastic job here, giving the characters distinguished tones without overdoing it. Highly recommended.

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Superb writing and perfect narration. A fascinating story filled with the wisdom of the Tau.

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  • 21-07-21

Good ideas, blunt execution

The underlying idea is intriguing and the of the world-building well thought out. Unfortunately the book lacks subtlety. Most points are conveyed in a very obvious, borderline cheesy way. The main character is unbearably annoying, while the psychiatrist is cliche but entertaining. All in all recommended as far as you are not looking for a masterpiece