Planet of Exile
By Ursula K. Le Guin; Read by Stephen Hoye and Carrington MacDuffie
4 CDs – 4.5 Hours – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
The planet Werel is entering its fifteen-year-long winter. The Earth colony of Landin has been stranded on Werel for ten years, and this lonely and dwindling human settlement is beginning to feel the strain. The humanoid hilfs are a nomadic people who only settle down for the cruel cold spell. They fear the Earthmen, regard them as witches, and call them the farborns. Although both populations share a common genetic heritage in the Hainish people, the differences are believed to be significant enough to prevent interbreeding. The relationship between the two groups has long been tense and characterized by limited interaction. But hilfs and farborns also share common enemies: the hordes of ravaging barbarians called gaals and the eerie preying snow ghouls. Will they join forces or be annihilated?
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