first of all, i love ursula le guin and most of the stories.
so why only 3 stars?
well, the first story is too fantasy for me. not bad, but not five stars either.
the second story is not bad, again, maybe the best of the 3, but hardly a four star.
the last one, i had some anger against it for a long time. i hated it. maybe it was the translation (i first read it in italian) and i could not understand how the lady could write such piece of crap.
many years older and in the original i think this is story is not so bad, but still not a masterpiece.
the stories are somewhat connected, because the second one is set on the planet from which the main character of the third is coming and in the first one the power of reading minds is discovered by human and more is told about it in the third.
it is a pleasant read, but not unforgettable, and this is not what happens with other book from the lady.