Slow paced and the story itself is not terribly engaging. The reader does a decent job with the author's style which is rather elevated.
The world is developed, but the characters did not engage me.
Over-all, an average tale, in the epic fantasy style, but I won't read more in this series.
For a young adult novel, this one is fantastic. There is a serious amount of character developement and connection as Sparrowhawk matures and grows into himself. However, I was supremely disappointed by Le Guin's choice to omit Jasper from the majority of the novel, and I was supremely disappointed with the ending. It's like she just decided to stop writing and publish the story with some random paragraph of a "fade-to-black narrator" style conclusion. It just seemed like a cop-out for someone with so much potential. I understand that there are two more installments, but those two hardly follow Ged into his Arch-Magehood. There is so much left unanswered, and it's irritating. Maybe that's the rub. Still, Rob Inglis does a fairly excellent job with reading the story, and I appreciate much of what Sparrowhawk goes through, if in a different way than the way he experiences it. A non-life-threatening, non-magical, non-epic-hero way.
I must be honest and say that I expected more from this book. The narrator was good, but I felt the story lacked a little substance. I also found it slow moving at times. There are much better reads out there on this website. I would not recommend this to a friend.
Well written but boring. I enjoyed the narrator but I found I could care less about Ged. I will not be continuing with this series as I could not make it through the first book.
I don't regret the time spent listening because I listened to the book while driving long distances. I do, however, regret spending the credit on the book. It just wasn't worth it.
The development of the main character was adequate, but the other characters were thin and quite frankly boring.
I enjoyed the tenor and accent of his voice; it seems fitting that he had a somewhat formal English accent. The pauses in his reading sometimes made the sentence confusing; I had to rewind or miss the next few sentences trying to parse what was said.
The book inspired me not to trust the sources that indicated it was a great book.
i don't think so
couldn't get past the first 1/2 hour so don't know
It was so short of a listen that i felt like the story was lacking depth.
I cant just stop with book 1 of anything i am listening to all of 3 of them.
He was just kinda bland and similar voices for everyone monotone.
Thats the point its just a read nothing special about it really. Its a book.
More depth please