Return to Earthsea with Ged, the brash young wizard who survived the enchanted labyrinth of The Tombs of Atuan. In the third episode of this brilliant fantasy saga, a much older Ged sets off on a harrowing quest for the source of a terrible darkness that is taking the magic out of Earthsea.
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I binge-listened to all the Earthsea books on Audible. They’re that good.
This is my first audiobook: I bought it by accident! But a real treat in the evening to listen quietly with my eyes closed and imagine the magical world. I read the 1st book (also terrific) but this was so relaxing, even better than watching TV ( although it will take some doing to convince my husband!).
Mr Inglis did all of the characters quite well-- he has a beautiful voice--but I imagined Sparrowhawk a bit younger ( but the sexiness was in there!)
Very nice experience for my first audiobook!
Fantasy All Day Every Day!
Right off the bat I thought to myself. Did I just make a big mistake? I loved Robert Inglis in the Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit so I purchased all three Earthsea books in a row and figured they would have to be good because the Narrator was good. I was a little confused at first but she has a unique writing style that will grow on you. This is one of those books that you really can't casually listen too. You really have to pay attention otherwise you are going to be lost. After finishing all the books I purchased the last two she wrote in this series. The Other Wind and The Last Book of Earthsea. There's just something magical about this place and her writing style and the characters. I would def give it a shot but expect a more serious book rather than some laughs like Harry Potter or Lord of The Rings even. I'd still highly recommend it and don't regret listening to it.
Listening is an absolutely critical life skill. Hearing the stories of others is one of its many rewards.
Ged appears as a mature wizard of great power, but he faces a pervasive and insidious evil.
I have. Many. She is a great wordsmith. I've read all the Earthsea books and they are all good.
Inglis is fantastic. Having him read both this and Lord of the Rings is a real blessing to the fans of both.
I'm not sure what I wanted out of this book. I first read it as a child and was a little ... I don't know. I expected something different, but I wasn't disappointed exactly. As an adult it resonates a bit more with me but it still has a kind of understated power. The Earthsea fantasies really are quite a bit different from just about any other fantasy you will read. They have a dignity and wisdom to them.
Say something about yourself!
While I've enjoyed this series I started to feel it was dragging a bit in the previous book, and with this one that became more true. There are some interesting sections and creative characters and cultures but overall I was far from transfixed. An entertaining enough read for me to finish, but far from an edge of my seat kind of listen.
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