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The Farthest Shore: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3 | [Ursula K. Le Guin]

The Farthest Shore: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3

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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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.

©1972 Ursula K. Le Guin (P)1994 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Winner, National Book Award, 1973

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    Dana United States 12-19-11
    Dana United States 12-19-11
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    "Lovely voice"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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!).


    Which character – as performed by Rob Inglis – was your favorite?

    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!)


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    Very nice experience for my first audiobook!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Troy SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, United States 06-22-14
    Troy SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, United States 06-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A Decent End to the Original Trilogy"
    If you could sum up The Farthest Shore in three words, what would they be?

    Ged appears as a mature wizard of great power, but he faces a pervasive and insidious evil.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Ursula K. Le Guin? Why or why not?

    I have. Many. She is a great wordsmith. I've read all the Earthsea books and they are all good.


    Have you listened to any of Rob Inglis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Inglis is fantastic. Having him read both this and Lord of the Rings is a real blessing to the fans of both.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    T. Shaffner USA 03-28-13
    T. Shaffner USA 03-28-13 Member Since 2010

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    "A nice wrap up but a bit predictable and tapers of"

    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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