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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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!
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.
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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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