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The Farthest Shore Audiobook

The Farthest Shore: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

  • Winner, National Book Award, 1973

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    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 07-22-16
    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 07-22-16 Member Since 2016

    Rob Thomas

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    "Best. Fantasy. Series. Ever."

    Superb.

    I binge-listened to all the Earthsea books on Audible. They’re that good.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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!)


    Any additional comments?

    Very nice experience for my first audiobook!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cameron 11-19-16
    Cameron 11-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely wonderful!"

    Robert Inglis is a master at his craft.
    One of the best narrators I've ever heard!
    I've read the entire EarthSea series many times and it was a joy to revisit these amazing stories with his voice as the story teller.

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    Reynaldo Garcia SF Bay Area 11-13-16
    Reynaldo Garcia SF Bay Area 11-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed this one."

    My favorite in the series. The reader does a good job.
    I recommend it as you continue your adventure to Earthsea.

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    Amazon Customer 11-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I see why it's a classic"

    Such an excellent story with very human characters and set in a fascinating world, all narrated spectacularly.

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    Punkrockin4220 Minnesota 07-28-16
    Punkrockin4220 Minnesota 07-28-16 Member Since 2015

    Fantasy All Day Every Day!

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    "Hard At First. You Won't Regret It"
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    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.

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    Cornelius 04-17-16
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    "Enthralling performance"

    The best of the trilogy - rich with insight and touching in the devotion of mage and prince.

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    mtg fan 04-08-16
    mtg fan 04-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    not as good as the first, but a good finish. The audio was a bit finicky for me at times.

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    MJV 11-02-15
    MJV 11-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "wizard fantasy at its best"

    Worthy conclusion to a classic trilogy that has helped define the genre for over forty years, expertly rendered by Rob Ingliss.

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    Troy 06-22-14
    Troy 06-22-14

    "To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” -- Somerset Maugham

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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