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!
"The most poignantly esoteric of fantasy writers, sailing with the full force of the mage-winds of Earthsea!"
This is a wonderful work of fantasy writing by an author who has influenced many other writers in the genre, such as Terry Pratchett. This book has some wonderful esoteric passages and weaves together plots from the previous stories. The narrator, who also did the unabridged recordings of JRR Tolkien's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, is the perfect choice to do this book justice - if only Rob Inglis could have been persuaded to all the books in the Earthsea Cycle!
I am so grateful to the young lady at the book store for suggesting this author. Rob Inglis the narrator of the earth sea trilogy was an absolute pleasure to listen to. He breathed in such depth to the main characters. I was held spell bound by this quiet , heart felt tale . There were so many facinating points to ponder and mull over. it is a sophisticated book without having any high technology . It was a breath of fresh air. bravo,
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.
My favorite in the series. The reader does a good job.
I recommend it as you continue your adventure to Earthsea.
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.
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