A Wizard of Earthsea

Written by:
Ursula K. Le Guin
Narrated by:
Rob Inglis

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2009
7 hours 18 minutes
Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award
Winner of the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
One of TIME's 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time
Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.
'The magic of Earthsea is primal; the lessons of Earthsea remain as potent, as wise, and as necessary as anyone could dream.'—Neil Gaiman
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it was really good once I started to understand the book

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Philip H.

I thought the story was OK. I couldn't get excited by the main characters other quests. The narrator had a good accent, but I felt he was too monotone that either didn't keep my focus or interest. I will not continue this series.

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James D.

This is the most Jungian fantasy story perhaps ever. I enjoyed it immensely, and yet somehow I often felt it was missing something. I felt like I was entering a beautiful house, with wainscotting, and tapestries, and yet why did someone forget to put a roof on this house? And why is their no washroom in this house? What exactly the story is missing, and why it feels half finished is a little harder to express in declarative language. Still, it feels incomplete, and though I appreciate the skill of the author and beauty of the creation, I would never return to it again; just as I would never return to a bed and breakfast where it rained on my head and there was nowhere to wash.

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Josh P.

Listened to this one in a single setting. Only complaint is that it ended. Look forward to starting the next one.

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Andrea Marello

Toally enjoyed both the story and the narrator! Kept my interest, good characters.

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Judith M.

I love Ursula Le Guin’s writing and now I love it more! This narrator, Rob Inglis, just brings her story to life! So glad I chose a listen i stead of a read. And I have never said that because I live reading! And BTW it is an awesome book too!

wonderful writing and compelling story

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