Written By: Ursula K. Le Guin

Narrated By: Rob Inglis

Date: April 2009

Duration: 7 hours 18 minutes

Summary:

'The shapeless mass of darkness split apart. It sundered, and a pale spindle of light gleamed between his open arms. In the oval of light there moved a human shape: a tall woman . beautiful, and sorrowful, and full of fear.'-from A Wizard of Earthsea A Wizard of Earthsea, first in a tetralogy that includes The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore, introduces the listener to Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, known also as Sparrowhawk. When Sparrowhawk casts a spell that saves his village from destruction at the hands of the invading Kargs, Ogion, the Mage of Re Albi, encourages the boy to apprentice himself in the art of wizardry. So, at the age of 13, the boy receives his true name-Ged-and gives himself over to the gentle tutelage of the Master Ogion. But impatient with the slowness of his studies and infatuated with glory, Ged embarks for the Island of Roke, where the highest arts of wizardry are taught. There, Ged's natural talents enable him to surpass his classmates in little time. But when his vanity prompts him to summon Elfarran, the fair lady of the Deed of Enlad, he unleashes a shapeless mass of darkness-the shadow.

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  • Anonymous

    it was really good once I started to understand the book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

  • Josh P.

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

  • Andrea Marello

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

  • 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!

  • J O.

    wonderful writing and compelling story

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