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Download The Farthest Shore: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (32,840 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Narrator: Rob Inglis Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN:
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethanie | 2/13/2014

    " I decided to re-read this classic because my Dad told me there was a cartoon based on the story. He said he didn't know how accurate it was compared to the book, and I told him it had been too long since I'd read the book for me to tell him if it was accurate or not. So I decided to read them again so I could let him know. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ayrdaomei | 2/10/2014

    " Not as compelling as The Tombs of Ataun, but good enough to confirm that I am really late to the Ursula K. LeGuin party. LeGuin writes beautifully, and she's a great worldbuilder. I didn't find The Farthest Shore to be as well-paced as the second book in the trilogy, but I'm still very excited to read more of her work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 2/6/2014

    " I loved the ending to this. Le Guin's dragons are alive! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Anthropy | 2/5/2014

    " the farthest shore is a good fantasy novel, but i say that with some disappointment, because a wizard of earthsea and its sequel, the tombs of atuan, aren't fantasy novels. they're something closer to fairy tales. we never needed to know what goes on when the masters of roke meet in the secret clearing, or to know what the dragons' run is. this is the strength of the books: they're not about those places, but about the internal journeys of the characters. the antagonists of the earlier books are the protagonists' arrogance, nihilism, doubt and stubbornness. the farthest shore has a bona fide villain who is threatening the balance of the world. it's not a bad story - it's by usula k. leguin - but it is a lot of things i like wizard of earthsea and tombs of atuan for not being. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Douglas Meeks | 1/22/2014

    " Possibly the best fantasy trilogy since Lord of the Rings (yes it was that good), obviously you need all 3 books to get the whole story and full enjoyment. Later books have been written but fail to capture the greatness these first 3 have managed. NOTE: The TV rendition of these books is a pale shadow of the actual story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 1/20/2014

    " A great, great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kailey | 1/19/2014

    " I love stories with dragons in them! I liked the People of the Sea especially. What a fabulous story! This author tends to end rather abruptly though. I like a little more info about the ending and more of a wrapping up than she gives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirstin | 1/17/2014

    " Of them all so far in the series, this one seemed to have the most in-depth character development. The story itself wasn't as intriguing as in the other volumes but you got to know Arren and Sparrowhawk so very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 1/16/2014

    " An interesting and imaginative tale. The book is better than the movie, which I thought was disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriam | 12/18/2013

    " This was my second reading of the Trilogy. It was excellent. I love the allusions to Taoism and I definitely see where people, including UKL believe JK Rowling got her ideas from the Trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 12/16/2013

    " The Eearthsea Cycle was a fantastic trilogy. This last installment had everything I could hope for in epic fantasy: Journey at Sea, Talking Dragons, Wizards, Magic, Villains, Heroes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adele | 12/13/2013

    " My favorite in the series was the Tombs of Atuan. I really enjoyed how each book in the series differed widely and even though Ged is in all of them, he sometimes plays a minor part. Can't wait to read more by Mrs Le Guin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 12/9/2013

    " Yeah most series with dragons suck. This is the one that doesn't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Murray Writtle | 11/26/2013

    " There is nothing that magic and love cannot overcome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 11/25/2013

    " Didn't like this one as much as the second Earthsea, but better than the first. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jesse | 6/4/2013

    " A mediocre conclusion to LeGuin's Earthsea trilogy. It is written in a simple (which can be good), yet boring writing style. It failed to ever grip me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merrin | 4/5/2013

    " Oh man, this one is my favorite so far. Also the most predictable, but what are you going to do? I love Arren and his hero worship relationship with Sparrowhawk, and I liked all the philosophical bits about life and death. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Purlewe | 4/5/2013

    " My most favorite of the first 3 novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emmanuel | 3/26/2013

    " Felt more connected to the characters. Better momentum than Book 2. The whole series seems like a very narrow window into the entire EarthSea world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 1/25/2013

    " Waw waw waw , buku bagus, bikin mikir trus petualangan nya juga ngena waw waw waw , tapi knapa gw kasih 4 bintang yah ??? Pa gara2 ga ad lanjutan nya lagikah huhuhhuhuhu "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Samonas | 9/14/2012

    " After reading all three of these books, I can see why people really didn't like the anime movie that was made from them. The story in this book especially would have been awesome as a movie, and it's kind of sad we will never see one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel Kane | 8/22/2012

    " late 80s/early 90s "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Day | 4/1/2012

    " Books from my childhood - loved and never forgotten. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob | 5/6/2011

    " This book was a really epic read. The continuation of the series with Ged becoming Archmage was a real plus for me. Plus it got even better when he met a young price. I give this book five stars. For the great philosophy in it and the action. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stezsen | 4/20/2011

    " haa... bagusan buku pertamanya... tapi masih layak dapet bintang 5 ehehehe "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tia | 4/19/2011

    " I loved the ending. Ged swoops back to Roke, promptly deposits Arren, and is all like, BYE Y'ALL IT'S BEEN REAL and then flies away on his badass dragon to live in the mountains. What a zen badass. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 4/15/2011

    " Pretty darn good to say honestly. The ending I mean. The first 2/3 seemed almost pointless though. Not bad, just pointless to the overall story. Still I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 4/7/2011

    " An excellent ending to the adventures of Ged. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 4/3/2011

    " I loved this book more than the first 2 in the cycle. Really gave you a lot to think about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 4/2/2011

    " Thoroughly enjoyable and the strongest of the original Earthsea trilogy. Stands up without having read the others, though having the background of certain facts would certain enrich certain articles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randall | 2/21/2011

    " I love this Author. This series is fast paced and hard to put down. There is so much philosophy mixed in her writing that many times I have to stop and write down a comment from the book that prompted a deeper thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 2/4/2011

    " Thanks to Crystal for introducing me to this series. I am and will always be an Ursula Le Guin fan now. This series is amazing, this book even more so than the others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 andy | 1/30/2011

    " for the most part this book is boring. the first two were great but iv gone half way through and felt like its all a repeat. and they havent "done" anything except sail on a boat ... and thats all they do it feels like. "

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About the Author
Author Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin is widely recognized as one of the greatest science fiction writers in the history of the genre. She has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards on several occasions, as well as many other honors and prizes.

About the Narrator

Rob Inglis has appeared with the Royal Shakespeare and Royal Court Theatre companies. He has played such roles as the Ghost and Claudius in Hamlet and Mr. Bumble in Oliver. He regularly tours Europe and the US with his repertoire of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Tolkien, Dickens, Orwell, and Stevenson dramatizations.