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Extended Audio Sample The Other Wind: A New Earthsea Novel (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Ursula K. Le Guin
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,855 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Narrator: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Harlan Ellison Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2004 ISBN:
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The sorcerer Alder fears sleep. He dreams of the land of death, of his wife who died young and longs to return to him so much that she kissed him across the low stone wall that separates our world from the Dry Land, where the grass is withered, the stars never move, and lovers pass without knowing each other. The dead are pulling Alder to them at night. Through him they may free themselves and invade Earthsea.

Alder seeks advice from Ged, once Archmage. Ged tells him to go to Tenar, Tehanu, and the young king at Havnor. They are joined by amber-eyed Irian, a fierce dragon able to assume the shape of a woman.

This group can confront the threat only in the Immanent Grove on Roke. Joining them, Alder, a mender of pots, may be the only one who can mend the world.

LeGuin combines her magical fantasy with a profoundly human, earthly, humble touch.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 1/29/2014

    " As always, I enjoy a trip to Earthsea. I loved the theme of this novel and am going to start Le Guin's Hainish series. Her writing always makes me feel good. "

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

    " it was worth it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tink | 1/9/2014

    " Worth the journey -- though The Other Wind is not really a "stand alone" novel. You have to take the whole journey. Also, I'm still disturbed by what seems to be inexplicable emotional reactions of almost all the characters. Why do they respond "harshly?" Why the anger? Also, there are a number of tangents which are just that, tangents that ultimately turn out to be also inexplicable and seemingly unnecessary. In the end, though, she accomplishes what she failed to accomplish in the first volume, Wizard of Earthsea, with, perhaps, a little help from Phillip Pullman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Schlenk | 12/18/2013

    " I love Ursula LeGuin, and I love this book. It's comfort reading for me...interesting but not complicated, poetic without being pretentious, and full of story lines about suffering, loss and death leading to freedom, wisdom and transformation. "

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

    " A good finale to very nice series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Croft | 12/16/2013

    " A nice conclusion to a brilliant series. This slender novel has the same contemplative pace as Le Guin's other books in this series, but the story unfolds apace and she performs that magic so characteristic of her writing - turning a simple process of people meditating on impending decisions and transforming it into a dynamic tale full of powerful characters and strong feminist and Buddhist themes. And if the occasional paragraph begins with, "After the king returned from dragon hunting" - we can forgive her. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary | 12/12/2013

    " The ending is kind of abrupt. Not as good as the first trilogy. Still entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat Carter | 12/9/2013

    " I read this some years ago, but I was inspired to reread it after watching the Japanese anime "Tales from Earthsea". This is a thoughtful book, but the characters do not seem very engaging to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynx | 11/28/2013

    " Best end to the story!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 dokie | 10/28/2013

    " still like #5 better :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 10/15/2013

    " I can understand why many fans of the original three Earthsea books are not taken with The Other Wind. It is slower, more introspective, and less dependent on action and more on the characters, which happens to be exactly what I like about it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vim | 7/13/2013

    " After Tehanu, I thought it the Earthsea novels will improve, it did a little. This 5th book of the series has some good moments but more boring scenes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April Chludzinski | 4/20/2013

    " Great addition to the earthsea series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Keith Miller | 3/24/2013

    " "The Other Wind (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 6) by Ursula K. LeGuin (2003)" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 12/18/2012

    " Sad there are no more books left in the series, but an excellent and satisfactory conclusion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iva | 9/27/2012

    " Brilliant! Fantasy hardly gets better than this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leina | 8/17/2012

    " By far my favorite book in the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yosep | 5/6/2011

    " I really miss the original plot line, but it was cool to see Ogion in his prime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 erin | 2/26/2011

    " A final conclusion to the epic earthsea. I found that this book was very well thought out. All the pieces fit together at the end. Every piece worked together. It didn't seem forced like some of the other book endings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 rachelish | 2/5/2011

    " Probably better to pretend it doesn't exist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 1/10/2011

    " Alder, a sorcerer with the power to mend things, has been having dreams of the realm of the dead and his departed wife. He journeys to Ged, who sends him to the King. All the peoples of Earthsea, human, dragon, must join together to right an ancient wrong. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikaela | 11/20/2010

    " By the end, I was left speechless. The Other Wind far surpasses Ursula Le Guin's other Earthsea novels. This book is captivating, beautiful and one that I will read again and again and again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hirosasazaki | 11/14/2010

    " I love Guin so much right now. The world she created was beautiful and mysterious. It makes me wonder how great the imagination people can have is. Now I love Earthsea. I feel like staying there forever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 10/28/2010

    " I don't know why....I just didn't care for it :\ There was some interesting stuff about dragons and whatnot, but eh *shrugs* "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 9/21/2010

    " This is my annual re-reading of this book, the most recent in the Earthsea Cycle by UK Le Guin, my favorite author. I can't even describe how much I love this book and the whole series. "

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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.