The Tombs of Atuan : Earthsea

  • by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by Rob Inglis
  • Series: Earthsea
  • 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A bold young wizard enters the labyrinth of the sacred Tombs of Atuan to steal the magical ring of Erreth-Akbe. Instead, he finds an unhappy priestess in need of a hero to save her.

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Winner, Newbery Honor, 1972

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A tale of a Priestess

This is more the tale of the priestess than it is that of the Wizard. With that in mind though, it is a solid tale well worth listening to.
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- G. Parish "Blind Bard"

In Some Ways, the Best of the Original Trilogy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you liked The Wizard of Earthsea, this is a must-read sequel. I love how LeGuin pulls on a few threads from the first novel but mostly departs into a completely different tale ... in tone, structure, plot, and even in geography. Marginalizing Ged as a character until halfway through is a brilliant stroke and gives us a new character to care about in the form of a young girl, chosen one of the old powers of the Earth. The result is powerful ... lyrical, dusky, narrow in scope. Wow. It probably works best for young adults, as a coming of age story for girls. But it has a universal appeal.


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- Troy ""To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” -- Somerset Maugham"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-29-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books