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by | Read by Ursula K. Le Guin, Harlan Ellison

Science Fiction • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1968

Ellison’s narration absorbs the listener into the imaginary realm of Roke Island where Ged grows from a reckless, awkward boy to become the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea. Besides offering a coming-of-age saga, Le Guin challenges listeners to consider the power of language: Ged’s naming of things in the world creates that world. Harlan Ellison sounds like the guy next door, and his approach adds a touch of reality to this youthful fantasy story. Ellison’s excellent pacing, volume, and use of dramatic pauses help weave a spell of enchantment and magic. Teens will find the way Le Guin allows Ged to grow into his power inspiring. S.C.A. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 02]



Library Ed. • Audio Literature/ Fantastic Audio • 2001

DD ISBN multiple sources

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