A Wizard of Earthsea is the first book in the Earthsea cycle, written by Ursula K. Le Guin and narrated by Ged.
For who is this book for ?
A Wizard of Earthsea is for children who are interested in fantasy and magical worlds. Ged, the main character, is a wizard who goes on an adventure to save his home from destruction. Along the way he meets strange creatures and must use all of his skills to succeed. This book is full of excitement and will keep readers engaged until the very end.
- The story is exciting and captures the reader’s attention from beginning to end.
- The characters are well developed and easy to sympathize with.
- Le Guin’s writing is beautiful and lyrical, making for an enjoyable reading experience.
- The narrator’s voice is very monotone and can be difficult to follow at times.
- Some of the wording used in the book can be confusing for children.
- The story itself may be too advanced for some young listeners.
Learn more about the author
Ursula K. Le Guin was born in October 1929, in Berkeley, California. She is the daughter of Alfred Louis Kroeber and Theodora Kracaw. Her father was an anthropologist who specialized in Native American cultures, and her mother was a writer and teacher. When Ursula was young, her family moved to Davis, California. After graduating from high school at the age of sixteen, she attended Radcliffe College as a special student before transferring to Columbia University two years later.
“This is a beautifully written and powerful story. Ged, the wizard-in-training, must learn to control his own power after he makes an unfortunate mistake. His journey takes him to Earthsea, a world of magic and danger.”
“The language is lyrical and beguiling, the tale it tells entrancing.”
“This was a great listen. The narrator does a superb job of bringing the characters to life and making their struggles feel real. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for an enjoyable audiobook.”
“A Wizard of Earthsea audiobook is one that will grip your attention from start to finish. Ged, the main character, is a wizard who has just completed his training and he sets out on a quest to defeat an evil invading force. Ursula K. Le Guin’s writing brings the characters and landscape to life in a way that makes you feel like you are right there with them.”