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The Other Wind

The Earthsea Cycle, Book 6
Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
Series: Earthsea, Book 6
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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Summary

The sorcerer Alder fears sleep. The dead are pulling him 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.

The threat can be confronted only in the Immanent Grove on Roke, the holiest place in the world, and there the king, hero, sage, wizard, and dragon make a last stand.

In this final book of the Earthsea Cycle, Le Guin combines her magical fantasy with a profoundly human, earthly, humble touch.

©2001 Ursula K. Le Guin (P)2017 Recorded Books

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  • Julianne
  • 06-06-18

Obnoxious narrator

I love the earthsea world. Unfortunately this narrator often put in tones of condesention and arrogance that were not there. Also his voice when narrating a woman's lines was down right insulting. Also he was inconsistent in how he pronounced one of the main characters names, having two dramatically different ways he pronounced it. I only finished this book because I've listen to the rest of the series (narrated by better narrators).

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  • toni
  • 23-08-17

love earthsea! sorry to see the series end.

I love this book. A happy and bittersweet ending to a wonderful series. My one complaint was the narrator's inability to decide how he wanted to pronounce the name"Irian". Eye-RYE'n? EAR-ee-on?? Either is fine with me, though most performances seem to go with the latter. But switching back and forth, even within the same short passage, was an oddity and a bit of a distraction from a job otherwise well done

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-07-19

Distracting mispronunciations

Distracting and inconsistent mispronunciations and odd character voice choices mar an otherwise entertaining read of a great story. Was there no editor around to correct the reader? A female (i.e., higher-voiced) reader would have been more appropriate.

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  • BMWilson
  • 07-05-18

Small things cast a big shadow

This was amazing. This brought a return to the magnitude of the original Earthsea trilogy while combining it with the simplicity of the human experience that we found in Tehanu. Like small things that cast a big shadow, so does this book.

Roukin’s narrative performance was also very much of quality. All in all this book has become a favorite. I never felt I would say this, but Ged’s tale feels complete.

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  • Aseretk
  • 18-09-19

Last of LeGuin’s Earthsea characters

Overall performance of narrator was good. His pronunciation of certain names was irritating however it didn’t diminish the final book in the Earthsea saga of Ged, Tenar and their adopted daughter Tehanu. The story isn’t the strongest in the series and listening to it on audible I felt the narrative dragged sometimes as the storyline got a bit convoluted. When reading the book on my own it was easier to follow-but that was a while ago. I recommend the tape despite my criticisms, especially for anyone desiring to know the outcome of Tehanu’s destiny! I defy anyone who is a fan to end this book dry-eyed. I already miss Ursula LeGuin!!

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  • R. A. Steele
  • 29-06-19

A decent listen, even jarringly pronounced.

It would have been nice if the reader had checked name pronunciations from the previous readings so that the listener wouldn't have to work out which character he was speaking of. I won't say he pronounced them wrong, but someone did, and since this is last book in a series, the effort should have been taken to make the readings consistent.

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  • The Lady Doctor
  • 24-06-19

listened to complete the series

Not the best reader of the series, but the novel is good. I listened to it because I wanted to finish the series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-05-19

Earthsea series is great<br />

This is the last book of the Earthsea series. I loved all the stories and this last book brings all of it together in a meaningful and wondrous way.

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  • Colleen Johnson
  • 15-01-19

beautiful story. pretty good performance.

incredible book by legend and visionary Urs K
performance does not do it justice but is good enough to make the magic happen

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  • J. Coles
  • 08-01-19

Hard to start, and then I loved it

It starts slow, and continues rather slowly but it is yet another great Earthsea book.