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A Wizard of Earthsea
A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guins A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance. This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE TOMBS OF ATUAN.
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NotAJot
A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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I always loved the idea of the Immanent Grove... 🍂

Texreader Gorgeous 1mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful idea ... & sight 1mo
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NotAJot
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When you pave a road in autumn... 🍂😂

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂. That‘s awesome!!! 1mo
LibrarianRyan Okay. I kept wondering why there was a blanket on the road. 😁 1mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks That‘s really cool! 1mo
JacqMac That looks amazing. And also hilarious. 😂 1mo
rwmg Somebody ought to make a jigsaw of a close up 1mo
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NotAJot
A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Autumn in London. 🍁🇬🇧

Cinfhen Lovely photo!!!! And the sun is shining 🧡🌻🌞 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 🧡🍁🍂 2mo
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julesG
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#RainsOfCastamere
#SoaringScores @CrowCAH @Cinfhen

GoT is an epic fantasy, hence I decided to post another fantasy series. Especially one by a female author.

BTW, there seem to be more fantasy series by male authors labelled as "epic" than by female authors.

Cinfhen That‘s really true. 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Now that you‘ve mentioned it... that‘s sadly true! 2mo
CrowCAH From Levar Burton Reads, I‘ve heard one of her short stories; very good! 2mo
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NotAJot
Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K Le Guin
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Ely Cathedral

BarbaraJean 😍 I lived in Ely until I was 9... love this view!! 3mo
NotAJot @BarbaraJean so beautiful! :) 3mo
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Cathythoughts Wow ! Beautiful 3mo
Tanisha_A 😍 3mo
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NotAJot
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🍂🍂

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Wow - beautiful!! 3mo
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NotAJot
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Autumn sunset 🌅

TheSpineView Beautiful! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💛❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts ✨✨✨✨✨ 3mo
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Sunraven
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Pickpick

“I had forgotten how much light there is in the world, till you gave it back to me.”

It feels like all the quotes I have saved from this book need their context to feel right, which seems appropriate, in a way. It‘s been a long time since the last time I read this book, long enough that I don‘t remember much of the last time, but it was 100 percent worth the re-read. Epic and poetic and thoughtful, and real in the best way of unreal things. ❤️

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Oh, please be good. Please be good. Please be good. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 #bookadaptations

https://www.tor.com/2019/09/04/a24-is-making-an-ursula-k-le-guin-approved-earths...

Clare-Dragonfly Ahhh! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 3mo
RamsFan1963 I hope so. The Syfy miniseries were dreadful!! 3mo
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NotAJot
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Sunset on the Heath

Bookzombie Beautiful! 3mo
TheSpineView So pretty! 3mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻✨✨✨✨ 3mo
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wideeyedreader
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ First September book done! I enjoyed this shirt fantasy, though it‘s very different from the fantasy I‘m used to. Moving on to the second book now!

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wideeyedreader
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#readinggoals This is my big TBR for this month! I‘m very excited to read these, and I‘m starting this morning with the tagged! #selfimprovementsept

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 👍🏻 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚📚📚 3mo
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Mitch
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Oohhh .... hope this gets international listing soon 👍🏼

marleed Thanks. I just hit record - starts in 20 minutes! 4mo
Mitch @marleed 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
DivaDiane I saw it in London actually in June! I would‘ve told people about it, but it was sold out in seconds! It was at an alternative center in Bermondsey! 4mo
DivaDiane Actually, I backed the Kickstarter and never watched it from the Backer‘s link they provided. I wonder if I can still access it? If so, you could come out to watch it with me, Mitch! 4mo
Mitch @DivaDiane 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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NeamhainHughes
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Pickpick

I struggled to get into it at first — young Sparrowhawk was insufferable lol — but once I did I really enjoyed it, and the ending was beautiful.

Sunraven I should really re-read this ... Might as well stack it to make it harder to forget. 😉 5mo
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Centique
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Just finished this so I‘m bowing to serendipity and using it for #wanderingjune because as far as I can tell the Kingdoms of Earthsea are #wherethestreetshavenoname

This was a very enjoyable short read, my first Ursula K Le Guin. It felt myth-like and I enjoyed the world building and the magic. Le Guin has a lovely rich way of describing place and conjuring up islands, rocky shores and bleak fishing villages for her hero‘s quest.

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Rambo_Reads
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Fantasy classics ❤

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BennettBookworm
A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Pros: Cool to be immersed in a new (to me) fantasy world. Fascinating to reflect on the idea of “true names at our cores” and “power that lies beneath the surface of everything.”
Cons: I NEED MORE DIALOGUE in my books! It was hard to stay engaged because I tend to check out when it‘s just endless description.

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wordzie
Pickpick

Book 2 of #24b4monday
5 hours 17 minutes
Total reading time thus far: 14 hours
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

An epic tale comparable to LOTR but much more compact. The author invents words for a faraway language in a faraway land complete with three maps. Wisdom is bestowed upon the reader as the pros and cons and the price of sorcery is examined. Sparrowhawk begins as a foolish mage but through seemingly endless trials and tribulations 👇

wordzie he becomes a noble sorcerer on a quest to slay a terror he himself unleashed into the world. Without true friends Sparrowhawk would not have survived. A courageous tale of human fragility, determination and inner demons. 8mo
TheReadingMermaid Woop woop! You did great hun! 💕😘💕 8mo
wordzie Thank you 😊😘 @TheReadingMermaid it was a bunch of fun.🎉 8mo
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TheReadingMermaid Oh good I'm so glad you had fun! That's the goal sweetheart 😉 8mo
Andrew65 A great total, well done. 👏👏👏👏 I need to read the tagged book. 8mo
wordzie @Andrew65 ☺ thanks! And I'm sure you will enjoy it! 👍 8mo
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hgrimes
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Summary: Tolkien meets Stranger Things meets Legend of Zelda.

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hgrimes
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I‘ve had an absolute batshit MESS of a week at work and have therefore been stuck on the last 10 pages of this book, right in the middle of a chapter, for almost a week. Totally ridiculous, who does that to a perfectly good book?! I am going to resolve this problem once and for all, right now! #catsoflitsy

Tamra It happens! Hope you can make up for it now. 9mo
Smrloomis Ugh, sorry about the craptastic week at work. Hope you get some quality reading time in. 9mo
Eyelit Hope things start looking up! 9mo
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hgrimes
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Reading with Tews. We are both on my husband. #catsoflitsy

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Rudis
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I‘ve had this downloaded for a long time, and I finally got around to reading it. It was a quick, fun read, and I totally get why it‘s become a classic.

suzisteffen @Rudis I hope you read the quartet! Or maybe there ended up being 5. Hm. SO GOOD. 9mo
Rudis @suzisteffen I‘m going to try to! I‘ve heard really good things about it! 9mo
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hgrimes
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Losing my Earthsea virginity!

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BennettBookworm
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These books both came highly recommended and I‘m excited to dive in! As soon as I get through the other Top 10 on Mount TBR 😬🙌🏻

Leniverse The Earthsea series is one of my all time favourites. I‘ve read the the first four books multiple times and they put me in a trance every time. 💖 (edited) 10mo
BennettBookworm I‘m so excited!! @Leniverse 10mo
Leniverse Then again, you might be one of those people who don‘t like LeGuin‘s sparse writing style. 😬🤷🏻‍♀️ It will either click or it won‘t. I hope you love it! 10mo
BennettBookworm Haha, yes only time will tell @Leniverse ! One of my best friends is obsessed with her whole series so I have added incentive I think :) 10mo
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Joriebooks
A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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For my #NewYearWhoDis reading challenge, I choose A Wizard of Earthsea. I really wanted to like this but I had such a hard time getting into it. I don‘t think I was in the right headspace for it. Maybe I‘ll try to read it again sometime when I‘m more in the mood for fantasy.

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Susan
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And next.

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Joriebooks
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Time to get started of my #NewYearWhoDis pick. I choose this book because I‘ve been wanting to Ursula K. Le Guin for a while now and there‘s no time like the present. 🤓📚

zsuzsanna_reads I hope you'll like it! I'm about halfway through 11mo
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Joriebooks
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I made a chart to help me decide what to read for the #NewYearWhoDis reading event. The list @zsuzsanna_reads provided had some great reads. I‘ve decided that the book I‘m going to read will be *drumroll* A Wizard of Earthsea! Others I may try and fit in are Hag-seed and Wolf Hall. 🤓📚

zsuzsanna_reads Good choices! I'm just about to start 11mo
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Joriebooks
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My book haul from the last week. Some are Christmas gifts and some are library books. 🤓📚#bookhaul

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Really curious about The Big Ship! Have wanted to pick that one up 11mo
Joriebooks @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Me too. I found it browsing though B&N and just had to get it. 11mo
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scowler1
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Hard to believe I'm reading this for the first time. So good.

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tessavi
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The story was good, but I would have like it more if it was written in a more 'showing' style, instead of this 'telling'.

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MirrorMask
Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K Le Guin
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Uprooted
Ursula Le Guin
Upright Citizens Brigade
Unagi

#ManicMonday #LetterU @JoScho

JoScho 💕😊 12mo
Bookjunkie57 Unagggi *Ross voice* #Friends 😂😂😂 12mo
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UglyOldBat
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I finally got my copy! Which book are you up to? #Earthsea2018 @BkClubCare @Avidreader25

Avidreader25 Yay! Got distracted by a million books on my TBR, but I‘m finally about to start the second one! 1y
BkClubCare I don‘t have the second one...yet 1y
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Heat is finally easing up here. Taking a little break in my car rn

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TheBookStacker
A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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I‘ve been in such a reading rut but these being delivered today as a sweet gift from my grandma made today perfect. Side note I‘m totally immersed and obsessed with The Way of Kings.

tpixie How sweet of her. #GrandmotherLove 1y
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Buechersuechtling
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Nachdem mir das erste Buch nicht so richtig gefallen hat und ich mich über weite Strecken habe durchquälen/mich zum Lesen zwingen müssen, wollte ich es mit den Hörbüchern versuchen. Auf Deutsch gibt es aber wohl keine. ?

Deswegen sehe ich nicht ein, weiter um die offenen drei Bände zu schleichen wie die Katze um den heißen Brei und breche den Sammelband kurzerhand ab. ??‍♀️ Weiterlesen würde ich eh nur widerwillig. Also.

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zsuzsanna_reads
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Stolen shamelessly: a friend posted this quotation on Facebook. Whereas a friend of this friend pointed out that in true speech Earthsea is tolk (rock) + inien (sea) = tolkinien.

Which is a rather useful thing to know for someone of a nerdy persuasion.

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hissingpotatoes
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A wizard‘s power of Changing and of Summoning can shake the balance of the world. It is dangerous, that power. It is most perilous. It must follow knowledge, and serve need. To light a candle is to cast a shadow...

#projectreread

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hissingpotatoes
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For a word to be spoken, there must be silence. Before, and after.

#projectreread

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hissingpotatoes
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“Master,” said Ged, “I cannot take your name from you, not being strong enough, and I cannot trick your name from you, not being wise enough. So I am content to stay here, and learn or serve, whatever you will: unless by chance you will answer a question I have.”

“Ask it.”

“What is your name?”

The doorkeeper smiled, and said his name; and Ged, repeating it, entered for the last time into that House.

#projectreread

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That is between me and my shadow.

#projectreread

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hwestfall
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Here is my August wrap up. I struggled reading the last weeks of August. Getting the kids ready and off to school took up so much of my time. I am looking forward to having a normal schedule again! My favorite book I read this month was probably A Wizard Of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin.

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4/5⭐ Just as good the 2nd time. Narrator had just the right lull that I zoned out 1st time, but I paid better attention now. (I tried 2 narrators & greatly prefer Inglis to Ellison; Ellison made the tone too light, but Inglis matched the classic slightly weighty fantasy tone.) Fantastic coming-of-age in stunningly described world w/ profound life lessons entwined. Knowing who Ged becomes in later books made growth more poignant. #projectreread

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Libby1
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“They went on, and on.”

And on, and on, and on, and ON. For a 201 page book it FELT LIKE IT WOULD NEVER END.

I gave this a So-So rating, as I did find some of the main characters and ideas to be engaging. Reading this book felt like trying to swim through molasses.

I know it‘s a classic but I do not plan to read the rest of the series. This book could not be more unlike her lesser known book, The Word for World is Forest. I adored that one.

DivaDiane I can see how this could rub a person the wrong way. Personally, I love the languid pace of her books. The Tombs Of Atuan is (even) better than AWOE in my opinion. Or try the Lathe of Heaven, which is one of my favorites by UKL 1y
UnidragonFrag I have this book and it's so short compared to a lot of other stuff on my TBR, but I've wavered on reading it for whatever reason. I do sometimes like slower paced books. We'll see! I'll get to it eventually lol 1y
Libby1 @DivaDiane - I can tell you really love this book. I was expecting to love it, as The Word for World is Forest was a revelation for me. The writing style is so different between these two books. I plan to read more of her work, but maybe not the Earthsea books. 1y
Libby1 @UnidragonFrag - I have a kajillion books in my TBR so I know the feeling. 😃 1y
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hwestfall
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The kids are finally all back in school and I am loving getting back to my #audiocleaning schedule.

JuliaTheBookNerd I‘m listening to the same audiobook while cleaning right now! #GreatMindsThinkAlike 😊 1y
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Libby1
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When you suddenly look at your book from a different angle and realise that it‘s looking right back at you.

Libby1 This is the cover, @JazzFeathers . 1y
MicheleinPhilly 😳That is SPOOKY. 1y
DGRachel 😱 1y
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Betty Creepy 1y
juliegumdrop Whoa! 1y
DivineDiana Oh my! 😮 1y
Lcsmcat 😱 1y
Texreader Creepy!! 1y
Tanisha_A 😶 1y
batsy Cool! And spooky 😅 1y
JazzFeathers 😂😂😂 Thanks 1y
Libby1 @MicheleinPhilly , @DGRachel , @Betty , @juliegumdrop , @DivineDiana , @Lcsmcat , @Texreader , @Tanisha_A , @batsy , @JazzFeathers - I wonder how many people read this without noticing the face? I only noticed it because it was sitting sideways on my bedside table. 1y
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Libby1
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These illustrations are charming.

Cathythoughts So lovely 1y
Tanisha_A Certainly! 1y
JazzFeathers True. What edition is this? 1y
Libby1 @Cathythoughts , @Tanisha_A , @JazzFeathers - the illustrations are a joy. This is a paperback Puffin edition. 1y
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cdreincarnate
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Listened to this audiobook to knock it off my #readharderchallenge Loved it, of course. Large chunks of it were gripping and kept me on the edge of my proverbial seat.
#Not sure how I felt about the narrator. He was definitely really into it, but maybe sometimes a little too into it? He had some intentional stutters, which was effective at some points, but a bit over the top at others. Overall, I‘d definitely recommend it.

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Buechersuechtling
Der Magier der Erdsee | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Mehso-so

Dieser erste Band – und hoffentlich nur der – ist das Paradebeispiel enttäuschter Erwartungen. Ich wollte K. Le Guin schon immer lesen und nachdem @Heideschrampf begeistert davon war, habe ich mir „Erdsee“ zugelegt.

Dem Buch fehlt mir ganz viel Substanz. Alles wirkt nur angerissen und oberflächlich. Der einzig ausgearbeitete Figur ist Ogion. Geds Entwicklung zum Beispiel wird beschrieben, ist aber nicht spürbar, weil der Funke nicht überspringt.

Heideschrampf Wie gesagt, ich habe auch ein wenig gebraucht und in band eins viel überflogen. Band zwei hat dann einen ganz anderen ton. Ich habe allerdings auch hörbuch gehört, vielleicht wäre das was für Atuan? 1y
Buechersuechtling @Heideschrampf Auf die Idee bin ich ehrlich gesagt auch schon gekommen. Wo hast du deine denn her❓ „Der Magier der Erdesee“ (wenn, dann fange ich auch vorne an ?) hat weder meine Bücherei/Onleihe (was mir klar war), aber auch in meiner Buchhandlung und bei Amazon/Audible bin ich jeweils nicht fündig geworden. ☹️ 1y
Heideschrampf Ich habs bei audible auf englisch gefunden. Die leser waren gut. Und man kam eben besser über die strecken hinweg 1y
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Es ist gut erkennbar wie weit ich in hierin (immer noch) nicht gekommen bin. Dabei bricht die Handlung in Buch 1 („Der Magier von Erdsee“) angenehm mit meinen lesebiografischen Erwartungen.

Anderes war interessanter, zum Beispiel ? und die Vorlesung, die @Heideschrampf aufgetan hat. ?

Ich möchte aber zumindest zügig mit Buch 1 fertig werden, damit ich „Aquila“ lesen kann, das ich meiner Freundin bald schon zurückgeben müssen will. ??‍♀️

Heideschrampf Hihi, ich entschuldige mich für die ablenkung. Ich fand den ersten teil auch recht mühselig an manchen stellen, weil halt so viel gesegelt wird. Die anderen bände werden dann deutlich besser 1y
Buechersuechtling @Heideschrampf ? Akzeptiert. ? Ja, irgendwie … zieht es sich stellenweise. Dann gibt‘s wieder Passagen, in denen fliegen die Seiten nur so unter meinen Fingern weg. Dabei find ich die Grundidee mit dem Schatten echt originell. Ich vertraue einfach darauf, dass es mir, wie du ja in Aussicht stellst, ab Buch 2 flüssiger vorkommt. ? 1y
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