Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $30.38

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

The third book of Earthsea in a beautiful hardback edition. Complete the collection with A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan and Tehanu.  

Darkness threatens to overtake Earthsea: the world and its wizards are losing their magic. Despite being wearied with age, Ged Sparrowhawk - Archmage, wizard, and dragonlord - embarks on a daring, treacherous journey, accompanied by Enlad's young Prince Arren, to discover the reasons behind this devastating pattern of loss. Together they will sail to the farthest reaches of their world - even beyond the realm of death - as they seek to restore magic to a land desperately thirsty for it.  

©2019 Ursula K. Le Guin (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"[This] trilogy made me look at the world in a new way, imbued everything with a magic that was so much deeper than the magic I'd encountered before then. This was a magic of words, a magic of true speaking." (Neil Gaiman)

"Drink this magic up. Drown in it. Dream it." (David Mitchell) 

What listeners say about The Farthest Shore

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    45
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    35
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    41
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Paul
  • Paul
  • 05-03-2021

Prose, plot and powerful performance

Le Guin was an artist who wrote 📚- If you just want a simple story told with just enough skill to mystify you without overwhelming the fantasy palate with unnecessary elements, Le Guin's first three Earthsea book is for you. Especially The Farthest Shore, which is more "mature" than the first two and enriched with gorgeous passages. Her style is brilliant. The Narrator KHS was a bit too whispery for the Archmage at times, which is not so bad as to send it back but buyer beware, you might turn it up to hear Ged only to cringe at Aaron's childish voice. Narrator could improve in terms of dynamics but he has an awesome voice perfect for storytelling 👏🏻

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Leelo Baggins
  • Leelo Baggins
  • 16-03-2020

Keeps getting better!

Earthsea must of been the inspiration for so many other books. I thought I'd skipped a book at first as it starts off with new characters and I couldn't see how it follows on from the last book. Before long the story falls into place leaving me thinking "Arr I see what's happening now" can't wait to listen to book 4

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for ncinci
  • ncinci
  • 19-11-2019

A Classic superbly read.

A Classic superbly read. There is really no need to say anything more is there?

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 13-01-2021

Worth the wait

The description of Earth-Sea is so breath taking, I could vividly see every island, rock and wave. As all previous books this starts off with a slow pace - fully immersing the listener. Cried a few times- both in sadness and in joy. Marvelous.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for AballyTKD
  • AballyTKD
  • 08-01-2021

Magic at it's best

Loved reading this story as a young adult - immensely enjoyed listening to it again as an old man. Very well narrated. Ursula K Le Guin's magic universe is deep, poetic and somehow more dignified. Thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for zakary pilling
  • zakary pilling
  • 12-12-2020

up there with the best

the whole series has been one of my favourite listens so far, up there with the lord of the rings trilogy!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for olympian
  • olympian
  • 05-10-2020

Another nice addition to earthsea

Another good story in the same style as the first two.

Narration as fine, but felt a little overwrought in places, and due to the slightly breathy style wasn't as clear as some other books, meaning it was harder to listen to in noisy environments such as while driving.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Adnil
  • Adnil
  • 03-02-2020

Great book

The narration was excellent. I really enjoyed listening to it. Would thoroughly recommend anyone to get this.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Shaun
  • Shaun
  • 21-11-2019

Spine tingling narration

Really enjoyed the reading. The story is good but there are a few points where things just happen because they need to.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.