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Tehanu Audiobook

Tehanu: The Earthsea Cycle, Book Four

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Years before, they had escaped together from the sinister Tombs of Atuan - she an isolated young priestess, he a powerful wizard. Now she is a farmer's widow, having chosen for herself the simple pleasures of an ordinary life. And he is a broken old man, mourning the powers lost to him not by choice.

A lifetime ago they helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Now they must join forces again to help another - the physically and emotionally scarred child whose own destiny remains to be revealed.

©1990 Ursula K. Le Guin (P)2016 Recorded Books

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    emmoff Australia 17/11/2016
    emmoff Australia 17/11/2016 Member Since 2015

    "I'm walking but I'm reading!"

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    "Brilliance from Le Guin"

    This isn't about powerful wizards and their quests. This is the woman's story, the mundane story after the heroic. A book about gender and power (and dragons), it completes the Earthsea series brilliantly. Truly powerful and sad.

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  • Jared Anthony
    30/08/17
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    "Delivers on Promise of Tenar and the Tombs"

    Only a misogynist or someone who heard excerpts could misread this book as feminist preaching. Round characters, beautiful sentences, and a fantastic reader, to boot!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nathan
    31/07/17
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    "Very Disappointed"

    Just a bunch of feminist preaching. Stick with the first 3 books and don't bother with this one.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rhoda
    28/07/17
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    "A Jewel with many facets"

    I live all of the Earthsea books but this is my favorite. excellent reader

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emily W Dale
    29/06/17
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    "the beauty and terror of the ordinary"

    loved it. it went beyond the other books in the series. instead of escapism it turns the reader around to face themselves.

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  • P. M. ONeill
    NNJ_USA
    22/03/17
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    "great story and a great performance"

    in this chapter Le Guin creates more of a domestic drama than a fantasy saga

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  • Amazon Customer
    8/03/17
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    "Good read"

    Glad the story isn't over. looking forward to exploring Earthsea more in the next books.

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  • Anonlee
    10/02/17
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    "what a tale!!!"

    initially it was a bit of adjustment to switch from narrator Rob Inglis to Jenny Sterlin, but she stepped up to the plate and nailed the part. Since Ged played a lesser role, it was only appropriate that a female voice was used to portray the many female characters. I love all the earth sea books . At the end of my book journey I just wanted to enter the magical world of Gont ride with dragons and meet up with Ged and his entourage . It was a very sweet read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reynaldo Garcia
    SF Bay Area
    26/12/16
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    "Different, in a good way."

    I really enjoyed this one. A far different type of tale, but just as grand in its own way. Recommend.

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  • Hilary Armstrong
    3/08/16
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    "An excellent story and a brilliant telling."

    Tehanu is a critical and introspective look at female intuition and the expectations society can so often impose, knowingly or unknowingly, upon the wife, mother, sister, and daughter.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Tyler
    13/09/16
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    "SJW"

    Loved the first three books in this series, but this book written 18 years later is a reflection of the social justice warrior/feminism that Ursula K. Leguin picked up in that time frame. She completely ruins the story and destroys the best character for politics. I do not recommend it at all. Read the first three, and forget that this one exists.

    3 of 13 people found this review helpful
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  • Michael Hirst
    Wakefield, UK
    28/07/16
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    "A story all it's own, tying up loose threads"

    Loved it, an original story woven around familiar characters well told and read. Total contrast to the 'trilogy' it now concludes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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