I didn't really know what to expect with this, but it was ... interesting. I think.
I'm not quite sure what to make of this, to be honest. It was certainly very imaginative, and deftly written, but I didn't really connect with Ged or any of the other characters. They didn't feel real, but were just instruments used to tell a tale, and not a particularly in-depth one.
So Ged, who was born Duny, finds out he can use magic, gets whisked off to wizard school, does a super stupid thing because of a boy who casually bullies him (and Ged is an arrogant little prick, himself), and then has to deal with the outcome of that - eventually. He spends most of the book trying to avoid the thing he has to deal with. This could have been such an interesting plot, but the way it's written is too removed from the characters - or character since the book spends all its time with Ged and only occasionally with any side characters.
Robert Inglis narrated, and he's very well-suited to this type of fantasy novel. He also narrated The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but he didn't sound like he was putting as much effort into this one, or maybe that's a byproduct of the issues I was having with the book.