didn't really pick up until well into the book. I am not sure if this made the book better in the end but it was definitely worth hanging in there early on. The emotions came across strong and left me wanting more.
This is one of the best books I've enjoyed in a long time. Fantastic story telling and character development. The narrative flows perfectly and the world Rothfuss creates is mysterious and wonderful. Highly recommended.
I listen to a lot of audiobooks.
I could only make it about 3/4 of the way through. The voice actor was flat and unconvincing. He has a good tone to his voice and reads clearly but his ability to express emotion is nill. As for the book itself, I purchased it because of the many good reviews from friends and online which made it sound worth my while. I was enthralled all the way up until Kvothe attended University, at which point the book fizzled out into boring predictability. Since the book takes place mostly as a flashback as told by the narrator about himself, we are set up with an expectation of how this man became such an amazing and powerful magician/wizard Kvothe with a dubious reputation, which, sadly, does not seem to follow through. A story about a guy who possesses amazing abilities who can do no wrong - wows everyone all the time, even the ladies, is a recipe for a yawn.
Listening to audio books whenever I am not around humans. Which is actually very very often.
A tiny bit slow but packed with lots of great emotion, awesome writing and incredible character development. Left me excited to learn more about the mystical story!
This was well read, well performed, and well written. Took me a bit to get into it, but once it got me, I had to hear the whole thing.
Yes! it is an interesting story with a great lead character and an assemble of interesting lore and side stories!
Obviously the lead, Kvothe. His sharp mind makes him a very interesting and enjoyable character:) To see how he progressed and developed over the story arch from all of his experiences is amazing!
Never listen to other stuff from him, and it took me a while to get used to his voice (since I usually listen to more gruff voices) but his almost boyish tone grew on me and fitted very well with the Kvothe's voice. Also he is an excellent accent imitator and he gives unique flares and tones to each character!
Hard to remember to be honest, there were many such moments. I think his last encounter with the old man in the basement was very touching to me.
This book starts off a bit slow. But give it time!!! once the main story kicks off, it is a tale of so much joy, sadness, struggle and success! There are so many fantastical elements and a rich and well balanced world and magic mechanics that sucks you right in once they get into it!