All in all I really enjoyed this book, however that's not to say it didn't have its draw backs. It always feels like there's something big in the horizon, and it has a perfect set up, but the story seems to always fall just a bit short of any real gripping moments. I was definitely emotionally invested in the story but it just felt lacking. Like I was waiting for a climax that never came. I while absolutely be reading the next in the series however, even if it turns out not too be the grand adventure I thought it would be, it definitely put a smile on my face on more then a dozen occasions. I get a whole new world for my imagination and that's more then I could ask for.
This book is a huge waste of time. Horribly written! This book goes off on tangents here and there and everywhere, but there is never any follow through. Nothing ever really happens! It always talks about all of the amazing things that the hero has done (in a past tense with zero detail) but we never experience it with him. If you get this book despite reading this review I promise that in a few weeks when you are done listening you'll say to yourself "humph. That guy was right I just wasted 28 hours of my life." The choice is now yours please don't even let yourself get curious life is too short.
I would listen to it again. I plan on listening to it again before the third and final installment. It was just amazing
From the moment it begins you are so involved, its very depressing when you have to pause the story.
Written with an engrossing yet simplistic prose by Patrick Rothfuss, 'The Name of the Wind' - first in the Kingkiller Chronicles - is the kind of high-minded, epic fantasy that's impossible to put down. The story follows Kvothe, as he recounts the tale of his legendary youth to Chronicler in a tavern he now runs for unknown reasons. Is he hiding from the dangers of his past? Has he forgotten his strength...his purpose? Many big questions are left unanswered in the first book in this series, but each character is so lovingly drawn in a world that's so fully realized with a magic system...referred to as Sympathy....that feels so unique and somehow feasible....that you won't mind the lack of resolutions. As the book mentions, there's a power to words, and an even greater power to the stories we tell ourselves about who we are. 'The Name of the Wind' is the kind of story that will remind you of your own triumphs, your sacrifices, your loves, and your despair with undeniable grace, as you share in the reverie of a character whose power has been mitigated by the memory of his pain.
I was reading this book after I finished the audiobook and a girl sitting next to me on the subway turned and said: This is an awesome book!
So yes that's how awesome it is.
Seriously, some of the best storytelling I've ever seen. The author takes you on a journey, and delivers details in such an organic way you are truly immersed in the world without ever getting bored.
it first started of slow and was difficult to get through, but once the man character starts telling his story I was caught. there was times I started to listen while I cleaned and ended up just sitting down and listening for 2 hours straight.