In Rothfuss' fantasy we are treated to a world that is healthy doses of familiar and new. He spins a tale that will wrench your stomach with despair and lift your heart with delight. The end will leaving you satisfied, but craving more. Podehl's voice quickly blurs into the characters' and nearly makes you lose yourself among the author's careful words.
In full objectivity I have but one complaint to make on Rothfuss' end, K'voth's (and by extension his) reliance on the "it's indescribable" cheat wears thin at time. That is but a minor bit pick though and I got over it fairly quickly.
slow start but once i got into it i think it was the most I've been invested in a story in some time. well worth the time, if you into the whole story within a story thing set in a fantasy world. to each there own.
It's been many years since I shopped for new fantasy. They were starting to seem so formulaic. So I somehow missed this release a decade or so ago.
My eldest son gifted me this audio for my birthday last year and I'm so glad. The performance is amazing, the story feels fresh and original. I'm downloading book 2 now.
this is the best book I've read in a long time I considered it right up there with Tolkien. the beginning is a little rough but if you hang in there it will start to make sense and you will be engaged and in it for the Long Haul!
This is my third time reading this book and it is still great. I am anxiously awaiting the third book.
Robert Jordan is a fantastic author was brought more lyricism to his writing than anyone I've ever seen. if you haven't already check out his podcast on Google Play Music
Audiobook narrator: mystery/detective, fantasy, romance, sassy humor, action/adventure
Name of the Wind is right up there with Age of Awakening and Tolkien. Patrick Rothfuss created his own world, with its own myths and stories-within-stories, beautifully told. Kvothe is a musician and student of magic at the University. As a musician myself, I identified and empathized with Kvothe's love of music, and have in fact said some of the same things myself. I'm now listening to it a second time, picking up things I had missed the first time, and enjoying it even more.It took me a few chapters to warm up the Nick Podehl as the narrator, because the first several characters that we meet (except for Old Cob) sound nearly identical, and I could only tell who was speaking by the attributes. However, several chapters in his performance really shines, with authentic and natural sounding accents and interesting characters.
I purchased this audiobook with a credit.