This book is a great junior level book for young readers interested in fantasy. I love Sci-fi fantasy and there are many great authors who write for young adults who produce great series even adults want to read. I bought this book because I had a credit and it was a suggested recommendation. I listen to many books on audible and this book became grating on the ears after a few hours. The writing was sophomoric and not up to the lyrical or classic story telling I like in good writers. I prefer books that create a believable world with characters that are compelling or interesting. Even an engaging narrator can make a mediocre work compelling on some level but this book was a disappointment. I will spend more time listening to samples in the future. Not all sic-fantasy books are equal and this one failed to measure up.
Yes since I already bought the second book in this series. I hope the narrator has been replaced.
the long pining relationship the protagonist has with the woman he "loves' is so boring and unintersting it pained me to have to listen to it. Okay, the main character is supposed to be 15 as he recollects his past for the chronicler who is recording his story but it suspends belief to think he didn't focus on someone more interesting.
This writer has some good ideas but when his editor doesn't remove words such as "lawn" in a passage it defies logic. Contemporary notions or language can take you out of story so fast it makes going along with an author difficult. There were several other instances that were similar changing a few words here and there would have made a difference. It makes me wonder whether or not the editor read the words on the page or understood how integral creating a separate world is to building a believable world different from ours.
"The name of the wind" will now rank among the best fantasy stories I have ever enjoyed. Love, desire, loss and longing.
I will savour this bitter sweet moment of having heard the ending of the first book and look forward to further adventures in the future.
not a fan of a character telling of his past for the whole book. you kinda know he will overcome all obstacles to get to the present. very detailed. sometimes too much. I struggled but finished it and will give the sequel a chance.
the kingkiller series is a new addiction and a powerful one at that patrick rothfuss has built characters that you can't help but be emotionally invested once you complete this book pick up wise man's fear the next in the collection.
Perhaps more aptly named "the daily life of young Kwothe", a lot actually doesn't happen in this book and yet, it is full of adventure. Kwothe, the son of a traveling troupe leader, tells his story of how he went from a life of telling tales to being the hero tales are told of. This book focuses mostly on his youth and is more like a recount of his life story, some details seemingly unnecessary but told in such a way that you simply sit back and enjoy the picture it paints. I can't tell if the story's excellence is because of the artfully crafted writing of Rothfuss or the performance of Nick Podehl. It's likely both. The world is wonderfully painted through the eyes of Kwothe as he encounters new cultures, new stories, and grows in his education as a magic wielder. As a story where characters often tell their own stories or sit and listen to tales of others, it is easy to feel as if you too were one of the audience members listening to a bard with this audiobook.
Very good imagery and original story. The writing is very poetic and detailed. Looking forward to reading the next one in text to get a physical feel of the writers style.