I have heard good things about this book, the dead tree version, and though I have never listened to anything from the narrator of this audio edition, I decided to try. Unfortunately, the narrator has completely turned me off of this edition. As I tried to listen I was constantly reminded of all the many bad James T. Kirk impressions I've ever heard, a performance that will ensure I will never listen to anything else he reads.
The timing and pacing was horrendous, making the narrative flow like, well, a bad Kirk monologue.
I may eventually decide to pick up the deadtree version of "The Name of the Wind", but I will certainly never listen to anything else read by this narrator.
Good elements but unsatisfying thread. After 25 hours we know....very little. If you don't have anything else to listen to them go ahead.
With that being said.... This is my third time through one & two.... Patiently waiting for the third... I very much feel I can say this... It's more than a book... More than a fantastic tale.... It's a work of art...
I originally got this title because I had finished everything Game of Thrones and George RR Martin recommend Patrick as an author. It started a little slow for me, but man after two hours I found myself completely sucked in.
The audio is done brilliantly, hats off to the narrator. The content itself, sublime. I cant get enough 11/10 stars
I loved this story, so many wonderful heart warming moments, highlighted with doses of dark tragedy. Fantastic performance and beautiful storytelling. Highly recommended.
A slow, graceful dance of words. Thisis book was a pleasure from start to finish. It is a wonderful piece of both world building and character development.