Not sure what to say really. I love listening to audio books. :)
Kvothe of course...he's the main character but the wacky professor was pretty cool too.
This was the first of his performances I've listened to and I thought he did an excellent job.
Absolutely! I liked it so much I've listened to three time already. This one and the sequel. I can't wait for the next volume to be released. I absolutely loved the story, the flow, and the performance.
The writing was incredible. Rothfuss creates numerous timelines well and truly embues the story with his love of story telling. The levels of different stories can become complex, but are very well done and easily comprehended
Quothe, because he's a liar, a thief, a story teller, a magician, a warrior, a bartender, and a musician
The story and the performance were outstanding
Accidentally listened to book 2 first and that was amazing then came back for this one. Can't wait for the third installment. It's just done so well. Mad props to the narrator as he steals the show
Read-a-holic, bibliophile, book nut whatever you want to call it thats me.
Nick Podehl understands how to read the rhythm of the book as well as the words and inflection. His voice is well matched for this series.
This story is addictive and I am waiting for the new ones to become available on audio, With my schedule there is no way I would have time to enjoy this book properly in written form. Story is lively, interesting and extremely hard to close.
I won't try to write down everything I liked about this book... that would take entirely too long. I'll say this, though: I loved the idea of Sympathy AND science. I loved the history that lurked just underneath the surface of the story. I loved the characters... well, MOST of them. There is a lot of time devoted to Kvothe's search for money, but if I was a penniless protege barely making it in a world like this... it'd probably be a big deal for me too.
The breaking of Ambrose's arm comes to mind...
Sim and Wilem are two of my favorite performances by Nick... But his overall performance is excellent.
Not going to lie... whenever Denna entered the picture, I quickly became bored or frustrated.
An excellent read for anyone!
After GoT I struggled to find something that could get my attention and keep it. and this is the first book to do that. It started a little slow, but at some point I realized I was completely sucked in. the main character is fantastic and I just want to hear more about his story... I feel like I'm at the Inn sitting at the table and having it told by Kvoth himself. Narration is excellent as well. Very happy and moving on to book two!
For those coming from GoT, it's a very differnt type of book in my opinion. this is more of a past story being told to you, while GoT makes you feel like you are part of a story unfolding. In GoT I constantly found myself formulating how the future would turn out. while this book I really don't think about where the story will go or how it ends, not in a bad way, it's just a very different experience. I find myself listening intently to the story vs being part of the story in GoT.
If you like Fantasy this one is excellent at all levels.
Game of Thrones - the gold standard in fantasy
Ok, So I'm 10 min from finishing (listening to) The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chonicles, Day 1. I have to say I REALLY like this book and have already downloaded the sequel in anticipation. It has a pretty neat narrative style and I thoroughly enjoy the author's take on magic. It covers a lot of ground as it is a dictation from the main character, Kvothe to a scribe, about his life.
As far as audio-books go, the narrator is different, not just another monotone English baritone but an American tenor with a wide range of good accents and just the right amount of inflection. Overall I'd say he's pretty satisfactory, though awkward at moments.
I love this book so much. The reader was not my all time favorite at first but he got better as I got into the story. Enjoy these books. They are lots of fun.
I don't give 5s a lot. Throwing 5s around makes it harder for others to distinguish what was good from what was great. For me 5s = top 2%.
It was such a slow moving story and even at it's conclusion left you with too many unanswered questions. Reminds me of the Tv show lost- by the time you realize you've been had you already invested too much time to bail out.
The main character was not easy to like. He was young and a genius in his own words. He was the best at magic and music. With all that talent what was so amazing? Of course he should excel. There was no underdog to root for.
He was fine. In all fairness it was a tough task.
Anger that I invested 27 hours only to come to no real conclusion.
Can 7000 readers be wrong? Apparently so. It was difficult to go against the tide knowing thousands of people loved the story but I have to be honest. I wasn't impressed.
Could not stop listening. The narration is wonderful and I mourned the finish.
Honestly I rarely listen to this genre but might start listening to more. Really enjoyed this book.
His reading was smooth, flawless and the emotion put into the reading made me connect with the characters.