This book currently tops my Top 10 list of my favorite books. Brilliant story, excellent character development, and Nick Podehl is masterful in his reading of the story. Since the premise of the book is Kvothe telling his story, you feel like you are actually sitting in the Waystone Inn with Chronicler and Bast. Can't say enough about it.
This is a well constructed and comprehensively woven world of fantasy. The story kept my attention every moment and actually moved me to react audibly.
Characters and story kept me interested but felt a bit slow. Too many metaphors and beautiful women for my taste-- but kept me from falling asleep at the wheel driving cross-country.
The writing was some of the best I've ever encountered and coupled with the main character, Kvothe, is is absolutely compelling.
The Chandrian, hands down...it was burnt into my memory and that of Kvothe.
No but I will, he was perfect for this part.
Absolutely, I finished it in a few days to the detriment of many other obligations!
If you've never read a book where every line of every chapter is focused on one character (I never had) then you are in for a surprise. Kvothe is an amazing character who you get to know better than any other I've ever encountered and it's wonderful!
Simply put, it's one of the best books I've ever read. I rarely reread books, even ones I enjoy greatly because of lack of surprises at second run through, this book I've completed three times. Of course while still waiting on book three, it's possible I'll reread two or three more times. There's not a lot I could tell you beyond read it for yourself and get lost in a world so well written you'll forget to come up for air.