I'm no pro.. but..
I thought this book was extraordinary. Both books were. I actually feel I could give the same reactionary review for this, and the second book, The Wise Man's Fear. They felt equally wonderful and didn't feel detached, one from the other.
I love fantasy and read a lot of it. I would liiiike to think that I have fairly discerning taste...(i hope) but I never apply rigid rules or tick a checklist in order to determine if a book is good or bad. I simply rely on where it takes me. There is always a sense of texture and tone that leave an imprint on your real life, in the wake of a story. The imprint of this book and even more from the second, was beautiful.
It was the type of story that became an experience. Although it follows a typical fantasy structure- hero discovers unknown skill/power, finds others like him, faces challenges and hard lessons as those skills are honed and realized; a tale complete with adventure, friendship, love, etc- It was full bodied, intelligent and magical in such a resonant way.
They have not only become two of my fave fantasy novels, they also have a secure place on my 'all time favorite books' shelf.
I am in love with James Alexander Malcom Mackenze Frazer.
Its slow to start but if you can wait it out you will get into the story line. This is not a stand alone book you will have to get book 2 to complete the plot
This is by far in my top 3 favorite series. Rothfuss is an incredible writer and this story is read beautifully.
all of them
"A legend in the making"
If you like adventure, fantasy, quests, love stories, or just a great tale you must read this book.
The story just pulls you in and makes you care. Patrick Rothfuss really makes you care about the main character and it's just amazing. Suffice to say, he's so much better with words than I am.
Kvothe of course!!! Seeing the trials and tribulations of this young boy and seeing where he is now. So many questions and so much mystery. Just a very detailed and complicated person.
Great story teller. I'd love to hear more performed by him. He has great pacing and speaks clearly. Great job!
The man who killed an angel.
I've listened to it twice already and loved it both times. As I was listening I became completely entranced by the whole story without even realizing it. I think what works the most is that the characters personalities and reactions are so relatable and sequence of events are told in such an understandable way that it makes it so much easier to get lost in it all.
The only series I've read that I think can compare is the Demon Cycle series by Peter V. Brett. I make the comparison because both books managed to really bring me into the world that the authors created.I like that in both series it feels like the worlds could possibly exist. Both have a really interesting way of using majic and both take you on this sort of evolutionary journey of the main character, to see how the events of their lives affect their future decisions and behaviors.
I was unsure within the first hour of listening wether or not he was the right choice for the series but my opinion changed and the performance went on. He's got great energy when reading and every voice seems to suit every character so well. The reading is a little slow, I will admit but it's nothing to distracting or unforgivable. He's definetly one of the better readers here, so much so that I've looked up other books that he's narrated.
I didn't want it to end! There's something very powerful about the journey that Patrick Rothruss leads you through throughout this book. The only consolation I had to the book ending (when I was in the last hour of listening) was that I knew there was the second book to listen to!
Definitely definetly worth listening to!
This is one of the best audio books I've listened too.
It was a small bit like Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer, because of the voice of the main character as well as his relationship with his mentor, however it was much more adult, not in lewd content but rather in the nature of the story itself. Finds a nice balance of fantastical wonder and practicality into the story, as well as a distinct air of mystery.
Most of the book was in the voice of Kvothe, who was very easily to listen to, but the mix of many different accents and voices, especially from Cealdish characters like Willem, as well as the female voice of Denna, and the hick accent of a farmer, definitely made you forget there was only one man reading you the book.
Yes. Well, if I could stay awake. I listened to it as much as I could, and finished the whole 20 something hours in 3 days.
Exactly what I was hoping for, but I do wish it moved along more into his life, but there is two books to go!
yes and i did listen to the series back to back two times great books
easy listen very entertaining
yes very compareable
Damn this author. He's ruined me for Scifi/fantasy books going forward. This is a story about telling a story, but it's so much more than that. It's not the grown-up Harry Potter; although some might try and describe it that way. More than anything, this book is like a storm in an ocean of calm waters. I've read it twice, listened to it twice and still haven't had my fill.
If you don't like this book then you and I would never be friends :)
This book is very entertaining. It starts off slow, but as soon as he starts telling the story of his life it becomes one of the best books out there.
Multiple story lines woven into a tapestry of Magic and Mystery with characters I couldn't help but love.
Our hero is just the best mixture of clay-footed oaf and genius. Kvothe is a mystery and challenge to himself and the others he deals with and never ceased to make me want to know more. To sing and play as he does would be incredible joy.
Just the right mixture of dialect and nuance to keep up with the story.
Yes, I laugh, I cry, I crave more. Bought "The Wise Man's Fear" in audible and Hard Cover before I finished "Name of the Wind".
The audible presentation of this book led to purchase of the Hard Cover book and both audible and Hard cover copies of the next. I am anxiously looking forward to the third in the set.