I'm an audio-addict, but can't listen to the same books twice. EXCEPT Patrick Rothfuss! The story, the characters and dialogue brings me back. At least until his next book is released!
loved the story and the world creation. I lived it so much that I was willing to listen to about 5 hours of facial descriptions. The writing was god awful and the narrator did help.
Also, just a heads up, it takes a long long long time for the story within the story to start (also side note, there are also stories with in the story within the story). And that is the interesting part. Until about chapter 86 or 87 of 92, when the main story also becomes compelling. You may even just want to skip the first couple of chapters. The editor for for this book clearly had less power then the pompous author.
I've listened to this book probably a dozen times. never gets old and I always notice a new clue
I wasnt too fond of fantasy books in audio form but decided to give this one a try on the recommendation of a friend. Boy am I glad I did! The book is great and I was quickly fully immersed in the great story, but the narration really steals the show. The narrator does every voice and accent to perfection, and really brings the story to life. I couldn't stop listening and finished the book within a week, sneaking in a listen whenever I could. Really recommend!
The story was slow to start and was very winding but I enjoyed it. The narration was well done and helped, overall I'd say that it was okay. I think if you were committed and listened to the entire series you might find it to be a very good story.
Just finished listening it for the 2nd time, it was better but still okay / good. However it does set a good foundation for the next book, and it's bomb! I honestly recommend this book series to everyone! hopefully the author will have finished the last book by the time you're done with the second book!
Nick Podehl was great. I'm sure Patrick Rothfuss is a nice author, but this book definitely fizzled out.
I listen/read to a lot of fantasy sword and board, etc. Name of the Wind had a ton of positive reviews so I jumped in looking for something different. In these end the story never really progressed. There is a significant amount of time spent when characters and story did not progress. A young gifted boy and every girl he meets fawns all over him. Rinse and repeat.
This was my first book with Nick Podehl. I thought he did a fine job.
I thought the overall story was fine but it really could have been half as long. So, no, it was not worth the listening time.
I was amazed at how many reviews I found that never spoke about what the actual book was about. It tells a story of a young boy who comes from nothing and overcomes adversity. Along the way he finds love, etc.
While I believe someone can enjoy all types of books, this is definitely a young adult novel.