I'm sorry to say that this book does not give you much of a good story, I bought it after reading the good reviews even though I was skeptical because of some bad ones. I'm a fan of both Robert Jordan, Tolkien, and Brandon Sanderson's work.... this book was unfortunately not up to that standard. It was boring and the conflicts were often predictable and trivial. Every time kvoth get's to where he is going to be fine with money there is of course something that will make him poor again...one time fine... but come on there must be other story plots than that. I felt like I wasted the money I spent buying this book.. this is my first review. Take my advice buy something else. something that leaves you with a feeling of wonder. To finish up I did not manage to finish the book, when I had 4-5 hours left, I decided to stop the torture ..
Interesting story and a great narrator -
The story has some minor flaws, which are mainly in the first half of the book. The climax is satisfying, but the book is mainly a setup for the rest of the series.
The narrator takes a couple chapters to get used to, but really starts to shine later in the book. He does unique voices for several characters and accents based on region (something I love).
I'm a Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson fan and I believe other readers who like them will also like Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles. The story held my interest at all times. Like Jordan and Sanderson, Rothfuss creates a very interesting world, yet does not get bogged down. The story never drags out on details ad nauseum. I can't wait to get to the next book "The Wise Man's Fear . . ."
I will be honest, when I got this book I was just looking for a book that could take me a while to read and would be somewhat interesting. This book far exceeded my expectations. The story really draws you and is very well written. If you are looking for a book that you can't just read in a day, you should definitely read this.
This book is written for 13 year olds - simplistic, naive and draaawn out. The main protagonist `reluctantly`shares EVERY DETAIL of his life. The narration is poor and Nick Podehl sounds like he is reading to preschoolers. What a waste of credits!!!
I spent a credit on this book because of the reviews. I wish I had saved it. Perhaps the main reason I disliked this book so much is because it is the first book following my finishing the Joe Abercrombie series. The book drug on a lot and sometimes I would forget I was listening to something for a full 5 minutes. In short, if you want to listed to someone telling a story about how awesome, smart, intelligent, charmingand cunning they are, then this is the book for you. I felt like I was listening to the "1 Upper" guy tell his story. He has always done something twice as hard, three times as good and experienced more hardship and loss than anyone else. Bleh
I read all the reviews about this series I had to see if I agreed with them. After listening to both books constantly, like an obsessed crazy woman, I would say I do agree. The only problem now is waiting for the next one. I am going through withdrawals !!!!
I really liked this book for many resons. Great wrighting and Nick Podehl does a great job and reading. I am already started the second one and loving it to so far.
STARTS SLOW, BUT GETS BETTER AND BETTER. Incredible
It is a coming of age story in which Kvothe becomes a legend.