If you like fantasy, it will be hard to find better than this series. Rothfuss moves to the top of the pack with this book. If you don't like fantasy, it won't matter because the writing is superb and engaging, surpassing any genre.
Good story, just not exciting or suspenseful enough for my liking. I feel like this whole book was just laying the groundwork for the next book. Which is fine, but it meant that this story was just a leisurely one without much excitement or suspense. I've enjoyed a lot of other fantasy books, but this one has not been my favorite. The narration was really good.
I will definitely have to read (Lizten)' to the next book in the series .
This is the first book I've listened to more than once. the world is immersive, yet there's still am air of mystery about how things work as the protagonist learns the way of the world.
This book is my absolute favorite audio book. If you like books such as Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings you will love this series.
The author did an amazing job bringing to world within his book to life. You can tell from his writing that he spent a lot of time thinking every little detail through.
The narrator was the perfect choice, he gave so much depth to the story with all his difference voices and the cadence at which he read.
I tell everyone to read/listen to this book and it's sequel. I can't wait for the first one to come out!
Full-fleshed, Poetic, and Wondrous
As the story is framed, the favorite character must be our hero here. But aside from him, my favorite character moments are either Master Elodin's enigmatic zen ridiculousness, Kilvin's brutish, Hagrid-like charm, or his witty wordplay with Denna.
A special note on the hero's love interest in this story. She is MADDENING. The longer our hero spends with her, the more I fall for her by proxy, understand her unexplainable magnetism on him, feel his ache in pining for her, even more pain when he is put in a position to tend to her, and then smoldering anguish at the truth of a dynamic like that. It haunts me with several faces of my own flames past, their characters told truer in Rothfuss' fiction than reality could describe. All that is to say his writing gripped my heart.
I'd give him a 4.5. He clearly gave this performance his full effort and creativity and overall I love it. However it is sometimes difficult to follow his cadence when he is not voicing character dialog.
This moved me literally: I haven't touched a musical instrument in years, but the way Rothfuss describes the process of music spurred me to play again. His descriptions tell me music has played a large part of his life too.
The first two-ish hours of story told in third person were difficult for me to get into, putting the book off for an extra month before trying again. However it turns out the bulk of the story is actually told in first person, and the instant that shift happens, prepare to be hooked.
I am really enjoying this book it's a great story and it has taken me on a wide array of adventures and emotions. I don't want the story to end and I can hardly stop listening. Love it!
At first glance I assumed just another fantasy novel, but wow, story just blew me away. Pat Rothfuss created an amazing world with very intriguing characters. I never recommend books to anyone with this as an exception. Buy this book!