I was just sucked into it between the great story and great read by the Nick. if I have to wait more than a year for part 3 It will be to long.
I am in the habit of getting audiobooks and the ebook. I listen in the car on the way to and from work and read on my lunch break, if possible. But i'm usually disappointed to find the audiobook chapters in no way relate to the books chapters, which makes it very difficult to find my place after reading. This audiobook gets that right and i greatly appreciate it.
The story itself is amazing. There are to be a total of 6 books in the series and i am HOOKED! HOOKED LINE AND SINKERED.
I should mention i enoy the game of thrones books and hunger games trilogy. The hero of this book is great in so many ways because he's far from perfect. Its honest and i love it.
Cant get enough. Highly recommend to everyone who likes a great story.
Kvothe. He squanders some of his god given talent and makes mistakes, but he strives to be and do better. Dont we all?
No. The narrator is amazing, though. My first audiobook with him, but im already a huge fan. He does this great irish gypsy accent like its straight out of snatch
Demon or savior, beggar or hero, is it possible he's all those things?
I love audible.com. It makes my commute the best part of my day.
A tragic event has sent a boy on a quest to avenge his family and friends. A series of fortunate situations when everything seems hopeless, has brought Kvothe to achieve one of his long desired goals, new friends, a new life, and a knowledge he can put to use when the time comes. I find it an exciting adventure centered around the main character's life, and the situations he finds himself getting into - I also have kind of fallen for Denna while reading the story - but no spoilers here; read the book.
I'm having a hard time putting my finger on what I like so much about this book. The pace is wonderful, and wonderfully controlled by the reader. I am bemused by how listening to a story instead of reading it enhances the experience, and in this case it emphasizes the careful way this story is constructed and told. Also, the narrator sounds young and a little cocky, just like our hero.
At first I confess it took a while for me to get into it. I have issues with books that don't have interesting female characters and it was several hours before any appear in this story, but they do eventually arrive. I also don't like stories that rely heavily on flashbacks, and this is a story within a story, with most of the events having taken place in the past. However, the way the past and present are woven together is clever, engaging, and enhances both tales.
I especially like the attention given to the realm of magic and its study. Rather than a few vague details, Rothfuss has an elaborate and self-consistent vision of his magical world which is not only interesting, but will make students of chemistry chuckle. Also, the slightly contemporary style of banter between characters is a welcome compliment to the traditional fantasy setting.
I am currently listening to the second in the series and looking forward to the third.
I've listened to a lot of audio books (at least 50) and this is probably among the top 10.
I think these specific scene/moment questions tend to lend themselves to spoilers, so I don't love answering them.
The scene where the professors evaluate Kvothe for entrance into the academy.
The scene where Kvothe first meets the Chandrian (forgive me if I spell that wrong I've only heard it in the audio-book and never seen it in print), the major protagonist in the story.
When you read a ton of fantasy (and I do) you start to feel like there are only so many basic story lines in the genre. I mean, at it's heart it would be easy to describe this book as one of your basic hero coming of age, character building pieces. The big difference is how that story is told or handled.
Rothfuss is an excellent writer. The words and phrases used in this work are often beautiful in their own right and I think it's that talent that raises this book up to the next level. I'd happily look for more works from this author. Rothfuss also builds good mystery by flashing back and forth a little bit from the character in a current timeline vs. descriptions of the characters history. It makes me interested in how that main character got from point A to his current state.
Also, hats off to the narrator of this book, Nick Podehl. This is the first book I've listened to read by this narrator and I liked his performance very much.
Yes! The story is so interesting and there was so much happening that I am sure I probably missed something. I also loved the person who read the story. His voice and accents were perfect and he really made the story easy to follow.
His voice is so easy to listen to; very clear and precise. His accents were perfect and he was great at portraying the feelings and expressions of the characters.
I was moved from something in every chapter
I can not wait for the next book!!
I did read the print version. But, the audio one is a must. It's well read by Mr. Podehl.
The story is well written. And the description pull you in the story.
The reader is excellent. He acting all the characters beautifully. It is an added bonus to the book.
I was hesitant and lukewarm at the start of this book, but it didn't take long to get engaged to the storyline and characters. Mr Rothfuss resaerch and imagination are apparent from start to finish. This story is so involved I may have to pick up a hard copy to reread sections.
This is easily my favorite series on audible.com. Of all the books I've listened to, this is the only series that keeps bringing me back again. The author and reader pull you in instantly and make you care about the characters involved. Aside from the incredible world-building, riveting, horrifying, hilarious story, and often beautiful writing style, the man who reads the book is a bloody genius. Every character has their own inflection, accent, etc. and is done so flawlessly that you already know who's talking when the first syllable is uttered. My only complaint is that the last of the trilogy isn't out yet. If you enjoy fantasy novels, this one's for you.
I thought the book was a little slow at first, but also knew that it had favorable reviews so I stuck with it. I am absolutely delighted I did! What an enchanting tale. I'm looking forward to the third book with keen interest....(two weeks ago would have been fantastic! :)