Yes! When I find a great book I will go back to it when nothing else pulls me in. When I find an audiobook with a talented reader, the immersion is all that much deeper. I've loved books but disliked the audiobook enough to not pick it up again. This book, read by Nick Podehl, is a great experience. I love his inflections, pauses, dramatic effects and character voices.
Kvothe, of course, is the most likely character to pick but as this book ended I wanted to learn more about Bast. The Chronicler is a close third.
Towards the end of the book, when Kvothe gets angry and as a result of his actions finds himself on the horns again.
this is the best boik/series ive ever read/listened to, and the books only get better. this is an absolute must read. it kinda started slow for me but it quickly picks up and doesnt slow down. my favorite author and series of all time. surpassed all others i have had the opportunity to read so far. Take my advice and get this book.....
This is a beautifully articulated look in to humanity disguised as an adventure story that is gripping as a tale but is truly an eye opening glimpse into the human experience. Everyone should see the world through the eyes of these brilliant characters.
My thanks to Mr Rothfus
If you have ever played d&d with a group of male nerds, then you will recognize the writing pattern used in this book. Full of dungeon crawls, lofty moral standards, saving the girl that no one seems to understand, and proving himself to be better over all than others... It is a fun tale to listen to and I'm excited for the next 43 hours of book 2! :)
After listening to several dozen books, this is the first that has moved me enough to make me feel obligated to write a review. So here is my feeble attempt to encourage you to listen to this book...
LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!!! Don't look any further, don't hesitate, and put this title at the top of your wish list. You can't stop listening and time seems to stand still. You will have no idea how long you have been listening. You will drive around the block a few extra times before pulling into your driveway just to get a few more minutes in.
The world that is created is constructed as well as Middle Earth. The main character is as beloved as Ender. The author's writing combined with the Nick Podehl's performance makes you feel like you're sitting in front of fire listening to one of the greatest storytellers of our time.
And remember to enjoy responsibly. Don't forget to pick up your kids... Don't fall too far behind on your chores... And please don't listen at work. I would feel terrible if you got fired because of my recommendation.