not a fan of a character telling of his past for the whole book. you kinda know he will overcome all obstacles to get to the present. very detailed. sometimes too much. I struggled but finished it and will give the sequel a chance.
the kingkiller series is a new addiction and a powerful one at that patrick rothfuss has built characters that you can't help but be emotionally invested once you complete this book pick up wise man's fear the next in the collection.
Perhaps more aptly named "the daily life of young Kwothe", a lot actually doesn't happen in this book and yet, it is full of adventure. Kwothe, the son of a traveling troupe leader, tells his story of how he went from a life of telling tales to being the hero tales are told of. This book focuses mostly on his youth and is more like a recount of his life story, some details seemingly unnecessary but told in such a way that you simply sit back and enjoy the picture it paints. I can't tell if the story's excellence is because of the artfully crafted writing of Rothfuss or the performance of Nick Podehl. It's likely both. The world is wonderfully painted through the eyes of Kwothe as he encounters new cultures, new stories, and grows in his education as a magic wielder. As a story where characters often tell their own stories or sit and listen to tales of others, it is easy to feel as if you too were one of the audience members listening to a bard with this audiobook.
Very good imagery and original story. The writing is very poetic and detailed. Looking forward to reading the next one in text to get a physical feel of the writers style.