The story was great. It took a few hours to get the story going but once you get into the story of him growing up with such hardship and pain was quite empressive.
I have heard him in both books in this world and i found him to be great. Hard to find a great narrator for these books and he did a veru wondrful job.
When he fially makes it to universty. Was a very moving experince.
I will and HAVE listened to "Name of the Wind" again!!!! When I purchased this book it was on a BOGO deal I didn't want it, however it was the only other fantasy story in that deal so I begrudgingly got it. . . . Needless to say I did get it and I did listen to it and now Patrick Rothfuss is one of my favorite authors, and Nick Podehl is one astounding narrator. The series is amazing and I WILL get the rest of my family to enjoy this story as much as I enjoy it!! :-)
This first installment of the Kingkiller Chronicles starts out slow, but intriguing. Once Kote began his story, I was swept up and couldn't put it down - everywhere I've gone for the past week, this book has gone with me.
Nick Podehl has a compelling voice married with wonderful acting. His voice is perfect for Kvothe, his characters varied, and his delivery flawless. I originally thought I might follow the rest of the books in paper, but at this point I couldn't imagine hearing Kvothe's narrative in anything other than Nick Podehl's voice.
Patrick Rothfuss tells an absorbing story about his main character. There's a good amount of detail and care taken in each chapter.
The early chapters of the book don't really meld well and the book takes a bit to pick up steam. Once I made it past the first few chapters though everything started to come together. Also, at times the author puts a lot of detail in smaller issues which can drag down the story a bit.
Narrator: The narrator overall does very well. However, some of the voices he chooses can be a bit grating. More specifically his voice for older men is a bit too stereotypical. Also, when his character get upset and start screaming he makes them sound like 8 year old boys. Thankfully, this is usually only for a few lines.
Finally, a story that is comparable to Mistborn. Incredible. As is the second of this series, and as will be his third.
This is the type of book that reminds me why I love sci fi sooo much - completely imaginative, excellent writing, creative and just addictive. I think I have listened to this and the sequel about 4 or 5 times now. I CAN'T WAIT for the next one!
I could not stop listening. I get audio books for while I'm at work but with one I found myself listening till I got home and fell asleep. I even got in trouble at work for zoning out just cause I was so into it.
Some like to read and some like to listen - I am a listener so this was wonderful for me. My family is full of readers and audio would not work for them. This way we all get to share together.
The Authors imagination -
Arrie and Klos
No film could do this book justice! It is simply amazing!
I listened to this twice - the first time I struggled in the beginning and people told me to stay with it!!! the second time I loved every - every - word. Cannot wait for book three but with this Author patience is a vertue.
After reading the Wheel of Time series, i have been reading like crazy to find a series or book that can compare and not leave me thinking i should have just reread the WOT. Every time i finish a book though, its the same. I would just like to name drop "A game of Thrones," and say it sucked something terrible. I'd started thinking that maybe i should just stop reading.....then i read this. This book blew me away. My hope in great stories being out there has been renewed.
How the book starts isn't terribly new. Super talented young kid is happy go lucky and terrible event strikes close to home. Where Patrick takes the story from there is what separates it from the rest. Also HOW he does it. The large majority of the story is the main character retelling his tale. Seems odd at first, but it just ends up adding that much more depth and mystery to the story. The witty banter between characters is nothing short of brilliant, and the numerous parables that inhabit the story start to make me think Patrick is a genius story teller subtly foreshadowing everything that will happen, only you don't know it.
The 2nd book, "A Wise Mans Fear" carries on the level of excellence expected after the first.
A lot of people do reviews and say this and that are "MUST READS." After reading them i end up thinking that, though not terrible, not a must in any form of the meaning. To use this cliche though....this one is.
yes, i plan to listen to it again before the third book comes out. so the precious two are fresh in my head
honestly, i have no comparison. it is a unique book wrote so perfectly.
this is the first from this narrator. but he is very good. if he continues to read epic fantasy style then yes i will listen.
it made me want more. it pulls you in and keeps you listening. i lost many hours of sleep not willing to stop it in fear i was comming to anouther great part in the book. and i was not dissapointed.