Nick seemed to play the part of Kvothe well and he changed his voice fire different characters. the shirt was amazing and I can't wait to read or I guess in this case, listen to the next book in the trilogy.
Kvothe was a bright, young bard with a knack for "magic" when his whole life was stolen from him. But rather than following a narrow-minded quest for revenge, we walk each step of the way with a young bard trying to make the most of his turbulent story.
The voice performance was spot on, providing just the kind of range one needs from a story that spans a fantasctial, medieval world and all the people who live in it.
Remember, this is a story about an Edema Ruh--a bard. The writer's use of language and setup of having this storyteller tell his story to us through a collection of stories, while a little jarring at first, is inspriring. There will be chapters you chew through one word at a time. Others will demand you keep flipping the page. And while it took some time to listen to it all, I was always transported back right where I was within a few sentences.
If you like medieval fantasy adventure, or have ever played the bard telling everyone else's story, this will be a perfect read for you.
I found the beginning a bit slow, but after the first few chapters I was hooked. This is a wonderful fantasy -- the plot is fascinating, with plenty of action, the characters are engaging, the narration is excellent. It was simply the best book I have listened to in a long time.
This series is a masterpiece and so far the first book is the star. It manages to do so much world building and character building without bogging down like a lot of epic fantasy books. For contemporary fantasy there is nothing better than Name of the Wind. If you like swords, magic, and other worlds this is a must read/listen!
Just wasn't for me. Didn't like it at all.
I don't care about a character that is perfect at everything and constantly rubs it in your face.
Terrible use of changing between first and third person.
Too long, drawn out, and boring. Rothfuss seems to mirror Kvothe in his writing by thinking too highly of himself, his writing, and his story.
Also, there is no humor at all. Nothing a character does that makes you smile or smirk. No situation that exhibits irony. I think this goes a long way to demonstrating the tone the entire way. Rothfuss just completely failed at allowing me some form of enjoyment in his story.
The only thing I would change about this book is to remove the profanity. Mr. Rothfuss is SO talented. His story is phenomenal. His writing is ability is absolutely marvelous. With such a strong vocabulary, why dumb it down with writer laziness. You couldn't write so that your characters express themselves without such vulgarity.
I bought the second book in the series because the story in the first was so great, but returned it because the cursing only got worse than the first.
I am tired of the same story of nobleman's daughter and superhero that fell in love of the first sight. This adventure is original, intense, intelligent and fun, from less than perfect hero and common people.
Story builds up slow. Often the character does something nonsensical which would leave the audience frustrated. It is only after the fact or much later that the author reasons out why the character did what he did. The narration was poor in the first hour or became progressively better and turned into one of the best I've heard.