Bought this book on a whim of the sample. I liked the brief description and the narrator was good. The story is complex at the beginning but the author does a great job tying up the loose ends and pulling it together. One of the best books I've listened to.
This author is a true wordsmith and storyteller. Skillful writing, unique characters and world, intricate and intriguing plot. let me put it this way I burned through this bk and the second both around 40 hours each in two weeks. I couldn't stop. I haven't fan girled this hard in years lol. It has elements of all of the best fantasy tropes but in a unique and interesting way. I am not doing it justice. just do yourself a favor and read it. oh and the audio narrator is REALLY good!!!
"Every day is a fight, I have scars. But through struggle I will endure and become a fearful foe."
This book has such a dastardly tail that it swoops you up and keeps you wanting chances are you will look into his other writings for this is truly an addiction and we need our fix.
My friend warned me it's a slow start. Wait until the inn keeper and the chronicler meet, if you stop listening before that you would have missed a great story. Patience is a virtue after all.
I am slightly torn as to how I feel about this book, there are interesting elements to the story but as I got deeper into the book I started to feel as if I was trudging through a lot of excess verbiage to get to a plot that never fully develops. Rothfuss is a great writer but has a verbose and flowery style that might come across to some as pretentious and tedious at times.
I appreciate Rothfuss’ writing style and believe that he has developed the framework for a great series in this novel. However, throughout the book it seems as if the plot is more of a second thought (never fully developed) and the events that are described feel disjointed and irrelevant to each other.
After reading this book, I was hopeful that the second book in the series would advance the plot and the characters, but decided to check the reviews prior to purchasing. I’m glad I did as most of the reviews indicate that, like the first book in the series, the second book continues the theme of shallow plot development, one-dimensional supporting characters, and a tedious process of framing the story (which is still underway even after 2000 pages).
Hopefully, Rothfuss enlists the assistance of a better editor for the third and final book in this series.
At the beginning I thought this would be a 4 or 5 star book but after a strong start it takes a serious nose dive. The main character is a 15 year old boy who can seemingly solve any problem or challenge within a couple of pages. While hitting all the main fantasy tropes in the Rowling/Tolkien/Martin style, the story never really goes anywhere after about 2/3 of the way through. Lots of little episodic tales but no narrative that builds on anything. Even for the first book in a trilogy it didn't leave me wanting more. If you like straightforward fantasy in the style of the above mentioned authors this is a fun read but don't expect to be taken to the next level of the genre.
The performance of this audible book is top notch and I think got me through till the end. I really wanted to like this book but I just felt like it could have done so much more in 600 plus pages.
This book was great I was expecting average but what I got was a grand adventure that took me out of my comfort zone and showed me things that I never really noticed in other titles, and I loved it. I really feel the love and time that was put into this series, the back story is normally my least favorite must in a fantasy novel but the name of the wind brings every rock and rust nail into light you forget your not really there. I weeped a little and laugh out loud, nether a easy thing to do. I will eagerly be playing the next book asap!