gripping, engaging, entertaining
When Kvothe beat the Draccus and saved the town
His voice is melodious and grips you, I didn't want it to end
I loved this story and cant wait to listen to the sequels. It's long but you dont realize it because you want to keep listening to see what kind of trouble Kvothe will get himself into next.
He paints with words. The narration is excellent.It's been a long time since I've completely enjoyed a book as much as I did this one.I've purchased Day two and not listened yet...I've been basking in the afterglow of this one; not wanting to rush ahead.
This audio version has to be better than the print for the voices that the narrator does. I had a hard time escaping the author's world. It was wonderful!
For some reason it reminds me of a very adult version of Harry Potter. A boy who overcomes his parent's deaths to become the notorious Kingkiller.
There is a scene in which the main character, struggling to survive in a nasty city, find the boy who destroyed the last thing he had that reminded him of his family. In his rage he sets the boys only possessions on fire and then when being pursued, sets the boy on fire. And the whole time you are listening you realize the pain and suffering a little boy can experience. It was striking. A little horrifying, but striking.
Kvothe: the bard, the lover, the bloodless
I am 48 Years old and have been reading Sci-fi / Mystery / Fantasy since I was eight. The last time I enjoyed a book this much was when I read Lord Valentine's Castle 32 Years ago. Not only is the Story incredible but the Storytelling is equally remarkable. It has been my experience that very few books have both. Paired with a narrator of this quality, listening to this book is an experience that any fan of any fiction genre should have. The second book in the series is equally good and I will purchase anything this Author writes in the future without question or regard to cost. My only regret is that I could not rate this book six stars.
No. This is neither child brain candy (i.e. Harry Potter) nor does it contain adult content (i.e. A Song of Fire and Ice). Zzzzzzzz...
Seems a good fit for this. Not very good at characterizing a variety of characters.
Take a nap.
This is a reflection of pop-culture Fantasy not anything original.
Just a little too long for me,,,,couldn't finish it all the way, had some interesting moments,,,,but just not captivating enough for me.
What attracted me to this title was the length of it for the value (27 hours for one credit? I'm there!). I like the descriptiveness of the prose; it helps a lot with visualizing the environment and identifying with the perceptions of the characters.
Not sure yet - still listening to it (about halfway through).
I have not listened to any of this narrator's performances before. He does a good job, though I've heard better. My criteria for good narration is whether I can identify the character speaking without much effort, and based on that, he's one of the better ones I've listened to.
Several parts of it made me laugh out loud, though it's not a comedy.
I will definitely buy the second book in the series!
I rate as follows: 5-Best of the best, 4-LOVED it, 3-LIKED it, 2-Meh, 1-Didn't like it. Fav genres: sci-fi/fantasy, fiction, science
It's my favorite... although I'm listening to its sequel and loving that just as much.
I love the characters, the world, and the adventures that somehow seem plausible despite being completely fantastic. I also love how it's a story told within the story. I usually don't like it when a story jumps back and forth between time periods, but in this case, it helps deepen the characters, and serves as a nice foreshadowing device.
I haven't, but he is fantastic.
I tore through this 28-hour audio book and still wanted more. I couldn't stop thinking about it for days after finishing it. I was going to start it all over, but instead upped my membership to platinum and bought the sequel!
WOW. Warning! You will instantly want the next one, "Wise Man's Fear..." and then you will want the next one... which isn't out yet!! Despite the terrible withdrawal I am now in because of this... it is SO worth it. What Patrick Rothfuss has done is created a world... and he doesn't spoon-feed it to you, he just THROWS it at you, and you can't help but be immersed.
The narrator is excellent as well. Wonderful, subtle voices; non-aggravating voice, etc.
GET THIS BOOK!
The epic-ness of the story is that it is reminiscent of the oral tradition of story telling. There are at times three sub levels of story telling which, in my opinion is epic in and of itself. The fact that the main character is telling a story (2nd level) and relates stories within his story told by other characters (3rd level) is quite entertaining. The frustrating part is wanting to hear more about the in-verse stories and in-verse history.
The magical systems are very interesting and the "science" behind the most common magic is interesting. The naming magic system, I think is better than other stories where it is used. It is not played up, since it is so incredibly hard to do.
The story does sometimes subvert some tropes, which is interesting. The main character is both talented and fallible. The character flaws does sometimes question his veracity with his stories, but regardless is entertaining.
The narrator sets the mood of the characters and setting very well. At no point was I bored with the performance.