I must say, this audiobook had the absolute best narration I could possibly imagine. It truly felt like listening to a performance. The story was very engaging as well. Couldn't wait to read the next one. Highly recommended.
Bright, inventive, and an incredibly paced novel. I enjoyed the ready, yet expressive style that Rothfuss uses. The performance was also incredible, however, at times, there were accents that were used that were incredibly hard to discern.
This is a well told story. But, ultimately it was too long and not compelling enough. I found myself yelling, "I don't care!" It was torturous slogging through to the end. The narrator's voice/tone for the protagonist didn't help. There's no way I could get through the 42-hour sequel.
This is a truly beautiful story that easily transcends the boundaries of genre. It's so much more than a fairy tale meant only to appeal to the Fantasy/Sci-Fi crowd. It's an elegantly spun and masterfully written examination of the human condition. The characters are complex and relatable. The events the author puts them through are heartbreaking, inspiring, and, more often than not, strangely familiar, despite taking place in a far far away place and time. Paired with Nick Podehl's expert ability to bring the story to life, this became an immersive experience unlike any other. It's an experience that's left both my heart and mind fuller than it found them. Thank you, Pat and Nick and everyone else who had a hand in making this happen. Book number two, here I come!
My advice with this book is to wait until the series is finished before listening to it. This is not a stand alone novel with a beginning, middle, and end...this is literally just the beginning. I listened to the first two books back to back and still there is no resolution to ANYTHING...which in and of itself doesn't bother me and wouldn't bother me at all if the series was complete and I could just go onto the next book...but I can't do that because the series isn't finished. I really enjoyed listening to both books...but I cannot in good conscience recommend them until the series is complete because as individual novels they only tell a tiny piece of the story. I don't know how long until the next book comes out...but I am glad I didn't listen to these books 2 years ago when I first downloaded them because then I would already have been waiting 2 years to find out how the story ends with still no answers. Very good story...but just leaves me empty after the second book because I can't just go right into the third one since it's not out yet.
Patrick Rothfuss leads you along the unpredictable path of a young man's life after he has already become a legend and settled down.
The female characters in the story were severely lacking in any sort of personality. Rothfuss puts them on a pedestal or treats yhem like a Manic Pixie dream girl and does not give them any sort of substance. Otherwise, I enjoyed the story and found it to be interesting.