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The Name of the Wind truly shines amidst the scrabbling world-blind nonfiction writers of our time and else. Where others plagerize stereotypes and spew out manifestations of the slow-minded masses, Patrick Rothfuss illuminates the deeper crevasses of the human mind. In this, Rothfuss is a see-er; he sees deeper than the surface reflection of humanity and understands the workings below. He does not simply call his character's genius' or use other short-cut adjectives to describe their wit or ability, he DEMONSTRATES that cleverness and that genius while preserving their distinctly organismic traight of making mistakes. In this, Rothfuss is a speaker; he does not speak of wisdom, he speaks wisdom itself. I am always surprised and delighted when an unsuspecting character delivers a mind-opening message with casual grace, free of pride or the ham-handedness.
With time and effort I expect his third book to demonstrate the qualities of an El'the. It isn't quick wit or natural talent that make a work of art, but effort, knowledge, and drive the create new structures with the building blocks of human nature.
There is something eternal about the coming-of-age story. This author's take leaves a lot wanting. The first in what promises to be a three-part series, this overly-long tale of childhood loss and teenage puppy love (with a little magic and a few fantasy tropes thrown in) failed in luring me in enough to want to read the 2nd and 3rd installments.
I found the narrator to have a less than serious voice that gave a number of the characters no gravity at all.
I picked up this audio book after friends had recommended it for years. I dont have a lot of spare time and the size of the book was intimidating so something I could listen to during my long commutes seemed a freat solution. This book did not dissapoint. great story with an excellent voiceover which carries emotional detail and wonderful pacing.
I like the original take on basic in this world. It's well disciplined and well thought out. The characters are clear, and well defined. Overall, a very good book.
This is an epic fantasy book that will last for ages. The time and thought put into this book is a breath of fresh air. There is no rushing through that leaves you wandering if a deadline had to be met, or that the author bit of more than he could chew. All in all, if you do not read or listen to this book then you are missing the start to a masterpiece!
The narrator's acting kept the story entertaining and fresh, never a boring moment. The story is enjoyable a bout the events that led a young boy to be a great mage. The magic system seems a little bit different from the usual fantasy mage and takes a little bit getting used to. Overall a very good fantasy audio book, highly recomended.
Nick Podehl does an amazing job narrated this story. The story is wonderful and elicits great imagery with the detailed descriptions and adventures. Love the characters and can't wait for more in this series.
First time hearing him and can't wait for more!
I wish I could but I value sleep.