Perfectly told story! can't wait to read the next part. great from start to finish
One of the best narrations I've ever heard. Each character is given a unique voice. in addition, and perhaps most importantly, this is one of the most engaging fantasy stories I have read in years.
It has a slow start because it is a massive tale. It leaves you wanting more. There's a mystery you want to solve. It reminds me of a dungeon and dragons adventure like the ones my friends and I would create.
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Even better than reading the book myself. Fascinating and extremely entertaining. A MUST listen. Cannot wait for day 2 & 3!!!
I've listened to this book and it was so good I had to listen again and make all my friends listen twice as well. Kvothe comes across as the hero that all other storybook hero's want to be.
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This book completely drew me in and kept me fascinated all the way through. We follow our hero, a born thespian, as he sets the stage for the telling of his life's tale; and as we do, we forget that he is reminiscing and become thoroughly absorbed in his boyhood.
Really perfect narration makes this an even more enjoyable experience, and the balance between comedy, tragedy, and action is just right.
The story is interesting and has a few twists on some old themes, but this mainly seems like an extended introduction while hinting at a number of other things to come. Many prior reviews address the story itself, which is good and entertaining -- I look forward to the rest of the series.
However, I was less enthused by the narration. Personally I had a difficult time connecting -- enunciation was great, but a little too radio-announcer wanna-be for me. I kept envisioning a grad student dressed a little too sharply for himself, smiling broadly but emptily (if that's a word), and looking around for people who are supposed to like him. I think it took me longer to become engrossed in the story as a result, but as with almost every narrator I don't initially love, by the end of the book (and it is long), I had come to terms with it and lost my annoyance. There are some characters he does very very well!, unfortunately I'm not convinced the main character is among them. But if you don't like the first few minutes because of the narration, wait it out!
Poor pacing, boring, artless. Very little happens in this over-long, puerile book. Might be good for a patient 12 year old.