This book is very deep And the story has all the elements of a great tale. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the cast and found myself reflecting on the plot often throughout the day.
A 6th grader?
I'm thinking I may go back to an author that has already proven his ability.
Same terrible voice through out.
Not at all. And I tried to find them.
I am a True Book Fiend.....Any suggestions?
Yes, I have already passed this book around to friends. Why?
This is a brilliant tale of an older man “Kvothe” looking back and sharing the thrilling story of his life. I have read many books in my *insert number of years here*, and as of late most books are painfully predictable. This book is everything but a humdrum. The author takes you through the many different stages of Kvothe’s life; some good, some bad, but all exceedingly entertaining.
This series is a great alternative universe. The writing is superb, full of delicate, refreshing, and even startling imagery. The characters are so well written by Rothfuss and so well read by Podehl that I very often found myself laughing along with the humorous dialogue in spots like I was actually present and these were my friends having a conversation. It is engrossing. The characters' frustrations and obstacles weigh on me, and their successes and victories exhilarate me. The cast of characters is excellent too. I've had to stop playback to get my laughing under control at some of the things intended to be ridiculous. It's just a great story, so well written. After this, I would not hesitate to read anything Patrick publishes, and Nick Podehl's reading skill would cause me to consider listening to books I was unfamiliar with.
For the sake of this being a helpful review, and not just a declaration of newfound fandom loyalty, I am a reader who likes high fantasy, i.e. Tolkien and CS Lewis, and greatly enjoys stories. I like good stories about magic and monsters and heroes, but I don't spend any time with the trappings of those settings apart from great story. In other words, I am not put off at all by fantasy, when it's a great story. But I do not read it for its own sake. If you do not mind magic and monsters, then you will it be able to help falling love with these books.