Different than the usual epic fantasy. Very engaging, well written. Patrick Rothfuss writes with a great sense of humor. Not a "funny" book. But his humor shines through, making this a very well rounded book. Very easy to relax into this world and enjoy a great story.
Interesting story and not the typical story that you can guess whats going to happen next
Book started slow but it did pick up
Need to get the next one
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I loved the unpredictability of the characters and the storyline. I like being immersed in a story that takes me into new, but believeable places.
I look for books that are like themselves alone and are unique, and this one fits that standard.
Young Kvothe--warm and very likeable in characterization and performance.
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Best Fantasy Ever
Kvothe's humor and defiance of authority.
No, it was perfect for all of our summer road trips, though.
The self discovery of the hero
Fluid and hypnotic
Names that will get you killed
Can't wait to book 3
I've listened to this book far more than any of my other books, it never stops entertaining me.
The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit... A more comprehensive Song of Ice and Fire but without that nagging feeling that the author has no idea what he's doing...
Great voice acting. There's a subtlety that Podehl brings to each line that is as engrossing as it is authentic.
I laughed, cried and whooped for joy!
Love this book. Also loved the following installment with equal fervor and can't wait for the last one. It's a great time to get on board this wonderfully imaginative fable.
Near the top. I listen in my auto and when walking. It is difficult to leave it till my next walk or auto travel.
Absolutely. It was difficult to put down. I save my audio books for times when I cannot read because of another activity. Name of the Wind caused me to linger after my walk and sometimes sit in the auto in my driveway when arriving home just to hear more of it.
I love a great story and like to share and discuss it with others!
How original the magic system is and the sense of mystery throughout the story.
Never heard Nick Podehl's performances before, but he does an incredible job with the different characters.
If I could.
This is one of the better fantasy books that I have read/heard since Martin's Song of Fire and Ice. Rothfuss does a great job both developing characters and relationships and story, and yet he also kept me "flippin the pages" (so to speak) with a constant flow of surprises and mysteries. Great stuff!