Captivating novel, I almost forgot, just re-read it. Glad I did. Looking forward to hearing the next novel.
I run while listening to books, so the story has to be really good to keep my mind off my legs. This book has been the best by far , with a close second being The Stormlight Archives.
Sci-Fi, Anime, Gamer Nerd
Rothfuss' framing of the story of Kothe really brings to life the fantastic world he is building in the Kingkiller Chronicles. I can't wait tio read what comes next!
This book was fantastic. I'd already read it before, but wanted to listen to it this time. The reader was fabulous and used many different voices and accents to differentiate between the characters so you felt like there were multiple people talking. The ONLY one I didn't like was the voice he used for Denna - which is a shame since she is such a pivotal character. My biggest wish would be a second reader to do the female voice, but that aside, I didn't like the way he made her sound. That said - it was still VERY enjoyable to listen to and I'd highly recommend it.
I would listen to it again: the language, the magic of the story and thrill of the plot. Just love it!
Old Bear likes the honey
Auri. (Because you can't choose Kvothe)
The Peg farmer near Torren.
It is a very emotional book. There are moments I chuckled to myself but it is mostly on the crying end. The beginning is particularly gut wrenching.
Great book for anyone looking to make a trip to a world of fantasy that doesn't want the same violence and terror you might find in Abercrombie or Martin.
The story had a good beginning, but as the booked continued on it seemed to drag and drag as I waited for any action and excitement. I love books of magic and fiction but this book was boring to me.
Mocking the cliché of heroic fantasy without actually breaking it, the Kingkiller series is the story of an unreliable narrator talking to a biographer about how that narrator might just have screwed everything up.
The book has lots of great scenes. Its a complex story told with a very straightforward framing device.
With a huge cast and set in at least two distinctive time periods (and with a story-within-a-story-within-a-story moments), the performer manages to perfectly juggle accents and shifts in language and tone. It's one of the best audiobook performances I have ever heard.
The moments where it steps back into the present tend to have the moments with the most emotional impact. One of the fundamental tricks you have to remember is that the narrator is inherently unreliable, but the moments outside of that narration are the most honest.
Any fan of fantasy literature should get this book. Its a modern masterwork of the genre, and deserves to be experienced.