After listening to several dozen books, this is the first that has moved me enough to make me feel obligated to write a review. So here is my feeble attempt to encourage you to listen to this book...
LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!!! Don't look any further, don't hesitate, and put this title at the top of your wish list. You can't stop listening and time seems to stand still. You will have no idea how long you have been listening. You will drive around the block a few extra times before pulling into your driveway just to get a few more minutes in.
The world that is created is constructed as well as Middle Earth. The main character is as beloved as Ender. The author's writing combined with the Nick Podehl's performance makes you feel like you're sitting in front of fire listening to one of the greatest storytellers of our time.
And remember to enjoy responsibly. Don't forget to pick up your kids... Don't fall too far behind on your chores... And please don't listen at work. I would feel terrible if you got fired because of my recommendation.
Great fantasy novel with fresh magic and a twist in story telling. Imagine an epic hero who has become a legend in his own time given an opportunity to tell the truth about all inflated tales that are told and sung about him. Rothfuss provides a. Consistently poetic charm to his narrative that enriches a lively story filled with characters we come to love and others we learn to loathe. The author crafts a story filled with a myriad of deep emotions and tragic characters (wait until you meet Auri) and plotting that doesn't rely on clichéd fantasy forms and figures. With moments of tension we can all relate to and others that feed our demand for the fantastic, this is the apex of modern fantasy and a purely entertaining read.
I really enjoyed the book, so I'm not surprised that I also enjoyed the audio book version just as much. I'm still eager for the 3rd book of Kvothe, but I'll be patient until it comes.
Yes, if my friend was a young adult. The stories about Kvoth's childhood and teenage years at the university were wonderful! I enjoyed the gentle storytelling style of the book.
His accents are fun throughout the book. He did a great job with the voices of the various university professors and characters in Kvoth's childhood.
Not really. There were some boring sections, some long stories, and some places where Kvoth's choices didn't make sense. The part of the book describing his extended time with the girl was boring and stilted. In spite of those parts, there was enough action, interesting magic, and suspense to make me want to listen to the end. I was satisfied, but did not feel compelled to immediately start the next book. In fact for me, one is enough.
This book grabs you and keeps you hooked. The writer is blessed with talent and it is on display from the beginning. I read some less than favorable reviews before I purchased it and am so happy I ignored them. I could only guess that they were listening to a different book. The narration is spot on, stellar performance. Ignore the bad reviews, those people missed the mark. This book is awesome.