I even went to the authors website to find out about book 2. It's nice to be able to listen to a whole series straight through, but in this case I found out I'd better not hold my breath. I would still recommend it though.
I'm in love with this book! It was original, well-written, and the narrator was FANTASTIC! It has replaced the Wheel of Time books as my new favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy read and narrator Nick Podehl has replaced my former favorite Michael Kramer! WOW! Loved it! Am anxiously awaiting book two... :)
I whole heartedly agree with many of the other reviews of the audio version of this book, if not for the childrens story like reading that Nick Podehl portrays during this book, I would have easily given it 5 STARS.
I hope that the next installment uses a narrator with a more of a refined voice and reading style. There are a number of narrators that would have lent a fuller/dramatic tone to this novel; thus, proving the depth that would have made the listening 1000-times better. A few that come to mind are: Michael Kramer, Scott Brick, Jack Garrett, Ron Perlman, etc.
If you like Jordan and Martin you will enjoy this book. I simply can not image a fan of epic fantasy giving this book less than a 4 or 5 star. The story is exciting and detailed. I enjoy the unique perspective Rothfuss has graced us with. He doesn't feel constrained with following a certain template. The story, so far, is great. I can't wait for the next book!
Don't let John stop you from getting this book. I would discribe the first half Oliver Twist and the second Harry Potter. Not a lot of Sword but some Sorcery. I cannot wait for the next book.
No. Book was too long and in bad need of more editing. Many long boring conversations and situations which added nothing to the story.
Performance was good overall. Very good with accents and differentiating characters. The main character Kvothe needed a stronger and more confident voice, however.
I am baffled as to the very high rating of this book. It is a somber plodding depressing version of Harry Potter minus the fun, whimsy, suspense, and action, among other things. The problem with audio books is that they are harder to skim than written books. I would have skimmed through many many boring passages in the this overly long book which could have been 1/2 the size and much better for it. The love interest feels like adolescent puppy love (which is perhaps who this book is aimed at) and drags on forever. At times Kvothe acts like a typical 15 year old but at other times waxes on and on like an aged poet which strains credulity.
I hate it when a character is supposed to be brilliant yet makes repeated dumb mistakes, makes bitter enemies when it could be avoided, and makes very poor choices which would be obvious to anyone. I kept thinking I was reading Harry Potter minus all the fun and imagination which made those books shine.
I will not read the rest of this trilogy especially since some of the reviews indicate it will be more of the same, only worse.
I am a big fan of fantasy fiction, and have to admit this book is incredibly slow to start. In fact, I am stopping it half way through the first book. It is that bad.
Hands down one of the best books I've ever listened to. I can't wait for the next book.
The protagonist was so unlikable, so arrogant, so completely without any redeeming flaw, it simply is beyond me how anyone could enjoy listen to him narrate a story about how awesome he is.
It is not physically possible to jam more hyperbole into a book. See what I did there? In all seriousness, it gets old. It's like reading a story told by a teenager, where every single moment is the -est moment possible. After a while, it just comes off as constant, over the top exaggeration.