I love a story that captures the imagination and takes you on a journey that makes you think; one which absorbs you in the plot as it develops. Excellent reader and presentation. I would recommend this book to family and friends who enjoy a dose of fantasy as well as a full and interesting read. You can not always guess where this story will take you.
Amazingly Spectacular ! The Name of the Wind will capture you mind, body, and soul. Along with the performance, you will be swept away to a far away place and follow a young boy as he searches for answers. You will see and feel it in your mind as he performs feats of daring cleverness and over comes impossible odds. You will be stuck aghast as he faces the unknown and attempts the forbidden, the dangerous. You will never want the story to end as it is presented in such a way as to make you feel apart of it, as if your story is being told.
Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!
This is such a breath of fresh air in the Fantasy genre. Don't get me wrong, there are some amazing writers in the genre, but this effort by Rothfuss is so unique and, well, fresh! I loved every minute of it. The story is told from the point of view of the main protagonist, as he tells the story of his life to another character. The reader truly gets lost in the magical telling, and the story is so good!
This novel does end quite in the middle of the tale, so be prepared to move right into the 2nd book in order to have some kind of closure. I hope that the final installment is soon to come, because if the 2nd book ends in the same manner I will be quite anxious to have it in my hands!
Podehl does a truly masterful job with the narration. His voice is young and light, and lends such a great voice to this story. I have really grown to love his narration style. You will not be disappointed with this one!
I am a SciFi/Fantasy and anime geek, with a smattering of radio show enjoyment. Likely you will only see things here that correspond to that
Worthy of it's near instant cult following. Well told by Rothfuss and well-read by Podehl
First you must warn this book starts off slow, but it pays off in the second half in a grand fashion . I was fearful that the author was going to be like Robert Jordan style with over describing, and wasting my time, but he doesn't. Yes I am one that cannot make it through the Wheel of Time.
Second, the narrator does an excellent job, and helps drive the story through its slow parts.
4-stars because of the slow start.
This book is meant to set the foundation, and is a character driven story of coming to age. Not many big twist in the book, until the end when one of the character's identity is left to reader to determine; find out in book 2. :)
I loved this story, and the narration was perfect! I love the little bits of comic relief in a truly dramatic tale. It ended far too abruptly for me, and I am grateful for a sequel ready to go!
I started a new job recently and with it I have a 2-3 hour commute round trip every day. This book takes an hour or so to get off the ground but once it is, oh my goodness does it make that trip fly by! I don't even get irritated by the traffic! I was so excited when I found out how long it is. It meant weeks of occupied commute! It's the sort of book that is so beautifully composed, but so long that I would never have had the patience to read it on my own. I don't get enough opportunities to read, so I would forget details between readings and it would be difficult to stay captured. Instead, I got to listen to the audiobook every day and I looked forward to it. The narrator was perfect and had the exact right amount of expression - as though he really was telling his life's story. His voice seeped into my impression of Kvothe to the point where it was a part of how I pictured our protagonist. Overall, a close to flawless combination of story and narrator.
I have no idea.
No! I love fantasy, just not this one.
I think the narrator did a good job. It is difficult to do so many male voices and try to make them sound different.
Nope. I couldn't spend any more time playing that lute.