This was a really good listen. I can not wait till the next book. I always listen before bed and this book keeped me up for hours. I could not put it down. if you're a fan of books form authors like David Eddings and Terry Books you will like this.
Took my ipod to bed to keep listening to the book. A must buy. Each chapter got better, and the start was a little slow, but still good. Then the book became exceptional right away and kept getting better!
A MUST BUY
"The Name of the Wind" is Patrick Rothfuss' first novel and boy has he written himself a doozy. He has woven several plots together, along with compelling characters and just enough action to keep the reader happy, into a tale that will make any lover of epic fantasy very happy.
Nick Podehl's narration is quite good. He manages to find a different voice for all the main characters. His female characters come across as feminine without Podehl's needing to change his voice greatly. The only drawback to his work is his tendency to make older men all sound the same. He does have a good handle on accents, and the accents he chose for the various nationalities involved surprised and pleased me.
I do not think you will be disappointed in the least with your purchase.
Very cool. The hero is so human, with great talent, great tragedies, and lots of learning from his mistakes. Please don't make a movie of this one - it couldn't do it justice.
Loved this book from beginning to end. The Narrator has a pleasant feel to him and he does the voices very well. As some people have said, this book is like a adult version of Harry Potter. Can't wait till the next book!
A bit of a slow and wandering start, but once the hero starts telling the story of his life, I could not stop listening. The supporting characters are engaging and the action is great.
After reading and listening to hundreds and hundreds of books throughout my life, I would put this book in my top 5, maybe even my top 3. I loved it! I couldn't get enough of the story and had to listen to it outside of my commute to work and back. I have only done that for one other book (The Warded Man). The Narrator was excellent, but the story was done in such a unique way, that I couldn't stop listening to it!! I cannot wait for book 2.
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... :)