I've given this series a few read and listen throughs now and everytime I do I find something new. Patrick, you have made a beautiful thing here and I look forward to reading the third book.
With all the stellar reviews, I couldn't resist giving this a try. After all, I was in the mood for an epic fantasy. I loved Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Harry Potter so I thought this would be a good one. I was wrong. I gave this book 5 chapters of my time and I'm done. I just don't care about any of the characters. There were a couple of interesting events but nothing to pull me in. I didn't find anything humorous or intriguing. The characters didn't have any special skills or attributes. Nothing captured me. So, I figured if you can't pull me in within 5 chapters, I'm moving on.
Narrator was good; no issue there. It seems most others really like this book but it just isn't my cup of tea. Oh well, moving on.
Struggled to start, loved the middle, horrible ending. took forever to finish, because I kept falling asleep while reading the last 10 chapters. disappointing
The first half of the book really pulls you in and you want to know how its going to continue but come the end i find the writer putting useless romantic posturing focusing mainly on one girl. I would find the story more believable if the main character had a few love interests in between chasing her. Next which really made me frustrated is his ability to ignore and recover from what should be weeks or months of recovery due injuries in hours, with no explanation or reasoning. My feeling is poor Mr Rothfuss has not been majorly injured in a fight or accident and has been been writing about a lady he has been pining for himself forgetting the human aspect of lust a boy of 15-16 might have.
Will see going to get into second on see if he turns it around back
I have not but he is doing a great job presenting the book
An amazing book by an amazing author. loved every min. of the story and the narrator was very good, great voice work and unmatched control that has to be present to present this amazing work of art.
I would not listen to it again, no. I plan to finish it in a traditional format or ebook, though.
Oh there are several; this is a genre book. The thing is with this book, it is more character-driven more than world-driven. Books like Wheel of Time, Mistborn, etc.; are world-driven books that contain more-or-less empty suit, interchangeable characters. Events in these sorts of books serve to build out the world itself. This book, by contrast, is character-driven, where events serve to develop characters more than the world itself. I much prefer the latter. There is nothing I've found that is particularly unique about this book yet, but for genre fiction, it is quite well done.
Possibly. He doesn't have a bad voice per se, but the range and tenor of his voice does not complement the high fantasy setting of the book. He seems to have a bit of a New York accent that he labors to avoid (mostly successfully), which is incongruous with the text. The characters tended to bleed together as well. I felt that a British accent with a bit more of a baritone would have been a lot more appropriate for this book.
I would not make a film of this book. Why do people always insist on movies? I think a book is already the best medium.
I really wanted to like this audiobook, and nothing against Podehl - his reading was clear and precise - but his voice and accent just don't carry the gravity and depth that I think is necessary to push high fantasy over the edge, and suspend the listener's disbelief. I made it as far as I could through it, but eventually had to move back to the text.
I did not want to stop listening. It was like an addiction!! The characters and the plot are amazing.
Kvothe ot course. He is in love, but can be brutal when it is called for.