I absolutely loved listening to this. So wonderfully written and well performed. You truly escape into this story. Rich storytelling, engaging characters, and it moves at an ideal pace - not breakneck and it never stagnated. I can't wait to move on with the story.
This is one of my new favorite stories, Im not sure if I have the patience to wait another week for my next credit to continue to the next book, 'The Wise Mans Fear'. I will be recomending this book to most people I know. I find myself surprised to hold this title up in quality with Narnia & Lotr.
This story is very interesting and the narrator is a master. I'm afraid I may have ruined every other book for myself by listening to this series. I'm getting ready to start book 2.
A great book, however in chapter 86 the chapter cuts off into 87. I don't know how much is missing of the story, but it is frustrating.
I loved how Game of Thrones was acted out by the reader. He changed his voice for females, and added some different dialects. The Name of Wind reader, read too fast and in the same tone. The book writing could have been less detailed in description and still get the story across. My mind kept wandering as the books plot didn't catch my attention.
The story is fun with adventure, tragedy, love, folly, and excitement. The narrator did a wonderful job with all the voices.
The voices of all the characters.
I will be honest when I say I was skeptical about this work but Rothfuss deftly created a world of his own. A world where logic and a working knowledge of science snugly fits with magic and the fantastic. More importantly, however, is the legend he weaves around the protagonist, Kvothe - and how Kvothe fits in the larger scheme of things. What a delightful book.
I felt like there was a *lot* of focus on the mundane in this tale, while failing to flesh out the main character into a human being or really tell much of a story.
I kept waiting for the tale to really begin, or the characters to really grow, but never felt like it happened. All backstory, I suppose.
I honestly couldn't connect with any of the characters in this book.