This is an intriguing story about how story's real life is never like stories. Beautiful setting and rich characters are the focus of this long yarn. There is not much of a plot unless it resolves in a subsequent volume. It has a raw and academic treatment of magic which builds credible suspension of disbelief. I enjoyed it.
A truly wonderful bit of story suggested to me by a friend. Best suggestion I've received in quite some time. Purchased for a long road trip, before long even my husband who "hates audio books" was hooked.
While it took me about 8 chapters to finally get into the book, once I did I found it hard to put down. Great story line...I did find the ending lacking.
This audio book is fantastic, assuming you can make it through the painfully boring first 6 hours or so. I can understand why a few people gave this book a horrible review. If I hadn't pushed through those hours, I would have given it a horrible review too. However, after listening to the whole thing, it is an incredible book. I will be continuing the series.
This will join Lord of The Rings in the pantheon of fantasy series. Patrick Rothfuss creates a fantasy world that blends the mystical and archaic with the modern and enlightened, and provides us with a compelling protagonist in the form of a bright and curious boy who will one day become a legend.