this is the best boik/series ive ever read/listened to, and the books only get better. this is an absolute must read. it kinda started slow for me but it quickly picks up and doesnt slow down. my favorite author and series of all time. surpassed all others i have had the opportunity to read so far. Take my advice and get this book.....
This is a beautifully articulated look in to humanity disguised as an adventure story that is gripping as a tale but is truly an eye opening glimpse into the human experience. Everyone should see the world through the eyes of these brilliant characters.
My thanks to Mr Rothfus
If you have ever played d&d with a group of male nerds, then you will recognize the writing pattern used in this book. Full of dungeon crawls, lofty moral standards, saving the girl that no one seems to understand, and proving himself to be better over all than others... It is a fun tale to listen to and I'm excited for the next 43 hours of book 2! :)
After listening to several dozen books, this is the first that has moved me enough to make me feel obligated to write a review. So here is my feeble attempt to encourage you to listen to this book...
LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!!! Don't look any further, don't hesitate, and put this title at the top of your wish list. You can't stop listening and time seems to stand still. You will have no idea how long you have been listening. You will drive around the block a few extra times before pulling into your driveway just to get a few more minutes in.
The world that is created is constructed as well as Middle Earth. The main character is as beloved as Ender. The author's writing combined with the Nick Podehl's performance makes you feel like you're sitting in front of fire listening to one of the greatest storytellers of our time.
And remember to enjoy responsibly. Don't forget to pick up your kids... Don't fall too far behind on your chores... And please don't listen at work. I would feel terrible if you got fired because of my recommendation.
Great fantasy novel with fresh magic and a twist in story telling. Imagine an epic hero who has become a legend in his own time given an opportunity to tell the truth about all inflated tales that are told and sung about him. Rothfuss provides a. Consistently poetic charm to his narrative that enriches a lively story filled with characters we come to love and others we learn to loathe. The author crafts a story filled with a myriad of deep emotions and tragic characters (wait until you meet Auri) and plotting that doesn't rely on clichéd fantasy forms and figures. With moments of tension we can all relate to and others that feed our demand for the fantastic, this is the apex of modern fantasy and a purely entertaining read.
I really enjoyed the book, so I'm not surprised that I also enjoyed the audio book version just as much. I'm still eager for the 3rd book of Kvothe, but I'll be patient until it comes.