this book caught me by surprise, lured me in and did not disappoint. have you ever read a book that when you finish, you feel alone because your new found friend have gone? that is what the end of this book was like for me, thank God I bought the next book in the series!
very good narration - it kept me engaged and i felt that he controlled his tone cum pace very aptly.
the story was magnificent in its description of the setting and etc. could be slow paced for some but a page turner for myself
Love the book but not a fan of Nick Podehl. One of the towns men has Bronx accent and throws you out of the story world when he speaks. All other character voices are ok and fit the storyline. Still 4 stars on performance.
While I love the tale that Rothfuss has weaved here, as we learn who Kvothe is and where he comes from, what really pulls you in is the incredible narration by Nick Podehl. His work here as the narrator, crafting multiple voices throughout the story, is so delightful to listen to. My mind wanders, which makes listening to audiobooks troubling at times, but Podehl's performance kept me on track. I'm looking forward to listening to more of Rothfuss' grand tales because Podehl is quite possibly the best person to be narrating this series.
this book was really something special. It felt like a very detailed autobiography, not just a fantasy book. the characters were clever, the magic system original, and overall it was just very believable, which is the most important part of a fantasy novels construction. I haven't even started on the performance, have I? I don't think I've ever heard such a well perfomed book. where most narrators struggle with exclamations and reactions, this one made it sound as though they were all coming to him completely naturally. it was very long, and admittedly there were stretches where very little of important interest or happening, but with a combination of clever wording and excellent voice acting, this book manage to make even the boring parts a pleasure to get through.
this book has some wonderful concepts and element to it that would jave made for an excellent story, but none of it was pulled together or focussed on properly. instead of prioritizing some of the interesting characters or magic system, you have to slog through chapter after chapter about how poor and destitute the character is, or read about his failed love life. did you think you would read an interesting book involving the magic of the name of the wind? youll be sorely disappointed. thanks Rothfuss. i now know to never read your books.
I honestly would listen to this again but not for a long time as this is 27 hours long.
I don't think I can honestly compare it to anything, it was a very unique 'read.'
His voice acting for different characters was fantastic, I believed I was in a room with that character almost every time.
No, but it did fill me with a sense of wonder.