yes, i plan to listen to it again before the third book comes out. so the precious two are fresh in my head
honestly, i have no comparison. it is a unique book wrote so perfectly.
this is the first from this narrator. but he is very good. if he continues to read epic fantasy style then yes i will listen.
it made me want more. it pulls you in and keeps you listening. i lost many hours of sleep not willing to stop it in fear i was comming to anouther great part in the book. and i was not dissapointed.
I haven't seen the print version
Cvothe, really exciting and dramatic. I laughed and cried while listening to this book. Such a great story!
He did a wonderful job! He changed his voice for different characters and overall was fabulous.
No way to long. great for a road trip.
I really really great book. Kind of a mix of harry potter, game of thrones, and other fanciful adventure books. I enjoyed every second!
I really enjoyed this book, it was for the most part really well done. The reader gives a great performace. I like the main character and many of his friends. It may not be the most origianl universe, but its well developed. I thought the "magic" in the book was handled well, the author establishes rules and sticks to them. If there are exceptions to the rules he does a pretty good job of explaining them. There were a few minor things the main protagonist did that seemed out of character. The rivalry with one of his fellow students just seemed petty and didn't seem to add to the overall story.
My biggest problem is the book just stops in mid story. This book is day 1 and the author plainly says it will be a three day tale. Day 2 is twice as long as the first book and the third book is not done yet so you may have to wait a while to hear the end. There are many, many stories along the way that you can enjoy, it just seems it will be really long time before the overarching story is complete.
These two books have already put this series in my top three with Song of Fire and Ice and Harry Potter. It is like either of these, but it entertains as well if not better. Rothfuss is a master of his art and takes language and story telling to a new level. Simply brilliant and almost beyond words!
Ok, yes, I confess. I'm another paranormal geek.
I believe a narrator brings a story to life. They are is the key point of any audio book. Even with well written literature, if the narrator is not great, the story will not be taken in the way the author intended. In this case, with The Name of the Wind, I thought the narrator was amazing. He absolutely pulled me into this story, I had a hard time turning my ipod off. He captures the characters wonderfully, especially the main character, and portrays them exactly how the author intended, I believe. The story is about a man telling a story, which can be difficult to pull off, yet both author and narrator do this flawlessly. He uses appropriate age voice-ranges for each time frame. I recommend this book to someone who loves a good tale. Well done to both Patrick Rothfuss and Nick Podehl.
The only negative thing I could possibly muster up about this series is that the third book isn't out yet. The world, characters, story line, and narration are all fabulous. This will rank up with the series I've most enjoyed if the next books stay true to form.
Yes, because the depth of the story and the amazing characters. Also to fill in time until the next book is written!
The start can be slow and confusing, but give it a chance because once the real story begins, it moves fast.
Different than the usual epic fantasy. Very engaging, well written. Patrick Rothfuss writes with a great sense of humor. Not a "funny" book. But his humor shines through, making this a very well rounded book. Very easy to relax into this world and enjoy a great story.
Interesting story and not the typical story that you can guess whats going to happen next
Book started slow but it did pick up
Need to get the next one