This is an entertaining fantasy story that stays well grounded in character development without relying on magic and battle to move forward. It manages to make nods to the fantasy trops on which it builds without loosing it's own character. There is more than enough emotion and action to make this story enjoyable in and of itself, but it also makes the reader eager to see what happens next. The heartbreak and mystery alluded to in the final chapters is more than enough to wet the appetite for more.
When I bought this book hoping it to be filled with more action and excitement. I also hope that would be a little darker, but it seems to be written for younger audience. It's a good story and written well, but it's not the kind that won't let you stop listening.
I love fantasy, always have. And overall I'd say the book was good. It's just, as usual with fantasy, the worlds can be so very involved. I appreciate all the ideas and history and peoples and legends that were created to make this story, I really do. But sometimes the author gets quite carried away, stopping the story so a character can tell a detailed tale about a figure in a legend, or giving a history lesson. Obviously the author is very skilled with words and forming images in the reader's head, but sometimes it felt like he was writing in a way that was so flowery it was like he was daring me to not be impressed. I knew that if I'd been reading the book instead of listening to it, I would have started skipping sentences.
Still, the overall story was pretty compelling.
A great book but only the first part of a 3 book series. And the 3rd book is yet to be released.
Tgis is the best buck you will spend in a long time. You will want to relisten to this series several times. Can't wait for doors of stone to come out. I hope they use nick podehl for it because his voice is perfect for kvothe
I'm a massive fan of Harry Potter, LotRs, His Dark Materials, Goat, Assassins Apprentice, Chronicles of Narnia...well you get the gist!
But I haven't found a great book worthy of adding to the above list for a long time!
I was so surprised with how quickly the book gripped me. Within the first three chapters I was hooked!
Having read the reviews I heard people mention how it was long and the pace was slow...I felt the complete opposite! I wanted it to slow down just so I could savour every little bit of it...I'm already about to purchase the second book ( I can't wait a full month to get a new credit).
If your looking for great descriptive writing, insatiable characters and a plot that keeps you wondering and guessing then have a listen to this book.
Also maybe it's just me, but I feel as though the author may have watched Pokemon (just a feeling...had nothing to do with the book, I just got a vibe)