Yes, I'd listen to this again. I really enjoyed the journey.
I liked the way the author told the story.
I have not read the print version, but I know it would've been more difficult to get all the names and locations down. Listening to the book as opposed to reading it really made it enjoyable and not a chore.
By far the leading character Kvothe was my favorite. He didn't always make smart, or even ethical choices, but I found that added to the story. No one is perfect and it was nice to have a REAL main character.
I find stories like this (epic fantasies) are more enjoyable when read to you. It really enhances the storytelling aspect.
I found Nick's voice very suited for the book. He did well with the different voices.
No, in fact I chose it partly because of its length. I am allowed to listen to my ipod while at work, so I like to choose longer books to listen to. I found myself excited to go to work so I could continue the story.
The narrator was fabulous and this story has keeps you listening all the way through. this is not my ususal genre but I really enjoyed The Name of the Wind. Totally worth the credit for a 25 hour book, btw. If you enjoy good characterization, fantasy stories and a great narrator this one is worth a shot.
I was skeptical when I friend recommended this book to me. In general, I don't end up being particularly drawn to fantasy books written by men. I have zero interest in wizardry and protracted fight scenes, and I usually hate the way that women in these books speak and act. That being said, I'd ignored enough of this friend's book suggestions that I was starting to feel impolite. I picked up the print edition at the library, but 700+ pages of something I already wasn't into didn't help me become more motivated.
On a whim, I checked to see if there was an Audible edition, and purchased it when I saw that there was. I am now patting myself on the back for this. With the obstacles that I mentioned earlier, I might not have read this book otherwise, and I would have missed out on a real treat.
Kvothe is such a great protagonist! Mr. Rothfuss does an excellent job at capturing a smart, funny character who is nevertheless very young. Kvothe is the very definition of somebody who is at times too smart for his own good. I laughed at his wit, and winced when it got the better of him. This book is a marvel; there are so many beautiful passages, and Mr. Podehl did a great job with the various accents and inflections in this book.
This book is so many things. As soon as I finished it, I started the second book, which was, if anything, even better. I highly recommend this series, even to those who wouldn't normally read this type of book.
I have a 40 minute commute each way and with out Audible, I'd go crazy! My fav genre is fantasy and I love a great series!
Nick Podehl is a great narrator and he tells an amazing story! Loved the characters, the world, the pace... its all really really good!
Magic is like sausage you aren't as impressed when you know how it's done, at least that's how Kvothe feels about it. But knowing how it's done and being able to do it are very different things. Kvothe will take you on a journey to learn all about it after he is forced to leave his family and seek out a way to avenge them.
If I could sum up this book, rather this series, in one word, it would be "addicting." Although the story started off a little slow, within a few minutes I was hooked. I couldn't set it down. The only draw back about the series is that it is not yet complete, which means I will now how to suffer and pine as I await the arrival of the third book.
Very creative and story moves along very well. Great character development. The author did a good job with most of the subplots. Narrator did a very good job. Listening to second book now!
Yes, it is a good way to escape from the everyday.
Step into the complexities of young Kvothe's life and learn the back story that made him hero to some, villian to others.
Yes loved the story
Wanted to hear it all at once, but its much to long for that.