The story jumped at times without preamble and the drama was overblown and sometimes adolescent in quality, but it had the bones of good storytelling.
Complex, nuanced, and immersive; A book that strikes the difficult balance between powerful magic and magic that leaves our characters human.
Firstly I would like to say this was one of my most enjoyable listens I have ever had.
I want to point out that at first I was uncomfortable with the narrative style used, but as it fit so perfectly with the story and as I just needed to adjust I cannot fault it.
It says something about an author when you enjoy the menial things. I loved listening about the main character perform his small tasks, or engaging with his chums over a drink. Of course the main story was captivating and I look forward to the next book.
The narrator was brilliant he used excellent voices, the only fault I could find was his female voice sounded like his narrative voice.
The Unhinged Knitter
Patrick Rothfuss weaves a compelling story of a picaresque rogue who triumphs through feats of quick wits rather than feats of arms. Marvelous!
This book is like the Harry Potter books where the main character goes to school to learn about magic and has an arch nemesis, but the story lacks the charm and intrigue.The characters are pretty boring and didn't inspire me to love them. There were times when the book was interesting, like when Kvothe learns about magic, but then the story rambles on in a different direction. In fact, the book really doesn't delve too much into magic at all. In other fantasy novels, the story makes you want to be there. With The Name of the Wind, I just wanted the story to get over with.
I'll continue to listen to fantasy novels, as fantasy is my favorite genre.
I have no problem with the reader.
When Kvothe is homeless. Those chapters didn't add much to the story.