What a great story, very well done and very interesting storyline..
Not many maybe "Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss. In terms of story line and detail.
Can't wait for book 2 a great fantasy book, and does not go too low brow targeting kids only. I loved this and I think any teenager into fantasy/Scify will as well
This is an epic series and rightly deserving of its fame; just listen to the sample and decide if the narration works for you before you commit.
Kate Reading is a delightful and versatile narrator but I just could not tune out the way Michael Kramer finished every.single.sentence. like a breathy male Marilyn Monroe. I didn't even get through the first chapter.
I really wish the whole thing had been narrated by Kate (but the books are so long she'd be at it for years!) or that Michael could have skipped the exhale on the last word of every sentence, because I was really looking forward to the whole series.
I decided to give this series a shot because my brother has nearly every book of this series. I can't believe I've never read/listened to this before! The story is so deep. The author did such a great job adding so much depth to characters and plot. There's romance, humor, action, mystery, suspense, even a few scary spots. The overall story-line seems pretty simple, but just like with real people, there's a lot more to them day-to-day than first meets the eye. If you're looking for a good story-arch to get addicted to, give this one a shot. The narration is great too.
A world and story that rivals Tolkien.
The depth and quality of the storyline put this series on pas with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
I like books of all types....
I love their flow and readings. They work well together and make this an awesome story to listen too!
If I could!
I have read (really read) this series 3-4 times in Hardback edition. I was leery to try it in Audio... I am amazed and have already purchased ALL of the books in the series from Kate and Michael. I love the way they give life to a series I already love.. Thanks!
I enjoyed Kate Reading and Micheal Kramer narrating this series. They did an excellent job with developing the personalities of the characters.
For me, the beginning of Perrin's journey as a wolf brother was my favorite part.
I enjoyed all of the characters as they performed them.
I would love to sit and listen to this straight through, though it is way to long to do so.
I have since moved on to other book series that are narrated by Kate and Michael, including the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson.
I just finished book 3 of this series as I write this review. Despite the cheesy book covers, this is a very entertaining series. Is it as dark as Game of Thrones or the Malazan Empire, absolutely not. Is it still an enjoyable read for those that like dark fantasy, I say yes. The author is great at keeping you guessing on what is going to happen next, which keeps the books from ever turning boring. Mix in some of the humor and I can say I am enjoying this series and can't wait to start book 4!
Beer Brewing Nerd at heart--emphasis on the nerd.
This book starts out slower than I was lead to believe. It was my very 1st Audiobook and so I didn't have my "routine" squared away like I do now. But man-o-man- when the action in this book starts it literally never ends. I was listening while I was washing dishes, listening in the parking lot, and listening while I was showering in the morning....I could not stop. My wife had to stop me from talking and laughing at the book while listening!
The story is amazing and the only thing I would tell you is this. GET A MAP. Since I bought the audio book I didn't have access to the printed maps of the world they are in...but beware! This series is so massive that there are spoilers in maps relating to later books. The journey gets expansive really quickly (especially in book 3 - it goes nuts!) but I love to follow them on the map so I have a real feel of where they are in the world.
I read the whole Game of Thrones series and while the type of fantasy is different the story does not lack that itch to keep listening.
I love how they access and use magic - its not like it has been in other books. Plus the male/female magic use is a nice twist.
I did not like Michael Kramer's voice at first- I don't know why....but as I am picking up book 4 today in the series today I would feel like I lost a best friend if he stopped narrating. He does an A+ job. The male voices done by Kate Reading are rough but I am starting to like the duel narration.
Some days you need to take a break from getting better and just enjoy a great tale. Whatever your mood you can find it here at Audible.
I first read this book when it came out and put it on my list of favorite fantasy novels. I then took a 10 year break from fantasy and on a whim I picked up the audio book. I was so enthralled with the story that I couldn't wait to pick up the next audio book (though I'd read it when it was first published).
Narrators - This deserves its own section. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are outstanding. I've come to view them as the best performers in the audio book arena today. I've gone so far as to search for other books by Michael Kramer because I know he always delivers an amazing performance.
I do want to warn you - this book is the beginning of a very long series and not all the books are as good as this one. That being said, you don't have to commit to the whole series. This book stands alone as a great story.
If you're a fan of fantasy you should absolutely pick this up. You won't be disappointed. I don't know any fantasy reader who hasn't been thrilled with this book.
Yes, the characters have, as yet, unexplored depths.
The knowledge of the connection with the wolves.
Both read well, and made the book come to life. They did a good job of distinguishing between the characters.