What a follow-up to the first book. Loved being able to listen in my car or at the gym
Great character development
Kvothe is attempting to cure Maer
I bought this because I hate to quit a story part way and assumed this story would get more interesting than the first book. It started out with chapter after chapter of trivial student nonsense that made up the second half of the first book. High school rivalry and romance is of 0 interest to me and a lot of time was spent on this. The main character is also an unbareable douche. His behavior and thoughts show him to be an idiotic arrogant child. He fawns over every woman he meets and cries almost every chapter. Does the writer seriously think this kind of self-obsessed arrogant ***hole makes a good hero? I immediately regretted buying this book after a few chapters. The book starts to get intetesting when the protagonist goes adventuring, but his personality was a constant annoyance despite the story being good. This guy constantly implies his race is superior and that being a musician is the best thing anyone can do with their life. The author doesnt understand intelligence at all if he thinks the behavior of his character matches the genius he is supposed to have. The performance was very good, with each character having a distinct tone/accent to distinguish them, and very well directed.
Love this series and will wait patiently for the next book. This book is more introspective then book 1 which makes it hard to love at times. it also has incredible scenes of action and the true wit of Kvothe, that we come to love. my slight boredom with some chapters keeps the 5 stars away, but overall still a lovely book and story.
I absolutely adore this series. It is somewhat slow moving at times, but it works perfectly to balance out some of the more fantastical elements. The narration was spot on. Podehl has the rare ability to mimic a female voice while ignoring the urge to pitch it up 8 octaves like a cartoon character. The accents are all believable for their fictional locales while maintaining that individual variability. If you enjoyed the first book, buy this one. It's a perfect continuation that never loses momentum and keeps the reader interested in the characters. A long listen, but well worth it.
Victor Hugo Kebbe
It's such a good story, so beautifully written, but unfortunately it's too long. I'm tired after so many pages and hours, with the impression that they could have split this book into two or three.
Silence of three parts
this is the only book I have listened by him.
all of it