The Wise Man's Fear is a great romp through Rothfuss' very interesting world. It gives you some of everything you could want from a fantasy tale: Drama, romance, quests, cunning, seediness, grudges and feuds, courage, mystery, violence, character growth, meta-stories and catchy dialogue.
In fact, the dialogue is one of my favorite parts, as it addresses issues relevant to my modern sensibilities without a feeling of " this again?" or being a black and white morality tale.
My one complaint is that it wanders too much. A few times the story felt like it was a new novel following the same lead character on wholly other adventure. They were each interesting, but sometimes the waiting took away from the power of wrapping up the first story while it was still fresh and its details seemed very important.
Nick Podehl is a fantastic narrator! His voices are convincing and evocative. I could listen to him for hours on end... And did!
Overall, I had a great time listening to it, and look forward to the rest of Kvolth's story!
Absolutely, this has quickly become one of my favorite book series. The plot line is so well developed and it leaves you desperately trying to guess what will happen next! This book is truly a work of art not one word is out of place, there isn't one burr or useless moment. I cannot wait for book 3.
Any scene with Elodin in it, he is hilarious.
He is a fantastic narrator I have listened to many narrators and he is right near the top of my list. Each character has a distinct voice and the accents are perfect, they are unique to the story and not just the normal accents you hear. He adds a wonderful element to this story I have listened to books just because he is the one who narrates it.
Definitely, so many funny moments in the books and dark ones as well no tears however, they are dispersed enough throughout the book so neither mood is too overwhelming.
I recommend this series to everyone and anyone, a must read for sure!
I love Rothfuss's writing and I have read the book more than once. This was my first time listening to the audio book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My one complaint was that the narrator really hammed up some of the characters' voices. I was especially unimpressed by his attempts to voice the parts of the female characters.
i has red the book already but this narration is nothing but as great as the book. performer characterization of voices and mood is awesome. loved it from the bwginning to the very last word!