this book delves further into the epic story of kvothe and has some really exciting parts in it that made my phones battery life tear up. besides the pert in Tue Fae realm its great.
Only one caveat keeps it from getting five stars. Every now and then the narrator would say something in the voice of a character which was then followed by words such as, "he said angrily," and the reading of the dialogue and that intention from the author would not quite match. Unfortunately they would be off just enough to jar me out of the story. Great author. Narrative is just a little short.
Poet, Writer, Novice Planetary Scientist, Musician, Hooligan, Former Audience Guy, Protector of Stupid Princesses.
(I took the author’s advice in the afterword of the “Slow Regard” 2.5 Novella.) Patrick Rothfuss’ wrote that many of his stories get better with a second reading. This proved true in both “The Name of The Wind” and “The Wise Man’s Fear.” I am patiently waiting for book 3. “The Wise Man’s Fear” provides a tremendous amount of back-story. I am glad it is in one large book, not several. I re-read both books back to back. I missed a lot the first time.
I enjoyed listening to this book and the first book in the series. The story kept me occupied and I didn't really want it to stop. The biggest failure of this book is that the next one isn't out yet. I have to say that the first book and the second one really are just a small part of the story...they are not stand alone novels with a beginning, middle, and end. Book one is the beginning, book 2 is the middle, and right now there is no end. I would not recommend listening to either of these books until the series is complete. By the time the third one comes out I will no longer be swept up into the story like I was when I finished this book...so I feel like I will either need to re-listen to the whole series or the magic will be somewhat lost. I guess it depends on how long I have to wait for the next book of course. This reminds me a lot of the Wheel of Time series...I strongly disliked the later books in the series because I would wait YEARS for the books to come out and then felt like nothing happened. I like those books a lot better now when I can listen to them back to back to back...I love a nice long story with lots of detail. These books remind be of that...and I didn't mind so much with the first book because I moved right along into listening to the second...but now that I finished the second book I feel annoyed. Glad at least that I didn't listen to these 2 years ago when I first downloaded them...that would have been a much longer wait for book 3. So...wait until all 3 are out and the series is finished...then listen to these books. Apart from feeling unfinished...I really did enjoy listening to them...
There are stories in stories in stories waiting here, each carefully placed like stones in a house wall or like piled wood in a fire as it slowly cracks into a gorgeous glowing cathedral at the heart of the fire. But add life, and connect these stones or fire to words and imagery of excitement and joy, of foolish certainty and harmful seeking, and that's a poor semblance of the rich yet simple nature of this story.
And the narrator did a great kid!