Though not without a couple of genre cliches, it's an awesome read. I enjoyed it very much, good fantasy is such a rare thing nowadays. The narrator's performance enhanced it greatly. Third book to come is in my wish list.
Overall it was a good story. I understand that a teenage boy thinks a lot about sex, but it seems like much of the book was wasted. I really like that author he does a good job, he just got distracted with sex for more of the book than was needed. all that being said I'm looking forward to the next book. I'm just hoping he shows the imaginative writing we saw in the first book and much of this one.
You can't leave it like this when is book 3 coming out?! I can't find a solid release date for doors of stone! This book hang over is worse than the passage series & the magician series. I've been completely wrapped, listening to these books for days, I've hardly even slept. Patrick Rothfuss is a genius!!
this series was amazing! I was hooked immediately & finished both books in very little time. there was none of the boredom you sometimes get with long books. especially when reading two. I was completely absorbed in the story the entire time. the narrator was hands down one of the best I've heard. I could easily tell which female charter was speaking because he was so good. all the different characters have their own personality with his narration. He really brings the story to life.
I simply cannot even write a review that would do this series justice. you'll just have read it yourself.
Indulgent, wordy and generally lacking. Rothfuss has a set up wide world but he fails to deliver anything resembling a good fantasy novel. The first 10 hours of this book are a complete waste of time. We the readers are forced to listen to Kvoth and Deena talk and talk and talk... To no outcome. It is my opinion that any chapter Containing Deena should be skipped. Also Rothfuss subjects us to the love affair between kvoth and his lute. This aspect of kvoths life was covered very clearly and completely in the first book 'the name of the wind'. In 'a wise man's fear' he devotes entire chapterS to this tired theme. Rothfuss gave us 27 hours of fluff. He needs to stop focusing on stupid similes and start developing his system of magic and sympathy. Rothfuss fails to develop kvoth's character at all. He over compensates for this by writing endless similes... 'sounds like coughing up broken glass' and 'her eyes are like words of beautiful song'.
All of the fans of 'the name of the Wind' were hoping for a intense sequel in the king killer chronicles. However we were given an over long, lazy, wordy, indulgent waste of time.
0 out of 5 stars. Crap.
It may be a little long but it builds on the growing legend of the main character Kvothe. If you liked the first book bet were wondering when Kvothe would begin to become the hero he promised he would become, then you cnat miss this book. And Nick Podehl does a wonderful job telling the story.