Loved everything about this story and this series. Hope the author hurry's up and writes the third book.
I rate as follows: 5-Best of the best, 4-LOVED it, 3-LIKED it, 2-Meh, 1-Didn't like it. Fav genres: sci-fi/fantasy, fiction, science
awesome awesome awesome
The Name of the Wind (first book in the series). This volume is the continuation of one epic narrative, so it bears a lot of resemblance to the first book. It's just as good, and like the first one, leaves you pining for more. The only trouble is that the third book isn't out yet!
There are too many great scenes to count, but I loved the anecdote about being caught on the roof of the archives. It was basically a footnote in the story, but it was hilarious.
If you've listened to The Name of the Wind, you're already sold on this book. If you're reading this to decide whether or not to start the series, then you have a tougher choice. I was blown away by these two books, but I'm now stuck waiting for the conclusion to the trilogy. Listen at your own risk!
I've read the books and listened to the audio version and continue to be enchanted with the world Rothfuss has created -- rich with color and texture, fascinating side stories and characters that live on in my imagination. Truly a masterwork for the ages -- my great grandchildren will be loving this as much as I do.
As I said about the first book in this series "The Name of The Wind," this epic is an exciting adventure following the life of the main character Kvothe. It picks-up where it has left off without a glitch. Now Kvothe is beginning to really accomplishing things, he has also become a lot more wiser in his dealings with people and the situations he comes across along life's journey; the Adem are a group of people I find very interesting - I kind of like their style. Denna is still around too - Oh, Denna! She seems more of a challenge to him than Felurian, maybe he should handle her as he did with Felurian; on many levels that is (Lol). I like the story, how it flows and finding out how Kvothe will handle his next challenging situation. The Narrator Nick Podehl, does a great job with telling the story on audio book. I am looking forward to catching-up on the third volume within this series when it comes out.
It is one of my favorite books, the reading was fantastic and the story is so well thought out.
Kvothe of course
Probably when Kvothe, finds the bandits.
This film will never meet your expectations
Listen to this book, you will not regret it
Oh Nick Podehl - I didn't even know you before this series. After 60+ hours of listening to your voice - I'm not sure I will be able to tolerate any other narrator. Your voices are all so engaging - keeping the story moving when it slows. I have enjoyed the books - but I have especially enjoyed the narration. Podehl is Kvothe. It will be hard to wait for the third book - and I might just need to pick up another story narrated by Podehl to keep me going.
I am an OTR truck driver. My opinion is if its worth listening to all the way thru once then listen twice. The miles just disappear.
When I started this series I was just hoping for a filler book. Something to fill the time till one of my favorite authors finished a new book. What a suprise this series has been. The way Partrick Rothfuss switches from the main charictures modern day to his past is artfully done. Very good, I cant wait till day three
I love this story. Rothfuss is amazing at drawing you into a different world, and making you feel you are there. This is the second book in this series, and I cannot wait for the third to come out! I listened to this book from start to finish in two days. I was unable to turn it off, or get any work done!
I'm a bibliophile, obviously! My specific interests are historical fiction and sci-fi fantasy. I love to escape with a book!
I would, I found the book to be well written and absorbing. I found the characters to be sympathetic, and I felt like I had known them as old friends.
I would recommend it to new Fantasy readers. The themes are prevelant throughout fantasy, and one can't help but compare them.
Consistant, clear, engaging
Yes, especially if it were given the depth it deserves.
Like a lot of fantasy, this story tends to the tragic, but it is marked with clever witticisms and outright humor.
This book may not be on the well worn list of must reads for this genere yet...but it will be. Rothfuss has found a voice that is both unique and powerful. It also has a deep thread of truth and unless he completely fumbles his ending it is going to be EPIC. You will not know exactly where this story is going, and you will be checking the authors blog to see when the next book will be published.