I enjoyed the first book quite a lot and had high hopes for this one, but the story really bogged down a couple of times. Felurian, the sexy fairy section, went on forever. I felt like I was reading someone's fantasy. I don't like romance novels and the endless descriptions of their encounters really slopped over into that genre.
The Adem mercenaries chapters were also long and tedious by the end of them. And their world just seemed contrived. I'm no prude, but again I found the "you can have sex with anyone and there is no emotional consequences or pregnancy" aspect of their culture a little too much like every man's fantasy. I don't like to be taken out of a story by the voice of the author and I felt like that was what was happening.
All that said, I will probably listen to the last one when it comes out. There's enough interesting going on that I want to know what happens, but I was a bit disappointed and felt the book could have been better with a judicious edit.
Lover of great stories. Books, movies, tv, oral- From classics to contemporary, fantasy to historical. If I'm not out trying to live my own adventure, I'm enjoying another's.
The expansion of story is exciting. Moving away from the University into the rest of Rothfuss' Kingkiller world and finally getting more about the Chandrian and Amyr! Everything coming together even more, the plot moving along easily.
Kvothe remains my favorite character, not just from this series, but of all time. He is clever and kind and spontaneous and genuine! His character is so deep but realistic.
If I had to pick.... the scene on the rooftop of Mains when Elodin joins Kvothe and Auri for dinner is probably one of the best. The dynamics of every character written by Rothfuss are enthralling throughout his books, but I feel especially so in this bit.
The amount of creativity and world development is simply amazing. Every page has something to offer and it is so hard to put the book down or pause the audio. I enjoy the Kingkiller Chronicle so much, I continue to reread the books, which is something I rarely do.
Lover of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, and westerns in all media, including old-time radio dramatizations.
If anything, Day 2 is even better than Day 1. Nick Podehl's performance was first class in every way.
The story-line kept me up late several nights and sent me checking for a status on Day 3 as soon as I heard the Audible announcer give his usual , "...we hope your enjoyed..."
Attempts at humor in books often get the barest grin out of me, but Day 2 had me laughing out loud - very unusual. There are subtle references that indicate that Rothfuss has some personal knowledge of Chinese internal martial arts. Usually, whether from personal experience or research, these things are often overdone. I appreciate how this knowledge, along with an appreciation for the subtleties of musical performance, are woven seamlessly into Rothfuss' stories.
I used the whispersync so I could go back and forth between reading the book and listening. I thought the book really came alive when I was listening to it. I felt the narrator just got out of the way and let me enjoy the story.
I would have to say when Kvothe was helping the Maer.
Kvothe without a doubt. He really captured the main character's voice.
It is almost 43 hours long, so no. But I did find myself listening for hours at a time (draining the battery on my iphone).
One of my favorite audiobooks. Nick did a great job of giving the characters their own voices, without being cheesy. I had already read the book (back when it first came out), I really enjoyed listening to the audiobook this time.
I am enjoying the series, the first book was well paced and very entertaining. Although, I am thoroughly enjoying the second book of the Kingkiller Chronicles and would recommend it to a friend, but Patrick Rothfusses step into light erotica has been a bit boorish and does not seem to move the story forward.
Again, well worth the time it just seems like he gets stuck in several sections of the story, which honestly tempted me to skip forward.
I keep finding myself going back and listening and rereading this book over and over again. I love the narration and the story.
Still a wonderful novel, but didn't enjoy this one as much as the first. There were several sections of the story that seemed to drag on for too long and became boring, but the other sections were just as great as the first. Enjoyed the new characters/cultures that were introduced, but wished there would have been more time at the Arcanum. Guess it would be hard to have both though. :) Cannot wait to see how the next book plays out - hoping it is released very soon. The narrator, Nick Podehl, did a fantastic job! I will be seeking out books narrated by him in the future. P.s. So sick of Denna. So sick.
Kvothe just for his swag
Yes the The Foreworld Saga his reading is spot on.
Yes it made me laugh and cry plus one more thing think and day dream
If your looking for a book that is a fresh and new not the same rehashed crap.
THIS IS THE BOOK
This series is so enthralling that every minute of the books is worth listening to more than once. I have never said that about any other book. The pace of this story and the way in which it is told is amazing.
This story is like a cross between a Charles Dickens novel and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The darkness mixed with the genuine characters and a fascinating story make this series well worth the read.
It is difficult to pick one scene out of a book as your favorite. But I would have to equally tie all the scenes with Kvoth, Willam, and Simmons. They are really funny together, especially when drinking.
It really bothered me when Kvoth and Denna got in there argument over her song. It just felt like an amazing relationship was being lost. I actually found myself yelling at the radio for Kvoth to just stop talking. Haha
I have listened to over 500 audio books and this is the first series I have actually suggested others should read. I love books but most of my family and friends don't have the same passion for them as I do. So I have been looking for a series for years to try to get some of them hooked. This one will be it! It is great. Not just for a fantasy series but on its own against any book.
Not as good as The Name of the Wind (part 1) but still a great story. Impatiently waiting for part 3