I will read every thing Patrick writes. He came out of the chute bucking on the back of a
horse that has never been rode...and he's a champion in his first rodeo... Go Patrick and don't look back".......Paul T.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
Over and over this is that good
Every character is so well written and so realistic.
No this is my first but I really enjoyed it
Why would a Hero hide behind the guise of a bumbling innkeeper? What does he fear?
Read this series it is a must add!
The story is wonderfully detailed, nuanced, and I'm sure the book is an incredible page-turner. But I have to give my biggest kudos to Nick Podehl, who managed to bring so many different and diverse characters to life. He gives a unique voice to each different ethnic group, age group, gender, and species. As far as I'm concerned, Nick Podehl is the Mel Blanc of audiobooks.
Well worth my credits. It is a long story, so be prepared. I love this world Patrick Rothfuss, can't wait for book three, in 99 years.
I will keep this short and write a more complete review at the end of the series, but I have to jump in and say WOW, what a fantastic couple of books so far! Incredible story, enjoyable characters, edge of your seat-nail biting parts and parts that truly made me laugh out loud. I had no idea what to expect, and I have a hard time breaking in a new series by a new author, but this just grabbed me and didn't let go! I wish I had extra thumbs so I could give it more than just two thumbs up.
Also, I can honestly say that out of my entire collection of audiobooks, Nick Podehl does the best job narrating, dare I say PERFORMING these books! I have not heard talent like this since Robert Inglis reading the Tolkien series. Not only are the voices and accents he picks for the characters clear and distinctive, he matches them perfectly to the characters, and has almost as many different voices an Mel Blanc! The stories would stand out on their own, but Mr. Podehl has added a level of enjoyment to these books that I feel truly completes the whole experience. It saddens me that I am not articulate enough to properly express how brilliant this performance is.
If you are at all on the fence about this series, or if you just came across them, I give them my highest recommendation. You will truly enjoy this series!
The book was good and I would recommend it with only some reserve. Some parts of it are a bit tedious...the war between Kvothe and his arch rival and his relationship with Denna. The second half of the book was better when he left the university for awhile. The writing is well done and the narrator did an excellent job but I did find myself just getting bored sometimes and wishing it would be over. I gave it 4 stars because I did want to know what would happen next.
This series is told in both third and first person views. If you are like me the mention of a first person view might at first bring a little bile up in the back of your throat. But this one is wonderful. Each section of the story is like a succulent morsel from a glorious feast with no asparagus. I can't stop listening. Please, somebody help me. This just might be the greatest story ever told.
Hard to explain how this book is different from other fantasy books I've read, but it truly is. The writing is simple and straightforward, not too flowery and overly descriptive and yet it very well written. You care about the characters and it keeps you hooked all the way through the book. I hope there is more to come. FYI, the first book was amazing as well. The friends from the university are all very likeable. I think it would be cool to see some spinoff stories involving them. Very happy that someone suggested I try this series of books.
I believe a story should be interesting enough to absorb me, not bore me. I live reality daily. And many times reality is brutal. So I look for a book that makes me forget. It has to absorb me into the pages. Kind of like going on a mini vacation. I like stories that make me laugh. I like stories that make me look for the next episode.
The detail that the writer uses is phenomenal. The narrator is excellent! I can't say enough good things about this book. I love it and hope another part of the saga is going to come out.