Yes, this book is wonderfully narrated and makes you really root for the main characters and his struggles.
He is a awesome narrator
I loved it all..minus the epilogue
Great book....get that 3rd book printed and on audio quick!!...
Rothfuss imagines the world he created in exquisite detail - the unique cultures, languages and customs add wonderful color to a prose already rich in language and a plot already filled with action and suspense.
Masters in Fiction from Johns Hopkins, aspiring science fiction/humor writer. Give me the unexpected with a bit of grit and humor, please.
Keep on listening. The first book starts out so incredibly slowly, it forced me to write a bad review. It gets SOOO much better.
The character has victories and setbacks which get you emotionally invested in him.
I wrote a really crappy review for the first book, and Audible will not let me go back and edit it. The best I can do is to say to the listener that the first book is worth sticking it out and this book makes you yearn for a third. Sorry, Mr. Rothfuss. I'll finish a book before I review it from now on. Meanwhile GIVE US #3!
I thoroughly enjoy this book and this series. The writing style is excellent, and you really like the main characters. I so badly want to know the missing pieces between this book and the "present day" characters. The performance was fantastic, and portrays the characters very well. There are so many unanswered questions that it drives me nuts that the third book is not out already!
I most definitely would recommend this book and the one that takes place before it.
Hmm the solid story telling, CHARACTERS, realistic feel and MAGIC.
its a page turner. loved it.
Top 10 % of the approx 150 I have listened too.
Harry potter (read them all), but with better "coming of age" feeling. Perhaps due to my age, (read Potter books to my kids/both adult now).It is pure fantasy but has enough of the everyday human experiences people can relate too.Game of Thrones, (listened to all, so far) and is easier as not so complex trying to follow all the different people/plots. Not as violent or with as much sex, not that there is anythingwrong with that. I would say if you liked either, you will like this, fits in between the two quite well.
Kvothe. Because of his natural voice to me fit with age.What I would expect a 15 to 18 year old would sound like but seemed Ok for older version as well.
When Kvothe was looked down on because of where/who he came from even though he was the overall better person.
A very good listen. Good fantasy story without being too far out there.
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.