I loved the first book so I had high hopes for this one. I was really disappointed. Honestly, it felt like overindulgent teenage wish fulfillment on the author's part.
The good - the author has a way with words that I enjoy. There are some parts where I was caught up in those words and the flow of the story and I felt like I was back in The Name of the Wind. Unfortunately, these are few and far between.
The bad - Where to begin... Let's start with the worst. Felurian. Seriously? The story arc itself was bad enough but then to drag it on and on and on and ON. There was not an ounce of believability in the entire arc. The world they are in doesn't even feel fleshed out or real. I felt insulted as a reader to be fed this part of the story.
I'll come back and add more to this review. After the arc I just mentioned, there were glimpses of greatness buried under contrived scenes that were so inconsistent with Kvothe's character, I had a hard time even caring about him by the end
QUESTION : DOES LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS MAKE YOU SMARTER? If so, I'm. Freakin Genius!
I love the world the author created.
When the main character is forced to tell the mayor (who is very powerful and rich), that is being poisoned.
I liked it when all the main character's friends help him get even with a mean bully. I also enjoyed it when the main character becomes aware that one of his friends is first falling in love with another friend of his.
Epic Fantasy at it's BEST!
This is the second book in a trilogy. I would recommend you read all the books in order. You'll Love Each Book.
"Name of the Wind" and "Wise Man’s Fear" is now in my “Favorite All Time Book” category. The story is great, the world he created is interesting, and you cannot help falling in love with the characters.
This book is so well written. It makes you realize how poorly so many modern books are written. It’s so obvious the author put a lot of time and love into this book. This was one audio book I never wanted to end.
After I finished these two audio books, I went out and bought hard back copies for my library.
Superb story. Memorable characters. A poignant telling of a life well-lived, and one who needs to live again.
Kvothe, of course. His tenacity and perseverance despite all he has lost is admirable. His predilection for finding trouble is a joy!
This is my first listen with Nick Podehl, and his voice matched the character I envisioned the first time I read Rothfuss' work. Excellent narrating, Nick!
Not looking forward to the long wait for book 3 and beyond....
In many ways this is beter than R.R. Martin and Jordan. This author actually cares what the reader experiences from a readers perspective. To hell with the publishers. The world that the characters is built well enough the grasp the essence of the scenes yet not get bogged down in minutia. The ending leaves you content but wanting so much more. There is resolution but still enough loose threads to make you curious.
Cluoth was the main character and the whole story revolves around him.
I read this book, back when it first came out and loved it. An excellent book and well worth reading. The narrator does a wonderful job of reading the story and giving voice to the various characters without distracting. Normally, I just listen to a book in the car going to and from work, but this book I've also been listening to during the day whenever I get a chance. Even though I've read the story and know how it turns out, the reader draws me in and captivates me.
This is a great follow on to The Name of the Wind. The books seems to get a bit stuck in a few of the adventures but I am totally engaged in the story and anxious for the next book in the series.
Yes! The story captures your attention immediately and the narration is great!
Once you start listening to it, it is hard to stop. It kept me awake until crazy hours in the night.
Yes, The name of the wind. The narration is great in both books.
I am looking forward to Day 3 narrated by the same Nick Podehl.
Dark Tower, Sword of Truth & Wheel of Time ..done!.. Patrick Rothfuss is the new master and Brandon Sanderson is a god! I have 3 cats.
Patrick Rothfuss uses language that infuses the mind with imagery that is rich in detail. The Wise Man's Fear is template breaking Fantasy from the genres new master.
It's not often when you find extraordinary writing with extraordinary narration. While the book is long I was still disappointed for it to end. I just wish the next book was available.