the fact that the narrator put so much effort in making sure every character had a distinguishable voice was remarkable. The part in which really highlighted this was when he and tempi and his teacher.
fantastic story and my new favorite narrator.
lovely story telling. can not wait to read the next volume
Nick Podehl does a phenomenal job narrating this first person fantasy story, of the life of the young protagonist, Kvothe. This second part in a yet incomplete trilogy chronicles his vivacious, curious life - from his departure from the University, on to his adventures over a continent. Rothfuss' storycraft is engrossing, and his characters well thought out. The thoughtful plot, though linear, has subtle intrigues, the lampooning of authority figures, defense of the innocent, and the growing pains of an awkward youth assuming the mantle of the hero/antihero of his time.Rothfuss' world is enthralling, and he is a masterful writer whose ability to capture the imagination and hearts of his readers is unparalleled.
I truly enjoyed listening to this book until the very end. It really doesn't have an end. It's not exactly a cliff-hanger either. More like running into a brick wall. Everything stops without conclusion.
I wouldn't presume to know anything about writing a book. I do enjoy series that resolve some plot lines in each new volume and introduce new ones. I didn't get that feeling at the end of this. It was kind of like sex that is interrupted. Lots of build up and no payoff.
Podehl is a wonderful choice for the voice of Kvothe. And he does an impressive and entertaining job of differentiating the other characters in the book. These books are 2 or 3 times longer than the typical novel so I spent a lot of time with Podehl and never felt like he was droning on.
In spite of the ending I'm truly invested in this series and will pay to find out what happens to Kvothe. Rothfuss has added wonderful twists and turns to the young man's quest. I hope for his sake, and Kvoth's, that he is able to move the story along a bit in the next much anticipated entry.
I have read this series a half a dozen times and I can still read it again. I love the characters and it'd written very well . I can't wait for the 3rd book to come out.