Second in series that is well worth your time. one of the best stories I have read in a long time. production isn't as good as like star wars but reader does a good job. Story is super rich and really brings you in. Recommend to all fantasy lovers
This story seems to revolve around different philosophies regarding sex. Yes, it's the part of the narrative where he grows up, but it got laborious hearing about his sexual education over and over.
As for the book itself, it cannot be beaten as a series about the archetype fantasy character of the bard; a rogue, a mystic, a madman, irreverent, tensely sexual, hilarious, and always, always, always arrogant in a way that either delights or annoys, depending on your mileage laws. The only reasons it is not a 5 are due to a few seemingly rushed areas, but mostly because the end may meander into wish fulfillment territory at times - as this is fantasy, that would be the standard, but because it is so out of this world better than most stock fantasy, I found it jarring.
As an audiobook, however, I found the book irksome at times. His voices for foreign, accented characters is a bit tiresome. I find most reading of such characters to be the same, but Rothfuss seemed to manage a happy balance in his accents that made them kind of fun. The narrator could not keep up, but he is consistent in this respect, to his credit. A much easier task, that in which he failed, is pronunciation, changing for instance [Deh-vee] to [Day-vee]. Minor annoyance that you notice if you're really into it. My biggest problem is his oversimplification of scale in his tonality, making epic, desperate, funny, melancholy, and just plain normal all sound the same; monotone is the right word, but it's not a droll -- it's just always the same. The college humor comedy is hobbled at times because the narrator is reading it as if it is sad, or something (the exception is Elodin's antics... spot on). Could be personal, but I'm not the only one to notice.
Overall, I really enjoyed the audiobook. The one thing that was off-putting was the narrator's accents, especially of the Adem characters. They all sounded like Borat, which was distracting.
Best series ever. I have the biggest book hang over right now waiting for the next one. You MUST read The Name of the Wind first so if you haven't go read that first it is key to the story and characters.
Rothfuss is truly a master, and demonstrates that by giving us a sequel even more beautifully written, more exciting, and more riveting than the first.