Patrick Rothfuss has become one of my favorite authors. I can't wait till book 3 comes out! Nick Podehl's narration again was awesome and totally fits Kvothe.
Kvothe, accidental hero
I like the premise of Kvothe telling his own story. I also like how the story is existing in the here and now and in the then and done. The telling drives you forward and keeps you hungry to find out what happened to the main character, Kvothe, that has reduced him to his current predicament. The story also has you continually rooting for Kvothe to overcome whatever it is that has plagued and stymied him so that he can once again prevail. This story is addictive.
Podehl's tone and inflection adds depth to the characters. His performance is very good, it made me feel somehow in the telling and not listening to the telling of the story.
I laughed out loud in a room all by myself in several places. If you have never experienced this phenomenon, I hope you get the chance as it means you are well and fully sucked in to a good story.
This is the first work I have read / listened to by Patrick Rothfuss. I was impressed and sincerely hope he continues to craft sequels.
I'm in my early to mid-thirties and I live in the mid-west. I have two wonderful children and the perfect wife. My profile pic is of my APBT, named Jasper. I like epic sic-fi type books. Some of my favorites are The Story of Song and Ice series, The Way of Kings, Theft of Sword series, and
This book is as good as the first one in the series. Maybe there's a slight down grade, but not near enough to not read the book. My only problem was the way it ended (I always hate it when reviewers write that). But it's true. It ended kinda sad and certainly left me longing for more. All and all an A+ book for me. If you've read the first Kingkiller Chronicles, don't stop there; read Book 2 of the series. I highly recommend.
As a mom of teenagers, I spend a lot of time in the car, and a lot of that time is spent listening to Audible. Because of that, I tend to listen to a lot of YA novels, and my reviews will include the "Mom View" of cussing, sexuality, etc...
I was eager to listen to book 2 of The Kingkiller Chronicles, having read the first, and I was not disappointed! Patrick Rothfuss once again turns out some of the best writing I've read/heard this decade, and the story does not disappoint. Nick Podehl's narration was also wonderful, each voice distinct and memorable.
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
This is one of the finest stories I've ever read. There's a lot of depth here. The characters all have different motivations from the current happenings at the Waystone with Bast, Kote, and Chronicler, to Kvothe's tale with his friends, companions and everyone in the the world created. They all have a voice or serve in their own way. I like the fact that Nick Podehl brings a different voice for every character, and those little inflections help bring the story to life.
Nick brings a unique voice to every character and treats them with respect in his performance. He uses his voice to differentiate how these people are from all over the four corners and that their cultures and lifestyles are different than Kvothe's and life at the university.
I enjoyed the entirty of the scenes where Kvothe is with the troupe after leaving Ademre. I think that was a lot of character development and will be a turning point for him going forward with how he handles himself, and situations he's presented with. I don't want to go into too much detail as to spoil anything, but I think it's going to serve as a key to something in the future.
There's a lot to The Wise Man's Fear. It's a long story, with lots of characters, a meaty plot, and something for everyone. It's a good second book in a series that tells the story of a man who became a legend. There's a good bit that'll make you smile, and there's places that will have your rolling your eyes, and even a few things that may shock you. One thing is for certain, bot the author and narrator have taken care with these characters to craft them in ways that make them likeable, endearing, mean, ruthless, but most of all they're memorable and the tales they tell are memorable. I can't wait to listen to The Doors of Stone.
An exciting first person telling of a unlikely heroic tale well performed by Nick Podehl. I was riveted throughout and anxiously await the next installment.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
This book was one of the longest books I've listened to next to wheel of time, however the way this author uses words and gets you enthralled is amazing. The story is very much a journey into Kvothes life but it is very well put together. This is ideal for the person that just likes a great story and it's easy to listen to as the narrator does it justice.
This is a beautifully written novel. The middle gets a little long however, there is a lot to learn about the different ethnic groups and characters that Patrick Rothfuss has created. I believe one reviewer did become frustrated with the never resolved love story. However, if you listened to King Killer Chronicles Day One, the first day book in this series, you know our hero is only sixteen years old; a young boy still learning his way around love and life.
The narrator, Nick Podehl is awesome. This man should win an award for this narration. I cannot believe the expertise in which he interprets every character and believe you me there are many of them in this book; men, women, young old, different nationalities and species. Every one of these charaters is acted in a unique and different style. You can actually visualize each person as he or she talks. Although the book is long in places, again, I feel it's worth listening to. I loved it.
I didn't realize when I started this series that the 3rd book wasn't out yet. The world is completely enthralling. The nuance of everything really grabbed my imagination. The variety of cultures was fascinating and all fully fleshed out and radically different.
This book was incredibly engaging and almost everytime I listened to a piece of it I found myself laughing and having new ideas to play around with. I am going to listen to this again while I wait for the next one to come out (and get my girlfriend to listen to it too)
Nick Podehl has a wonderful speaking voice and can seemingly very easily slip into new characters' voices. It's quite fun to listen to.
None, really, this book and its prequel, The Name of the Wind, are above and beyond anything I have read or listened to. And that includes quite a few well-acclaimed books.
Too many to name, but I like all the scenes with Aury because Kvothe is so tender with her.
There are several that are sweet, smart, sexy, or brave, but there is a scene near the end that was horrific because it was so unexpected.