I think this is a great story. the writing is witty and pull in the imagination. I am afraid this story will only end in tragedy, giving me the viseral Fear im sure Bas feels.
hopeful for redemption in the 3rd part.
Absolutely, Pat's writing grasps your attention and pulls you into a world of fantasy and wonderment. I absolutely adore these books and the detailed storytelling of Mr. Rothfuss.
Well, if you haven't read the first book(Name of the Wind), you are missing out. But to compare this book to another story is to compare wine to grape juice. This book is so great, so original, that I do not have a comparison novel.
He grasps the idea of character nonconformity so well. His voice inflections, accents, and tone for various characters is absolutely incredible. He is one of the reasons I purchased the audiobook. He narrates this story with great pride and that is what I have enjoyed thus far.
I was surprised at the ending of this book. It seems like the story was smoothly laid out throughout the novel. A slow, steady pace enticed the reader to continue. However when the conclusion was upcoming, the story line rapidly resolved situations and areas of the story that could have been expanded upon, broken into additional stories, or even used for reference later on.
Great Story Pat! I hope I can read everything you write. I love your work and your cause.
This series is a great alternative universe. The writing is superb, full of delicate, refreshing, and even startling imagery. The characters are so well written by Rothfuss and so well read by Podehl that I very often found myself laughing along with the humorous dialogue in spots like I was actually present and these were my friends having a conversation. It is engrossing. The characters' frustrations and obstacles weigh on me, and their successes and victories exhilarate me. The cast of characters is excellent too. I've had to stop playback to get my laughing under control at some of the things intended to be ridiculous. It's just a great story, so well written. After this, I would not hesitate to read anything Patrick publishes, and Nick Podehl's reading skill would cause me to consider listening to books I was unfamiliar with.
For the sake of this being a helpful review, and not just a declaration of newfound fandom loyalty, I am a reader who likes high fantasy, i.e. Tolkien and CS Lewis, and greatly enjoys stories. I like good stories about magic and monsters and heroes, but I don't spend any time with the trappings of those settings apart from great story. In other words, I am not put off at all by fantasy, when it's a great story. But I do not read it for its own sake. If you do not mind magic and monsters, then you will it be able to help falling love with these books.
I really thought the narrator did great, the way he moved from character to character was pretty awesome. the story was good, but that's about it. had some good moments but didn't really seem to progress to anything overly important. but over all a good book.
when Darth Vader revelled he was Luke's father, I was like whhaaaa?!
incredible book. I have read it twice. and now listened to it. I noticed a lot more hints the audio version than just reading it.
the only thing I dislike is the repetition of the frais, "he made his way"
Rothfuss draws lovable characters that pull us deep into his detailed world, but the the pace is too slow, the subplots too numerous, and the book just too long.
I'm a corporate training consultant and adjunct professor who loves to read! I'm always looking for the next big thing.
This book is tough to rate. I want to give it five stars, but I just can't. It almost seems to me that two different authors took turns writing this book. At times, it borders on absolute genius. At other times, it is shoddy and lazy writing. Overall, it is a great story, and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.