"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.
I will read every thing Patrick writes. He came out of the chute bucking on the back of a
horse that has never been rode...and he's a champion in his first rodeo... Go Patrick and don't look back".......Paul T.