On a scale of 1-5, I would rate it a 4 (5 being high, 1 being low).
I enjoyed the adventure and the thrill of discovering the history of the main character as well as the origins of the dragons. Looking forward to hearing the next book in the series.
The performer did a great job characterizing the characters, though one of the voices seemed exceedingly childish as the story progressed. This may be just how the character was originally written, though I would have to read the physical book to know for sure.
I had a few moments when I chuckled out loud, but it didn't make me cry.
A fun listen, great for wandering around the house while doing chores. The progression keeps a nice pace and the performer does a good job withouth being too grating on the nerves.
The most enjoyable part of the The Wise Man's Fear is the story. Hands down, it just wouldn't be as memorable otherwise. The narrator does an absolutely amazing job bringing the characters to life - he had a delightful range of voices he employed to help give the story the depth it deserves.
I had already read The Wise Man's Fear and was worried that the narrator would ruin it, this is not at all the case.
It's hard to compare to other books - once I read it, it quickly became a favorite and the main fantasy book I compare all others to.
It's hard to pin down one without giving too much (or any) of the story away for those that are unfamiliar. I will say, however, that as the story unfolded audibly, I began to remember what I had read previously and was increasingly excited to hear the stories again. Vague explanation, I know, but it's important that the listener/reader experience it for themselves.
There were a number of moments of audible joy or sorrow for me, so I can't pick just one.
A must listen and read. This is definitely a story I will return to repeatedly.
The narrator did a fantastic job in telling the story. The way he voiced the women characters did not take me out of the flow of the book in the slightest.
It's hard to compare this to anything else and give it justice. It's a "page turner" like The Mists of Avalon. I purchased this audiobook so I could reexperience the novel - I had previously read the physical version.
Kvothe, of course.
The story was interesting, but the intimate scenes made me roll my eyes over the choice of language on more than one occasion. I couldn't take the scene seriously and found myself laughing a good bit of the time.
Unknown at this point in time.
The narration was fine for most of the scenes, but I had trouble letting go completely into the story when the narrator performed the woman's voice. It took me out of the story completely, though I imagine his voice would be perfect for other books. The variation of male characters was fantastic.
Though there were a lot of characters, not one of them seemed out of place.
The narration by Susan Ericksen and Antony Ferguson helped move the story along without distraction - a key component to enjoyment of audiobooks.
Lady Catherine - her willful nature and willingness to experience a world she is not entirely used to.
I enjoyed the journal entries read by Antony Ferguson - it offered a nice change from the rhythm of Susn Ericksen's voice.
Yes - I was glad I started listening at the beginning of a weekend.
A wonderful story, though the cover may put a few people off. Give it a chance!
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