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Linnea

Fantasy-loving yoga teacher with a master's in International Relations, sci-fi geek and tre-hugger. If I could stand on my head in a field while reading Tolkien and at the same time create peace in the Middle East, this would be ideal.

Moscow, Russia | Member Since 2012

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  • The Name of the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
    (336)
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    (311)
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    (315)

    I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.

    William says: "Amazing. I want you to listen to this."
    "Already missing the characters and the storyteller"
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    If you could sum up The Name of the Wind in three words, what would they be?

    Imaginative, classic storyteller, solid


    What other book might you compare The Name of the Wind to and why?

    Perhaps to the writings of Brent Weeks, the Night Angel trilogy (which is a favorite fantasy work of mine). Young boy discovering his talents and all that comes along etc.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Given the length of the book - no. It would take away from the story not to give it a rest. However, I did listen for hours on end.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing I might say to its disadvantage could be that at times it felt as if the story wasn't moving forward. After a while, you begin to appreciate also the smaller events and "everyday" stuff that comes up, but there was the odd sense of "ok, can we please move it along now".
    I love Rupert Degas as a narrator (although like most men, his women's voices sometimes just sound shrill and quite ridiculous), perfect tempo, drama and empathy.
    The story was a little hard to get in to at the beginning, but once you do, you really don't want to stop listening.
    I particularly liked that there are none (or very little) graphic descriptions of gory violence, and not that much cursing, which can be ok when you read, but when listening tends to get a bit intense.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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