This book is just what I was looking for. It's a nice refreshing adventure in a classic fantasy world with plenty of humor and a dash of lightheartedness. The story is on the predictable side, in fact I would say it's more predictable than not, but I didn't mind. I was just happy to have a break from all the gloom and darkness that seems to saturate so many fantasy series today. I narrator is also excellent I think with a nice range of voices. My sister characterizes him as "British but not snooty". Over all a great choice if you want an fun, easy going, epic fantasy.
I had read The Name of the Wind years before I had been turned onto audible and I usually continue a specific format (print or audio) with a series once I've started it because I feel like it can be hard to adapt to the readers interpretation sometimes and so with the Wise Man's Fear I did read it in print. Then I was looking for a book to listen to, and my sister had raved about this reader, and it was on sale, so I bought it. Let me tell you I've loved Rothfuss's work from the first page, but NIck Podehl really does an amazing job with the reading. I will admit that it took time to warm up to him (being more partial to the "deep boomy" voices) but his voice really is more appropriate to the character and once I did warm up to him there were moments when his impeccable timing caused me to laugh out loud despite having already read the book before. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job.
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