Patrick Rothfuss and Rupert Degas between them have made all subsequent listening completely unsatisfying by comparison. Seriously, haven't enjoyed anything as much before or after. Both The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's fear came to about 90 hours of listening and it was still not nearly enough. Please, please Mr Rothfuss, complete the trilogy (more would be good as well) and please, Audible, make sure Rupert Degas narrates it.
Yes, never lets up.
The ending . . . what a cliff-hanger, quite chilling in its possibilities . . . is there another book?
Yes, and lost sleep over it.
Read Pines first, the two books are really one. Worth the credits, though.
I'm glad I listened to the audiobook rather than read the print version. I so badly wanted to know how things work out that I am sure I would have flipped to the ending and scanned backwards (I know, no self-discipline). This way I enjoyed both the journey and the arrival at destination.
I shouldn't have bought this. Thought it might be a little more than a background for a budding romance.
Sorry, no, just not my genre.
Depends on the book.
Interest at first, ennui by the end.
Don't be put off by this review if you like light listening with quite likeable characters. This book had rave reviews so my reaction reflects my listening tastes rather than the quality of the writing and narrating.
The descriptions of the physical world, especially the drowned cities.
There were many moments and they usually centred around characters being caught up by events and forced into doing things that went against their natures to survive. Sounds sad, and it was, but the book on the whole is uplifting.
Many futuristic books require huge leaps of imagination and acceptance of unexplained plotlines. This book's narrative was consistent and believable throughout. This made it very powerful.
Absolutely, but they need to like speculative sci-fi/fiction.
Couldn't wait to get back to it. Spent a lot of time in the car listening at the end of a trip. Wanted more and the sequel did not disappoint.
The main characters were quite engaging and it was nice to meet more family members (this is book 2 after all) but every time a real problem occurred more improbable powers appeared and it just got silly.
2 books have been fun, mostly, but enough is enough.
This is such a boys annual for adults book. Lots of shooting, slashing, car crashes and a hero who is totally indestructible to the point where he survives what no human being before him has survived. Oh, and he is the only hope for the future of the human race. I usually don't have too much trouble suspending belief in fantasy novels but this tested me. However, if you love pure action and impossible heroes, you'll love this book.
A mystery was set up, the process was engaging and the ending was as it should be.
The main characters were well fleshed out and likeable.
It was appropriate - not too gaudy.
Why rename it?
Recommend this. If you want fast action you will be disappointed but if you want to be intelligently entertained this is for you.
More back story from the start. It wasn't until quite a way into the book that I realised it was a sequel, especially as you are expected to know the characters.
Nothing much really happened. No surprises, it was pretty easy to see where it was going. Lots of action with little result.
Let's go with one: OK
Only to bits of it to review before the next book, but that said, I always want a new book as there are so many waiting to be read/listened to.
Yes. Am already into book 2. There are some signalling of what is about to happen but there are enough surprises to keep interest and he draws sympathetic characters.
That would be a spoiler alert.
Nicely paced reading.
I bought the book because of the gushing reviews. Just goes to show what a disparate group of listeners we are. Lots of style and not all that much substance. Nicely read but I just did not want to wallow in relentless misery and gave up about half way. Listened to the last 10 mins to see where the characters ended up - exactly where I expected - and was glad I didn't spend any more time on the book than I did. Should have returned it really. Very, very disappointed.
Together with The Wise Man's Fear (Book 2) Patrick Rothfuss and Rupert Degas have created a masterpiece of listening. It's long, but not long enough. There promises to be a book 3 (I've checked on Patrick Rothfuss' website) and I only wish I'd discovered these books after all 3 had been "audibled" as the wait for the next installment is tantalisingly difficult. In fact, all subsequent listening has felt disappointing both in depth of story and narration. I'm still checking out further listening of all genres but, although much of it is OK, none of it has come up to scratch.
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