So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature - the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.
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“The originality of Rothfuss's outstanding debut fantasy, the first of a trilogy, lies less in its unnamed imaginary world than in its precise execution…As absorbing on a second reading as it is on the first, this is the type of assured, rich first novel most writers can only dream of producing. The fantasy world has a new star.” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review)
“Fantasy readers-a notoriously discerning group-tend to dole out praise judiciously, which makes the reception of The Name of the Wind, the first volume in Patrick Rothfuss's The Kingkiller Chronicle, that much more remarkable. Critics are already throwing around comparisons to some of the biggest names in fantasy, including George R. R. Martin, Tad Williams, the recently deceased Robert Jordan, and even Tolkien. (Bookmarks Magazine)
“New fantasy authors are usually overhyped, and it's rare to find one who writes with such assurance and narrative skill right from the start. I was reminded of Ursula LeGuin, George R. R. Martin, and J. R. R. Tolkien, but never felt that Rothfuss was imitating anyone. Like the writers he clearly admires, he's an old-fashioned storyteller working with traditional elements, but his voice is his own. I haven't been so gripped by a new fantasy series in years. It's certain to become a classic." (Lisa Tuttle, The Times)
I've found my new favorite series! Nick Podehl is an amazing performer. There are some annoyingly obvious cuts that can probably be chalked up to bad sound mixing/ editing, but this is minor. Must Listen!
The Name of the wind is awesome!! the story is great, with many twists and turns while still being easy to follow and enjoy. However the narator is what makes it.
Bought this book on a whim of the sample. I liked the brief description and the narrator was good. The story is complex at the beginning but the author does a great job tying up the loose ends and pulling it together. One of the best books I've listened to.
This author is a true wordsmith and storyteller. Skillful writing, unique characters and world, intricate and intriguing plot. let me put it this way I burned through this bk and the second both around 40 hours each in two weeks. I couldn't stop. I haven't fan girled this hard in years lol. It has elements of all of the best fantasy tropes but in a unique and interesting way. I am not doing it justice. just do yourself a favor and read it. oh and the audio narrator is REALLY good!!!
"Every day is a fight, I have scars. But through struggle I will endure and become a fearful foe."
This book has such a dastardly tail that it swoops you up and keeps you wanting chances are you will look into his other writings for this is truly an addiction and we need our fix.
My friend warned me it's a slow start. Wait until the inn keeper and the chronicler meet, if you stop listening before that you would have missed a great story. Patience is a virtue after all.
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