Part Two of The Name of The Wind (Unabridged).
'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'.
So begins the tale of Kvothe - now an unassuming innkeepter - from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. With his reputation at the university and the Eolian growing by the day, Kvothe's story takes him to Trebon and his legendary encounter with a dragon.
©2007 Patrick Rothfuss (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group
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"Delighted this book was split in 2 parts :)"
I was, for the first ever time, really really pleased that what was published as a single book was split into 2 parts in Audio. Simple reason was I thought I had finished book one and only had 1 more book to go - only to find I actually had 3, was a great moment :) Cant rave enough about this series, the story, the Narration, the luxurious length. Completely engrossed and I cant image what on earth will fill the hole this will leave in my listening schedule. Would have to say that the Narration is without doubt the best I have ever heard, brings this story to life so well.
"Exciting epic fantasy filled with mystery and more"
I couldn't stop listening to this book! I had to get my dear mother to buy it with an audible credit and send it me as a gift cause I couldn't wait to hear what happens next. By the end of part one I was hooked.
There are so many well written characters in this book, but I think the ones I find most appealing are the ones contained within the lore and mythos of these books. The Name of the Wind is a story about a story, which contains other stories to make the world seem rich and immersive, so I found the characters like Tehlu and Ecannis the most intriguing.
Again Rupert Degas does such a good job at performing a vast variety of characters and is able to give them a each there own identity that even from voice and accent he is performing I was immediately able to tell who the character was. What was even better was that was when that character was doing an impression of another character and sound like both. I did particularly enjoy all the posh characters that Rupert performed though, it was easy to unsympathetic towards them given the context of the story when they all sounded like pompous brats.
I had so many emotional reactions. Probably most of all when things would get so tense that I couldn't handle it and I'd have turn it off for 5 minutes, go make a cup of tea and mentally prepare myself for what came next.
I found out about his book on a buzzfeed article titled "12 fantasy novels that are actually good despite their covers", I'd read a couple off of there and this was the last one on the list and came the most highly rated from the person who wrote the article, I did a bit of research and there is nothing but glowing praise for this book, and you won't be disappointed if this is you kind of thing.
"The Name of the Wind Part 2"
Perhaps the most intriguing thing about this book is the narration - am I the only person who thinks it sounds as if it is Richard Burton reading it? He brings so much texture to a really good story
A strong story, and quality voice acting which really works.
Not sure why we pay twice to get one book in this case - but it's worth it if you're paying by credits rather than cash.
"lost the will to live"
Sorry, for all those who love this, I found it tedious, self indulgent and lost the will to finish this... cant believe I wasted credits on it.
Kvothe (Quoth) 's story is like a very dull Harry Potter book - he is not just good at everything - he is exceptional.. dangers come but as he's telling the story we cant get too worried, and his love interest Denna, Diana or whatever, needs a good spanking!!!
Just dont bother!
The narrator was excellent and was the only thing that kept me going...!
great reading of a great book. particularly like the Snape impersonation for the Master Sympathist!
"My favourite book"
Not only the book is really but Rupert Degas does a fantastic job bringing to life. Completed my third listen today ;)
Exceptionally well written, very slow paced but the amount of investment you have in the story and characters by the end makes it worth it.
Brilliantly performed by Rupert Degas, by far the best narration I've heard.
Don't think the story should have been split up into two parts considering the length of the second part. Two credits for one story felt like a little much.
Despite all this the book is exceptional and definitely worth it.
"Degas brings this book to life."
This is one of my favourite books, and Degas absolutely nails it. He gets every character spot on. Maybe not how they sounded in my head, but how they should sound. Definitely recommend to any fantasy fan who wants something a little different.
"one if the best fantasy novels I have read. "
loved it a great read covers all the aspects a truly great fantasy novels need. absolutely fantastic.
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