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The Wise Man's Fear Audiobook
The Wise Man's Fear
Written by: 
Patrick Rothfuss
Narrated by: 
Nick Podehl
The Wise Man's Fear Audiobook

The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

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Publisher's Summary

"My name is Kvothe. 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. You may have heard of me."

So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view — a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man's Fear, Day Two of The Kingkiller Chronicle, an escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University and seek his fortune abroad. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society.

While attempting to curry favor with a powerful noble, Kvothe uncovers an assassination attempt, comes into conflict with a rival arcanist, and leads a group of mercenaries into the wild, in an attempt to solve the mystery of who (or what) is waylaying travelers on the King's Road. All the while, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents.

Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, is forced to reclaim the honor of the Edema Ruh, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived... until Kvothe.

In The Wise Man's Fear, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.

Not just another day: listen to more in the Kingkiller Chronicles.

©2011 Patrick Rothfuss (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    another perfect story that yearns its end. how long must we wait for the end

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    This is my favorite book of all time! If you read the name of the wind you will enjoy this book even better! Such an addicting story i could not stop listening. The voice actor is remarkable and probably the best I've heard on this app. Remember how mom used to read to you? He does all the voices of everyone differently (this is incredibly impressive) and it's so easy to become immersed in this world. This is what fantasy novels brings to the table. A world before technology rules where men seek mysterious wonders of the world. Real adventure and wisdom that'll perhaps help you discover adventure and take action in your own life. PLEASE GET THIS TRUST ME YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.

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    "The only negative is the wait for the third book"

    A masterful sequel to the name of the wind, this book delivers everything promised in the first and continues an incredible hunger for the rest of the tail.
    The long wait during his journey had me eager to rejoin old companions left at the University. I have a larger hunger to know where those companions have gone when we finally reach the present day for the final time. It is a wonderful thing to care about all the characters so very deeply not just the lead. Well done and thank you for world and characters worth knowing

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    Although it dragged at two or three places, Patrick has woven another fascinating, enjoyable yarn.

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    This, and it's predecessor, The Name of the Wind, are the most captivating, well-written books I've ever read.

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    It's not often enough for me that I find a book that pulls me into another world and makes me want to believe it's all true. These books have the talent to them. The voice the author gives and the performance by the reader are way beyond par. I wait with eager anticipation for the next book. I would and have recommended this book to anyone with the interest in magic, and fantasy.

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    One of my all time favorites! I can not wait for the next one in the series.

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    Amazing! You won't regret this book or its narrator! Worth the buy and the listen if you don't have time to read!

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    Fred Gronvall West Chester, OH 06-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I THOUGHT ALL 3 books were finished !"

    Crap!
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    Lots of detail in the story, but I wished it move along faster. He is a good writer and tells a compelling story but I wonder where the destination is at times

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