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The Wise Man's Fear Audiobook

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

"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...."
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"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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    jake SUN CITY, AZ, United States 03-27-14
    jake SUN CITY, AZ, United States 03-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A really fun book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Wise Man's Fear to be better than the print version?

    DK


    What other book might you compare The Wise Man's Fear to and why?

    Mistborn
    House of Blades (The Travelers Gate Trilogy)


    Have you listened to any of Nick Podehl’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    DK


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Lots. Great emotion, you really get into the characters and involved in what is going on. The book is filled with tiny stories that are told by characters that are part of the mystery that is developing.


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    Christine Rose Mpls, MN USA 03-26-14
    Christine Rose Mpls, MN USA 03-26-14 Member Since 2011
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    "What a gift for story telling"
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    Patrick Rothfuss has a gift for story telling. The book is never ending entertainment. There are stories within stories. It took me some time to get used to some of the mythical verbiage, but it was worth the effort. I can't wait for the 3rd book. Nick Podehl was phenomenal. He was able to create an amazing amount of characters and make them unforgettable.

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    Jonathan MANHATTAN, KS, United States 03-24-14
    Jonathan MANHATTAN, KS, United States 03-24-14 Member Since 2013

    I like Zombie Fallout, Wheel of time, Game of Thrones, Joe Ledger series, Jack Reacher series, and pretty much any zombie book

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    "One of my favorites"
    Would you listen to The Wise Man's Fear again? Why?

    For sure, its an exciting story and well written.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wise Man's Fear?

    My favorite was the main characters reaction to teacher coming on to him


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    Matteo Barcelona, Spain 03-13-14
    Matteo Barcelona, Spain 03-13-14 Member Since 2013

    I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? The Power of Now, have a good listen!

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    "Again, on my top 5!"

    After reading The Name of the Wind I could not stop, I jumped right in The Wise Man's Fear. It is like the first book, if not better. With more magic and with our hero exploring many different sceneries. Highly recommended series, too bad the 3rd book is not yet available, so it was with a pain that I finished this book. Now I was just waiting for The Second book of the Storm light archive to come out, and I will be on it next!

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    F3EN PERU, IN, United States 02-25-14
    F3EN PERU, IN, United States 02-25-14 Member Since 2013

    Hello, My name is Levi Brousseau. I'm on a life long mission to find stories that blow my mind.

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    "A LEGEND IS BORN"
    If you could sum up The Wise Man's Fear in three words, what would they be?

    Knowledge is Power


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved everything.The story keeps you glued. In addition the story is brought to life very well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Kvothe gets a random boner during battle lol


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This was very difficult to put this story on pause. found myself constantly thinking about the story when i was not listening.


    Any additional comments?

    This Series has been very engaging. started kind of slow in the first book, but as the book progresses i could barely stop listening. now that it's over I'm kind of bummed. Hopefully the next story is on it's way. All that being said, you won't be disappointed. Check it out

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    Daniel Palatine, IL, United States 02-16-14
    Daniel Palatine, IL, United States 02-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful"
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    Everything about this audio book, from the performance to the novel itself is absolutely worth the read. Nick Podehl is the perfect voice for such witty and dynamic writing. It will bring a smile to your face.

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    Thomas atlanta, georgia, United States 01-31-14
    Thomas atlanta, georgia, United States 01-31-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very long"

    Great story, and much more of the back story is uncovered in this book, obviously. However, the third book should catch us up to present day for the main character.

    The one dislike I have for the story is the main character's love interest.

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    Jean xenia, OH, United States 01-30-14
    Jean xenia, OH, United States 01-30-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Compelling characters living out an amazing story"
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    Incredibly intriguing and engaging, both the narration and the plots won't disappoint. Can't wait for the next one !!! \

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    Spray CHICAGO, IL, United States 01-27-14
    Spray CHICAGO, IL, United States 01-27-14
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    Couldn't stop listening to it; narrator is great, story is great - a magnificent continuation of the first book. Highly recommended.

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    michelle san tan, AZ, United States 01-17-14
    michelle san tan, AZ, United States 01-17-14
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    "This is one of the most incredible books!"
    What did you love best about The Wise Man's Fear?

    The entire world. All the characters. Our hero! I love the way the author has made ALL of the characters special, usually the only girl of interest in the book is the one the hero falls in love with, in this book all of the are fascinating. He doesn't only have one friend but a bunch of them, and they are all well written characters. The author stays within the boundaries he has in his world, nothing in this book leaves me rolling my eyes thinking it doesn't make sense or that a character is acting out of character.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wise Man's Fear?

    I love the time at the university, and all the moments with Elrond.


    Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favorite?

    Kotve, of course! Bast is also awesome. (Forgive my spelling of names, it's one of the hazards of LISTENING to a book!)


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This was a long book to listen to in one sitting, but I did manage it over 3 days.


    Any additional comments?

    Our hero! It pains me to wait for the final book to be released, and at the same time I am dreading this end of this magical world!

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