"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.
I have a great list and love every book on it I guess I would rate it about 3rd which is great because I have a very long list of books absolutely recommend this series and it is best in audio because both books are large and heavy this way is so much more enjoyable
When Quoth takes on the drug addicted dragan
the description of the tree that could see the future
moved me to laughter yes and there was a few moments not just one fun book
Again just a great read for all ages loved the narrator too great read
I don't re-listen, but so glad I bought, well worth the credit!
Just loved the characters.
All the narration was great.
Yes I couldn't wait to finish the book!
I love everything from an epic fantasy to a book on virology. I listen everyday.
It's a very pleasent listen and it makes me laugh, which isn't easy to do. I couldn't press pause. I am dying for the third one.
Thank you so much M. Rothfuss for that sequel. I listen to the story when I drive to and from work and I didn't see the time go by. It's a incredible complex, surprising, enthralling, epic and fun story. I loved the magic and the complexity of the characters. You cannot predict any of it and just enjoy the ride all the way. I'll be waiting for day 3 and I hope that your imagination will continue to day 7.
Nick Podehl is fantastic and a great performer. The voices that he creates adds to the richness of the characters and to the whole athmosphere of the story.
This is the second book I have listened to by P. Rothfuss and I will read or listen to anything he writes in the future.
I listen to books while I am driving or walking. Podehi did a superb job of narrating the book as he did in the Name of the Wind. He told a good story in a way that a superb actor would. I guess that is because he is a superb actor.
Buy it. You will like it.
This book stirred so many emotions i don't know where to begin. The author paints such a perfect picture with his words it was like i was watching a movie. I laughed, I cried (a lot!), felt triumph and pride for the character. A wonderful story of a boys rise from nothing to everything.
This Trilogy ranks among the best I have read or listened to. Over 40 hours in length per book, I was certain that it couldn't hold my interest, but I was wrong. Very wrong. The writing is precise and vivid and fresh, shunning many stereotypes and plot devices common to the genre - like a director's cut of a movie trumps the Hollywood release. For me, memories this story are more vivid and detailed than those for many movies! I compare it most favorably to my experience of the Hyperion Saga.
Kvothe, (this is HIS story, after all), but many of the the supporting characters are as intriguing.
It's not that the narrator rendered any single character better than another, but that every character in this fair-sized cast came across as unique and distinct and true. Jim Dale's rendering of the characters in the Harry Potter audiobooks was a marvel, and while I don't know the truth of it, it seemed unimaginable that the movie characters to follow would sound any different. Nick Podehl is not quite in this class, but extremely close.
I was completely frustrated to discover that the third book is not yet released. The author must immediately be cloistered away without distraction until he is done. For good measure, I would assign a security detail to ensure nothing happens to him in the interim.
Smoke me a kipper; I'll be back for breakfast.
It is rare for me to give a book five stars, but I like to take into consideration my enjoyment as well as the skill of the author. The prose is nice and also readable. This won't be a book like G.R.R.Martin where you feel like you've accomplished something by getting through it. The author focuses on people you have come to care about and doesn't get slogged down by random other people. I appreciate how well he flushes out the main players and makes them very believable. What I liked more about this book than the first was how many different types of experiences the main character goes through. You have more magic study, sword and fighting study, sea adventures, adventures of an amorous type, court intrigue, etc. I love the world created and there was never an area I felt was slow really. I can't rave enough about how great this narrator is. He did tons of different accents and his timing on line delivery is perfect.
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My first fantasy trilogy or book which I have felt was just outstanding. As soon as the next one is out, I will be listening the next day.
Great combination: Rothfuss a masterful writer !!!
The Kingkiller Chronicles are perfect for audio listening. Have read and listened to both Day 1 and 2. The rhythm and cadence of Patrick's writing are more profoundly apparent in Podehl's narration. It brings another layer to the life of Kvothe; can picture myself sitting with Chronicler and Bast listening to the tale.
Eagerly awaiting Day 3.....
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