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KANSAS CITY, MO, United States
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  • The Name of the Wind

  • Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,926

This 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joanna on 05-10-11

Did not live up to the hype.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story idea is good but the delivery feels inexperienced and a bit safe. It reminds me of a church buddy who wants to tell a scary story but doesn't want to offend anyone.

Would you recommend The Name of the Wind to your friends? Why or why not?

Probably not, see above.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator has the wrong kind of voice for the tone of the story and does not do voices well. The story is supposed to be dark and heavy and the narrator has a higher toned voice.

Any additional comments?

I think the narrator was my biggest hang up. I'm going to try reading it and see if I like it more. Friends swore this book was one of their favorites but I only made it about half way through before I got bored and couldn't put up with the narration anymore.

13 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • First Things First

  • By: Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

First Things First is a revolutionary guide to managing your time by learning how to balance your life. Traditional time management suggests that working harder, smarter, and faster will help you gain control over your life, and that increased control will bring peace and fulfillment. But the authors of First Things First apply the insights of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to our daily problems of struggling with the ever-increasing demands of work and home life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • its just a Overview.. Disappointed

  • By naveendavinci on 02-04-13

NOT THE WHOLE BOOK,

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-12

What disappointed you about First Things First?

This recording is only a little over an hour long. The book is nearly 300 pages. Do the math. Most of it's missing.

What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Included the entire book as this is not the abridged version

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He didn't read the whole thing.

Any additional comments?

Skip it. Buy the book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful