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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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    Clarissa I. Kuhns Houston, Texas USA 08-05-15
    Clarissa I. Kuhns Houston, Texas USA 08-05-15 Member Since 2014

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    This is a wonderful performance of a wonderful book by a wonderful author. I cannot wait until the next part of the series is released

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    Jennifer 08-05-15
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Wise Man's Fear to be better than the print version?

    I do not own the print copy, but will buy one to add to my collection.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Quoth, of course! Though i also really enjoyed Killum, and most everyone one at the university with the exception of "jakass" Sorry i am unsure of spellings due to having listened to the book. It was a very intricate tale of Quoth becoming a man, being a man, and becoming more of a man, A boy and a man.... his abilities were too large for his age, and he fumbled often. this story had me dreaming of it at night, making up my own reasons for things..., I wish i could forget i read it,.. so that i could discover it again, new.


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

    The first book in this series. and I am reading the third now.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me fall in love with the world, and the story... it made me wish i knew alchemy, and could cast bindings... it made me wish i knew how to call the name of the wind. and wonder deep down, if it might be possible...


    Any additional comments?

    Bravo! More please?...

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    Arlene S Lawson 08-04-15
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    Enjoyed book two. Story keeps you engaged. I am looking forward to reading the final installment.

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    Robert 07-31-15
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    "Amazing!"

    Best Fantasy Novel I ever read! highly recommend. Kvothe is such an interesting and bright character. Can't wait for book 3!

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    Alicia Coats 07-31-15 Member Since 2017
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    "best series ever!"

    Simply magnificent; ive never been so engrossed in a book before. I can't wait for the next installment.

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    Nathan 07-29-15
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    "Great book and performance!"

    Can't wait for the 3rd book. The only problem with this series has been the 6yr wait.

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    Barfod 07-26-15
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    Loved it. Binged it. Waiting for the 3. Works best when qouth is persuing knowledge.

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    Nicholas Island Lake, Israel 07-22-15
    Nicholas Island Lake, Israel 07-22-15 Member Since 2010
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    This book along with a few other's falls into the category of "Cant stop listening".

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    rebekah DENVER, CO, United States 07-21-15
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    "One of the best stories of its kind!"

    This story (along with the name of the wind), is one of the better fantasy works I have read. The world is full to bursting with stories of magic, fairies, the epic journey... These are often entertaining, rarely original. This story is wonderfully original, blending the modern and the traditional in a way that feels completely natural.

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    waelse1 charlotte, nc USA 07-21-15
    waelse1 charlotte, nc USA 07-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Beautiful slightly vexing entry in the series"

    If you enjoyed book one in the series you will probably enjoy this one as well. Beautifully written with terrific world-building, my only complaint is after 43 hours (very well read as with previous book) I don't think any of the story's mysteries are explained. Why can't he fight well or use magic anymore? Where is Denna? Who is he hiding from and why is he referred to as Kingkiller? Who is Bast his apprentice and what does he want?

    Look forward to book three where I hope some things are revealed.

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