Name of the Wind

Name of the Wind

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2009
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"The tale of Kvothe, from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages, you will come to know Kvothe as a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin. But this book is so much more, for the story it tells reveals the truth behind Kvothe's legend"--From publisher description.
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2009.
ISBN: 9781491515013
Branch Call Number: ROTHF
Characteristics: 2 sound discs (27 hr., 55 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Dec 13, 2019

I found the narrator Nick Podehl to be lackluster and disappointing. I wanted to catch up again in anticipation of the third book in the Kingkiller series but only made it to disc 5 before quitting in frustration. The reader doesn’t quite possess the qualities to make this amazing book come alive for me.

May 01, 2017

Easily among the best books i have ever read. I loved how the author tied up many loose ends, while creating so many new ones to wonder about, Such as the part when Kvothe buys the black horse. He buys a straight black horse and names it "keth-selhan" meaning one night he thinks, but then when the seller drops the price so quickly I wondered what was going to happen, but then He finds that the horse had one white foot, he finds that "keth-selhan" actually means one sock from a peddler, and thats why the seller dropped the price. I just love how the author made really interesting plot choices, even the really minor ones. I tried to get my friends to read it, but they thought it was just a Harry Potter knock off. It is a deeply satisfying read with so much more..... emotion. I felt more rage when His lute breaks than when Fred (or George, I cant remember which) died in Harry potter. I read more works by the author and in one of his books, he made soap and candle-making very eye opening and exciting. 10/10. My only complaints are there are so many holds on so many copies and the author has taken 8 eternities to make the second, and the same amount of time has past and the third isn't even out. #feelsbadman #hurryupPatrickRothfuss

Mar 19, 2015

This is a respectable fantasy novel with a wonderfully complex system of magic and descriptions of the processes behind it. The characters are well-rounded and the world is rich. I was disappointed with plot elements that sometimes felt contrived, but overall, I enjoyed the legendary hero, Kvoth, and his story very much.

Nov 22, 2013

Interesting and engaging, yet I'd set my expectations a little too high. I enjoyed the narration choices, and the characters quickly came to life, but I'd anticipated a heroic journey, and received instead the adventures of a struggling young boy (which is of course where all heroic journeys begin).

behlers Jun 12, 2013

After reading A Song of Fire and Ice (aka the Game of Thrones series), it was so refreshing to read a book where where most of the people have a fundamental level of decency. I'm over halfway through, and there hasn't been a single sexual assault yet!

Dec 12, 2012

I really liked this book and I'll definitely read the first two books of the trilogy again when the third one is published.
I couldn't stop reading until I was finished with this book so I'll definitely recommend everyone to read it.

Aug 03, 2012

This book is well-written and intriguing. I can't wait to read the sequel!

Mar 19, 2012

Compelling story with surprisingly flat characters. Enjoyable, but best to read this book quickly.

Dec 10, 2010

Very good. It would be exceptional, but there is no closure to any of the events. The whole book leaves me hungry for the sequel (Wise Man's Fear, coming March 1, 2010). If I had known that this was a to-be-continued, I might not have been as eager to read it. While reading it, I enjoyed it immensely. Orson Scott Card describes it as Harry Potter for adults, and I immediately appreciated the parallels: parents killed by legendary bogey man, child prodigy attends a school to learn magic, wealthy student becomes his nemesis. I appreciated the parts that are less like Harry Potter --such as living on the streets as an orphan (some similarity to Ender's Shadow), and description of the music he performs.

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