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.
My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.
So begins the tale of Kvothe - currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeeper - from his childhood in a troupe of travelling players, through his 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 the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.
The Name of the Wind is fantasy at its very best.
Read by Rupert Degas.
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By Robyn on 31-01-13
For some reason, I delayed listening to this. Now that I have started, I can't stop! (Am currently downloading part 2 of the Wise Man's Fear - the second book is just as good as the first!). Thoroughly enjoying this series....
First - Rupert Degas' narration is masterful. One of the best I've heard (and I have listended to close on 70 audio books in the last 2 years).
As for the story - just the right mix of drama, comedy, magic and general entertainment. The characters are well developed, and the story moves along at a cracking pace, and it's seldom predictable.
If you enjoyed Game of Thrones, or any of Brandon Sanderson's books, this is another one worth spending a few hours with. Patrick Rothfuss is a great story teller.
53 of 55 people found this review helpful
By Lynx on 22-04-12
This book made me laugh and made me cry - and that is as great a compliment as I can make.The story is certainly good in its gender, main character well developped, style pleasant and not hard to follow - and the narration is beautifully done. I think hearing it might be actually even better then reading.... It had me hooked and addicted, and I'm looking forward to continuing the story!
57 of 60 people found this review helpful
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By Niall on 10-04-13
One of the best books I have ever listened to
What did you love best about The Name of the Wind (Part One)?
Great story, engaging characters, this is a book that will hold your attention from cover to cover or you will find reasons to take a very long drive just to hear more.
What about Rupert Degas’s performance did you like?
Excellent and believable performance brings the story to life
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Gareth Smith on 08-08-18
Dont start until he bothers to finish - he wont
Honestly Patrick Rothfuss has done a great job on these two books ... but it has taken many many years and all he has done is ride the celeb status doing interviews and seemingly mucking about. Don't even bother starting this book until he gets himself together and finishes the series or you will be left hanging and feeling as annoyed as I do.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful