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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (104,663 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Rothfuss Narrator: Nick Podehl Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I have burned down the town of Trebon. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during the day. I have talked to God's, loved women and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me." Thus begins a saga unlike any other, narrated in first person by protagonist Kvothe. This is a story of weeping and woe, a story of the will to live, a story of one hero's quest for purpose in the realm of his world, and how such a quest alongside the unrelenting determination that drives it, has brought to life a demi-god.

Parsed into two sections, Kvothe first tells to a Chronicler the present story of his life, and in the second, he delves into his past. The types of magic described by him are an incredibly detailed system created from author Rothfuss' years studying chemical engineering and psychology, among other disciplines The first installment in the Kingkiller Chronicles, The Name of the Wind, has been critically acclaimed by legendary fantasy writer George RR Martin and many others.

Patrick Rothfuss was born in 1973 and spent nine years as an undergraduate trying to decide what he wanted to do. During that time he wrote his first novel. He has published the second in the series, and is working on the third. As he continues to write, he lectures on writing part-time.

My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I have 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 the day. I have talked to God's, loved women and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me.

So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature - the story of a hero told in his own voice. It 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah Elert | 1/31/2014

    " This is probably my favorite book of all. The complex and brilliant writing style, the deep characters, and the intricate plot all contribute to this. The only issue I find with this book is the fact that once I've read it, nothing else seems to really hold up to its standard. This series deserves much more attention than it currently has. I highly recommend it to anyone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melanie Doskocil | 1/28/2014

    " Only about a quarter of the way through it and so far it's one of my new favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pete Lavangie | 1/17/2014

    " Will write more of a review in the future but I cannot begin to express how brilliant this book is. If it isn't my favorite of all-time, its damn near the top of the list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Adr_enne | 1/16/2014

    " Beautifully written, this books slowly draws you in. It begins to move faster and faster and then - ends! Ultimately the whole book feels like a prologue to the second book, albeit one of the most amazing prologues I've ever read. The good news is that the second book is available - I'm rushing off to go read it. "

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