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Download The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (69,682 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Rothfuss Narrator: Nick Podehl Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 2/4/2014

    " It kind of became a movie-of-the-week adventures of Kvothe, which got a little tiresome. It's like the X-Files. We care about the mythology. Also, he's still only 17 in the 2nd of 3 days of telling the tale, which is stretching credulity even for fantasy. I'm interested in this 40-something man behind the bar. Let's get there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adedeji Ogundipe | 1/19/2014

    " Very good early on, then Kote pisses me off "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlott | 1/19/2014

    " Too many threads. Needed better editing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Harnish | 12/17/2013

    " finished the first book and then ran out and bought the second. amazingly good reads "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 12/12/2013

    " Solid page turner, though the narrative events just sort of spiral one after another, with no real buildup to any kind of climax. It reads like a to-do list of a hero adventurer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhianon | 12/4/2013

    " I didn't like it as much as the first one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lgp | 12/2/2013

    " All I have to say is this author is now among my favorite story tellers. I am willing to wait for the next book. Excellent!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 11/29/2013

    " I'm just loving Kvothe more and more with every book. Can't wait to know how it ends! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Matthews | 11/13/2013

    " This book is just as good as the first one in my opinion. I hope the next one comes out soon so I don't have to wait to get all my questions answered! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Galbraith | 10/11/2013

    " Fantastic follow-up to The Name of the Wind. Keeps the story moving forward, adds interesting new characters, maintains the mystery that is Kvothe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Dornsife | 7/16/2013

    " There are not enough words to describe how much I love this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Wilkes | 6/5/2013

    " Not as engrossing as The Name of the Wind but a worthy sequel. Anxiously awaiting the third installment - Kvothe is an intriguing protagonist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Jernigan | 5/1/2013

    " Amazing read, Between this and the first book I couldn't put them down. I was so happy a friend recommended these to me while I was traveling Europe. All the long nights awake in hostels and riding trains was much more enjoyable because of these books. I wish book three was out already. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany Huchel | 3/6/2013

    " Very gripping fantasy novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 2/15/2013

    " I simply never wanted this to end. Wonderful stuff indeed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 2/1/2013

    " Superb follow up to the first. Now waiting for the third, but I suspect there may be more than three to this epic. Can't wait to see. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/28/2013

    " Good. But here is an author that won`t abide by cut, cut, and cut again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Weaver | 9/11/2012

    " As a follow up to The Name of the Wind, this book was just as tantalizing and all around impressive as the first. Kvothe is a wonderful protagonist, and I am as excited as I ever have been for the next book in the series to come out. Patrick Rothfuss is really quite the brilliant writer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia Crateau | 8/8/2011

    " I can't wait for the next book to come out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zachary Rozga | 6/11/2011

    " As good as the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 michelle | 5/23/2011

    " incidentally, the first book i read on an e-reader. i have no complaints about this experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 5/23/2011

    " Not exactly what I was expecting, yet again Patrick has divulged us into a fantastic fantasy language that brings us right into his world. But yet the book doesn't seem to live up to its predecessor, especially as I had high hopes, but yet still a really good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 5/22/2011

    " Loved it, cannot wait until the next one comes out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 5/22/2011

    " Good. but perhaps too long. I still enjoyed it immensely, but not as much as the first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/21/2011

    " Fun read. Really enjoying the Kingkiller chronicles so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 5/21/2011

    " I know this book isn't perfect, but I love it despite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate | 5/19/2011

    " Another great book in this emerging awesome series of books. If you liked the first one, this one is sure to please too. Great series so far! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 5/18/2011

    " I Love this book. Can't wait to read it again. "

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About the Author
Author Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss was born in Wisconsin where long winters and lack of cable television brought about a love of reading and writing. His mother read to him as a child, and his father taught him to build things. He still lives in central Wisconsin, still lacks cable television, teaches at the college he grew to love as a student, and the long winters force him to stay inside and write.

About the Narrator

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards, including fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.