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The Name of the Wind

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Nick Podehl

28 Hours 0 Minutes

Brilliance Audio

May 2009

Audio Book Summary

Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.
“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks
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 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.
Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle:
“The best epic fantasy I read last year.... He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.”
—George R. R. Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire
“Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.”
—Terry Brooks, New York Times-bestselling author of Shannara
'It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words.'
—Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea
'The characters are real and the magic is true.”
—Robin Hobb, New York Times-bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice
'Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description.'
—Brandon Sanderson, New York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn

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    This author is a master. The story pulls you in and the imagery is outstanding.

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    It made me travel, be expectant, fear, it made me dream, weep and laugh. Now I am hungry for more!

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    Great Book, couldn't put it down once I started it.

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    please hurry up, I absolutely need book 3. love your work

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  • Lia N

    Wonderful story. Excellent narration. Felt a little rushed in parts, but loved it nonetheless.

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    Have already read this book so many times now, looking for tips for the last book, every time I find something new. Excellent writer, great narrator. Simply love this series, can't wait for the last book.

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  • Darci D

    Amazing books! They are so good that we buy them and hand them out to our best friends (ok well, sometimes complete strangers!) I really enjoy the world that Mr Rothfus has created. I have read them all (more than once) and started a road trip and these are the books I want to accompany me. The narrator is sometimes difficult to understand, but very good at switching roles.

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  • Tamie C

    ?????? Phenomenal book. Great reading. Loved it all.

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  • Robert H

    Never mind the negative reviews. This is a great book with FANTASTIC narration. Sure it's a bit predictable, but it's well written and paced pretty well. I'd enjoyed it thoroughly!

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  • Eric Winter

    Book was well written and different enough from the other stories in this genre.. The narration was awful, but to be fair I just finished the red rising series and that was an exceptional narrator.

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