The Name of the Wind

By Patrick Rothfuss
Read by Nick Podehl

The Kingkiller Chronicles: Book 1

27.89 Hours 05/15/2009 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781423389309

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. “It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing…with true music in the words…. Wherever Pat Rothfuss goes…he’ll carry us with him as a good singer carries us through a song.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, bestselling author and winner of the National Book Award

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Summary

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Winner of a 2008 YALSA Alex Award

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.

“It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing…with true music in the words…. Wherever Pat Rothfuss goes…he’ll carry us with him as a good singer carries us through a song.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, bestselling author and winner of the National Book Award

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by Kathryn 2/4/2018
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Best book I have read in years

I would not have picked this book up because the cover isn't compelling and the description isn't very descriptive. However, I don't know how one would sum up this pithy, richly told adventure. Every turn is compelling and spellbinding as the last, with flawless pacing and perfectly placed interludes to give the reader a chance to catch their breath. The books are enormous but I have just finished the second book and I am in mourning that the third is way off in the future. Kvothe's journey is one that I am glad resides in my brain.

Author

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 27.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English