The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss audiobook

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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Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle. OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD! DAY ONE: THE NAME OF THE WIND 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.

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Summary

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A New York Times audio bestseller

Winner of a 2008 YALSA Alex Award

Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.

OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD!

DAY ONE: THE NAME OF THE WIND

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fans of the epic high fantasies of George R.R. Martin or J.R.R. Tolkien will definitely want to check out Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind.” NPR
“Hail Patrick Rothfuss! A new giant is striding the land.” Robert J. Sawyer, award-winning author of Wake
“An extremely immersive story set in a flawlessly constructed world and told extremely well.” Jo Walton, award-winning author of Among Others
“Shelve The Name of the Wind beside The Lord of the Rings…and look forward to the day when it’s mentioned in the same breath, perhaps as first among equals.” The A.V. Club
“I was reminded of Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, and J. R. R. Tolkein, but never felt that Rothfuss was imitating anyone.” The London Times
“Reminiscent in scope of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series…this masterpiece of storytelling will appeal to lovers of fantasy on a grand scale.” Library Journal (starred)
“This breathtakingly epic story is heartrending in its intimacy and masterful in its narrative essence.” Publishers Weekly (starred)
“This fast-moving, vivid, and unpretentious debut roots its coming-of-age fantasy in convincing mythology.” Entertainment Weekly
“Jordan and Goodkind must be looking nervously over their shoulders!” Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times-bestselling author of The Dark Between the Stars
“It’s not the fantasy trappings (as wonderful as they are) that make this novel so good, but what the author has to say about true, common things, about ambition and failure, art, love, and loss.” Tad Williams, New York Times-bestselling author of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn
“The characters are real and the magic is true.” Robin Hobb, New York Times-bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice
“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
“Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.” Terry Brooks, New York Times-bestselling author of Shannara
“Masterful…. There is a beauty to Pat’s writing that defies description.” Brandon Sanderson, New York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn
“[Makes] you think he’s inventing the genre, instead of reinventing it.” Lev Grossman, New York Times-bestselling author of The Magicians
“The great new fantasy writer we’ve been waiting for, and this is an astonishing book.” Orson Scott Card, New York Times-bestselling author of Ender’s Game
“This is a magnificent book.” Anne McCaffrey, award-winning author of the Dragonriders of Pern
“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

Reviews

Reviews

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

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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Details

Details

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