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The Name of the Wind: A Novel

The Name of the Wind: A Novel

Scritto da Patrick Rothfuss

Narrato da Nick Podehl


The Name of the Wind: A Novel

Scritto da Patrick Rothfuss

Narrato da Nick Podehl

valutazioni:
4.5/5 (1,469 valutazioni)
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27 ore
Pubblicato:
May 15, 2009
ISBN:
9781423389309
Formato:
Audiolibro

Nota del redattore

A silence in three parts…

Rothfuss’ masterpiece has taken the fantasy world by storm with its lyrical prose, the seeming boundlessness of the world, and the endearing faults and follies, compassion and cunning of the legendary Kvothe.

Descrizione

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

Pubblicato:
May 15, 2009
ISBN:
9781423389309
Formato:
Audiolibro

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  • (5/5)
    An amazing intro book to this trilogy. Kvothe is a very intriguing character. This book mainly explores the nature of magic with far more depth than the Harry Potter series could even dream of.
  • (5/5)
    What do you say about this book! It has to have the feel of one of the biggest books I have ever read with one of the biggest stories and I feel as it has only really started. Took me a while to get into it with all the characters, but then just devoured it despite it’s size! This is a fantastic book and a fantastic story, and I don’t know where it is going to go next but I just know I need to be along for the ride! And soon!
  • (4/5)
    I really enjoyed this book. I read it fairly quickly considering its size. The length is not for the faint of heart! With good characterization and an interesting story line, this book is worth every page. I enjoyed that each of the books is a day's worth of story telling.

    The main character is interesting without being necessarily likable. The story is an incredible, involved and twisting tale of his adventures. There are enough questions to keep me reading.
  • (4/5)
    Kvothe is this mysterious enigma at the beginning - but as he recounts his past to his small audience, the reader gets pulled into Kvothe's unique history and talents. It is a thrilling story and this novel just gets things started - there is no pretense that this is a stand alone story. Instead we get an extended setup for coming books, with no real story arc or conclusion.
  • (5/5)
    Great sword & sorcery novel that plays with the genre and possesses a sly grasp of real magic.
  • (5/5)
    Patrick Rothfuss is amazing. This book is so completely immersive. It's one of those books that I find myself thinking "just finish this chapter" and the next time I pull my mind away I've read a hundred pages instead. This is one of those fantasy novels that makes you fall in love with the world, and with the characters.

    The Name of the Wind will always have a place on my bookshelf, although that place might often be empty while the book is actually in my hands.
  • (5/5)
    Cool story about Kwothe, a man who grew up with a traveling band of entertainers who were slaughtered by the mysterious Chandrain. In the novel's present day, Kwothe is known as Kote, the proprietor of the Waystone Inn. When some local boys come in with the body of a mysterious spider-like creature, Kote must play the part of the curious innkeeper and the warrior-like man from his past, leaving the locals none the wiser.Later that night, Kote becomes Kwothe and goes out to kill the enemy demons in their spider-like costumes. Unfortunately, a wayward traveler stumbles upon him and he must protect this stranger as well as the small town.The stranger is the Chronicler and came looking for answers to rumors about Kwothe. Kwothe agrees to tell his story over three days. His early years are very eventful as he makes his way from orphaned little boy to young University man, to dragon slayer and hero.But his story has just begun . . .
  • (4/5)
    Kvothe the Innkeeper is a man with a past which he begins to relate to the Chronicler. He starts when he is a young boy travelling with his family in a performing troupe. After tragedy strikes and a period of extreme hardship he attends university where he hones his magicians skills. Along the way is a girl and a dragon and demons.I enjoyed the story so far but book 1 on its own was too incomplete to be satisfying
  • (5/5)
    This is one of the best books I have ever read. Its very well written, with seamless transitions and amazing character development. If you are looking for a great fantasy series you cannot get better than this one. He just needs to come out with the third book already!
  • (5/5)
    An excellent novel, one of the best new books I've come across in years. I devoured the book in a day.
  • (5/5)
    My favorite book of all time!
  • (5/5)
    This is an excellent debut novel, and a wonderful start to a story. Kvothe is a compelling character and an excellent narrator, and I loved watching his story unfold.
  • (5/5)
    I heard about this book on Pinterest and thought I would give it a whirl. Holy hell, it drew me right in. I couldn't get enough of the main character Kvothe. All his flaws because of course he had them but he was good and has a good heart too. All his challenges thrown his way. I'm not sure if this would have been a normal read for me. But now this book left me wanting more and more of it. I stayed up late, way later than I should reading it until I finished. Then automatically downloaded book 2 from the library.
  • (4/5)
    Going into this book, I had a pretty good vibe that I was going to enjoy it, but it was a little daunting..I mean it's huge. It was totally worth it though because Patrick Rothfuss has created this world and set of characters that I can't help but love. It was so intriguing and I had to keep reading! I super enjoyed this book and learning about Kvothe's life and hardships. The amount of character development was awesome and now I want to know why he got expelled! Great read! :D
  • (5/5)
    Wow, what can you say about this book, other than it is amazing. It seems like such a chore when looking at it, but it is beautifully written and very very easy to devour! Can't wait to find out what happens in the next book. I would most definitely recommend this book!
  • (5/5)
    My problem with serial fantasy is that they always leave you hanging! Now I need to read the next one right away, and if I finish that the 3rd one isn't finish yet! Haha I love Kvothe, this beat GOT by about 3 points for me. Not too much death! Haha But still a lonely book and I love sad books. Gonna read the next one soooon!!
  • (5/5)
    This book was highly recommended, but lived up to every expectation.

    It took a while to get rolling (like more fantasy novels that have to build the worlds they live in), but once it did, it really took off. Cannot wait to pick up the next book.
  • (5/5)
    Other than The Lord of the Rings, Narnia Chronicles and Harry Potter books, I'm not normally a fantasy fiction reader. I read a blurb about this book on Twitter and went to take a look at Amazon.com. I noticed that it was rated quite high by a large number of readers...even more so here at goodreads. I have a new kindle and decided to go ahead and give the e-version a try. I had a hard time putting the book down! Can't wait for the second book in the trilogy.
  • (5/5)
    Need... more...
  • (5/5)
    When the text makes you feel the music the character plays... it's because it's good, insanely good. No major evil, war or else in the forefront of the story, simply the story of one man, and it's delicious. I read so many fantasy books in my years that nothing seems good anymore, this book IS good.
  • (5/5)
    Quite simply one of the finest written books I have had the honor of reading. It actually tries hard (and succeeds magnificently) in not following any sort of formulaic plot. You are truly reading a life chronicle.Only disappointing aspect is there is not even an attempt to close any aspect of the story. One 'something' finalized was needed -- one did not feel in any way satisfied in reaching the end.
  • (4/5)
    This was an epic story set in an alternate universe. Kvothe is now a simple innkeeper trying to keep his colorful past to himself, but agrees to tell the story of his life to the visiting Chronicler. The story will take three days to tell, and this first book covers the first day telling of his story. As a child, Kvothe was one of the Edema Ruh (travelling performers). When his parents along with the entire troup of performers are killed by mystical beings called the Chandrian, Kvothe ends up a beggar child on the streets of the large city of Tarbean. Once grown into a teenager, Kvothe becomes determined to learn more about the Chandrian and become an arcanist. He makes his way to University, where his quick aptitude and cleverness win him both friends and powerful enemies. He also falls for a young woman named Denna, a girl with a mysterious past who seems to come and go without warning. Kvothe is a fascinating and sympathetic character. Luckily the author avoided the mistake of making him perfect -- Kvothe acts rashly at times without thought for the consequences, is given to self-pity and suffers from a bit too much pride. The secondary characters are competently rendered if not too finely drawn; I'd be happier if Kvothe's two University friends featured larger in the story. I don't entirely trust Denna, but I'm willing to see where that storyline will end up. The story itself is imaginative and engrossing, and it says a lot about this tale that it managed to retain my interest after 700 pages. I'll look forward to the next book.
  • (4/5)
    Finally I'm done! Slow, but good writing. The feeling I have is of 722 pages of foundation and that maybe the real story hasn't started yet. I will probably continue the series, but it's definitely a time investment!
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely great in my opinion. A book that you wouldn't mind re-reading once you finished. Every character is alive, you love, laugh, hate, and fear with them.
  • (5/5)
    Well the thing asks, "What did you think?" Many things come to mind not the least of which is a huge thank you for originality in this exquisitely crafted fantasy world; and to compliment that without mentioning the delicious story line would diminish all that Pat has created.

    The other thought that draws attention is the fact that Pat brings us through Kvothe's life from childhood and we fall in love with him early on and are hooked forever both seeing his life in the present and past in this beautifully designed story within itself full of tragedy and triumph.

    I will say no more to preserve the integrity of this recommendation and simply say, read this as soon as you can and do your best not to gain any info on the story beforehand. This story is excellent and can only achieve a higher regard if read with zero prior knowledge of the story.

    Turn off all but that one dim lamp, shimmy yourself into the comfy spot with your warm tea at your side and let Pat briskly walk you into a story the likes of which may very well change your reading life.

    Great job Pat, looking forward to #3!
  • (5/5)
    I read this book for the first time at least 10 years ago. It was so good I bought a copy and there it has sat ever since. I finally got to a point where I had time to read it...at 736 pages it's not a quick read. I had forgotten how beautiful and amazing this story is. The story is about Kvothe, child of traveling performers and he is brilliant. He learns from an arcanist that is traveling with his troupe and what started this relationship was when he saw his teacher call theh wind and he knew this was something he had to learn. Eventually tradgedy hits the troupe and he finds himself alone and begging on the streets for years and finally makes his way into the university based on his intelligence and wits. His driving desire to learn more about what caused the tradgedy that befell his family is what drives him to keep learning. If you liked Harry Potter, The Magicians and Game of Thrones...this book is for you. I will definitely be reading the next book in the series.
  • (5/5)
    Devoured it in days. Great pacing, great worldbuilding

  • (5/5)
    first and foremost I am proud of myself for finishing this monster of a book. sure, I have read big books, namely acomaf and eos. but this is the first adult fantasy book I have ever read in English (I read the earthsea cycle by le guin about three years ago in Japanese. that series is adult fantasy, isn't it?) And considering the fact that my life has become a huge pile of shit and I haven't had much reading time I think it's impressive that I finished this book and am attempting to read the sequel, even though it took me about 4 months to finish it.
    spoilers ahead!! you have been warned!!
    one of the things I love about this book that had me hooked from the very beginning was the writing. the way he describes things was as if he was painting a picture in my skull. it was poetic and beautiful. I never knew I would like a writing style s much but I do.
    I have a lot of questions. we all know kvothe gets expelled but how?? and what happened to his magic?? Guess I'll find the answers in the next book
  • (5/5)
    A story within a story. An adult version of a coming of age of a student of magic with layers of mysteries and an interesting magic system and great characters. Really looking forward the next books!
  • (5/5)
    Not done with it yet, but it is utterly fantastic thus far! Though I must admit I'm a bit disappointed in myself for getting into yet another series where I will be waiting for the next book to be released.... :D I must start adding these dates to a google calendar or something!