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The Name of the Wind

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By:

Narrated By: Nick Podehl

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: May 2009

Duration: 28 hours 4 minutes


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


  • Tamie C

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

  • Daniel J

    Great book. Fantastic narration.

  • Bruce A

    Great book, very well written. The descriptions provided by the author make you close your eyes for a brief moment attempting to place yourself in that scene. So much mystery and questions surround this booking leaving you yearning for more.

  • Patrick R

    amazing book....well written and captivating. definitely sucks you into the story.

  • 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!

  • Preston Locker

    Main character is too much like super man for my taste but still a good book

  • Anthony Pfeiffer

    Beautiful narration.

  • David Miller

    I enjoyed getting to know the characters. That is all

  • James Krause

    I am shocked that this book has as great of a following as it does. Perhaps I am a bit premature to judge because I'm yet to read Book 2, but as a stand alone book this isn't all that interesting of a story. It follows many familiar tropes within the Fantasy genre. The truly groundbreaking parts that Rothfuss has accomplished all relate to his world building. From the currency to his magic system, the world he creates is amazing. Additionally, Rothfuss is incredible at describing a scene and putting you in the story. Unfortunately, most of the time I don't really care to be in the story. If I need to reassess after book two I will. For now I'll break down my rating: ***** Writing Skill ----** Overall Story -**** World-building ----* Story Originality --*** Narration Overall a 2.5 but perhaps that will change after TWMF

  • 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.