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The Name of the Wind

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Patrick Rothfuss

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


  • Antonio n

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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Monica d

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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Adam M

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • sky s

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Lia N

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Sarah C

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Tamie C

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • 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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.