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The Wise Man's Fear

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Patrick Rothfuss

Narrated By: Nick Podehl

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: March 2011

Duration: 43 hours 0 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 the tale of a hero told from his own point of view - a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in THE WISE MAN'S FEAR, Day Two of The Kingkiller Chronicle, an escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University and seek his fortune abroad. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. While attempting to curry favor with a powerful noble, Kvothe uncovers an assassination attempt, comes into conflict with a rival arcanist, and leads a group of mercenaries into the wild, in an attempt to solve the mystery of who (or what) is waylaying travelers on the King's Road. All the while, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, is forced to reclaim the honor of the Edema Ruh, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived...until Kvothe. In THE WISE MAN'S FEAR, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.


  • Alberto P

    This book definitely is worth a listen. It takes you on a journey that you'll be thinking about long after its over.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Creed h

    I’ve never read or list Ned to a better series than the Kink Killer Chronicles! So amazing!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Ross H

    awesome listen, good voices with different characters and easy to get into. highly recommend

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Antonio n

    Great book, awesome story.

  • Sean T

    Yawn. No new concepts, way too much detail not enough story...kept waiting for something to happen, nope. Trying to get my credit back.

  • sky s

    absolutely love this book. Rothfuss has a very captivating Masterpiece in the making

  • Sarah C

    Great book, great series, love the narrator. Can't wait for doors of stone!!!

  • Courtney J

    Rothfuss has created an exciting world in which Kvothe's adventures take place. This book drags on and on with ridiculously explicit detail. I wish he would've added more to the story instead. Narrator is entertaining and consistent with voices. I could always tell which character was speaking because of his change of voice, which is helpful when listening to a book.

  • Magnus b

    The book is amazing, but the narrator is not able to give a wide specter of voices and makes the book seem dull.

  • Anthony Pfeiffer

    Fantastic Read! It was great listening to this book as I drive 3 hours a day! I can't wait for the next book!