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The Name of the Wind

(Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
Auteur(s): Patrick Rothfuss
Narrateur(s): Nick Podehl
Série: Kingkiller Chronicle, Livre 1
Durée: 27 h et 55 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (1 845 évaluations)

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Why we think it's Essential - When you finish listening to The Name of Wind for the first time, you'll wonder where the hours went. When you listen again (and if you listen to it once, you will want to listen a second time) you'll marvel at the depth and intricacy of the fantasy world that Rothfuss has created. Details that initially seemed irrelevant will show themselves to be keystones of a greater story you didn't even notice the first time around. By the time your finger hovers over the Play button for a third time you'll realize that, to quote George R.R. Martin, "he's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy." —Michael

Description

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

“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” (Lin-Manuel Miranda)

“He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” (George R. R. Martin)

“Rothfuss has real talent.” (Terry Brooks)

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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. 

Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle: 

“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)

“Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.” (Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of Shannara)

"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)

"The characters are real and the magic is true.” (Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice)

"Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description." (Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of Mistborn)

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Ce que les critiques en disent

“The originality of Rothfuss's outstanding debut fantasy, the first of a trilogy, lies less in its unnamed imaginary world than in its precise execution…As absorbing on a second reading as it is on the first, this is the type of assured, rich first novel most writers can only dream of producing. The fantasy world has a new star.” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review)

“Fantasy readers-a notoriously discerning group-tend to dole out praise judiciously, which makes the reception of The Name of the Wind, the first volume in Patrick Rothfuss's The Kingkiller Chronicle, that much more remarkable. Critics are already throwing around comparisons to some of the biggest names in fantasy, including George R. R. Martin, Tad Williams, the recently deceased Robert Jordan, and even Tolkien. (Bookmarks Magazine)

“New fantasy authors are usually overhyped, and it's rare to find one who writes with such assurance and narrative skill right from the start. I was reminded of Ursula LeGuin, George R. R. Martin, and J. R. R. Tolkien, but never felt that Rothfuss was imitating anyone. Like the writers he clearly admires, he's an old-fashioned storyteller working with traditional elements, but his voice is his own. I haven't been so gripped by a new fantasy series in years. It's certain to become a classic." (Lisa Tuttle, The Times)

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A good read yet not edited perfectly

This is a good story though it gets stuck at some point and too long. The plot wont progress. Also at chapter 89 or 87 the recording gets cut and you miss a part of the book.

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My Absolute Favorite!!!<br />

I've read/listened to this series seven times now. Each time I'm captivated and can't wait to pick it back up. The more I listen to it the more little details I notice and the more in depth the universe becomes. I'm excited for the third book and will continue to wait patiently for its release. I'll also happily listen to it a few more times before then!

Patrick Rothfuss is a genius. I would love to write exactly why I think that but I can't find the words. His world is unique and fascinating and his characters feel so real. There are so many dimensions. I'm interested to see how they will capture that on tv or in the movie.

I've listened to many audiobooks and to many narrators. Nick Podehl is hands down my favorite. He's multidimensional and his character voices are such that I always know who is speaking. He is so expressive and captures the emotions perfectly. He has set the bar by which I judge all other narrators.

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one of my favorites

I loved the book, so I was thrilled to find the audio version. At first I wasn't sure about the speaker Nick Podehl but after the intro chapters and Kovthe begins his tale I really enjoyed his style a flare for reading. I recommend getting this if you loved the book, or if you have never read name of the wind. It is truly a modern classic for Fantasy.

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Great book.

I’m not normally one to give a five star review don’t feel like most books are deserving of it. However this was a great book a little something for everyone and great delivery of the authors ideas.

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Incredible story and performance

The story is well written and then well told. The performance is unlike any other in that Nick Podehl manages to encapsulate each character in their voices and mannerisms so well I constantly found myself lost in this world so well created.

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Couldn’t get into it

I think Nick Podehl as a narrator for this novel didn’t suit my taste. The book was recommended by another fantasy lover, but I simply could not get into the story. #Audible1

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Great book but just didn't hook me

In short, this book has excellent story-telling. I love the writing style and dialogue. I thought the story started out so well and that carried through a large part of the novel. I found myself anticipating that this would be one of my new favorites. I found however that at some point in the book the story just wasn't there. It didn't really seem to be going anywhere, and the end of the book was anti-climactic. the overarching story seems to have a clear villian and some sort of worldly conflict, but this book only just barely hinted at it and so reading this book individually started to feel like a bit of a chore towards the end, leaving me unsatisfied when I finished. I will probably eventually read the next in the series though, so it did its job of hooking me in that sense.

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Gripping, adventurous and lighthearted.

Patrick Rothfuss does a great job of developing characters that elevate each part of the story as well as compliment the main character. The storyline is incredible, and the ability to immerse one's self into the stories and lives of the characters is quickly done with relevant and incredible details.

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Love this book,you should really love it too.

Fifteen words,it it it it it it it it it it ritntirnfjr fine just keep oooooooo

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Charaters and story that will own you!

I only recently discovered The Name of the Wind and I couldn't stop listening/reading once I started. The characters and plot lines are engrossing. Rothfuss does a great job making you care about even tertiary characters, and doesn't shy away from subverting your expectations to make the payoff of conflict that much better.

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  • Darnaryel Fantaisie
  • 2017-06-26

The best story ever

Only surpassed by the following one, The Wise Man's Fear, The Name Of The Wind is undoubtedly the most well-crafted fantasy story of this century, so far.
It's too bad the telling does not always fit the writing. Some are too much, other not enough. Yet it was to be expected. Plus it's not that bad at all.

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  • Zineb Bouzaaboun
  • 2019-09-25

Perfect

This is officially one of my favorite books, amazing story, amazing writing, and amazing performance !

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  • Guillaume Sangay
  • 2019-02-09

Good teller and good story

The story is good, a bit too long sometimes.
It keeps me attracted till the end, by curiosity more than by interest.

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  • Joanna
  • 2011-05-10

Wow!

This isn't the kind of book I would normally pickup or download but a co-worker recommended it to me. Wow! Where to begin? The story itself is beautifully written. The author weaves stories within stories to create a fabric of fiction as warm and familiar as a favorite blanket. I was immediately reminded of Neil Gaiman's writing. I always joke that if I were diagnosed with a terminal illness that I would want Neil Gaiman to come to my house and read to me from one of his books as I cuddled up with my pound puppy in bed. (A little dark but you get my point!) I've added Patrick Rothfuss to the list as well. It's one thing to have a mind that can image, in great detail, an entire world and culture but it is a true treat to find an author that can both create and pull you into that world and make you feel like you are a part of it. I was afraid it would be too "fictiony", too many fairies and dragons. I'm not sure how but Rothfuss manages to incorporate them both without the story becoming too "fake". There is a certain harsh reality within the story that sharpens the sometimes softened edges of fiction. Excellent writting! Nick Podehl's reading is spot on! The character voices are wonderful. Not over the top but obviously performed. It's like having a great actor perform a great play. It's the perfect pairing. I can't wait to start on the second book. Enjoy!

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  • Aaron Altman
  • 2009-06-28

Not sure why the reviews are so polar opposite.

So it looks like people either love or hate this book. I loved it and actually got the audio book just so I could write a review and listen to it before the next one comes out. Maybe it is because I read the actual book, but this is the first book I have read in a long time that I just could not put down. I read the whole thing in 2 days. It is true that this first of the trilogy is really just character development and setting the stage, there is not a whole lot of action yet, but I swear while reading it I felt like I was sitting there at the table with them and that is due to the incredible writing style. The way this book sucked me into it's world is amazing. I have read all the other greats of this genre and while many of them are wonderful, I never felt as attached to them.

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  • Joshua
  • 2010-03-29

Best Fantasy Read Since Mistborn

Though I mention this is the best fantasy book since Mistborn, it is nothing like mistborn and that's what makes it so great. The book revolves around an inn keeper (living in hiding) having the memoirs of his life taken down by a scribe. It follows the first 15 years of his life. From tragedy that sends him to living on the streets to his attending university. This is the first book in the series and at the end you are left with more questions than answers but somehow you are still left satisfied while eagrly awaiting book 2 due out in December. The author creates these amazing adventures for the young protagonist whilst slipping in litle details that slowly forms a picture of much larger forces at work in the background. The book also focuses alot on descriptions of music, arts, and magic. I must truly say that this author decsriptions are like painting pictures of these things in your mind. For comparison, if you've read "Eragon" the descriptions of magic are very logical and explanatory, while in the book, the description magic are like poetry. This made the book new and refreshing. What can I say about the narration but "Bravo!". If u like Eragon, Harry Potter, Mistborn give this book a try. If you don't like the afore mentioned books, I'd still recommend that you give this book a try.

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  • Robert
  • 2011-09-08

Well worth your time

This review covers the first books of the series Kingkiller Chronicles. Some fantasy can be exhausting: Dan Simmons, Brandon Sanderson, George R. R. Martin, Robert Jordan, even sometimes Neil Gaiman. Their stories can take your breath away but sometimes, also, knock the wind out of you with a force. Patrick Rothfuss is not about that. He is more about an easy-going kind of entertainment. These books do not knock you over with amazement, epic wars or adventure. They are more subtle and a great richness comes through in that subtlety. While usually light, do not be fooled; they contain a depth and richness that is just easy to read and easier to appreciate. This is nothing short of outstanding fantasy prose and character development.

These stories are long but not too long. Rothfuss does not ramble. The continuity of the protagonist Kvothe’s stories is there but not so complex or convoluted that one can get lost over the span. While there are many characters there is a core of them that are easy to know and become invested in. The stories are more about people and their relationships than about what the wizard-in-training is actually learning and practicing.

At least the first two books do not contain that much magic but they do not leave you wanting either. They only leave you in great anticipation of the next book to come in the series.

Nick Podehl’s reading is impeccable. I am loathe to say this is a great book for YA’s for fear it might deter older readers from venturing here. That would be a mistake. These are great books for readers of all age or gender.

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  • Leif Olav
  • 2009-09-22

Finally! A fantasy author who can write!

So many fantasy novels, though their concepts are interesting, are ultimately mediocre at best, largely because they are written as clumsily as might be expected from an eighth grader with a C in English class.

Rothfuss has joined the very, very small group of fantasy authors (think Tolkien, Martin, Gaiman) who can not only build an intriguing world and spin an interesting story, but who can also use the English language with elegance and verve. His dialogue, expression of ideas (yes, there are IDEAS here, not just plot and character and setting), and description are written at a level that is appropriate for a well-educated adult.

Rothfuss uses a frame narrative, which is somewhat unusual for a fantasy novel, and which he handles with such skill that it greatly adds to the suspense of the story. His system of magic is well-conceived and not oversimplified, and his characters, though sometimes of mythic proportions, are never cliche. He builds a nuanced and believable world without the cardinal sin of "infodumping." In short, he has provided everything for which a serious lover of fantasy literature (as opposed to fantasy genre fiction) can ask.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tom
  • 2009-12-15

At last!!

Well... i started my audio experiance on Robert Jordan's Wheel of time. Then Brandon Sandersons mistborn series..then George R.R. Martains song of fire and ice... from there i bought books and they didnt match those 3 authors talent and story telling, i thought i would never get the story writing those autors gave me ...until now. Patrick Rothfuss's writing style and story telling is awesome I found it hard to put my headphones down at the end of the day...and the narrator is one of the best i heard to date.

I recomend this book. you wont be disapointed!!

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 2012-08-11

Great Debut or Average experienced writer

If you look at this as a debut writer who is going to grow in his talent and if this is his first novel then it is great. If this is an experienced writer or someone who just changed his pen name then it is average to good. If you read some early Koontz and Gerrtisen then you will find they did not start the great writers that they are today.

What is Great? PR can paint a picture in your mind better then most writers I have read. I am literal minded and often have problems with flowery language and picturing in my head what the writer is explaining, but with this book, I always had a very vivid picture of the characters and the scenery. PR himself got into my head. Over half way into the book, when things were going well for the main character, I remember thinking, nothing ever goes this well for Kyothe for this long without something going wrong, so when is the other shoe going to drop? That was the exact words that ran through my head. Not a minute later, Kyothe thinks to himself, things are going to well, when will the other shoe drop? Some of his writings stirred my emotions, made me tense, made me hear the music, made me want to shake Kyothe and tell him to snap out of it, like Kyothe was a real friend of mine, who I wanted to help.

Good: At times there is great insight. For example, at one point he explains that if you can make a women feel beautiful, not just say it, but make her actually feel she is beautiful and then she sees in her own mind that she is beautiful, she will act beautiful and other people will see her as beautiful. I am a strong believer in this and I have seen it happen in the lives of some close to me and I have seen the opposite. The mind is a powerful thing. The book has dragons, magic, wizards, underground tunnels, buildings with hidden rooms,etc.

Average to bad: Often the story does not seem to be going anywhere. It is not clear what the goal is. There are no character goals, no quest, no reason to keep listening. One reviewer wrote that you get this happened then this happened then this happened, I agree. At almost 28 hours it took me a week to get through it. I found that each day I did not dread having to listen or get impatient, but I also found I had no great desire or want to hear the story. The story seems rather disjointed at times, one minute we are facing this problem and then it is totally forgot and we are off to some other problem. Many problems do not get handled. I did not care for the story in a story or even the story in a story in a story. The beginning, interludes and ending are distractions. Sometimes the writing is a little sophmoric. As the writer matures I believe these mistakes will be taken care of in future writings and I believe PR has the potential to be a great writer.

Some did not like the narrator, I thought he was great and added to the story

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Joe
  • 2010-05-17

Slow starting, but finishes well

The beginning of the story is slow. The way the characters are introduced makes it hard at first to follow the story. However, after the story gets going, it becomes very interesting.

I am waiting for Days 2 and 3.

Other series you may like: Trudi Canavan's Black Magician series - She also wrote a trilogy that isn't on audible - Voices of the Gods/The age of the five/ that is also pretty good.

Of course, this assumes you have already read The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, George R. R. Martin's Song of ice and Fire : Beware - no one is sure when this series will be finished, and Brandon Sanderson's Books - Elantris, Mist Born Series, and Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series.

If you have already read all of the above books, try Jim Campbell's Lost Fleet Series. You may also enjoy Sharon Shinn's Thirteen House series.

Now I will say that everything is NOT for everyone. So, read other reviewers and hear what they have to say before you decide. I have enjoyed the above series - although I enjoyed some a lot more than others.

If there was a series you enjoyed, please share it. Thanks.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • PSHORTS
  • 2014-07-08

The King of Hyperbole

I am REALLY trying to like this audiobook. I have a 2+ hour round trip commute almost every day, and I have been trying to listen to it during that time. I usually make it about 30-45 minutes before I just cannot take anymore.

The lead character is the most annoying individual I've had the displeasure of reading (listening) about. He's the best at everything, ever, yet manages to make the least intelligent choices possible most of the time. He can play a lute better than anyone in the history of man-kind, learn a language in a day, master mathematics well enough to match wits with "Masters" at a university, yet cannot figure out how to make money. Huh?

The descriptions of events and certain individuals become so heavy with hyperbole, I found myself laughing at loud at the absurdity of it all. He uses the phrase "Words cannot describe...", and then a little while later spends 10 minutes comparing a beautiful girl to every fantastical extreme example of beauty he can think of. Blech.

I'll finish the audiobook, just because I an a glutton for punishment. I expect I'll feel the same way after I complete a thorough colonoscopy when I am finished with the book. Glad that it's over, but not looking forward to another pain in the ass.

The narrator does a fairly admirable job with accents, but I found his voice lacking the power to engage me fully. It feels like a friendly high-school kid is reading a book to me. I prefer my narrators to be a bit more seasoned I suppose, so perhaps this is just personal preference.

I really had high hopes based on the ratings, but this was a colossal let down for me. I mean no offense, but anyone who compares this book favorably to those written by Tolkien, G.R.R. Martin, or Brandon Sanderson... you may want to consider some neurology imaging because I think you might have a brain tumor affecting your higher order cognitive functioning.

I really wanted to give this a 2-star rating, but simply because I do think there are some well written scenes, and the sheer amount of effort provided by the author, I've settled on a 3-star.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Ben Stubbs
  • 2017-12-02

Waaaaay too long

Huge swaths of this book meander and the author spends literally hours and hours explaining about how much money the character has or doesn't have, how much things are worth, and how he's going to earn more. A huge chunk of the rest is spent describing a very slowly developing teen love story. The parts outside of the story-within-the-story are really great, but comprise a fraction of the book.

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