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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

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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)

Over 1 Million Copies Sold! 

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)

©2007 by Patrick Rothfuss. (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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)

Ce que les auditeurs disent de The Name of the Wind

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My Absolute Favorite!!!

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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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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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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Good Story, Unlikeable Main Character

The main character is just so damn unlikeable. From endlessly bragging about what a genius he is, to his every interaction with the women he meets, I found myself hoping he'd just die already.

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Incredible Narration!!

Extremely gifted narrator brings this mystical, magical, love story/ mystery/thriller to life. I can't wait to bite into Book 2!!

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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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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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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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Good performance, mediocre story

Very boring until about chapter 20 then it was OK. It just seemed like nothing really started or concluded. There was a weird magic system that I didn't really enjoy learning about. There were monsters that are copies of classic monsters but changed a little too make them seem original, I guess.

The story within a story only served to weaken the two. I kept wondering what is happening in the present time. That sounds interesting. But no all we hear about is hour after hour of boring back-story. It seems like the audience is being baited to buy more books. I guess it might have worked if there had been more meat on the hook.

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Underwhelming story and narrator

I heard a lot of good things about Kingkiller before picking it up, but all I can come away with after this first book is "it's okay." The narrator doesn't have a great "voice for audiobooks", but delivery was acceptable.

It's clear lots of worldbuilding went into this, but it's just not that interesting of a world.

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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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  • acmalherbe
  • 2021-03-11

One of the best books every written!

This is one of the best fabtasy books ever written! A must read! The narrator is also incredible.

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  • Darimont Loïc
  • 2020-04-23

Amazing

Amazing book and amazing reading performance. The story teller draws you to a well depicted dream.

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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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  • xpduck826
  • 2020-01-04

Unfinished forever

Dont start! It's been 10 years since the first book came out and still no conclusion.

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  • Caleb West
  • 2020-03-27

Lipstick on a Pig

The story is grindingly slow, staggeringly predictable, and mind-numbingly boring. The prose is serviceable in most places, with the occasional bit of excellence consistently offset by exhibits of clumsiness. The moralizing is repulsively childish, while the worshipful fixation with music, women, and alleged intellectual excellence is absolutely more garbage than I could endure.

But yawning wider than any of these holes is the shrieking abyss of a main character, Kvothe. He's the most detestable protagonist I've ever suffered. Astoundingly superior in every fashion and boringly tragic and brooding and snarky and brilliant, Kvothe is the most ridiculous junior high wish fulfillment self-insert ever distilled.

On the bright side, the narrator is not awful.

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  • customer
  • 2020-02-14

This is why I joined Audible!

I have been reading Science Fiction and Fantasy for 40 years, and this is one of my favorite series. Ever.

One caution, though: It has been EIGHT YEARS since book 2 of 3 was published, so you'll be left hanging, wanting to know how things resolve. If you're OK with that, I can't recommend this book more. If not, wait until the author finally/ever finishes the series, before enjoying the book. You are warned . . . . . . but it's one of my favorite books ever!

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  • Lindy
  • 2019-07-11

Why is this book so popular? Bad writing

The purple prose is cringy. The MC is a gifted marysue who can learn anything perfectly on the first try. He is the best looking. He's the most righteous. He's the smartest. He's the most amazing, fantastic, grand MC ever. Even his parents are the most perfect, most in love. Uggh.

I found it hard to root for any of the characters. Even when the MCs parents die and he becomes a street kid, I just didn't care. He was too perfect, and even found a way to be a successful, perfect, homeless kid. I didn't feel sympathy, just kinda rolled my eyes at how perfect he was at opening locks on the first two tries.

Shallow writing. It feels like the author has no life experience, and badly imaged what traveling, acting, and running a bar was like. No real research, just imagined it. He over explains everything, probably due to lack of actual knowledge.

Got bored of hearing about the MCs perfect childhood, so I quit. Nothing was really happening anyway. Just more pointless parables and stories that have nothing to do with the demon-spider they found in the woods in chapter 1. (Which, by the way, was an AWESOME plot point and why can't we go back to that? Your 18 chapter childhood is boring, let's go hunt demons please.)

I love fantasy and really wanted to like this. The narrator was great, but when you're working with immature writing, it isn't your fault.

I struggle to understand why this has won so many awards. But then again, Taylor Swift exists.

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  • Rigid
  • 2018-08-18

Top 5 books I've read in my life!

I probably read / listen to 2 books a week on average. While I have read books that are debatably better , I have never been more invested in a protagonist. As you follow Kvothe in his adventures, you cheer for him, You weep for him, and you worry for him. If you want to have an irrationally emotional connection with a fictional character this is the book for you. Some books may have better overall plots, some may have better worlds, or better systems of magic. However you will find little to no books that are executed better then the Name of the Wind, and in my opinion you will never find a character with more character than Kvothe.

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  • David R
  • 2020-01-24

Meh

This is really not good. The poetry is awful, the songs are awful. The story could be good if the author didn't think he was the greatest poet of all time and just got rid of the needless flowery words. Not sure why it is a best seller. I guess people fall for the fluff and think it is cool.

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  • Shawn
  • 2020-02-18

Amazballs

So I was skeptical of this one, due largely to all the hype I was reading about it and please believe me when I say I’m an reader or listener in this case and the story line kept drawing me further and further in. The magic system is complex and a compilation of other systems of magic I’ve read of before, but in a refreshing way. I couldn’t put it down I listened in the shower while driving it was amazing to say the least. If your on the fence about buying this get over it you’ll love it and the characters.

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  • Doug T.
  • 2019-12-14

Insufferable Know-It-All Protagonist

It amazes me that this story is so highly regarded by so many. The protagonist is annoying, immature and unlikable, and the story isn’t worthwhile.

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  • Lorna J. Becker
  • 2020-03-28

It had no conclusion what a waste of time

The book was terrible. I only finished it because I paid for it the ending left you wondering why you wasted your time

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  • Gonzo
  • 2020-03-28

good voice, Boring story

Nothing happens in this story. if you're looking for epic fantasy; trolls, orcs, elves, swords and magic...this isn't the place for you. there is a pretty cool magic system here... but the story. the story doesn't go anywhere.

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