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The Slow Regard of Silent Things

Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.5
Auteur(s): Patrick Rothfuss
Narrateur(s): Patrick Rothfuss
Série: Kingkiller Chronicle, Livre 2.5
Durée: 3 h et 39 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (179 évaluations)

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Description

Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. 

Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. 

The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the listener a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... 

In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

©2014 Patrick Rothfuss (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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Au global

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Histoire

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  • Au global
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I liked it . . . but. . .

I went into it right off the heels of book two, when i heard there was a book about auri I was so excited because I love her as a character. I bought this without even reading the synopsis thinking it was the backstory and letting my mind swirl when in reality its kinda just "a day in the life of " type story but thats on me the story is still a fine one

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  • Au global
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a little unhinged in a sweet way

the main character, Ary, is a little unhinged. this is her story, her everyday life, a quick view o to her mind. truly sweet.

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not on par with the other books

It saddens me too say this but this book was a huge misstep. I loved the last two, but I seriously couldn't get through this one. I tried so hard but it's incredibly boring. I got it despite the introductory warning as I loved the world crafted by Rothfuss, but this is not that world

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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beautiful

a different kind of story, but absolutely delightful. I was passing familiar with the character from previous books, but this was a wonderful elaboration. I actually found it rather meditative, and I started looking at the world just a little differently.

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not a continuation more of an addendum

I thought it was a continuation but it was not. It gives you idea of the life of Aury but not much of a story,

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a story that is not a story

Ary is sweet. I like how the story is well written, insightful and a trainwreck. I can't see a story about ary not being cracked and not being unorthodox. except wishing a female voice would narrate the book, excellent

  • Au global
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great for all us broken

something reassuring about Auri's mannerisms. loved every minute of it. nice to here from the author as well

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    4 out of 5 stars

lovely, but listen to the name of the wind first!

The story begins with a warning, listen to it! it fits in very well within a word where thing have names and must be treated a little like people. The author makes a good read too.

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Quirky and wonderous

Cool book! It’s a very different and unusual story. I appreciate the author was courageous enough to write something in a different way that explores a character so uniquely. I enjoyed it as a neat albeit unusual complement to his other stories from his The Name of the Wind. Shows the diversity in his skills as an author.

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    4 out of 5 stars

Different but interesting

I liked this book because of how different it was. Don't read unless you've read his other books or else you'll be completely losted. Shes a different and charming girl that has a very unique look on the world. was refreshing.

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  • Au global
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  • Josh
  • 2014-11-04

But No....

The Kingkiller Chronicles first two books were narrated by a talented voice actor who's performance made this already amazing series even more enjoyable, you'd expect him to narrate the next item in the series. But no, instead we get the author - and while not a complete failure of a reader he certainly did little to nothing to elevate this material. He read rapidly, somewhat breathily, somewhat pretentiously.

Auri is one of the most delightful characters in The Kingkiller Chronicles, you'd expect a book about her to be interesting. But no, instead we get this. If you're into feng shui or interior decorating maybe you'll get a kick out of reading about Auri constantly re-arranging everything.

There was a lot of potential here for an interesting book, every now and then we get teased with some tidbit from Auri's past. But no, we can't have that, where does this bottle want to be again??

"But no" - I should've counted how many times that exact phrase was used in this book...

I'd like to know who is paying for these glowing 5 star reviews or if they got a different book than I did?

I'd also like to rate this higher than one star. But no....

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  • Kent R. Klein
  • 2015-01-15

I was warned.

When Rothfuss says this book isn't for everyone, believe him. I found it slow and tedious. The audio book though is great for insomniacs.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Andrey Barsukov
  • 2018-06-03

Ruined Ari for me

Yes it’s my fault for buying before reading reviews, I hope i can get a refund.
It’s very frustrating listening to this after finishing the second book just yesterday. There is nothing clever or interesting about this book.

This book ruined my love of Ari. I knew she was a little odd from the other books but they also made her seem clever and interesting, maybe a student of master namer. “But no...” this books just describes her as a crazy OCD madwoman.

I honestly wish I did not listen to this, I would be much happier

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  • Joe
  • 2014-11-03

A slow regard of Silent things - hmmmmmmmm

OK - so most of us who bought this book are fans of Rothfuss' Kingkiller chronicles. So, we already love his work. No question.

This work, however, is a mixed bad.

The sentences are masterfully crafted. The prose, description and witty use of personification of inanimate objects - all are masterfully done. If we were just looking at those things, this book would be compared to works of the greatest literary masters. That is my opinion, of course. Others may think differently.

Unfortunately, all that greatness isn't put together into an overall structure that makes sense and creates a reasonable story.

If this was a soup, I'd say that Rothfuss' ingredients were perfectly prepared and of the best quality, but they were not put together well into a good theme that produces a delicious and nutritious soup.

I thought his performance was better than I expected. Sometimes, because authors are great at writing, they make the mistake of thinking they're also gifted dramatic actors. I expected that Rothfuss' reading would be a lot worse than what was presented here. It was actually ok - it didn't truly distract from the work- the lack of a good over-arching story did.

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  • Steve S
  • 2014-10-30

Take author's advice, do not buy this book

Any additional comments?

I loved the first two books, saw the 4.4 star rating, so I purchased this book. Unfortunately, I didn't hear the author's warning until after I purchased the book. After an hour of pointless nonsense, I skipped to the final 20 minutes just to see how it ended. From the high rating, I guess I'm in the minority, but I think this book is completely unnecessary.

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  • James B
  • 2014-11-09

A Week In The Life Of A Crazy Person With OCD...

Would you try another book from Patrick Rothfuss and/or Patrick Rothfuss?

Yes, but only to finish the trilogy I have already invested in.

What could Patrick Rothfuss have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He should have left it in the bottom of his trunk as he himself suggested that was all it was good for. At the very least he should have made it free to his many fans that are waiting patiently for the conclusion of the trilogy.

What didn’t you like about Patrick Rothfuss’s performance?

As far as author-performances go, this wasn't too bad. I think it should be left to the professionals though.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None whatsoever. No plot. No story. I soldiered through the entire 3.5 hours thinking that eventually, something interesting will happen... It never did.

Any additional comments?

Has Rothfuss's success from the first two books of this trilogy made his ego so huge that he thinks he can push this piece of crap off as part of the Kingkiller Chronicles? AND read it himself? AND charge us for it? AND say "f**k those people" who he knows won't like it? I will be requesting a refund.

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  • Lloyd
  • 2018-04-16

decided to return after < 1 hr

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you are into reading non-narrative poetry, this book might be for you. It is basically a flowery description of a person's day and personality. From what I've already listened to, it does give a good insight into Auri's personality, but no backstory as to who she is, why she left for the underthing, etc.

Would you ever listen to anything by Patrick Rothfuss again?

Certainly I will listen to the 3rd book of the series. PR is awesome with narrative.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The quality of the recording itself was a little lacking -- a little more breathy than the narrator of books 1 & 2 of the KC series, for instance. I might have finished listening with a different narrator.

What character would you cut from The Slow Regard of Silent Things?

so far there is only one character, Auri. and then a luminescent (maybe bug?)

Any additional comments?

The author's intro should be in the description of the book -- or something that says "this is not a narrative."

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  • Elogiodice
  • 2015-12-24

I was going to return it, but...

What disappointed you about The Slow Regard of Silent Things?

Nothing happened

Has The Slow Regard of Silent Things turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. It was just a bad novella

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I listened to it on speed x3 and it still moved painstakingly slow

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Nope

Any additional comments?

I was going to return it but I only payed $2 for it. I'm not saying it was worth $2, because it's not, but it's also not worth going through a return to get the $2 back

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  • Nandor
  • 2015-07-29

I wanted to know more about Auri - I know nothing more

I was really looking forward to learning about Auri - her past, what makes her tick, etc. I got none of that in this. Just a random jumble of words and the phrase "but no" entirely too often. Maybe it's my engineer brain but I did not grok this story at all.

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  • christopher
  • 2014-10-30

I love you man, but the book is bad.

I took all the advise he gives in the beginning, I was not expecting blood or fighting, I understood this is the story of Ari, first I understood that meant it will be explained why she became to be, who she was but it is just a description of how she sees the world. Fine, I love Ari, I want to know anything about her, even that means a 3h 30 min of a dull story. Calling the story different is accurate, I wouldnt call it 'mesmerizing' 'charming' or 'delightful' as I seen on others reviews. You really got me angry on the end note saying "F*** those people" to whoever doesnt like the story, really? You knew the book was not material to sell, and people, your fans, the people who buy your books and wait for the next one will want anything about Ari, but you knew this is not good enough.

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