The Wise Man's Fear


Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
1013
Narrator
245
Release Date
March 2011
Duration
43 hours 0 minutes
Summary
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

DAY TWO: THE WISE MAN’S FEAR

“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”

My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.

So begins a tale 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, 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.
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Ross H

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

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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.

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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.

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Daniel Tavarez-Feliu

The book and the narrator were both incredibly amazing!

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Alexander R.

This book build on interesting ideas but the story progression is to slow and tedious. It is built on single events where everything in between is a lot of repetitive descriptions and fluff to fill the 43 hours it takes to go through this fella

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Creed h

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

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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.

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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!

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Robin Pruett

If you enjoyed The Name of the Wind, as I did, then most likely, you will enjoy The Wise Man's Fear. I think Rothfuss is a BRILLIANT writer. However, there are some parts that I felt really dragged on and I would get bored, with what I felt, was too much description, details and conversations. I also felt like the story just went off in a completely different direction, that didn't really seem to fit in the story. Especially the part with the Fairy, which again, I felt lasted entirely too long. But, I really enjoyed all the new characters in this book. Sometimes, I would literally burst out laughing, at some of the comments these new characters would make. Tempi and Dedan were my favorite. I was also glad Kvothe got out and about in the real world for a while. It was a nice change from the University and although some of the story felt to drag on, this is an excellent book and well worth reading. It's packed full of everything you want in a fantasy novel. Rothfuss is genuinely, one of a kind. I doubt you will ever read another book that can even compare to his imagination and way of writing.

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James Krause

Skip it. Kvothe learns to fight and have sex. That's it. 43 hours later we're where we were. Note: I wanted to like this.

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Lauren Mullen

Amazing book, wonderfully narrated! The characters are fantastically rich and the adventures leave you craving more. My only complaint is how long it is taking for the 3rd book to come out.

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Description Label

This series is so good. Each book is rather long so I try to take a break between.

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Miguel

Spectacular book and reader im really looking forward to this series. The Author really has a masterpiece fit for a series hope he gets it on the big screen

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Ruben S.

I've listened both books three times so far. Can't wait for the doors of stone to release and hope to god Nick will narrate it!

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Brady B.

These books seem to not have a direction to them. I can't put my finger on it but they just seem to be lacking. Everything is half explained while he uses way too many words than necessary. It just feels like it does not have a soul.

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Anonymous

can not wait for the final book. this story is amazing.

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Christopher J.

this book was very slow .how many times can one man have a chance to fall in love with the love of his life and blow it every time waste of money

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James J.

Most amazing series ever, still waiting on the next book ughhhhh lol

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Diego J.

great book

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Sergio C.

Honestly, this is ever bit the followup to The Name of the Wind. That's what makes it so wonderful. I wanted to follow this story all the way through. Nearly every section was wonderful. HOWEVER, I will argue that the way he describes losing his virginity and following events to be ridiculous. A woman who gives lessons is enamored by his thousand hand technique and showing her breasts attention. And she calls something her flower... Come on. she's Fae. That's ridiculous. The reason I bring this up is it can be a major put off for some readers. With that said, learning to fight, university life, going about in the world. All of it is wonderful to read about and I recommend it to anyone who listens.

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Annon K.

I am totally engrossed loving the story. I feel every detail and only a few hours in....somehow I completely understand. I am feeling every nuance.

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Barry C.

My rating is more complex than it appears. I actually finished it in 2014 when it was released. The book is five star worthy though I think that the storyline got away from Rothfuss and now he has no clue how to tie it all together. I’ve been waiting for the next book, Doors of Stone for seven years now and like R.R. Martin’s Winds of Winter, it appears that it isn’t going to happen ever. He’s moved on. If you don’t like following a series that cuts you off right in the middle, this book and series is not for you.

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William Eggett

Still waiting on the 3rd book.

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Colton

Look, these books are more addictive than crack. But it’s been over 11 years since book #2, and I’m done waiting for book #3. I understand writers block is a pain. But a man is only as good as his word. You committed to a 3rd book. Yet you didn’t deliver. Shame on you sir. You gave the world a taste of haven, and then took it away.

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Anonymous

I cant wait to read the next book.

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Terresa

Wonderful! Can’t wait for the next book!

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Sam B.

incredible narrator. the story itself is very engaging, drawing you into the life of the character and his tale. looking forward to the next book

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Cami T.

Enjoyed however left feeling a little frustrated, I felt so much information and detail was given in this book but still no answers. Still wanting to read the next book of this series

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Kevin H.

Excellent book, and narration! Can’t wait for the next one

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Daniel J.

Amazing prose. Very beautifully written. Can’t wait until The Doors of Stone!

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Danny M.

Storytelling at its best! Everything that Nick Podehl touches is gold.

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Diana R.

I just discovered Patrick Rothfuss about a week and a half ago and have already read almost everything by him. I’m an instant fan! I LOVE his writing style. THIS is what I have been missing from other authors and I didn’t even know.

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Ken C.

The story was slow and a bit convoluted for me

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Benjamin B.

Beautifully written, and easy to get into. I feel a trope in fantasy is that many of the characters are without moral flaws, but here they are in abundance, which made me feel personally for the characters. Narrater did a great job as well.

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Michael E.

Awesome book. Grips you from the start and leaves you thirsty for more.

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Kevin C.

Second favorite book

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Sandi S.

Loved listening to every minute of this audio presentation!!

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Christine S.

I enjoyed this book more than Name of the Wind, it was not as overly descriptive and the character had more experiences. There was a lot more light hearted humor in it as well. I listen while I work, so I really like that it is a loooong book, and I was sad when it ended. I am even sadder to find out the third book has not been finished yet.

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Micah D.

If the second novel in a trilogy is supposed to be ‘the weakest,’ then book three of the Kingkiller Chronicle is going to knock me flat. I’m fully invested in Kvothe now, that is why the reported “slowness” of the plot compared to book one did not bother me at all. The narrator commits without being ridiculous and has a consistent hold on difficult fantasy words.

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Antonio n

Great book, awesome story.

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sky s

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

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Sarah C

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

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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.

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Angela Bollettieri

An amazing book, too bad the author never finished the trilogy. This was published in 2011. I just listened to the both of them in 2016.

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hunter Eagle

Simply amazing. There is no one as badass as Kvothe.

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Nathan Coleman

Excellent read, it's sort of like Harry Potter meets Full Metal Alchemist in mid evil times. Can't wait for the next book!

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Stewart Knight

good book at the end.... rough middle. narrator is amazing.

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Tina Xu

I enjoyed the first one and was eager to start the second. But half way through listening to The Wise Man's Fear, I realized that I was still waiting for some dramatic climax to the story and that was the main reason why I was still listening. Perhaps it is not that kind of story...the language and metaphors are beautiful but after two books of aimless wanderings, egotistical musings, and half explained plot lines, I've grown kind of tired of his mellow dramatic life story... buuut will probably read the third book still in hopes of some grand and all encompassing conclusion.

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Lisette Blokker

Loved the book, love the audiobooks as well. As for the narration, I really like how the narrator gives all characters an own voice, even when a story is told within the story - which comes down to different charactares in the book telling and responding to a story within the book, also with its own characters. Very well done!

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Andreas Egeberg

Very good book, and a good narrator! Loved it and can't wait for the next book!

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Michelle Garner

Great listen! Well worth the time and the credit. Loved it!

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Charles Johns

Most excellent book. Great Story telling. The boy with the golden screw bellybutton was so funny. Can't wait for the next one in the series.

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Elijah Rockhill

Absolutely great book. Amazing every time I read it!

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traniel pride

Great second book. the author and narrator have done a great job in creating a fantasy for anyone to imagine. yes the narrator may have made some mistakes with pronouncing words but the way he reads fits the story well. drama, love, friends, FANTASY , etc. are all here. I cannot wait for the 3rd book. plus I hear they are making a movie of the first book. that is exciting.

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Kate Buckley

This is my favorite series of all time, of any genre. Not much more to say than that, is there? The narrator does AMAZING character voices. There are a couple words I feel he mispronounces, and they are not words unique to this author. That's the only reason he doesn't get 5 stars.

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nicole mcpeek

Having read the books I had high expectations for the narration. At first I was concerned that Nick Podehl wouldn't have the dramatic flair to pull off the enormity of Kvothe's character but after 7 minutes into the audiobook I realized he is the perfect fit for the reading role. My ears devoured the Name of the Wind

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Aimee Guy

I didn't think I was very into the genre of fantasy, but this book proved me wrong. I couldn't stop listening. I can't wait for the next book to come out!

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Ryan Holzman

This is the second book in the serious. I would highly recommended starting with the first installment if you wish to understand what is going on. The author creates rich characters and the narrator is quite good.

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