Patrick Rothfuss – The Name of the Wind


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.

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

So begins the tale of Kvothe – currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeeper – from his childhood in a troupe of travelling players, through his years spent as a near feral orphan in a crime riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic.

In these pages you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.

The Name of the Wind is fantasy at its very best.

Read by Rupert Degas.

Please note this is now the entire audio of this book.

Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Narrator: Rupert Degas
Duration: 28 hours 3 minutes
Released: 12 Jun 2003
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Language: English

User Review:

whole shapeless

This book is very well read and includes some good writing and memorable characters. But there is no effort to resolve some plotlines to make it satisfying on its own, and the pace can be slow. Quite a bit of the suspense comes from foreshadowing of events that presumably are narrated in future volumes. Worth reading if you’re in it for the long haul but not on its own.