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    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.

    ©2007 Patrick Rothfuss (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group

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    An Amazing Experience

    It was truely a pleasure to re descover this amazing book with the great interpretation of Rupert Dega ! Can't wait to dig into the second volume !

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    One of the best books of any genre

    I've read this more than once and loved it each time, can't wait for the third to come out!

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    Da_best

    Best dark-fantasy audiobook I ever listened. Great performance from Rupert Degas aswell. Already a classic for me.

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    Boring, I recommend this book to no one :(

    Unfortunately, i found this book very uninteresting and difficult to finish. Although the variety of themes and persons involved, there is no real intrigue. The performance was fine though.

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    • Richard
    • 13/08/2015

    Amazing half a book...

    Patrick Rothfuss is a out and out genius. His writing is poetic yet accurate and builds a engrossing world. It is such a let down that such a great read cannot be finished. I have listened to the slow regard for silent things, and the first half of his second book. But for some reason the second part of both books are not available in Africa. I know that Africa is a backwards continent but at least do us the decency to finish a great story. This Internet is slow enough already......

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    • Niall
    • 10/04/2013

    One of the best books I have ever listened to

    What did you love best about The Name of the Wind (Part One)?

    Great story, engaging characters, this is a book that will hold your attention from cover to cover or you will find reasons to take a very long drive just to hear more.

    What about Rupert Degas’s performance did you like?

    Excellent and believable performance brings the story to life

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    • Eddie
    • 19/06/2019

    Amazing

    A geipping story with a Great storyteller. Amazing voices for different characters. A have to.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 12/03/2019

    Awesome and Epic

    The book is great, the narrator is amazing! i find myself believing i am there listening to multiple different people. Truly amazing experience. a must listen for any fantasy lover.

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    • Ben Vella
    • 27/04/2019

    Not quite 5 stars

    While well written, book is a bit slow in parts and the adventures become repetitive. Reading is good.

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    • Paora & Natalie
    • 27/03/2012

    Amaising Book, Amaising Performance

    What did you love best about The Name of the Wind (Part One)?

    First and foremost I have to comment that the performance that Rupert Degas gave in this book was absolutely stunning. He truly gave life to the characters. Even though I read the accents as different when reading the paper version, Rupert takes his impression of the characters to hights and actually fills the characters with more life than my imagination did. Nice One Mate

    What did you like best about this story?

    This story was truly new and distinct for me. As one that has been mired in classic Tolkien style fantasy since childhood Patrick Rothfuss has given me a vivid new world to lose myself in.

    Though the story in the first book doesn't try to paint a huge amount of detail about the world you do get a clear indication of the time and technology of the setting. What Patrick does do is give a wonderful interplay between characters that are both believable and unique. The book is very character centric ,as you would expect from a book written mainly in the first person, but it is the quality that the characters are realised that makes this book truly a work of art. I can't wait for the next book. (*looks sternly at the publishing company for not releasing it sooner >8 | )

    The only problem I had with the book (and let me say this is the moan of a person that wants more than is good for him) is that it finished too soon. Like one of those batman tv shows that stops just as things get really intense. I know its not a good reason to give the story 4 stars instead of 5, but since the next book in the series is not available in australia we can all just blame the publisher ;)

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    • BOGIBOGIBOOOO
    • 26/11/2020

    Captivating, mysterious and dark

    "Realistic" fantasy without the over-the-top elements of the genre. Excellent narration with a wide range and consistent use of voices. Going to start listening to part 2 of this series right away and hope that the final part will be released soon.

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    • Madeline
    • 24/10/2020

    Exquisite!

    I Simply loved this book - except some character flaws that make these characters all the way more realistic and eventually human.., I really can't find anything to criticize. The narrator, Rupert Degas, did such an amazing job. I am out of words. Even the not so well written parts are good. I tip my hat!

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    • Anonymous User
    • 14/10/2020

    Truly magical

    The narrator is amazing. Patrick Rothfuss has to be done soon with the final part of this trilogy. I can barely contain myself! The expectations and excitement to hear the conclusion of these novels is unbearable!

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    • Anonymous User
    • 11/10/2020

    Great book

    A great story with several cool magic systems. The reading/performance is mostly fine, but when he gives a character a dialect it sometimes gets impossible to understand. And whenever there's a song; he starts whispering so quietly it can't be heard.

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    • André
    • 10/09/2018

    ACHTUNG: Halbe Audioqualität zum vollen Preis...

    Eine meiner Lieblingsserien, eine fantasievolle Welt mit liebevoll gezeichneten Charakteren. Besonders die Magie hat es mir angetan. Inhalt und Sprecher verdienen die vollen fünf Sterne. Was mich dagegen sehr ärgert ist die halbierte Klangqualität die sehr an eine 70er Jahre Telefonverbindung erinnert! Ein Blick in die technischen Daten offenbart: Audio: aac, 22050 Hz, stereo, 62 kb/s - Normal wäre: 44100 Hz, stereo, 125 kb/s Halbierter Frequenzbereich und halbierte Bitrate, was auch deutlich zu hören ist - und ja, ich habe beim Download "Beste Qualität" ausgewählt. Für den vollen Preis finde ich das ziemlich unverschämt, daher nur einen Stern in der Gesamtbewertung.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 10/03/2019

    Great story without a question, but ...

    The speaker does a really bad job in characterizing the characters and exaggerates it with his interpretation he voices beyond the unrecognizability of the mood of the book. Hes having a great voice, but it often feels like he doesn't really know the book.

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    • M.
    • 26/12/2018

    Rather boring

    After raving reviews on some social media I was expecting a very special new fantasy world, but was sorely disappointed. The world building wasn't anything that hasn't been done in various classics like LOTR etc. The hero, although supposedly incredibly clever, was neither interesting nor likeable. Most relevant characters were male, and the female characters lacked definition. The whole story went on and on without getting more exciting, and the intervowen love story didn't manage to make the whole thing more interesting. The main love interest was supposed to be mysterious and amazingly beautiful, but just managed to seem annoying. The reader although excellent at accents, tended to be sloppy with his endings, which was almost unbearable. All in all not a very enjoyable listening experience. I kept hoping it would be getting better, but gave up at the third part.

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    • Stephan Schubert
    • 20/01/2017

    Großartig

    The Name of the Wind ist eins der besten Fantasybücher der letzen 20 Jahre. Quasi ein Harry Potter für Erwachsene.
    Das Hörbuch ist gut gelesen, allerdings brauchte ich eine gewisse Eingewöhnungszeit. Umgangssprachliche Passagen habe nicht immer verstehen können, zumal sie manchmal sehr schnell gesprochen wurden. Das ist z. B. beim Song of Ice and Fire deutlich besser.
    Sehr angenehm ist, dass die Kapitel nicht sooo lang sind, was bei mir mit dem Einschlaftimer bis Kapitelende gut passte.
    Genug geschrieben - Day 2 wartet.

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    • Christoph Ribler
    • 23/10/2019

    Not as good, as I had hoped

    Rupert Degas' outstanding and marvelous performance aside, I found the story lackluster and mediocre at best.

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    • Jo
    • 17/09/2020

    Perfekt

    Es ist Dauerhaft spannend. Toller Sprecher mit verschiedenen englischen Dialekten. Einfach eine Gute Geschichte.

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    • Anja Kl
    • 23/08/2020

    Englisch - Fehlkauf

    Leider gekauft bevor die deutschen Bücher draußen waren. Den Sprecher mag ich auch nicht.

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    • L. Volk
    • 22/08/2020

    AMAZING

    I was addicted to this book. I had to stop listening sometimes, because one bad thing happened after another and it was a bit much. But highly recommend. I found the performance spectacular. There has been a review made here about quality of sound. But I had absolutely no problems. Also another review was made about the accents/ the way that Rupert Degas portrayed the characters being too over the top. I have to disagree. I am a native English speaker (Australian) and LOVED his use of different English/Scottish/Irish accents. I applaud him for this and found it added to the story.

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    • DuAdurna
    • 14/07/2020

    Outstanding performance

    I have seldom heard such a good performance this was simply amazing. If a person would be talking in an outlandish accented way it was actually hard to understand them! Very emmersive

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 11/06/2020

    Best fantasy book of all times.

    Unchallenged fantasy book. I love Rothfusses eye for the little details and absolute perfection. This has been my second read and the book still amazes me!