As a follow on to the fantastic Name of the Wind - this is absolutely perfect. The story is wonderful, the characters detailed - the narration excellent. No idea when part 3 will be available but I hope that Rupert Degas is available to read it. A perfect combination.
If you want to get completely lost in another world - and enjoy the fantasy genre - listen to Name of the Wind and then The Wise Man's Fear. You will NOT regret it.
I enjoyed this story immensely. I love the huge detail, the links, the way people act and think - it's all portrayed with depth and style. Cultures are described (with interesting ideas and thoughts) the magic is difficult and can have a cost. Rupert Degas does a really fabulous job of reading the story. It really couldn't be better.
Listen to it - you (probably) won't be disappointed. If you enjoyed Book 1 (Name of the Wind) you definitely won't be.
A fantastic and enjoyable story. Sometimes heavy on detail - that's exactly what I like. Characters have depth and are well drawn. People are imperfect - the main protagonist makes his fair share of mistakes and is far from perfect. Like the cast, the world in which the story is set is realised with fantastic detail and a rich mixture of cultures. I was relieved towards the end to realise that part two (The Wise Man's Fear) was already available.
Rupert Degas does a fantastic job of narration. How many distinct voices can one person employ - and remember!? Brilliant - he really brings the story to life.
If you like in-depth, long (it is) stories - beautifully narrated - buy this, it will not disappoint.