The Wise Man's Fear, 2 Volume Set

Version: Unabridged
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Narrator: Nick Podehl
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: March 2011
# of Units: 36 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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"My name is Kvothe.

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.

You may have heard of me."

So begins the tale of a hero 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, an escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University and seek his fortune abroad. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. While attempting to curry favor with a powerful noble, Kvothe uncovers an assassination attempt, comes into conflict with a rival arcanist, and leads a group of mercenaries into the wild, in an attempt to solve the mystery of who (or what) is waylaying travelers on the King's Road.

All the while, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, is forced to reclaim the honor of the Edema Ruh, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived...until Kvothe.

In "The Wise Man's Fear," 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.

Reviews (46)

Written by Anonymous on June 14th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I cant wait to read the next book.

Written by Terresa on April 27th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wonderful! Can’t wait for the next book!

Written by Sam B. on April 23rd, 2020

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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

Written by Cami T. on April 19th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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

Written by Kevin H. on January 31st, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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

Written by Daniel J. on January 10th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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

Written by Danny M. on November 20th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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

Written by Diana R. on October 9th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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.


Written by Ken C. on June 5th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The story was slow and a bit convoluted for me

Written by Benjamin B. on March 26th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Rothfuss, Patrick

Patrick Rothfuss was born in Wisconsin where long winters and lack of cable television brought about a love of reading and writing. His mother read to him as a child, and his father taught him to build things. If you are looking for the roots of his storytelling, look there. He still lives in central Wisconsin, still lacks cable television, teaches at the college he grew to love as a student and the long winters force him to stay inside and write.