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Wonderful, heartbreaking and lovely; hauntingly beautiful word-smithery. I love it, more than just a little. Like Auri.
In this book, narrated by the author (which is more perfect here than anywhere else I've encountered it), is a masterful picture lovingly painted in words. A strong recommendation to any who enjoy new ways to view how the English language can be used.
The picture itself paints a way to view the world, as it is seen by the main character. Not in the sense that it's for you to adopt, it just explains how this person in particular sees her surroundings, using the context and world set up in the King killer chronicles. This puts the story itself in the sidelines, and let's us marvel at the ride we are along for.
Again, a unique story to enjoy.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Patrick is a very good author but his reading style is very dry and monotone. Overall I found this an interesting concept and while I'd have preferred more of an expansion on Auri's story, I enjoyed the (almost) poetry, which seemed to compliment her character very well. I'd have given a higher rating if the narrator had more expression and the price wasn't quite so steep.
What will your next listen be?
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Very dry monotone voice with the same intonation repeatedly. Would have preferred a more expressive voice, especially as this was basically poetry rather than a story.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
I really liked the concept (although getting rid of the preface warning would have made it better). I thought the story content was actually quite good and didn't have any issues with it.
Any additional comments?
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
Why oh why Patrick did you decide to narrate this!? Keep to the written word my friend.
I was so disappointed to not hear rupert degas' narration and to find out this is not a continuation of the previous two books.
Such a shock. 😟
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
A world where the subject and object are intimatelv entwined one acting on the other. An anodyne to our harshly objective individualistic existence where we can't see the effect we're having. I loved it.
The narrator pailed next to that for Quoth however.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a story Kvothe's friend Auri who lives underneath it all. It is a great for readers and listeners like me, who dwell in a world of our own and who feel a little lost and broken sometimes. It is not a continuation of the Kingkiller Chronicles nor is it a prequel, it is just a tale about one of the awesome character's that Kvothe befriends. Also it is great to hear Patrick Rothfuss narrating his own story.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful