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The Kingkiller Chronicles first two books were narrated by a talented voice actor who's performance made this already amazing series even more enjoyable, you'd expect him to narrate the next item in the series. But no, instead we get the author - and while not a complete failure of a reader he certainly did little to nothing to elevate this material. He read rapidly, somewhat breathily, somewhat pretentiously.
Auri is one of the most delightful characters in The Kingkiller Chronicles, you'd expect a book about her to be interesting. But no, instead we get this. If you're into feng shui or interior decorating maybe you'll get a kick out of reading about Auri constantly re-arranging everything.
There was a lot of potential here for an interesting book, every now and then we get teased with some tidbit from Auri's past. But no, we can't have that, where does this bottle want to be again??
"But no" - I should've counted how many times that exact phrase was used in this book...
I'd like to know who is paying for these glowing 5 star reviews or if they got a different book than I did?
I'd also like to rate this higher than one star. But no....
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Would you try another book from Patrick Rothfuss and/or Patrick Rothfuss?
Yes, but only to finish the trilogy I have already invested in.
What could Patrick Rothfuss have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
He should have left it in the bottom of his trunk as he himself suggested that was all it was good for. At the very least he should have made it free to his many fans that are waiting patiently for the conclusion of the trilogy.
What didn’t you like about Patrick Rothfuss’s performance?
As far as author-performances go, this wasn't too bad. I think it should be left to the professionals though.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
None whatsoever. No plot. No story. I soldiered through the entire 3.5 hours thinking that eventually, something interesting will happen... It never did.
Any additional comments?
Has Rothfuss's success from the first two books of this trilogy made his ego so huge that he thinks he can push this piece of crap off as part of the Kingkiller Chronicles? AND read it himself? AND charge us for it? AND say "f**k those people" who he knows won't like it? I will be requesting a refund.
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