About The Name of the Wind Audiobook
The Name of the Wind Audiobook free, also called The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One, is a fantasy audiobook written by American author Patrick Rothfuss. It is the first audobook in a series called The Kingkiller Chronicle Audiobook and followed by The Wise Man’s Fear Audiobook.
“No one writes about stories like Pat Rothfuss. How the right story at the right time can change the world, how the teller can shape a life.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda
By: Patrick Rothfuss
Narrated by: Rupert Degas
Series: Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Plot of The Name of the Wind Audiobook
The Name of the Wind Audiobook begins in the frame story, the setting of which is The Waystone Inn located in Newarre. It is owned by a man named Kote, soon revealed to be an alias of the legendary figure Kvothe. The frame story occurs several years after the beginning of the narration, which addresses the man’s lifetime as an adventurer and student of The University, being written by the Chronicler over a period of three days.
The first day of the narrative begins when Kvothe is eleven years old, being raised by his parents who lead a troupe of Edema Ruh entertainers. Shortly after this introduction, his troupe is slaughtered by the folkloric group known as The Chandrian, leading to his childhood as an orphan on the streets of Tarbean.
Approximately three years later, Kvothe meets the storyteller Skarpi whose tales spur him to attempt to enter the University, a dream he’d toyed with as a child. Kvothe then sells his meager possessions, gaining just enough to travel to the institution where he makes admissions on a scholarship.
The remainder of the novel chronicles his time here when not alternating to the present day in interludes. It encompasses approximately five years of his early life. He does very well at the University and is a very talented student. However, he is also very poor, which causes many problems for him as tuition at the university is very expensive. At the conclusion, Kvothe uses the name of the wind against his nemesis, Ambrose Jakis; while in the frame story he is accosted by a skin dancer who kills one of his patrons before being bludgeoned to death by another.
Author – Patrick Rothfuss
Patrick Rothfuss is the bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle Audiobook. His first novel, The Name of the Wind Audiobook, won the Quill Award and was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.
Its sequel, The Wise Man’s Fear, debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller chart and won the David Gemmell Legend Award. His novels have appeared on NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books list and Locus’ Best 21st Century Fantasy Novels list.
Why should you listen to The Name of the Wind Audiobook free?
When friends hand me books to read, I am always suspicious of whether the books will be any good. Maybe it is my own great arrogance (or maybe one of many), but I just figure that – unless they are of a special few – I am the better judge of books. Thankfully, twice this theory has fallen by the wayside.
The Name of the Wind Audiobook, Day One of the Kingkiller Chronicles audiobook series, quickly made its way into my top fantasy series list. The audiobook, which is essentially an autobiography of a once famous now reclusive musician, arcanist and adventurer named Kvothe, is revolutionary – to my eyes at least – in its storytelling method. Autobiographical for the most part, it starts, finishes, and occasionally reverts to a narrative telling of the interview from whence the autobiographical information springs.
“The best epic fantasy I read last year…. He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.”
—George R. R. Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire
You may love to listen to all audiobooks in the Kingkiller Chronicles Audiobook series:
- The Name of the Wind Audiobook
- The Wise Man’s Fear Audiobook