The Slow Regard of Silent Things

Version: Unabridged
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Narrator: Patrick Rothfuss
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: October 2014
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 30 minutes
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Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy universe of The Kingkiller Chronicle, in this illustrated companion novella, The Slow Regard of Silent Things.
“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks
Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place.
Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.
The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Aurir’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows....
In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.
Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle:
“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
“Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.”
—Terry Brooks, New York Times-bestselling author of Shannara
'It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words.'
—Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea
'The characters are real and the magic is true.”
—Robin Hobb, New York Times-bestselling author of Assassin’s Apprentice
'Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description.'
—Brandon Sanderson, New York Times-bestselling author of Mistborn

Reviews (3)

Written by Diana R. on October 9th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Yes, the book is short. I never found it hard to follow. I actually adored that Audi’s story is narrated by Patrick himself. No one else could have done it justice. The note at the end, where he says it’s not for everyone made me cry. It’s my story too. Ty P.R. - it was excellent and I patiently await any new or revised stories from you.

Written by Kevin C. on October 22nd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Auri is one of the most amazing characters I’ve ever read. So good.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things: A Kingkiller Chronicle Novella

Written by Brock Vardsveen on October 16th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 2/5

It\'s short... It\'s short... It\'s short... The book is short and hard to follow.

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.