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Baptism of Fire

The Witcher, Book 3
Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Series: The Witcher Saga, Book 3
Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
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Summary

Introducing Geralt the Witcher - revered and hated - who holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in the best-selling series that inspired the Witcher video games and a major Netflix show.

The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured. The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times.

But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered from his injuries.

While war rages across all of the lands, the future of magic is under threat and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it. It's an impossible situation in which to find one girl - Ciri, the heiress to the throne of Cintra, has vanished - until a rumour places her in the Niflgaard court, preparing to marry the Emperor.

Injured or not, Geralt has a rescue mission on his hands.  

©1996 Andrzej Sapkowski (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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Very enjoyable

Much better than the previous one (which I found both slow and hard to follow at times due to all the various sorcerers). This part of the Witcher’s tale is more fun, more interesting, more emotional and generally better. The performance is, as ever, first-rate.

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Dandelion name is miss pronounced

Names r pronounsed in correct it's not hard to pronounce its insulting to the work

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Wonderful

It's hard to rate this book on its own as it's simply the continuation of the adventures of Geralt and his companions. However, this is a positive and the word simply does the book a disservice....it's more of the same, an exellently narrated adventure with great characters. Can't wait to get to the next one

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Amazing book

Great, I really enjoyed it, couldn't put it down once I started, Milva instantly became one of my favorite characters and she grows a lot, I liked that it focuses more on the main characters and less on politics, Peter Kenny nailed it like always, he is an extraordinary narrator, he does the voices perfectly and really brings the characters to life. I highly recommend it.

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Time for some Gwent.

Baptism of fire picks up the pace with the Witcher tales. We get a good chunk of development from the formation of the lodge, Ciri and Yennefers whereabouts and the introduction of Remus. The bulk of the story is centred around Geralt and his companions once again failing to avoid being drawn into the war that rages on around them. Peter Kenny once again delivers a masterful performance that draws you in.

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Takes a long long time

Again the Witcher books are poorly chaptered by audible however this is compensated for by an excellent story and performance, in this case however, the story does take a very long time to get up to any decent speed

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Too many pursed lips.

In this book the author starts to describe the same facial expressions to the point that it becomes repetitive during long dialogue. However the story as a whole is the best dark fantasy I have ever come across. Regardless of the games these are worth a read.

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Lets get the band together

Is this the best in the series? Perhaps, as this is a great set of characters getting together each with their own attraction. We are drawn in and end up just wanting them to carry on and not to have the overarching event continue. And, oh of course we love Peter Kenny's narration.

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story telling at its finest

yet again a fantastic story. The reader has a great way of telling the witcher tales. awesome

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brilliant narrative , brilliant narration!

Peter Kenny continues to tell the story of the witcher in fantastic fashion. a thoroughly enjoyable and easy listen start to finish.

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  • RomulusRom
  • 02-07-18

Peter Kenny brings this world to life.

So far in the story I can not stress enough how much Peter Kenny's talent adds to these stories. Every character is immediately recognisable which makes the conversations between all the different characters so easy to follow and so much more immersive.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-19

Great story

I just love these adventures of Geralt and with the narrator you just get sucked into the story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-11-19

The best of fiction

Excelent performance, as ussual. I will never be bored with this saga. I recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-08-19

Allright first experience to audio books

Loved the book. The performance was a little bit weird for me at times, maybe i just didnt imagine some characters sounding like that. But ofc its hard to potray all the characters.

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  • Agnes Kuczewska
  • 11-04-19

Fantastic!

WARNING! Amazing creation. One needs to be careful as when you enter it is hard to come back to real live. 😉 love it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-12-18

My favourite witcher book so far

The characters are what really does it for me in the Witcher series, and Baptism of Fire introduces the arguably most colourful ones so far (besides the core cast). A fantastic listen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-12-18

really really great.

loved it.
Peter Kenny is doing a really good job.

these books are made by a god.

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  • Hector Montemayor
  • 10-10-18

Loved it

great audio book

performance and narrative are excellent I really enjoyed it

I highly recommend it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-10-18

great story, great story telling

the plots are coming more and more together, the story telling is just great by Peter Kenny

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  • Vigidis
  • 24-09-18

Great book

Great cast of side characters and an evolving protagonist. Easily the best book in the series.