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Summary

The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing.

Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies determined to rescue her. Both sides of the war have sent brutal mercenaries to hunt her down. Her crimes have made her famous. There is only one place left to run. The tower of the swallow is waiting....

Read by Peter Kenny.

©1997 Andrzej Sapkowski (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group

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Addictive!

As ever, a gripping story superbly performed. Well rounded characters, a story that carries you along

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Cant get enough

im going to listen to these again and again untill the last one is complete. Love witcher !

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Just Awesome!

The narrator was awesome as usual . Love listening to books narrated by Peter Kenny.

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Good, but not the best of the Witches books

a great Sapkowski novel, but not the best in the series, still a great addition. great development of Ciri

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Getting even more obscure

I'm really starting to struggle with these now. Even Peter Kenny's narration struggles with the endless repetition, the unnatural dialogue and the pretentiously over-descriptive text.
It was only wanting to know what happened that kept me going through this one, rather than actually enjoying the listening experience.

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great as expected <br />

narrator has been amazing in every witcher book, i would recommend to anyone and everyone

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Improved considerably

Was originally going to rate it quite low but it impressed me overall. Not as much Geralt moaning as in other books and intact not much Geralt at all

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Amazing

There is something about how Sapkowski writes that makes me hungry for more and keeps me coming back

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another masterpiece

probably the darkest of the series till now , prepare to be on edge as your favourite characters face some of their most challenging situations so far

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wonderful must read for all witcher fans.

wonderful must read for all witcher and fantady fans. highly recommended. amazing performance as well

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  • Christian
  • 22-03-18

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Narrator seemed un-interested in the material and sounded monotone throughout the entire story. Made it hard to finish the book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-17

One of the best in my opinion.

I very much like this one, Peter Kenny was brilliant as usual. story was fantastic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-10-17

Peter Kenny dose a great job!

Loved it read all the books in cron order love it. And Peter Kenny dose a great job.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-05-17

Good book great reading

best of the witcher books so far. in fact I've read it twice. so good.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-17

Good story but lacking ending and boring parts

Overall a great story and interesting journey but some dragged out parts in between take you out and bore with general information, was hoping to hear more of geralt

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  • Mario Ramos
  • 25-12-16

Peter Kenny is great!

I've taken a break from this book due to work, kids and life getting in the way but both Sapkowskis writing and Peter Kenny's performance have sucked me right back in. This book is arguably better than the previous one mainly due to the faster pace. But the story of the entire saga is amazing. I cannot wait for The Lady of the Lake in March!😊

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  • Axell3x
  • 24-11-16

amazing story

the witcher series is one of those great stories that MUST live beyond the ages.

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  • Yehuda Gilead
  • 12-07-16

Amazing!

A wonderful translation and even more beautiful performance by Peter Kenny!
I strongly recommend the whole series.

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  • Henning
  • 29-06-16

A book best suited for paper

As one has come to expect by now, Peter Kenny delivers an outstanding performance which really bring the characters to life. His voices for the different characters are consistent with prior books and the pacing is excellent.

What isn't excellent however is how the book jumps between past and present along with retelling for other character about other characters and so on.
It results in a story that is very difficult to follow without seeing the formatting of the text.
That along with that the story isn't quite as engaging as previous books. Time of Contempt was another tier of quality.
But if you love the witcher world, you will love this one as well.

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  • Sara
  • 26-06-16

Love it at times

The thing about this book is that it is very enjoyable at times. The pacing is pretty shit and emphasis is placed often at the wrong things and emotions. Sometimes it will also spend ages on stories of other characters to dump exposition which is fucking awful as most of the time I just don't give a shit. Sometimes, though when the book focuses on the right things with the people I care about (Ciri, Geralt, yennefer) i love it and can't stop listening.