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
I love this collection of books by Andrzeyj Sapkowski, and couldn't wait to read another in the 'Witcher' series.
I *was* impressed beyond measure to hear narrator, Peter Kenny, refer to "The Bard", Geralt's friend, and sidekick, as 'Dandelion' - not 'Dandillion'…
Unfortunately, this alone was not enough to make up for the confusing and random story arcs, mix of unfinished storylines. It left me with the feeling that this was simply half a book, without being informed if there would even be another coming, to complete/ amend the tale.
I was sorely disappointed with this book. It wasn't up to the standard of the previous Witcher novels. I found I was completely confused about characters I've loved for years. Someone really *phoned in* "The Tower of The Swallow" , and the characters, plot, and overall narrative is absolutely spoiled by this hasty, lazy, and careless writing.
One word summary: CONFUSING 🤔
"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
"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!😊
the witcher series is one of those great stories that MUST live beyond the ages.
A wonderful translation and even more beautiful performance by Peter Kenny!
I strongly recommend the whole series.
"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.
"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.
"Can't wait for the next book!"
As a fan of the Witcher game series I thought it fitting to read the books that inspired them and with the winter holiday I've had the time to do just that. This is the fourth book (that isn't a short story) from the witcher universe and I still feel fully immersed and satisfied with the story and character development present throughout the book. It's read well with no annoying voices present which is always a plus, and it's great that the book still surprises me even though the game did spoil some things :) overall I would say 5/5 in each category because the voice quality was great and the story was even better ^^ If you are a fan of the witcher or just someone to find this book randomly and likes story's complexly woven in alternate universes with sci-fi twists I definitely recommend it (although you should read them in order starting with blood of elves!)
"really very good"
Peter kenny is, once again, excellent. The story is brilliant, if a little fragmented. can't wait for book 5!
The narrator was awesome as usual . Love listening to books narrated by Peter Kenny.
"The best yet MR kenny's voice repertoire is great"
Loved it. Paced well. Well read. Mr kenny's voice repertoire is fantastic. I recommend listening
"Peter Kenny is amazing."
Excellent ending to the witcher series. Peter Kenny is an amazing voice actor. After listening to the whole series on audible I want to buy and read the novels.
As ever, a gripping story superbly performed. Well rounded characters, a story that carries you along
"Cant get enough"
im going to listen to these again and again untill the last one is complete. Love witcher !
"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.
"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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