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Time of Contempt Audiobook

Time of Contempt

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Geralt the Witcher has fought monsters and demons across the land, but even he may not be prepared for what is happening to his world. The kings and armies are manoeuvring for position, each fearing invasion from across the river, each fearing their neighbours more. Intrigue, dissent and rebellion are on all sides.

The Elves and other non-humans are still suffering under decades of repression, and growing numbers join the commando units hidden deep in the forest, striking at will and then dissolving into the trees. The Magicians are fighting amongst themselves, some in the pay of the kings, some sympathetic to the elves.

And against this backdrop of fear and contempt Geralt and his lover Yennefer must protect Ciri, orphaned heir and sought by all sides. For the prophecy rests on her, and whether she lives or dies she has the power to save the world - or perhaps end it. Read by Peter Kenny.

©1995 Andrzej Sapkowski (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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    David 31/01/2015
    David 31/01/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing Narrator"

    Another entertaining installment of the Witcher saga.
    I was impressed by the narrator's performance, it's so easy to forget that it's just one person voicing all the characters!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alex 30/04/2015
    Alex 30/04/2015
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    "Good story"

    great voice acting and good pacing. the witcher universe is a great mid point between lotr/warhammer magic/war and game of thrones political story telling

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Jens
    26/01/16
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    "Super good"

    If you like the witcher games this book series is a must read. The performance is really good and the story is very good as well

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RYLAND
    Corvallis, OR, United States
    10/05/15
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    "Masterful gritty dark fantasy a must-listen"
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    Better than the great first book Last Wish, and reading The Time of Contempt made getting through the mediocre prologue novel Blood of Elves very worth it. Better translation too. Lots of attention to detail and side characters that served to make the main story stronger. Ciri and Geralt really go through some difficult changes which makes this novel all the more interesting. The dialogue is excellent like the other works in this series. And last but not least, I definitely recommend the narrator Peter Kenny. He has become one of my favorite narrators of fantasy, and I haven't found many good ones in this genre. He kept the pace appropriate to the action, the chases, the struggles to survive or the more contemplative moments, and he actually speaks in different mannerisms depending on which character we're with while still speaking very clearly. Good show!

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  • Ernest Lewandowski
    UK
    7/10/16
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    "Fantastic "

    I am native polish speaker, this is brilliant translation, even better voice recording - Mr Kenny thank you! , The use of the wide variety of accents available in English facilities the story well and improves the experience. Choice of welsh accent for dwarves is a touch of genius - made me chuckle more than I expected. Can't wait to for Lady of the Lake. Bring it on!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • aa
    23/09/15
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    "Excellent"

    Great performance of a very enjoyable story. A very real feeling world and a great cast of characters with very believable motivations. surprisingly funny at times. Excellent narration makes it very easy to keep track of the characters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • michael
    20/08/15
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    "If you like Iain M Banks you will enjoy this"
    What made the experience of listening to Time of Contempt the most enjoyable?

    Peter Kenny superb as always


    What other book might you compare Time of Contempt to, and why?

    Any Iain Banks book. In fact I think this is Mr Banks (!)


    What does Peter Kenny bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    If I see Peter is the narrator I am likely to buy the book. Simply the best.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nicholas
    St Albans, United Kingdom
    21/07/15
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    "The story gets going"

    After a slow start with a lot of talking, and more characters than I could keep track of, it is a surprise when the story picks up and hurtles along.

    The author's use of little side scenes really brings the world to life.

    Peter Kenny's clinical narration contrasts with his broad range of (albeit British) accents distinguishes the characters and gives them depth.

    A good grown up book. Great background if you are playing the computer games!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • S. Bryan
    1/12/16
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    "brilliant again the books are amazing I would reco"

    amazing would recommend them again and again drive to work and listen to it, thanks you so much and the man the does the voice over I think I would like to buy you a pint or two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J. B. Collins
    Leeds, Yorkshire
    16/09/16
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    "Great start, weaker ending, awesome performance."

    Brilliant stuff in this instalment - loads of intrigue, action and adventure. Falters a bit towards the end but the performance, as worth the others in the series is brill and kept me listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chun K Chan
    13/07/16
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    "Brilliant narrator"

    This narrator is amazing and really brings the story to life. I would definitely recommend it if you're a fan of the Witcher books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D. Deeks
    Ipswich, UK
    8/03/16
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    "ok, but yet more setup than story"

    Enjoy able to a limited degree, the world has grown since the previous book with new places and characters, most of whom end up dead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Oliver Gadsby
    Britain, UK
    29/02/16
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    "Fantastic narration and a gripping story."

    Peter Kenny does it again! It's amazing what great narration does for an alreadly gripping, exciting and tantalising story, time spent listening to Time of Contempt was VERY well spent, I look forward to Baptism of Fire.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    24/02/16
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    "Just excellent"

    Another great edition to the witches series. Well worth a listen and Peter Kenny nails it once agin immediately going to start the next one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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