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Baptism of Fire

The Witcher, Book 3
Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Series: The Witcher Saga, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
5 out of 5 stars (408 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

This is the third of the Witcher novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. Read by Peter Kenny.

©1996 Andrzej Sapkowski (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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Great book

Another great tale from the Witcher universe. These stories are action packed, fun, political and also funny.
Great characters with Regis and also Milva in this one.
The narrator does another fantastic job on this book.

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starts slow then picks up to the end

solid book definitely more of a Bridger than a full unique story. starts slow and picks up towards the end to tie into the next book

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good read.

Bit confusing at times with 3 or 4 storylines but a cracking good read. Once you get into it, hard to put down.

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Geralt of Rivia

Babtised in fire, Geralt learns the meaning of friendship and gains more than just a story to his name. Introducing Zoltan and the return of Dandelion. Great book!

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Excellent with one exception!

Excellent except for the pronunciation of Dandelion's name, as it is said like the flower.

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Excellent book

The narration is exceptional. The story keeps your interest. Beware though, this book will make you laugh out loud in public......highly embarrassing.

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believable well constructed fantasy world.

felt fully immersed in the story. imagery is vibrant without interupting the story flow. I will continue the series.

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  • 01-03-2017

As with all the others, incredible

Truly outstanding books and the highest quality performances from Peter Kenny. Can't wait for the next one.

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amazing

definitely my favourite series of all time, thank you for translating it into English for the masses

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Best one yet!

Great continuation of Geralt's story as he makes new and unexpected friends. Brilliantly narrated too!

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  • RomulusRom
  • 02-07-2018

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
  • 11-11-2019

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
  • 06-11-2019

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
  • 22-08-2019

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
  • 11-04-2019

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
  • 19-12-2018

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
  • 06-12-2018

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
  • 10-10-2018

Loved it

great audio book

performance and narrative are excellent I really enjoyed it

I highly recommend it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-10-2018

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
  • 24-09-2018

Great book

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

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  • The Bob
  • 20-09-2018

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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  • bread ROLL
  • 13-11-2019

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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  • alasdair robert ian revie
  • 05-11-2019

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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  • Mr S C Last
  • 01-11-2019

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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  • Mark Butler
  • 24-10-2019

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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  • tin
  • 24-10-2019

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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  • james macdonald
  • 14-10-2019

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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  • QitKate
  • 23-09-2019

Just like the rest of the series topnotch

The story is great on it's own. But the Narrator simply brings it home. Everyone should listen/read these books. they are amazing.

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  • Robert Mark Davis
  • 22-08-2019

Great!

Great story and a fantastic performance from Peter Kenny. My favourite in the series so far, with my favourite character being Regis.

Look forward to the next instalment!

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  • Daria Stachnik
  • 04-06-2019

It was my favourite saga when I was growing up in

Poland. The translation did it justice and the lector is one of the best I've heard on Audible!