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Baptism of Fire

The Witcher, Book 3
Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
5 out of 5 stars (261 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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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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  • Xin
  • 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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Great book

As always this was brilliant, can't wait till the next one. Please get it available asap!

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 05-09-2018

Another great part of The Witcher saga

Just keeps getting better and better.
Loved the ending and the overall story!

How Peter Kenny voices all the different characters has convinced me to look for more books read by him.

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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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  • Liran
  • 09-08-2017

My favorite out of the saga so far!

The characters, the way the story unravels, leaves you wondering while listening attentively..
Out of the 5 I've read, this one I think was my favorite. The new characters introduced here captured my attention and, as someone who played The Witcher 3 before starting the books, provided much needed context

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  • 09-05-2017

Great performance, gritty fantasy

The range of voices and accents was amazing. Dwarves voices were excellent. read the series.

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  • Magnus
  • 17-03-2017

With a lisp

Everybody lisps with a scottish (?) accent.
Though Kenny grows on you... So 3 instead of 1!

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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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  • 09-07-2018

geralt and his band of misfits

I'm listening in chronological order and baptism of fire has been the stand for now in what has been a fantastic journey just don't want it to end

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  • NeilRC94
  • 14-01-2019

Another excellent entry

As someone who came to this series after playing the "Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I am really enjoying bring able to piece together the back story that inspired one of my favourite games. Add to that Peter Kenny's captivating and at times hilarious narration. Well, what's not to like?

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  • Ismael Gutierrez
  • 08-01-2019

Another fascinating chapter in the saga

The Witcher books have a main issue. They are just the same story divided in different issues, so they miss beginings and proper endings. That's the only flaw in my mind. The rest is just sheer magic. The complexities and particularities of the world of the Witcher are just a wonder to read.

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  • Mr. K. W. Jiminez
  • 09-11-2018

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  • Sash
  • 28-05-2018

The best in the Witcher chronicles so far!

This had me in tears, laughter and so much more! The arc leads to an absolutely phenomenal climax, character development was moving, touching constantly bringing me into its story. This was a book that posed the existential crisis of its characters and ties it up so well at the end. As a Witcher fan this is like chocolate cake, as an avid reader/listener this was just a delight to experience.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-05-2018

Fantastic

The story continues to be fascinating. We meet new characters this time and the narration continues to be excellent.

Recommended.

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  • Neil
  • 25-02-2018

great

Love these books can't get enough of them. A really great fantasy world the guys made.

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  • K. Briskham
  • 21-02-2018

best one yet!

easily the best witcher book yet, manages a bit of humor even when the story is dark.

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  • "tuffpet"
  • 09-12-2017

Very much the middle of a Saga!

I love these books, but this suffers from very little being able to happen. the story is still good and there are nice moments, but little in the way of satisfaction. it feels like story that has to be told to get to the end of the overarching story.