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The Tower of the Swallow Audiobook

The Tower of the Swallow: A Witcher Novel

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Publisher's 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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    M 31/08/2016
    M 31/08/2016
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    "Almost flawless. loved it "

    At times too much romanticising but definitely worth the listen! Good stuff, would recommend Cheers

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Xin 03/04/2017
    Xin 03/04/2017
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    "Amazing as always"

    The Witcher novels are perhaps my favourite fantasy series. Peter Kenny delivers a masterful performance as always, giving life to dozens of different characters with unique voices. This one is my favourite so far aside from the first in the series! Multiple flashbacks normally irritate me, but the storytelling is done so well here I admire the brilliance of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Simon 20/03/2017
    Simon 20/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining as always!"

    I really enjoyed the story and the audio production was excellent. It is really enjoyable following the story, as I have been a Witcher fan for many years now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jake P Australia 02/09/2016
    Jake P Australia 02/09/2016
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    "amazing in every way"

    A gripping tale with ups and downs all over.

    I would recommend this book to everyone!

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    Karissa 23/06/2016
    Karissa 23/06/2016
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    "another 10 out of 10"

    Another great book in the series, Peter Kenny has done a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. I can't wait for the next audio book to be released.

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    S. J. Cooper 19/06/2016
    S. J. Cooper 19/06/2016 Member Since 2014

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    "Deeply disappointing for a pre-ordered book"

    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 🤔

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Anonymous
    30/05/17
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    "Good book great reading"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/01/17
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mario Ramos
    Stockholm
    25/12/16
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    "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!😊

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Axell3x
    24/11/16
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    "amazing story"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yehuda Gilead
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    12/07/16
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    "Amazing!"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Henning
    29/06/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sara
    26/06/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Aliwayo
    23/07/16
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    "Addictive!"

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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Regina Phalange
    31/10/16
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    "Just Awesome!"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Scheuer Segolene
    12/07/17
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    "Ciri's tale, Yenefer's courage & Geralt's struggle"

    Despite a few slowdowns in Geralt's story, it is still a very compelling sequel. Ciri's journey and Yenefer's adventure stole the light from our Witcher's story - and it's nice to see some arcs (opened in Blood of Elves) come to an end. Warning: Bonhart may give you nightmares.

    Another amazing performance by Peter Kenny - a voice for all voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CR
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    24/05/17
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    "Loved it"

    You, so easily begin to form attachments with all the characters. It's such a wonderful series of books. This book in particular is so well written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa kirby
    17/05/17
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    "loved it"

    fantastic as usual. peter Kenny 's suburb narration coupled with intriguing story made for a very good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Evan haines
    11/05/17
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    "Great performance, but a terrible closing entry."
    What disappointed you about The Tower of the Swallow?

    It's a disappointing wet fart of a conclusion to a series I had a genuine love for. Unfocused, jumping around worse than ever before. Extended sections given over to utterly irrelevant subplots. Sense of Sapkowski wanting to return to short-story format and his creative limitations are palpable and just make for a mess of a book.


    Has The Tower of the Swallow put you off other books in this genre?

    No, though this is an exceptionally poor example of it.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Kenny’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to every audible production of a Witcher Series & found Kenny's performance engaging and compelling. The passages of song are a little hard to listen to but it's evidently a constraint of the text & translation and Kenny's fault.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Tower of the Swallow?

    Totally remove the frankly embarrassing allusions to Arthurian legends and cut down the glut of passages given over to tertiary and new characters with tenuous to no connection to the plot & main characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm now forced to accept the game's telling of events as the definitive edition of the Witcher saga. Really disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan
    26/04/17
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    "Amazing!"

    Peter Kenny is just one of the best! great story and phenomenal characters. Jumps about quite quickly, but still a great listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    26/03/17
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    "Tower of the Swallow"

    Fantastic book, Sapkowski is fantastic and Kenny is an amazing voice artist, recommended heartily, " 'pon my honour" !!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adam
    4/03/17
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    "hooked"

    Couldn't stop listening from start to finish, livened up my daily walk to work. A very good read all round.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • felix
    17/02/17
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    "Great story and reader - rubbish sound quality"
    Would you try another book written by Andrzej Sapkowski or narrated by Peter Kenny?

    YES, i would 100%


    What did you like best about this story?

    The reader has a great way of implementing accents to differentiate the different characters


    What didn’t you like about Peter Kenny’s performance?

    Peter Kenny is an absolute brilliant audio book reader, He is what really brings to life this great story


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot believe the poor sound quality, i have listened to all of the previous audio books for this franchise, and i have never had a bad word to say. But with this one, it sounds so unprofessional, i am very glad i didn't pay for this service. (its my first free audio book trial)<br/>Don't get me wrong the reader and the story are perfect, but the audio has an annoying bass to it, which makes the listening feel forced and unnatural. hopefully there is somewhere else to download this audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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