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Season of Storms

By: Andrzej Sapkowski,David French - Translator
Narrated by: Peter Kenny
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Introducing Geralt the Witcher - revered and hated - who holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in the best-selling series that inspired the Witcher video games and a major Netflix show.

Geralt. The witcher whose mission is to protect ordinary people from the monsters created with magic. A mutant who has the task of killing unnatural beings. He uses a magical sign, potions and the pride of every witcher - two swords, steel and silver.

But what would happen if Geralt lost his weapons?

Andrzej Sapkowski returns to his most popular hero in a stand-alone novel where Geralt fights, travels and loves again, Dandelion sings and flies from trouble to trouble, sorcerers are scheming...and across the whole world clouds are gathering - the season of storms is coming.... 

©2018 Andrzej Sapkowski (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Best Witcher book yet

I was concerned when it occurred to me that there was another witcher book (Season of Storms) published much later than the others, and set before the main series. Another prequel? 'This could well be simple, cheap fan service, perhaps called for after the first witcher games'. Well, I was surprised to find this is actually the most finely crafted of them all. The author has finely treaded the perfect line between action, clever storytelling, engaging characters, and crisp, unfaltering writing. For all the love I have for the other books, they are flawed, especially in the specifics of the narrative department. If you have finished the other books, and we're left with an emptiness or a dissatisfied appetite, I would highly recommend this book to satiate you.

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Wonderful stand alone book of The Witcher.

Well worth a read for newcomers to The Witcher series. Great for fans too. Wonderful stand alone book of The Witcher.

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Can't fault it. Andrzej at his best!

I actually looked forward to the drive into work each morning so I could listen to an hour of this great listen. I have read all of the Witcher books and this rates right up there.

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More Lore than Story

Taking place between two short stories in the Sword of Destiny novel, you can't help but feel like this should have been a short story aswell. If you have read all the novels like me then you might find this a bit tedious, as this is basically a retread of events done better with a sprinkling of modern political views and the occasional lore. Geralt has little room for characterisation in this as his important emotional arc is done in the previous and following story.
As always the voice work is impeccable, but I still struggled to listen to some characters go on and on without interruption. Overall I feel a lack of the attitude, gripping fast plot and interesting characters found in the previous books bring this good book down to just "okay."

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The most focused Witcher novel

Much like the Sword Of Destiny this book is well balanced and an example of how good the Witcher series can get. Since it fits among the short stories that are the first two novels published in the series, it can be read as a stand alone work and is highly recommended. As usual, Peter Kenny is absolutely brilliant.

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Geralt's destiny

This is the world of the Witcher - a stand-alone novel where Geralt fights, travels and loves again! It ties into the short stories but do not read this before the other books- just read it at the end to have a better understanding if Geralt's destiny

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best witchery novel

great listen. I has a bit worried about this one thinking it might be a cash grab, but it's been the Witcher novel to date.

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another great witcher story with perfect narration

peter kenny was perfectly selected to read witcher books and this one is no different. narrative is brilliant and a lot of fun and, if you have read or listened to the last wish, there's a nice little Easter egg in there for those that know

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Great Narrator, terrific story.

The author doesn't get lucky, he is gifted and a gift. each book has nuance the previous established. Simply excellent!!

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Season of Storms

A beautiful way to “end” the series, but I’d recommend reading Book 6 again, after you’ve read this.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-06-2018

Sapkowski does it again

Are any series-long questions answered? NO. Do we get a definitive ending? NO. Do we get any details that change the reading of previous parts in the saga? NO. What we do get is some beautiful insights into the world and characters, some of the most exciting of Geralt's adventures, real stakes despite this being a prequel and Sapkowski's unique style and humor at its finest. Great for series veterans AND newcomers who aren't sure whether or not they'll like the saga, but want a taste. The vocal performance is stellar as well.

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  • David
  • 03-02-2021

Better than the series

Well, this is better than the five book series, but still all over the place. The author must be really tired of his work by now.

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  • Yvonne den Besten
  • 27-05-2020

Finally a linear story

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Geralt loses his swords in this one, which seems to enact Murphy's Law for him, so he sets out to get them back, but that isn't as easy as he thought it was going to be.

I know it's an unpopular opinion but this is my favorite Witcher book so far, I think it has a lot to do with it being one story, so it's linear. Would have liked to see more Yennifer and some Ciri


The narration was great in this one, as always

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-2020

great series

Includes well develop characters, good twisty story line. very entertaining. The sad bits are balanced by humour, therefore it leaves you with a uplifted mood.

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  • Agnes Kuczewska
  • 09-05-2019

electric

amazing journeys, love it how all books are connected with each other. and can't wait to set up on the journey again.

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  • Blackmixen
  • 23-05-2020

I mistook the stars reflected in a pond at night..

My comments are going to be about the whole series rather than one book in particular. The reason is they are all pretty much the same anyway and no spoilers are involved.
I eventually got around to listening to this series. This is the first set of books I have listened to without having read the books. I had high hopes having heard so much about them, the games and I really enjoyed the tv series on Netflix. Boy, was I disappointed! To coin the phrase used so often, "I mistook the stars reflected in a pond at night for those in the sky".
Narrated by: Peter Kenny I can't fault him for his story telling. I just wish there was more of a story to tell. Quite how any of these books became popular, I'll never know. They are a waffley, boring meander that at time goes no where and have side characters that are inconsequential and often add nothing to the story. Too much dialogue, too many names to keep up with, not enough excitement. I want a story to draw me in and keep me interested, to keep me wanting to listen or turn the page. Unfortunately, those moments during this whole series seem to be fleeting. I really wanted to like them, but at times found my self shouting, "Get on with it!" It got so bad at times I probably missed better parts because I had switched off mentally and when I came to I didn't care enough to go back and listen again. At times it really didn't matter any way because the story was concentrating so much on nonsensical dialogue that not much had actually happened and I hadn't missed anything of any consequence. I think the whole series could have been condensed into one or two very good books.

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  • pender891
  • 03-06-2018

A saga i wish would never end

Peter Kenny as usual nailing it.
Not much to say about the book other than my favourite The Witcher books are the ones of Geralt doing the witcher around the world.

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  • Lisa kirby
  • 16-07-2019

great

excellent as always. Peter Kenny narrates so well .I always enjoy listening to the Witcher saga's.

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  • Ismael Gutierrez
  • 29-05-2019

Satisfactory

No Ciri in sight, so all good. As per usual, the plot is a bit choppy and fragmented, but the university created by the author is, again, absolutely wondrous and fascinating. One of the best books of the Witcher saga.

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  • Simon Sharp
  • 03-05-2019

Best Witcher book yet!

Fantastic reading as always from Peter Kenny and a great story focusing more on Gerald, his Witchering and less on politics and other characters as you find in other novels. For me, a fan of the video games, this was the best one yet as Geralt made use of his signs much much more and the action was excellent.

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  • Adrian
  • 12-08-2020

The Best Of The Witcher

I may be in the minority but I thought this was the best of The Witcher books

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  • Katherine Russell
  • 09-06-2020

Every single one of the Witcher books is brilliant

I've read all of the books now and the narrator brings the books alive. Never heard anything like it. I can't thank Netflix enough for bringing this saga to my attention. It's kept me entertained for hours.

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  • James Foster
  • 16-08-2019

Good story

Great 2nd part into the story of the witcher series, some memorable moments and was impressed with the ogre voice over, did make me laugh.

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  • JD
  • 12-05-2019

Not the best in the series, but great to hear more

More Geralt stories is always a good thing, even if this novel isn't the best in the series. The story never seemed to quite link up as well as it should have, and some of the humor was a little more slapstick than the deadpan we are used to but its still a must read for fans of the series.

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  • Cross.Smith
  • 07-09-2018

Whip it out and stick it in.

Self righteous, misogynistic, weapon thrusting lady killer Geralt is up to his usual tricks again. Once more he has the enchantresses under his spell and wrapped around his little finger not to mention around his not so little member. Sexyest sexist Dandelion is in tow of course. You won't catch him with his trousers.

A hearty romp through yester world the like of which you've ever seen. Amazing he can keep it up.

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