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Season of Storms

Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (206 ratings)

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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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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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Good, not great

More of The Witcher is always a good thing, but this definitely isn't Sapkowski's greatest work. Perhaps if I was new to the series, this fairly meaningless interlude would have been more engaging.

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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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  • 31-05-2018

Felt a bit short but definitely worth the listen!

Great listen though it was a bit short and storyline not as strong as the other books. Loved the action, a single story (instead of short stories), and characters. Would've liked a stronger storyline with more of yennifer in it.

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Season of Storms

I loved this book from start to finish the Characters a awesome the narrator did a awesome job with the story hope there more books on Audible.

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boring and pointless

I found this book very difficult to get into and ended up returning it. It might differ further into the book however I found it to be very political without the action from the authors other books. Credit to the narrator though for trying to make it sound interesting.

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Can't wait to listen to the novels too!

I love the Witcher stories (having listened to Last Wish and Sword of Destiny too) and Peter Kenny is masterful in his delivery. Andrzej makes wonderful political and social commentary and Geralt's characterisation is flawless as ever.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Robbie Ward
  • 13-01-2020

couldn't have loved it any more

Absolutely loved it. The story, the lore, the excitement of the next short story and of course the outstanding performance from the narrator. Such a good book. I'm recommending it to all my friends and family and I'm definitely going to purchase each book from the Witcher series.

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  • AmazonS
  • 08-01-2020

Fantastic narrator, brilliant series

Not the best of all The Witcher series of books but a welcome return to the world after finishing the main books of the saga. The world of The Witcher is so engrossing, the writing is great and Peter Kenny is absolutely brilliant; his voice work he puts into the characters makes the world come to life.

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  • Scotty
  • 20-12-2019

Read this one last

I decided to read this book last but I enjoyed the whole witcher saga. Also the ambiguous ending. Nothing ever ends...

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  • Dee P
  • 06-11-2019

great

another good book in the series! loved it and the performance narration from Peter Kenny