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The Tower of the Swallow

A Witcher Novel
Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Series: The Witcher Saga, Book 4
Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
5 out of 5 stars (399 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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....

©1997 Andrzej Sapkowski (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group

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  • M
  • 31-08-2016

Almost flawless. loved it

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

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Haven’t Stopped Listening

One more book to go, it’s taken me less than a week to get this far. Peter has done a great job with the voice acting here. The different accents and tones for all the characters are well done, and make it easy to follow. It’s true that the women sound a little like drag queens, but Peter is a man with a deep voice, it’s to be expected. I couldn’t understand why the pronunciation of Dandelion was changed in this book, but a quick search online explained it, and it was less jarring once I understood why. The plot keeps me hooked, and I’m a bit sad that there is only one book left. Thankfully there is plenty more Witcher material out there to keep me entertained, but I’m enjoying this series very much.

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masterful

loved it, masterful storytelling of ciris story. the way its written and delivered is fantastic.

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Peter Kenny is Amazing!

This is a Must read/listen! Peter Kenny brings this story to life! The story is incredible, I did not want it to end! This is one of the best story lines ever written! The characters and world are next level!

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A tale of a sadistic bounty hunter and a swallow

Once again Peter Kenny is like a siren telling a wonderful tale of ciri the witcher girl and her dash to the tower of the swallow from a sadistic bounty hunter

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  • Xin
  • 03-04-2017

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.

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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.

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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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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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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 🤔

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-2019

Story picks up

Baptism of fire was a little stretched in my view, but this book picks up nicely. And asusual the performance in all the books is awesome.

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  • Stefan Adolfsson
  • 16-10-2019

Amazing

The book is intriguing, I have been listening closely to it all along. The reader is great but at times I experience that it is hard for him to give the characters different voices, there are a great deal of characters though so I don't blame him for this, he does a great job as it is. And with the cliffhanger I can't wait to start with the 5th and last book of the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-2019

great story and story teller

again a great performance of Peter Kenny on the intriguing story of the witcher Geralt, the plot finally falls into place and makes it easier to understand then previous books.

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  • RomulusRom
  • 12-08-2018

The best one yet.

I've been loving these Witcher books read by the amazing Peter Kenny from the first minute but this one really ups the game. It delivers an even more incredible in-depth look at the world and its creatures combined with so many exciting adventurous scenes which had me on the edge of my seat. An amazing book.

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  • Stian
  • 15-05-2018

some stuff was weird

In the later part of the book, the author started somewhat repeating a phrase, the first 3 times it was ok, but when it was more than that it annoyed me, and completely pulled me out of the immersion :(

Other that that i enjoyed the book, and Peter Kenny does his narration so incredibly well!

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  • Christian
  • 22-03-2018

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Narrator seemed un-interested in the material and sounded monotone throughout the entire story. Made it hard to finish the book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-2017

One of the best in my opinion.

I very much like this one, Peter Kenny was brilliant as usual. story was fantastic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-10-2017

Peter Kenny dose a great job!

Loved it read all the books in cron order love it. And Peter Kenny dose a great job.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-05-2017

Good book great reading

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-2017

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

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  • Aliwayo
  • 23-07-2016

Addictive!

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

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  • Regina Phalange
  • 31-10-2016

Just Awesome!

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

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  • James Michael Worth
  • 05-07-2016

Cant get enough

im going to listen to these again and again untill the last one is complete. Love witcher !

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  • Thomas Dowler
  • 16-06-2016

Good, but not the best of the Witches books

a great Sapkowski novel, but not the best in the series, still a great addition. great development of Ciri

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  • Mr. Ian L
  • 20-08-2019

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great stuff, good listen. as as as as as as as as as as as 15 words

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  • Sash
  • 05-06-2018

Another banger in The Witcher chronicles

Had one looked into the window of bus on a summers weekday morning. Had one followed a curly haired man walking to work. one would witnessed the listening to The tower of the swallow. A moving tale, following mainly Ciri and Yennifer, I actually didn't mind that geralts story was minor in this because Ciri's story is so hick and layered. These audio books are getting better & better.

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  • liam lillywhite-buley
  • 19-04-2018

great as expected <br />

narrator has been amazing in every witcher book, i would recommend to anyone and everyone

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  • Stuart
  • 28-06-2016

Getting even more obscure

I'm really starting to struggle with these now. Even Peter Kenny's narration struggles with the endless repetition, the unnatural dialogue and the pretentiously over-descriptive text.
It was only wanting to know what happened that kept me going through this one, rather than actually enjoying the listening experience.

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  • Anna
  • 23-04-2019

Great start but slows down

This book started out great, really gripping but I find it slows down mid book to my frustration.

I really like the Witcher storyline but I have found with all the books so far that sometimes the author gets too involved with dialogue about meaningless things and this just slows the story down.

Narrator is brilliant as with all the books so far!

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  • Mark Butler
  • 08-03-2019

Great ending to a great series

I was so worried how this series was going to end as big epics like this tend to go nowhere. However this was a great surprise and a lovely ending in keeping with the whole series. Very clever, very lovely and very enjoyable. Trying not to give spoilers, but how clever to 'step sideways' as as solution to the big ending.