The Time of Contempt : The Witcher Saga

  • by Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Narrated by Peter Kenny
  • Series: The Witcher Saga
  • 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Witcher returns in this sequel to Blood of Elves, in the series that inspired The Witcher video games.
Geralt is a witcher: guardian of the innocent; protector of those in need; a defender, in dark times, against some of the most frightening creatures of myth and legend. His task now is to protect Ciri. A child of prophecy, she will have the power to change the world for good or for ill - but only if she lives to use it.
A coup threatens the Wizard's Guild.
War breaks out across the lands.
A serious injury leaves Geralt fighting for his life....
And Ciri, in whose hands the world's fate rests, has vanished....


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Steadily rising up my list of favorite series

When I first read The Last Wish it was purely on a whim. I saw it was on sale and bought it. I was interested after that collection of short stories, so I bought Blood of Elves. I finished it quickly and came to the conclusion that it was a very strong first novel of the actual series. Therefor I had to get The Time of Contempt, and it far outshown my expectations. The beginning of the novel is a bit slow, but after the first couple of hours the novel takes off at a breakneck pace. Everything about this book is intriguing, whether it be the intricate characters, the deceptively complex plot, or the well crafted world. I think my favorite part of the book was the plot, whitch really made me think to try and determine who was on who's side. By the end of the book, I can honestly say I am beautifully confused and excited for the next novel. I must comment that the ending is a bit strange and unexpected, but I need to read the next book to properly judge. The one flaw I started to notice about this book are the character names. There are many characters in this book and their names are extremely complex and hard to keep straight. I can attribute this to the book being written by a Polish author though and I really didn't have that much of a problem, it is just a slight issue. Despite this book being fantastic I must admit that one of the best parts was the narrator. He has a beautiful voice that is perfect for storytelling, especially this kind of story. I highly recommend this book, it is well worth the time and money.
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- Joe Chad "I am a lover of fantasy novels with exciting action, complex plots, and unforgettable characters."

Perfect except for some pronunciations

The narrator's pronunciation of certain names drove me crazy. Dandelion = Dan-dill-ee-on? It clashes with the pronunciations I know from playing the games. Aside from that, it was brilliant. The way the narrator does dialog is excellent; the voices he uses stay consistent for each character, which is impressive considering how many characters there are.
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- Justin Palmer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio