Season of Storms by Andrzej Sapkowski audiobook

Season of Storms

By Andrzej Sapkowski
Translated by David French
Read by Peter Kenny

Orbit, Hachette Book Group 9780316441636

The Witcher Series: Book 6

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Before he was the guardian of Ciri, the child of destiny, Geralt of Rivia was a legendary swordsman. Join the Witcher as he undertakes a deadly mission in this stand-alone adventure set in the world that inspired the Netflix show and the hit video games. Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that prey on humanity. A mutant who is tasked with killing unnatural beings. He uses magical signs, potions, and the pride of every Witcher -- two swords, steel and silver. But a contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his signature weapons. Now he needs them back, because sorcerers are scheming, and across the world clouds are gathering. The season of storms is coming. . . Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series.

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An Apple iBooks bestseller in Science Fiction & Fantasy

Before he was the guardian of Ciri, the child of destiny, Geralt of Rivia was a legendary swordsman. Join the Witcher as he undertakes a deadly mission in this stand-alone adventure set in the world that inspired the Netflix show and the hit video games. Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that prey on humanity. A mutant who is tasked with killing unnatural beings. He uses magical signs, potions, and the pride of every Witcher -- two swords, steel and silver. But a contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his signature weapons. Now he needs them back, because sorcerers are scheming, and across the world clouds are gathering. The season of storms is coming. . . Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Witcher delivers one of the most intense and rewarding role-playing experiences this year. GT Reviews on The Witcher video game
"I really, really enjoyed this book ... None of the characters in Sapkowski's world are black or white; they are all shades of grey, including Geralt and the monsters."—The Deckled Edge on The Last Wish
"Sapkowski has a phenomenal gift for narrative, inventing sensational events, creating a suggestive mood, and building up the suspense along with a dazzling, slightly cynical sense of humor."—Jacek Sieradzki, Polityka on The Last Wish
"This is a series you can sink your teeth into."—BuzzFeed News
Delightful, intense, irreverent, and compelling....you have to read The Witcher books because they are rife with all of the elements that make you love fiction, and especially fantasy, in the first place....In a word, The Witcher delivers. Hypable
"Like a complicated magic spell, a Sapkowski novel is a hodgepodge of fantasy, intellectual discourse, and dry humor. Recommended."—Time on Blood of Elves
"One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I've ever read. Though it functions well as adventure fiction, it has added depth and value as satire and commentary on fantasy literature ... Sapkowski is a genuine stylist."—Nerds of a Feather on Baptism of Fire
It is [his] world-weariness combined with his battle-honed powers that make Geralt such an interesting character. Here's hoping The Last Wish is merely the opening chapter in his English language adventures. Edge on The Last Wish
"The universe of Sapkowski's The Witcher is one of the most detailed and best-explored in modern fantasy, offering endless opportunities for fresh ideas ... Complex character relationships enrich this already complex world; this is the sort of series fantasy fans will cherish. B&N on Tower of Swallows
"A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don't miss it! p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000}span.s1 {font-kerning: none}Fantasy Book Review on Blood of Elves
New battle mechanics, a fantastic storyline, and a gritty setting make The Witcher one of the most engrossing, mature RPGs to arrive on the PC in years. Gamespot.com on The Witcher video game
The Lady of the Lake is, without any doubt, the best and most profound fantasy novel I have ever read. It is hard to put down, yet also a challenging and deeply rewarding book. And it is genuinely moving. I have never read a fantasy series like this, and suspect I never will again. Nerds of a Feather on The Lady of the Lake
"This beautifully written character-based story from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski ... a refreshing champion."—The Specusphere on The Last Wish
Sapkowski is very good at creating interesting, imaginative characters with unusual levels of depth to them ... The Last Wish is an enjoyable book full of stories both melancholy and comic. The Wertzone on The Last Wish
Sapkowski's The Last Wish is a great collection of short stories centered around a witcher, Geralt - a rare sorcerous breed who hunts down the monstrous but is feared by the innocent. With a wondrous mix of Eastern European folklore and myth, beautiful princesses, mischievous demons and where all is not as it seems, The Last Wish is a great read - perfect for dipping into or just reading cover to cover, as I did. Waterstones on The Last Wish
"Like Mieville and Gaiman, [Sapkowski] takes the old and makes it new ... fresh take on genre fantasy."—Foundation on The Last Wish
“The preindustrial fantasy world of Sapkowski’s sixth Witcher novel…[the] adventures of a supernaturally powerful loner.” Publishers Weekly

Reviews

Reviews

by Haleybop (from The Book Bop) 5/30/2018
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Before Destiny, before the bloodshed, before the drama and the politics and the confusion and the heartbreak...

I absolutely love the Witcher series. Several months ago when I completed Lady of the Lake and was unhappily done with the series, I received an email from Hachette and saw this "prequel" of sorts was to be released soon, and I jumped at the chance to review it. I'm very glad I did.

Before Destiny, before the bloodshed, before the drama and the politics and the confusion and the heartbreak, Geralt was just a witcher trying to make a living, and keep Dandelion out of trouble. That's what this book is about; Geralt doing his job, fighting monsters, avoiding confrontation, and sleeping with sorceresses. Good old-fashioned Witcher-ing.

It was a bit short, and I wish it had been a little longer. The main plot revolved around Geralt getting framed and getting into trouble and losing his swords, and trying to do a job for a group of sorcerers in order to get his swords back (those darn sorcerers, always with their coercion and blackmail). The job is somewhat related to monster killing and somewhat political. The plot twist could have been more dynamic but it was still satisfying.

The flow was a little piecemeal. A few of the audiobook scenes felt like they were repeating themselves, but then Sapkowski has a tendency to do that on purpose to make a point, so it could be an editing issue or it could be Sapkowski being Sapkowski.

As always, Geralt and Dandelion and whatever dwafs involved were hilarious, sarcastic little snots, and I love it.

And I loved the last chapter. I won't say anything about it but I absolutely loved it. I needed it <3 <3

I hope soon Sapkowski's other series and books will be translated, as I have come to be very fond of his writing!

Author

Author Bio: Andrzej Sapkowski

Author Bio: Andrzej Sapkowski

Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economics and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt of Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer. He is now one of Poland’s most famous and successful authors.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 11.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English