The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski audiobook

The Time of Contempt

By Andrzej Sapkowski
Translated by  David French
Read by Peter Kenny

Orbit 9780316219136

The Witcher Series: Book 2

11.92 Hours Unabridged
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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, and in dark times a defender 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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Summary

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, and in dark times a defender 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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
It is [his] world-weariness combined with his battle-boned 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
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
This beautifully written character-based story from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski ... a refreshing champion. The Specusphere
The Witcher delivers one of the most intense and rewarding role-playing experiences this year. GT Reviews on The Witcher video game
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
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
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
"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
“It is [his] world-weariness, combined with his battle-boned 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 magazine on The Last Wish
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
Like a complicated magic spell, a Sapkowski novel is a hodgepodge of fantasy, intellectual discourse, and dry humor. Recommended. Time
"A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don't miss it! Dreamwatch
Like Mieville and Gaiman, [Sapkowski] takes the old and makes it new ... fresh take on genre fantasy. Foundation on The Last Wish
“It’s refreshing to see another take on familiar elements. There’s a fairy-tale quality to much of The Last Wish.” SFX magazine on The Last Wish

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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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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 11.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English