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The Tower of the Swallow

A Witcher Novel
Lu par : Peter Kenny
Série : The Witcher Saga, Volume 4
Durée : 16 h et 46 min
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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.

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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Le meilleur de la série.

La tour de l'hirondelle est mon livre préféré de la saga du Witcher. Une merveille.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22/03/2020

The best of the series.

The storyline unfolding, background history is explained. Great book for all the genre livers. Raecommmended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30/01/2020

The downfall of the view of a witcher.

A table, on one side sits Geralt, snearing in contempt. On the other sit someone who wants to hurt him. Geralt speak with veiled threats, beliving himself in a superior positon. The tables are turned and Geralt is wounded, outnumbered, disarmed or trapped. Then fate intervines and he escapes, weaker then he was. Now he enters a new room, a new table ans another person wanting him harm....

Thats it. I had my hopes of Geralt rising to greatness. I had hoped of seeing the skills of a witcher in him as he travels in his search. Yet I now see how this was ment to lower him down to a simple man. Less capable then a pregnant woman. The entire writen stpry about Geralt of Rivia reminds me, thus far, of the real life of a war hero. You hear about the stories abd think the man is a great man. A man who is capable and wise. Yet here we see the truth. Riddled with doubt, remorse and lashing out in vain anger only to fail at everything and remain unable to act. Seeking lonesome punishment yet being denyed even that. It makes him pathetic. Even when they travel through monster riddled territory where his skills could have been shown we get nothing. For the only monster this witcher fights are men. And those he fights badly. Damnit he never asked for her, in the villages or towns or the people he met. Not once did he ask if someone seen her.

And Ciri... oh Ciri. Almost raped by a man and then raped by a woman she then deludes herself to fall in love with said woman. Instead of returning home to Cintra or Caer Moren she decide to murder and pillage. She is so unable to make decisions for herself it makes me mad everytime I read about her. Well if anything at least she is able to swing her fking sword without falling on it. Not like her older counterpart.

As for Yennefer. Fuck that useless bitch. Boy did she act like she had power before yet now she is nothing. Unable to cast a single spell. Unable to act.

Overall the entire book just made me fucking pissed! Fuck Ciri for waiting for rescue when she could leave at any time for home. Fuck Geralt for his vain attempt at finding an enemy. Fuck Yennefer for doing fuck all. Fuck everyone for never lashing out at the frustrating fucking mess. Every single one of em could have left a road of blood behind em. Yet instead we got walking and talking for hours. Hinting and using vailed threats for hours. When a frustrated sword could have cut shit short and gotten to the point damn fucking fast. Buncha fking politicians.

All this said its masterfully written and read. I know of no author that is this good at writing speach, something I personally struggle with. Wonderful but frustrating af.

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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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  • Georg T.
  • 28/09/2018

Peter Kenny is awesome

Peter Kenny does an amazing job. So much better than the german version from Oliver Siebeck.

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  • Dominik Buxbaum
  • 20/10/2019

like it

this and the last wish are possibly my favourites in the series so far. ciri is a main point and she is a really good character

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  • Alex
  • 24/09/2018

Mesmerizing

Peter Kenny has the perfect voice for the witcher saga! Enjoyed every moment of it!