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Time of Contempt

Lu par : Peter Kenny
Série : The Witcher Saga, Volume 2
Durée : 11 h et 53 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 notations)

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Geralt the Witcher has fought monsters and demons across the land, but even he may not be prepared for what is happening to his world. The kings and armies are manoeuvring for position, each fearing invasion from across the river, each fearing their neighbours more. Intrigue, dissent and rebellion are on all sides.

The Elves and other non-humans are still suffering under decades of repression, and growing numbers join the commando units hidden deep in the forest, striking at will and then dissolving into the trees. The Magicians are fighting amongst themselves, some in the pay of the kings, some sympathetic to the elves.

And against this backdrop of fear and contempt Geralt and his lover Yennefer must protect Ciri, orphaned heir and sought by all sides. For the prophecy rests on her, and whether she lives or dies she has the power to save the world - or perhaps end it. Read by Peter Kenny.

©1995 Andrzej Sapkowski (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Agnes Kuczewska
  • 07/03/2019

Amazing!

Fantastic reading and really pulling in to the story. The narration convinced few people to listen to the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19/06/2019

An amazing universe, but lack of depth

As the second part of The Witcher series, I loved being able to see Geralt, Ciri, Yennefer, Dandelion and the other characters evolve in this book. The only problem is that, coming from The Witcher videogames, the book seems a little bit "shallow" in story and lore.

(Super small spoiler)
However, one of my favorite chapters appears in this book, and Peter Kenney does an amazing job acting the voice of Ciri as she wanders through the desert.

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  • Dragos Ungureanu
  • 13/01/2019

Good story, part of a saga-not a stand alone story

I did really enjoyed it, but it is open ended - a hook for the next one. I prefer "episodes" that make sense on their own. Apart from this personal preference, great story and very good story telling ;)

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  • Gal Tzulker
  • 19/12/2018

Amazing story

Once we were through the first volume, this book was very good. Can't wait to start the next one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06/12/2018

Awesome. Simply perfect.

Great, just great.

Peter is doing a great job at narrating as usual.

These books are really worth listening to.

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  • Pausa
  • 18/11/2018

poco witcher

il libro si concentra molto sulla situazione geopolitica delle Nazioni, peccato che, come lettore, non venga data nessuna ragione per preferire una fazione piuttosto che un'altra, di conseguenza somiglia più studiare geografia a scuola, che una storia.

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  • K
  • 31/10/2018

So far best in the series

Having played Witcher 3, I was keen on understanding more of the lore and history leading into the game. This book begins to fill in and bring together some of the backstory leading into the game and so far has been the most enjoyable of the series. Spent a considerable amount of time rewinding back to earlier chapters and noting down the different characters to keep track. Look forward to hearing more about the changing environment and characters In next novel.

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  • Jens
  • 26/01/2016

Super good

If you like the witcher games this book series is a must read. The performance is really good and the story is very good as well

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  • RYLAND
  • 10/05/2015

Masterful gritty dark fantasy a must-listen

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Better than the great first book Last Wish, and reading The Time of Contempt made getting through the mediocre prologue novel Blood of Elves very worth it. Better translation too. Lots of attention to detail and side characters that served to make the main story stronger. Ciri and Geralt really go through some difficult changes which makes this novel all the more interesting. The dialogue is excellent like the other works in this series. And last but not least, I definitely recommend the narrator Peter Kenny. He has become one of my favorite narrators of fantasy, and I haven't found many good ones in this genre. He kept the pace appropriate to the action, the chases, the struggles to survive or the more contemplative moments, and he actually speaks in different mannerisms depending on which character we're with while still speaking very clearly. Good show!

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  • Amrik Cooper
  • 03/04/2019

Entertaining enough but teenage interest fantasy

Well narrated. Wasn’t enthralled with the story. His characters are all so sarcastic and catty which I found off-putting. The narrative is okay and that universe is compelling enough.

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  • Momo
  • 14/12/2015

Characters come alive in the dirty and unfair world of the Witcher with the readers voice.

The reader once again performs marvelously; giving each character not only a speech pattern but fitting accents and dialects to them.

The story is befitting of the Witcher universe but appears somewhat too nice in this part of the series.
The book is very obviously written as a part of a bigger series and could have done with a finish that is not as tv-series like as it is.

Overall all my criticism is on a high level and only existent at all due to my high expectations.

If you like fantasy and characters that are not simply good or evil you will like the Witcher.

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  • Felix Gehring
  • 18/10/2018

Perfect

I really enjoyed the book especially the reader adds so much life to it. A real pleassure to listen to