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The Time of Contempt Audiobook

The Time of Contempt: The Witcher, Book 2

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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....

©2013 Andrzej Sapkowski; 2015 Hachette Audio

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    "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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    Joe Chad Ohio 07-17-15
    Joe Chad Ohio 07-17-15 Member Since 2016

    I am a lover of fantasy novels with exciting action, complex plots, and unforgettable characters.

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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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    "Awesome"

    Loved the last few chapters. it was a riveting listen from the beginning to the end, and it was great to get more story development.

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    Kathy 08-28-15
    Kathy 08-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome nailbiter"

    Started to get dissapointed, towards the last chapter,but the sudden twist was great! can't wait to start the final book!!
    Wish the story would never end!

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    Roger 07-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Must read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely recommend to any one who is a Fan of the Wither universe. This book acts as a great complement to the first. And contextualizes aspects of the characters development. The Joy and sorrow is truly felt.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Geralt was and always is my favorite. Ciri bothered me a bit since i got tired of her constant wining and hesitation. For the time they lived and all the death around them you need to be strong and her being so with drawn all the time frustrated me. The One big time of power is relinquished.


    What does Peter Kenny bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    it's like a film of the mind. it's one thing to read a book and imagine it but having the voices and acting come through authentically. Your eyes are removed from the experience.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh and think of crying at some parts. Shock for the after party.


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    Jessica 11-20-16
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    "First book is better."

    Boring. To much politics here. I found the first book a lot better. Couple really good spots though. It's not all bad.

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    "another awesome read"

    this narrator is beyond amazing. the dialogue is engaging. I loved it from beginning to end.

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    ems 10-12-16
    ems 10-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "👍🏽 great read"

    Peter Kenny is an amazing performer and the author creates such a vivid universe that brings our characters closer to the epoch of their adventure. Dandelion definitely grows and develops as a character as do Geralt and Ciri. If your a fan of the video games then you will really like the back story to Kiera Metz and other great characters. The story also gives a lot more insight into the development of the games politics and universe because, all thanks to the authors creativity. Enjoy!

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    Bridgette 09-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing"

    I love the witcher series!!! the books make the games come alive! I drive anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half a day and I always put on audio books while I'm in the car and it's such a good way to pass the time in a busy world, I recommend it!

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    "Excellent fantasy series"

    The continuation of the Witcher saga, as the sorcerers divide into sides. Geralt hires a legal team to find out more of Ciri's origins, and perhaps he and Yennifer will make amends. But, good things don't last for long in a time of war where no one can be trusted, with Ciri finding herself in the middle of a hunt.

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