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Blood of Elves (Booktrack Edition)

The Witcher Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Series: Witcher Saga, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (466 ratings)

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Blood of Elves: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! *  

The New York Times best-selling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher.

For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf.

Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as The Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world - for good, or for evil.

As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt's responsibility to protect them all - and the Witcher never accepts defeat.

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2009 Andrzej Sapkowski (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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outstanding performance & production / tepid story

Despite a polished production with rousing background score with an amazingly talented narrator, the subject matter grew increasingly tedious with its litany of names upon names and more names and their regions..the minutia starts to blur into a recitation of a phone directory without the numbers

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Absolutely spellbinding performance!

Right from the first few seconds of the book you’re immediately pulled into the book by Peter Kenny. He was truly masterful and every bit as exciting as Ralph Lister! The use of the background noises to set the scenes were so riveting, it seriously felt like I was there.

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Booktrack, edition were have you been all my life?

you really get a sense of feel, wonder, and depth when listening to this version of the book. it's unlike anything I've listened to prior. I highly, recommend this version and I hope that the other books get the same treatment.

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boring.

this was not a bad book, but it was also not very entertaining. I'm done.

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background music?

I just couldn't get passed the background funeral parlor music. It may just be me.

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Strongly recommend

This is such a good story, Peter Kenny does a fantastic job pulling you in with his narration. Also the booktrack edition adds a whole new depth to the experience, I hope they include more books with the booktrack edition.

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I can't stand the background music

it's a good story. This background music interferes with the narrator. when the narrator speak softly, it is difficult to understand it's worse. I think without background music it would be much easier.

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Boring

Honestly I love the games, however I was disappointed with the book. I kept waiting for something exciting to happen, for some real conflict. There was really nothing of substance to be found. To be fair, I could be used to a different style of writing so this may be what someone is looking for. It was not for me. If you are into slower paced story telling with extreme detail on minor things, and a few moments of excitement, this is the book for you.

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Bravo!

This book track edition is a joy! The story is wonderful and the music and sound design make it riveting!

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INCREDIBLE!

My opinion is irrelevant. You MUST read the book to obtain your own and witness the emotional journey.