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Blood of Elves

By: Andrzej Sapkowski
Narrated by: Peter Kenny
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Publisher's Summary

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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I hate the music!

I wish I could listen to the story without the music sound track. I found the music distracting from the story telling.

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Elevator mood music not required

I’m having a hard time enjoying this story. It is difficult to listen too, I have to back up and listen again and again. It is the constant elevator music, sound effects playing 100% of the time in background. I have my own imagination and do not require someone to set it for me. It keeps me from immersing into the story, struggling to hear the words, enjoy the world as it was written. Worst idea EVER. Not sure I will continue the series as I might not make it through this narration. Pity that.

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Middling ‘Witcher’ Entry

Middling ‘Witcher’ entry loses most of what made the two short story collections preceding it great- namely, the globetrotting adventures, and the actual Witcher. It’s pretty annoying how often every character talks about him though, as if there’s never anything else to talk about. Story doesn’t go anywhere, more setting up for sequels than creating a cohesive arc within itself. Narrator does well, though I found the ‘Booktrack Edition,’ with full background music and sound effects, more distracting than anything. [AUDIBLE]

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Dull, dull, dull

This is the first novel in The Witcher series, but it is not the first book. There are two short story collections that come first. I wish I had known that because this novel is an awful way to start. Endless dull exposition that goes no where. What a disappointment.

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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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background music?

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

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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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background noise

I wish I could return this book. I want to hear the story from the narrator and not the musical horse shit and production noise in the background. If a version of this/these stories exist without said noise, then I'd be happy to hear it

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I wish this book was better performed.

wish this book was better performed. Love the lore and characters but the performance is so bad I can't listen. Plus it has horrendous background music the whole time.

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distracting music

The music playing the ENTIRE TIME is very distracting and off-putting. with they'd remove it

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