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Lady of the Lake

Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Series: The Witcher Saga, Book 5
Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (433 ratings)

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After walking through the portal in the Tower of Swallows while narrowly escaping death, Ciri finds herself in a completely different world...an Elven world. She is trapped, with no way out. Time does not seem to exist, and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world.

But this is Ciri, the child of prophecy, and she will not be defeated. She knows she must escape to finally rejoin the Witcher, Geralt, and his companions - and to try to conquer her worst nightmare. Leo Bonhart, the man who chased, wounded and tortured Ciri, is still on her trail. And the world is still at war.

©1999 Andrzej Sapkowski (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Loved it!

Just read the sires already! Do it do it now! Peter Kenny does it again!

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Great story

Im familiar with Sapkowski's Witcher since his first novels. I have read everything he wrote. I come form Poland where Witcher and Reynevan are well known. I wanted to listen the books in other language and I was surprised to find that there are English and German audiobooks.
overall score is 5, but the translation is not the best. on couple of occasions the translator failed to pick up the nuances in speech. however it had little or no consequence to the story.
classic fantasy, great read.

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the Witcher Story comes to an end

final chapter, great but was hoping for more context about the great frost and how Ciri is supposed to stop it.

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Stunning

Loved it, can't believe the saga ends here and thus, of all ways.

Or does it?

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The best series of books I ever enjoyed.

I never thought that theses books would touch me so deep. Everything made me wonder about the meaning of life, and how to live it in a better way.

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gritty fantasy

great performance of a gritty fantasy novel.
The conclusion to this series gets a bit Jean Gray >Phoenix

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Fantasy at its best

An absolutely stunning piece of fiction.
Fantasy at its best. Peter Kenny performance is a work of art
Absolutely recommend

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Great Story

Excellent story by Andrzej Sapkowski pet usual and a great performance by Peter Kenny as expected.

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Most dissatisfying ending to a wonderful series

This book has the most dissatisfying ending I've ever come across in any work of fiction.

Seeing how exciting the series otherwise is, I'll even call it completely disappointing.

Also, an even larger part than of the previous books is spent on long, boring and hardly relevant​ flash-forwards.

All in all a great series, but this last book makes me doubt that I'll ever read it again (not counting the first two books of short stories)

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  • Anna
  • 10-13-19

Mixed opinions

So I finally finished the very large last book of the series!

I had to take 2 days to process the ending before writing my review.

I enjoyed the storyline up to the final battle with vilgefortz. I even enjoyed reading the side stories (even though I don’t know if the word “enjoyed” is the right word to use for the side story that took place in the war hospital on the battlefield- but it really made you feel like you were there and made you understand the horrible realities of war) although sometimes they could go on for a little longer then they needed too.

I just felt the ending was a little weak. Some things were just not wrapped up in a satisfactory way, perhaps because the world that the author created was too complicated and with too many characters and side plots to be wound up in a satisfactory way.

I have found myself comparing the way game of thrones tv season finished to the way this final book ended. In both cases we were not satisfied with the ending, however I don’t think anyone could suggest alternative because the world is too complicated.

Still definitely worth reading. Quite a challenge at times because of the book’s length but overall I did love the series overall. I’m glad I read them.

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  • Adam Beard
  • 05-31-18

It didn't need to be quite as long.

I really enjoyed the latter sections but the start was a long and mostly unnecessary slog.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-15-17

hmmmm

felt slower and twistier than previous books and not in a good way. i struggled, i like the tale and so wanted to hear what happened but it took a while to drag through it. some of the characters didnt make sense and some were (deliberately?) unlikable

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-29-19

Good story and satisfying conclusion.

I like the narration and most male voices but sometimes I couldnt distinguish between the female voices and some of them didnt fit.

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  • Corin Pitchers
  • 09-14-19

utter garbage

struggled to finish this tangled web of loose threads that led nowhere and only served to confuse. I really cannot see what all the fuss about this saga was about????

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-18-19

The weakest of the saga

As the title says it’s by far the weakest of the saga. I know they had to “tie up the loose ends but I didn’t really enjoy it. The last few hours was more of a need to finish as a posed to a want to finish.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-29-19

A long slog but worth it.

Parts of this book are quite naff, and it can be a long, hard slog. but the ending is worth it. I look forward to seeing how Netflix interprets some of the stranger parts of this book. Peter Kenny is excellent as always.

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  • Littlewings85
  • 05-30-19

Loved this entire series.

I absolutely adored these books, from the first words of the first prequel to the last sentence of Lady of the Lake I was enthralled and couldn’t wait for the next instalment.
The narrator is particularly brilliant (despite an early faux pas of the mispronunciation of Dandelion’s name - which even though grating didn’t detract from the fantastic story and brilliant performance). He really gets into the feel of the story and doesn’t just do different accents for different people but instead breathes life into the characters, bringing them off the page and punching into your imagination.
The only down side to these is if you (like me) use audiobooks to help you drop off to sleep, you may be hearing a dawn chorus or two before you know it as it is that easy to get lost in this beautifully rich and multifaceted world.

I truly am sad to hear the end of the tale despite the ending being as satisfying as an end to an epic fantasy series can be, but as those like me who love their epic fantasy novels can attest, there is never enough to satisfy and we are always left wanting more. I do hope that the author decides to do another two, or three (or four, or five haha!) of the little short story anthology type books that made up the prequels to give us more adventures of the Witcher Geralt of Rivia and his friends.

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  • JD
  • 05-12-19

Sad its over, but a fitting end to the series

Read all the book and some have been better than others, but this was a fitting end for the series

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  • Mark Godwin
  • 04-16-19

Amazing story beautifully narrated

This is a fitting ending to a fantastic saga! I was so pleased with the outcome of everybody’s individual story. The narration by Peter Kenny is quite possibly one of the best performances in any audio book I’ve ever listened too. Amazing!

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  • Ethan
  • 02-09-19

<br />WTF happened here

ok were do i start, well the whole book jumps like a ferret on acid and keeps swaping to different characters telling the story but u dont know "when" its gonna happen.

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  • MR R S BROOKES
  • 09-24-19

Had to finish the series but became a drag

I found the story got a bit too into high fantasy and was also a bit hard to follow as an audio book. Jumped around all over the place and had very little action. A bit unsatisfied in the end but glad I listened all the same.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-17-19

review on all the books

this is a great story, but does it drag there is so much filler sometimes I just want to give up on it . It's a old book there for it is written in old fantasy style..... definitely listen to it, but be ready for a looooonnnngggg haul

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  • Jarrah
  • 08-29-19

An incredible ending to a beautifully written saga

The entire series of books are full of fantastic commentary on modern day problems set in a deep and brilliantly thought out world.

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  • Josh lombardo
  • 02-04-19

great end to the series

my God this whole series was fantastic I was in my car screaming when things turned bad wanting to be geralt at that point

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  • Peter Hawkins
  • 07-08-18

excellent read

it takes a bit of concentration to follow how all the diverse threads of the story come together but it does work. narration is excellent and easy to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-27-18

Two thumbs up

An excellent book. Dandelion's final scene in Toussaint is an extremely funny scene in narration.

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  • Simon
  • 06-08-17

A thrilling conclusion.

This book was excellent. I really enjoyed the ending and it was a riveting story the whole way through.

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  • M
  • 06-01-17

awesome book

10/10 narration and lovable characters. Didn't like some aspects of the story which made it sound too much like a fairy tale though

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  • James
  • 05-29-17

Just listen to it

A great end to a great series, wish there was more. So get it and just listen, and get lost in a great book that's performed​ wonderfully.