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The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing.

Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies determined to rescue her. Both sides of the war have sent brutal mercenaries to hunt her down. Her crimes have made her famous. There is only one place left to run. The tower of the swallow is waiting....

Read by Peter Kenny.

©1997 Andrzej Sapkowski (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group

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The best one yet.

I've been loving these Witcher books read by the amazing Peter Kenny from the first minute but this one really ups the game. It delivers an even more incredible in-depth look at the world and its creatures combined with so many exciting adventurous scenes which had me on the edge of my seat. An amazing book.

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some stuff was weird

In the later part of the book, the author started somewhat repeating a phrase, the first 3 times it was ok, but when it was more than that it annoyed me, and completely pulled me out of the immersion :(

Other that that i enjoyed the book, and Peter Kenny does his narration so incredibly well!

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Narrator seemed un-interested in the material and sounded monotone throughout the entire story. Made it hard to finish the book

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One of the best in my opinion.

I very much like this one, Peter Kenny was brilliant as usual. story was fantastic.

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Peter Kenny dose a great job!

Loved it read all the books in cron order love it. And Peter Kenny dose a great job.

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Good book great reading

best of the witcher books so far. in fact I've read it twice. so good.

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Good story but lacking ending and boring parts

Overall a great story and interesting journey but some dragged out parts in between take you out and bore with general information, was hoping to hear more of geralt

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Peter Kenny is great!

I've taken a break from this book due to work, kids and life getting in the way but both Sapkowskis writing and Peter Kenny's performance have sucked me right back in. This book is arguably better than the previous one mainly due to the faster pace. But the story of the entire saga is amazing. I cannot wait for The Lady of the Lake in March!😊

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amazing story

the witcher series is one of those great stories that MUST live beyond the ages.

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Amazing!

A wonderful translation and even more beautiful performance by Peter Kenny!
I strongly recommend the whole series.

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  • Aliwayo
  • 07-23-16

Addictive!

As ever, a gripping story superbly performed. Well rounded characters, a story that carries you along

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  • James Michael Worth
  • 07-05-16

Cant get enough

im going to listen to these again and again untill the last one is complete. Love witcher !

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  • Thomas Dowler
  • 06-16-16

Good, but not the best of the Witches books

a great Sapkowski novel, but not the best in the series, still a great addition. great development of Ciri

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  • Sash
  • 06-05-18

Another banger in The Witcher chronicles

Had one looked into the window of bus on a summers weekday morning. Had one followed a curly haired man walking to work. one would witnessed the listening to The tower of the swallow. A moving tale, following mainly Ciri and Yennifer, I actually didn't mind that geralts story was minor in this because Ciri's story is so hick and layered. These audio books are getting better & better.

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  • liam lillywhite-buley
  • 04-19-18

great as expected <br />

narrator has been amazing in every witcher book, i would recommend to anyone and everyone

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  • Regina Phalange
  • 10-31-16

Just Awesome!

The narrator was awesome as usual . Love listening to books narrated by Peter Kenny.

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  • Stuart
  • 06-28-16

Getting even more obscure

I'm really starting to struggle with these now. Even Peter Kenny's narration struggles with the endless repetition, the unnatural dialogue and the pretentiously over-descriptive text.
It was only wanting to know what happened that kept me going through this one, rather than actually enjoying the listening experience.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Torkil
  • 11-06-18

Ciri is a badass

Great book as all the other ones
Ciri murdering Stefan Skellens hanse and Rience gave me chills

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  • Gökhan Solak
  • 10-17-18

Unrecognizable scene switching

Sapkowski never fails to entertain. Performance is good except the super villain voice of Geralt and more importantly, abrupt undeclared scene switches. The author is kind enough to put three little asterisk signs to inform when the scene changes, please comply with it. A beep would do.

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  • Mohamed
  • 09-11-18

Book 4 is done and still can't have enough!

Book 4 is done and still can't have enough! Time for book 5! I really can't imagine how will it end! Amazing book and an amazing read by Peter Kenny!

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  • M
  • 08-31-16

Almost flawless. loved it

At times too much romanticising but definitely worth the listen! Good stuff, would recommend Cheers

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  • Richard Brookman
  • 04-28-18

A tale of a sadistic bounty hunter and a swallow

Once again Peter Kenny is like a siren telling a wonderful tale of ciri the witcher girl and her dash to the tower of the swallow from a sadistic bounty hunter

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  • Xin
  • 04-03-17

Amazing as always

The Witcher novels are perhaps my favourite fantasy series. Peter Kenny delivers a masterful performance as always, giving life to dozens of different characters with unique voices. This one is my favourite so far aside from the first in the series! Multiple flashbacks normally irritate me, but the storytelling is done so well here I admire the brilliance of it.

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  • Simon
  • 03-20-17

Entertaining as always!

I really enjoyed the story and the audio production was excellent. It is really enjoyable following the story, as I have been a Witcher fan for many years now.

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  • Jake P
  • 09-02-16

amazing in every way

A gripping tale with ups and downs all over.

I would recommend this book to everyone!

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  • Karissa
  • 06-23-16

another 10 out of 10

Another great book in the series, Peter Kenny has done a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. I can't wait for the next audio book to be released.

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  • Kitty
  • 06-19-16

Deeply disappointing for a pre-ordered book

I love this collection of books by Andrzeyj Sapkowski, and couldn't wait to read another in the 'Witcher' series.

I *was* impressed beyond measure to hear narrator, Peter Kenny, refer to "The Bard", Geralt's friend, and sidekick, as 'Dandelion' - not 'Dandillion'…

Unfortunately, this alone was not enough to make up for the confusing and random story arcs, mix of unfinished storylines. It left me with the feeling that this was simply half a book, without being informed if there would even be another coming, to complete/ amend the tale.

I was sorely disappointed with this book. It wasn't up to the standard of the previous Witcher novels. I found I was completely confused about characters I've loved for years. Someone really *phoned in* "The Tower of The Swallow" , and the characters, plot, and overall narrative is absolutely spoiled by this hasty, lazy, and careless writing.

One word summary: CONFUSING 🤔

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  • Peter
  • 09-26-18

Oh my goodness get the pronunciation right

The previous three books are great. But seriously, the pronunciation of Dandelion is not Dandi"lion". It is really annoying and gives a totally wierd feel to the story.

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