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The Time of Contempt (The Witcher Book 4 / The Witcher Saga Novels Book 2) by [Andrzej Sapkowski, David French]

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"This is a series you can sink your teeth into." - BuzzFeed News"The universe of Sapkowski's The Witcher is one of the most detailed and best-explored in modern fantasy, offering endless opportunities for fresh ideas ... Complex character relationships enrich this already complex world; this is the sort of series fantasy fans will cherish." - B&N"Delightful, intense, irreverent, and have to read The Witcher books because they are rife with all of the elements that make you love fiction, and especially fantasy, in the first place....In a word, The Witcher delivers." - Hypable"One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I've ever read. Though it functions well as adventure fiction, it has added depth and value as satire and commentary on fantasy literature ... Sapkowski is a genuine stylist." - Nerds of a Feather"Like a complicated magic spell, a Sapkowski novel is a hodgepodge of fantasy, intellectual discourse, and dry humor. Recommended." - Time"Like Mieville and Gaiman, [Sapkowski] takes the old and makes it new ... fresh take on genre fantasy." - Foundation on The Last Wish"A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don't miss it!" - Fantasy Book Review"Sapkowski has a phenomenal gift for narrative, inventing sensational events, creating a suggestive mood, and building up the suspense along with a dazzling, slightly cynical sense of humor." - Jacek Sieradzki, Polityka on The Last Wish"Sapkowski's The Last Wish is a great collection of short stories centered around a witcher, Geralt - a rare sorcerous breed who hunts down the monstrous but is feared by the innocent. With a wondrous mix of Eastern European folklore and myth, beautiful princesses, mischievous demons and where all is not as it seems, The Last Wish is a great read - perfect for dipping into or just reading cover to cover, as I did." - Waterstones"It is [his] world-weariness combined with his battle-honed powers that make Geralt such an interesting character. Here's hoping The Last Wish is merely the opening chapter in his English language adventures." - Edge"I really, really enjoyed this book ... None of the characters in Sapkowski's world are black or white; they are all shades of grey, including Geralt and the monsters." - The Deckled Edge"Sapkowski is very good at creating interesting, imaginative characters with unusual levels of depth to them ... The Last Wish is an enjoyable book full of stories both melancholy and comic." - The Wertzone"This beautifully written character-based story from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski ... a refreshing champion." - The Specusphere"New battle mechanics, a fantastic storyline, and a gritty setting make The Witcher one of the most engrossing, mature RPGs to arrive on the PC in years." - on The Witcher video game"The Witcher delivers one of the most intense and rewarding role-playing experiences this year." - GT Reviews on The Witcher video gameThe Lady of the Lake is, without any doubt, the best and most profound fantasy novel I have ever read. It is hard to put down, yet also a challenging and deeply rewarding book. And it is genuinely moving. I have never read a fantasy series like this, and suspect I never will again." - Nerds of a Feather on The Lady of the Lake

About the Author

Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economics and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt of Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer. He is now one of Poland's most famous and successful authors.

Peter Kenny is a talented and experienced actor, voice-over artist, singer, musician, and designer, with over twenty-five years of experience working in theater, film, television, and audio. In recent years he has achieved great critical acclaim for multicharacter recordings of audiobooks by authors such as Iain Banks, Christopher Priest, and Edmund St Aubyn.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B008AS8556
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orbit; 1st edition (August 27, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 27, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2451 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 337 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful hardcover version...with some nitpicks
By Kevorsk on November 14, 2022
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Beautiful looking book, with amazing art in the covers, great color scheme and a very nice map drawn on the first and last page. Unfortunately the cover art is printed in a flimsy looking paper. The actual hardcover is neat but nowhere near cool as the outer sleeve. Im afraid the outersleeve will tear easily. I wish they had made it sturdier and figured out a way to stick it to the actual hardcover.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Condition, Fast Shipping, A Series I Can’t Put Down!
By Tyler Rice on November 15, 2021
After watching the Netflix show, I knew I had to read the books. I was really happy with my purchase. All the books were in great condition (a necessity as a collector). I also received the exact cover that was displayed for sale (including the somewhat-ugly red sticker that is part of the cover art and non-removable). Shipping-wise, I received my order in 4 days, which I was really impressed with. If you plan on getting these books and can afford to buy them all at once, do so. I received a multi-buy discount which saved me $5. A series that is really easy to read and expands on the world of The Witcher.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting world and characters make Time of Contempt an absorbing read.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on August 25, 2017
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4.0 out of 5 stars I would personally recommend that you take the leap into the world of the Witcher.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Started reading as Witcher videogame backstory, but now enjoying the books 'in their own right'.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Best of the series so far
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5.0 out of 5 stars Draws you in, breathtaking
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