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Author: Andrzej Sapkowski Narrator: Peter Kenny Publisher: Orbit Audio Length: Series:The Witcher Series Release Date: July 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781478904731

Publisher Description

The witcher returns in this sequel to Blood of Elves, in the series that inspired The Witcher video games.

Geralt is a witcher—guardian of the innocent, protector of those in need, and in dark times a defender against some of the most frightening creatures of myth and legend. His task now is to protect Ciri. A child of prophecy, she will have the power to change the world for good or for ill—but only if she lives to use it.

A coup threatens the wizard’s guild, war breaks out across the lands, a serious injury leaves Geralt fighting for his life … and Ciri, in whose hands the world’s fate rests, has vanished.

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  • 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-boned 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.

    - Gamespot.com 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 game
  • “It is [his] world-weariness, combined with his battle-boned 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 magazine on The Last Wish
  • "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
  • 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!

    - Dreamwatch
  • “It’s refreshing to see another take on familiar elements. There’s a fairy-tale quality to much of The Last Wish.”

    - SFX magazine on The Last Wish

Awards

  • New York Times Bestseller in Audio

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About the Author

Andrzej Sapkowski is the author of the Witcher series and the Hussite Trilogy. He was born in 1948 in Poland and studied economics and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about Geralt of Rivia turned him into an international bestselling writer. Geralt’s story has inspired the hit Netflix show and multiple video games, has been translated into thirty-seven languages, and has sold millions of copies worldwide.

About the Narrator

Peter Kenny, an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, 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. He has achieved great critical acclaim for multicharacter recordings of audiobooks by authors such as Iain Banks, Christopher Priest, and Edmund St Aubyn.