Season one of The Witcher has received great fan reviews, even though some critics panned the show.
Fans of the video game have a renewed appreciation for their beloved game since Netflix released its original TV series of the same name. So much so that they’re interested in everything Witcher, including The Witcher audiobook download.
For those who don’t know much about the series, read on to learn about the background of The Witcher and why it’s currently the must-watch show of the year.
Why People Are So Excited About The Witcher TV Show
Netflix has changed the way people watch TV – and it seems to make history each year. Like receiving 24 Oscar nominations, the first time a streaming service has ever received more nominations than traditional media companies.
As one of the original streaming services, Netflix has given people a chance to affordably binge-watch their favorite TV shows and movies.
Now, fans of the streaming service are excited to “Netflix and chill” with their favorite streaming device to watch The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill.
A Brief History of The Witcher
The Witcher short stories got the ball rolling. Soon, The Witcher saga was released (at a rate of a book per year), and eventually, a video game series was created. Fans have been eating up the story of Geralt of Rivia, a slayer of monsters, since 1993. Since then, the series has become a cult classic in Europe, particularly in Poland where the award-winning author of the series, Andrzej Sapkowski, is from.
Geralt is a witcher (also known as a Wiccan or witchman), someone who has been extensively trained since childhood to become a monster hunter for hire.
Witchers-in-training undergo intense mental and physical conditioning. They’re also given mutagenic compounds that enhance their physical and mental prowess, making them equal counterparts to their evil, supernatural adversaries.
Geralt is legendary, possibly the greatest witcher of all time. And while he’s a ruthless killer, fans of The Witcher audiobook download have connected with him through his trials and triumphs, including his tumultuous love affair with the sorceress Yennefer.
Rediscover Beloved Characters with The Witcher Audiobook Download
Fans of The Witcher TV series who haven’t had a chance to read the books should definitely check out The Witcher audiobook download on AudioBookStore.
- The Last Wish: The Last Wish audiobook mp3 download introduces readers to Geralt of Rivia as it is the first in The Witcher series.
- Blood of Elves: Humans, elves, gnomes, and dwarves lived together in peace at one time, but now is a time of war. A prophecy foretells of a child being born that has the power to change the world. It’s up to Geralt to protect the child, who is being hunted down.
- Sword of Destiny: The Sword of Destiny audiobook download is a series of short stories that tell about how Geralt, though being a ruthless killer, only hunts down those who attack the innocent and ravage the land.
- The Time of Contempt: Ciri, the child of prophecy, is in the care of Geralt. But as war breaks out, a serious injury leaves him fighting for his life, while Ciri goes missing.
- Baptism of Fire: Geralt is still recovering from his injuries and is unable to protect anyone. Finally, he hears rumors of Ciri’s whereabouts and is determined to get to her, whether he’s injured or not.
- The Tower of Swallows: Ciri has disguised herself as a bandit, and while she’s living free for the first time in her life, she’s still being hunted. Will Geralt rescue her in time?
- The Lady of the Lake: Narrowly escaping death, Ciri now finds herself in a new world – the world of elves. There’s no way out, no portals back to her world. She won’t give up, though. She must reunite with Geralt and face her most dangerous enemy yet.
- Season of Storms: This is a standalone novel that takes place in between some of The Witcher short stories, rather than being a sequel to The Lady of the Lake. The book contains more adventures of Geralt as he travels and fights evil sorcerers.
The Best Witcher Book
As reported by ScreenRant.com, Goodreads readers chose Sword of Destiny as the best Witcher book. Ciri makes her first appearance in this series of short stories, and the author introduces more characters, provides a broader view of Geralt’s world, and starts building anticipation for the saga to follow.
The Witcher First Book to Read
The best place to start with the series is The Last Wish. It introduces Geralt and explains the training of witchers. Sword of Destiny is the next logical book to read since it introduces Ciri. Here’s the reading order as recommended by PCGamer.com:
- The Last Wish
- Sword of Destiny
- Season of Storms
- Blood of Elves
- Time of Contempt
- Baptism of Fire
- The Tower of the Swallows
- The Lady of the Lake
The Witcher Books Review
Most people who read The Witcher audiobook download view it as one of the most epic fantasy series of all time. Rave reviews can be found on Goodreads, as well as by book enthusiasts on YouTube. Of course, not all books rank the same. For the most part, though, fans adore the series as a whole.
Why Readers Who Love The Witcher Short Stories Should Watch the Netflix Series
When The Witcher TV show first came out, some fans of the video game were distraught by the differences in the character, both in his personality and appearance.
However, the creators of the show quickly pointed out that they based their character on the life, looks, personality, and life events of The Witcher books. And at this point, creators of the show intend to stick to the books instead of diverting into the video games.
Readers might wonder: Are The Witcher books finished? At this point, they are. The video games picked up where the books ended and so far, there’s been no plans of adding more books to the series.
Anyone who loves The Witcher audiobook download should check out the rest of the series, as well as the new Netflix show, to get their fill of Geralt of Rivia. So, you’ve finished The Witcher series. What now? Reddit readers who are fans of The Witcher recommend the Dark Tower series by Stephen King, which you can find on AudioBookStore.