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The Last Wish (GOLLANCZ S.F.) av Andrzej…
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The Last Wish (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (urspr publ 1993; utgåvan 2007)

av Andrzej Sapkowski (Författare)

Serier: The Witcher (1)

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Geralt de Riv, a witcher, uses his vast sorcerous powers to hunt down the monsters that threaten the world, but he soon discovers that not every monstrous-looking creature is evil, and not everything beautiful is good.
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Titel:The Last Wish (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Författare:Andrzej Sapkowski (Författare)
Info:Gollancz (2007), 288 pages
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I enjoyed this enough in places for three stars, but the overarching flaws interfered so much I can't round up. It's been awhile since I read something so unrelentingly chauvinistic; most antagonists were female, three rapes and one case of incest were presented not offensively but with no, what? Reflection, I guess is the word, and the Witcher's haplessness with women is the opposite of endearing. Also, the references to Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, and other fairytales was jarring and really did not work. That said, Geralt himself remains interesting and good and evil are called into question or turned on ear. I may continue reading the series in spite of the flaws. ( )
  amyotheramy | May 11, 2021 |
Had some issues with the writing (especially the dialog), although I suspect that it may be due to poor translations. ( )
  Tracyalanb | Apr 4, 2021 |
It took me a while to get into it, but I ended up liking it quite a bit. I'm not usually a big fan of fantasy, but this was a good read. It felt like a realistic response to fairy tales, but without being disrespectful to the traditions it came from. ( )
  poirotketchup | Mar 18, 2021 |
Best of the bunch. ( )
  SGTCat | Feb 25, 2021 |
I listened to the audiobook of this, as part of my new strategy of sampling various long or incomplete series to see if I might want to read the entire series in print someday, without eating into my limited print reading time. I’m picky about narrators. With most audiobooks I’ve tried in the past, I’ve ended up turning them off to make an annoying narrator shut up and never turned them back on again. As part of this process, I hope to get better at listening to audiobooks, even when I don’t care for the narrator. The narration will inevitably impact my rating and my attitude toward a book, so I may sometimes have a lot to say about it. I’m therefore going to split my audiobook reviews into two sections so people can skip the narration section if they’re not interested.

Audio Narration
The narrator is Peter Kenny. Before I give my own opinions, I’d like to offset them by saying most people seem to like him. On Audible, his performance rating for this book is 4.8 out of 5 with almost 30,000 ratings, so keep in mind that my opinions are those of a maniac who has trouble listening to audiobooks in general and is easily annoyed by narrators.

The narrator absolutely did not work for me. After listening to the first 5 minutes, I had to pause it so I could just sit and laugh for a minute and mimic certain phrases and then laugh some more. Then I had to rewind it and listen again because I had been so distracted by the narration that I didn’t register anything from the story itself. There were a few different issues. The one that hit me first was that he has a tendency to emphasize nouns oddly when they’re followed by an article. For example, “the girl” and “the Witcher”. When there’s a lot of this in the text, it really stands out in the narration. I then noticed that there was just an odd cadence to his reading altogether. When he wasn’t doing dialogue, he rushed through the words in a sort of sing-song, almost taunting manner. Often there was also a whispery quality to his reading, as if he were moments away from revealing a shocking secret, which might have been effective if it were used sparingly and at appropriate moments, but it wasn’t. I felt like he was trying to influence me into believing things were more exciting than they were, which may have actually had the opposite effect.

I also had some issues with the way he read the dialogue. His dialogue for secondary characters wasn’t bad actually, but he didn’t enunciate clearly when he voiced monsters, especially if they were excited monsters, and sometimes I couldn’t figure out what he was saying. The narration for other human characters was usually fine, but the main character of Geralt was a big problem for me. I can’t put my finger on how he made Geralt sound, but sometimes I thought he sounded like a dopey vampire with a hint of U.S. southern drawl and other times I thought he sounded like a cartoonish talking dog. I already had some familiarity with Geralt from the video games, although it’s been several years, and this voice didn’t work for me at all.

For my first few listening sessions, I kept losing my focus due to distractions caused by the narration, especially during the beginning of a new listening session. I kept having to rewind several minutes and force myself to pay better attention. Also, this isn’t the narrator’s fault because he said it correctly, but I had to relisten to a few minutes of one of the stories because I kept mishearing “mare” as “mayor”. Let me tell you, that story made less and less sense as it went on when I thought the mare was a mayor!

I did eventually get more used to the narration, though. I think I was about halfway through the 10-hour audiobook when I realized I wasn’t really being bothered by it anymore and I was rewinding less. I guess one can get used to anything if they persevere long enough! Hopefully that will be a lesson that will work for me with future audiobooks.

Story
This is a collection of short stories, connected by a framing story. Geralt is a witcher, and witchers hunt monsters in exchange for payment, so there are a lot of different monsters and other sorts of threats throughout the story. The first story with the striga is what the introductory video in the first Witcher video game was based on, and a good chunk of that story was basically a longer version of what the video showed, so that one was a little tiresome for me. There’s a lot of blatant moralizing, particularly in the earlier stories, about “who’s really the monster” which I thought was done a little too obviously. There’s also a pretty heavy “fairy tale with a twist” foundation to some of the stories which I would have preferred less of. Geralt of course has sex with nearly every woman he meets which is eye-roll-inducing, but not at all unexpected if one has played any of the video games.

I’m rating this at 3.5 stars and rounding down to 3 on Goodreads. It was interesting enough to hold my attention, but I didn’t think it was anything amazing either. I laughed a few times at some of the humor, and I liked the stories more toward the second half when they weren’t quite so strongly based on fairy tales, or at least not on tales I recognized. Getting accustomed to the narrator probably helped too. I think there’s a lot of promise in the setting and some of the characters, so I’m hopeful the later books will be more engrossing. I’m keeping this on my list as something I want to try in print someday in the future. ( )
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