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  • A Crown of Swords: Book Seven of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3912)
    Performance
    (2264)
    Story
    (2288)

    In this volume, Elayne, Aviendha, and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter'angreal that may reverse the world's endless heat wave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather all manner of women who can channel: Sea Folk, Windfinders, Wise Ones, and some surprising others. And above all, Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael, in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey.

    T. M. Fees says: "Narration"
    "Incredulously!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about A Crown of Swords?

    The story throughout these first 7 books is complex and compelling. They do keep my interest although I must say the detail of every dress, coat, room, blanket and expression is a bit tiresome and there are so many characters I find it difficult to remember who is who... where they are in this vast world, who is on who's side, etc. The first book or two where the main characters were introduced and where all were in the story at the same time made the story and plot cleaner for me. By book 7, I long for information about my favorite characters, wonder why... with the "One Power" and other advantages they have they can't seem to get together, or believe or even understand each other.

    And I listened to the book "incredulously" over how many times the author uses the word "Incredulously". Can't they look at each other in disbelief... just once?
    Perhaps you notice it more while listening to the book than reading it... particularly when you are listening to the series back to back but I would seriously like to find out how many times that word was used in this story... and to buy the author a thesaurus.


    What other book might you compare A Crown of Swords to and why?

    The rest of the series


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoy the scenes with the "lessor" characters... The scenes involving the main character are always so angry.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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