Seventh Sword
Books in series4
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(4.2 based on 595 ratings)
  • 1
    The Reluctant Swordsman | Dave Duncan

    The Reluctant Swordsman

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Dave Duncan
    • Narrated By Donald Corren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (251)

    Wallie Smith can feel the pain. He goes to the hospital, remembers the doctors and the commotion, but when he wakes up it all seems like a dream. However, if that was a dream how do you explain waking up in another body and in another world? Little Wallie finds himself in the physique of a barbarian swordsman, accompanied by both an eccentric priest babbling about the Goddess and a voluptuous slave girl. Is this a rude awakening or a dream come true?

    An enjoyable listen
    Reviewed on October 21 2012 by Joe (Modesto, CA)
  • 2
    The Coming of Wisdom | Dave Duncan

    The Coming of Wisdom

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Dave Duncan
    • Narrated By Donald Corren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (132)

    The Goddess had rescued Wallie Smith from certain death, endowed him with a magnificent new body, and gifted him with the legendary Sapphire Sword of Chioxin. She asked only one service in return...So Wallie became the Goddess' champion -- and promptly found himself on the losing side in a battle against magics far beyond any the priests of the Goddess could hope to summon.

    Good story with good narration

    Although this is a good story it's a little bit obvious and one tends to think that the hero has been hit on the head once too often.
    The narratio..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 17 2015 by Ivan (US)
  • 3
    The Destiny of the Sword | Dave Duncan

    The Destiny of the Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Dave Duncan
    • Narrated By Donald Corren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (108)

    Wallie Smith had been dying on another world when the Goddess transferred his mind to the body of the barbarian swordsman Shonsu. Then She gave him the great, magical Sapphire Sword of Chioxin and sent him on a mission. All he had to do was to lead the arrogant band of swordsmen to destroy the sorcerers and their Fire God. Now Wallie discovered that he'd already tried it - and been hopelessly defeated.

    Weak ending

    Unsatisfying conclusion. Lots of leaps to cause struggles and emotional turmoil that didn't make sense.

    Reviewed on August 25 2015 by Michael Hujsak (Atlanta, GA)
  • 4
    The Death of Nnanji | Dave Duncan

    The Death of Nnanji

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Dave Duncan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (69)

    For 15 years the truce has held. Swordsmen of the Tryst of Casr have kept the peace and extended the rule of law over half the World, but now sorcerers have started killing swordsmen again, and swordsmen traitors are aiding them. Shonsu-who was Wallie Smith before he became a swordsman of the seventh rank and liege lord of the Tryst-must once more gird on the seventh sword of Chioxin, and this time he rides out to fight the war that he hoped would never come.

    Great story line

    Have not read the print version.

    Reviewed on April 04 2014 by James H. Hutton (Spokane, WA United States)