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A Crown of Swords

Book Seven of The Wheel of Time
Série : Wheel of Time, Volume 7
Durée : 30 h et 24 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 notations)

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The Wheel of Time is a PBS Great American Read Selection!

Now in development for TV!

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers and listeners around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.

The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

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. 

TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, the Netflix series Hemlock Grove, and the NBC series Chuck. Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." (Variety)

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The Gathering Storm

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"Amid all the Sturm und Drang...is a finely tuned comic strain that both leavens the story and adds to its development. This latest installment of a major fantasy epic definitely will not disappoint its fans." ( Booklist)

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great story

why change the names prononciation ? Michael Kramer's voices are great, Kate Reading less so.

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characters are improving

the female-male balance is still totally unfair, with women in control of everything, extremely confident and arrogant, and men without brain or balls, so obedient that it almost seems normal that every country, kingdom, society,... are controlled by women. the few men that resist are mostly dumb or at least act like they are. But this book is a little better, having the Dragon reborn (a Male, condemned to become crazy because he is using magic, where female can use it without problem) ascending to power, over some "Asadai" even! but he is still being controlled by : his girlfriends, his female bodyguards, and treated like a little boy by one "wise" Asadai. I will try the next book, maybe the inequality between women and men will cease..

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  • Branden Roumanis
  • 21/05/2019

Chapter 12 is out of order. Audible should fix.

I have read the books before so I noticed a very confusing inconsistency in Egwene's story line. The middle of chapter 12 is tacked on to the end of chapter 11. So you end up listening to the end of chapter 12 followed by the beginning of chapter 12. Once you get to the middle of 12 it skips to chapter 13. It is very confusing but also hard to pick up if you have not read the book before.

So if you are wondering why Egwene is talking to a certain someone after she had already sent said person through a gateway to Ebou Dar in the previous chapter then you have found the mixup. Hope this helps anyone who hadn't noticed.

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  • D. Jenne
  • 30/11/2012

Solid performance, and a good book.

Since this is book 7 of the series, fans probably know what to expect from the story. They're right. What you want to know is, can these two narrators do it justice? Kate Reading and Michael Kramer narrate the entire series, so on the off chance this is the first of the books you are listening to, just know that they do it justice. Kramer reads the parts of the book that have a male viewpoint, and Reading reads the female perspective. This does not mean that they switch every time a different character speaks in dialogue, which would be jarring. They seem to hesitate before using words in the author's made-up language, but it's only enough to be noticeable, not irritating. For diehard fans, you should know that they occasionally use different pronunciations from those listed in the back of each book. As a diehard fan myself, this is sometimes annoying, but it's hard to blame them when so many words and names exist which are not part of our ordinary lives. Both narrators are good at what they do, and use slightly different voices for different characters' dialogue. Although I have read all the books several times, I believe this different format brings new entertainment and is worth it.

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  • Amelia Carter
  • 17/05/2018

lots of restarts

Throughout this book, the narrator would suddenly pause and restate exactly the last phrase, like maybe the editing crew didn't bother to do more than to string together the readings. I would have been fine with 1 or 2, but there were so many it got distracting and annoying.

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  • Benjamin S Slagle
  • 14/05/2018

Poor editing

Many times lines are repeated and the audio stops for no reason. Hard to believe an editor listened to this even once

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  • Fitz
  • 06/12/2017

oh God the editing

fantastic story and performance but the book was frustrating to listen to as the editor apparently decided to not even listen to it once. frequent stops and starts where the Mrs Reading or Mr kramer begins and ends session. broke immeesion every time I had to listen to the same paragraph(or longer) I had just listened to be repeated.

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  • T. M. Fees
  • 28/08/2007

Narration

I agree with the previous reviews that this was a good story linking great ones, but the wonderful narration by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer makes it as riveting as all the others. The narrators provide nuances to the numerous characters that is a wonder to listen to.

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  • Leanna
  • 04/06/2019

Extremely hard to follow (possible SPOILER)

I believe there is a huge recording mistake in chapters 11 and 12. I had to find detailed chapter descriptions from encyclopaedia-wot.org to figure out what was going on, and I am convinced that the recording is out of order. If anyone has a hard copy that can confirm if this chapter description is chronologically correct (http://www.encyclopaedia-wot.org/books/acos/ch12.html) that would be most helpful.
Spoilers: While listening to the audiobook, Lan reappears too suddenly and abruptly with no explanation. There is no obvious jump or gap of context, except that he is suddenly there, and so Egwene sends him off to protect Nynaeve. She skims him out to Ebou Dar. BUT THEN!!!!!........AFTER that, he is suddenly back at the Aes Sedai camp where there is a scene more like what I would expect of Egwene seeing him for the first time since Moiraine died.

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  • Jae
  • 19/03/2013

Incredulously!

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

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  • Austin
  • 27/03/2018

deja vu central

randomly this book repeats like 6 seconds back. you'll think you're giving crazy. don't worry, you aren't. yet...

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  • Kirk
  • 08/12/2008

Great series + Great narration = must read.

Great series + Great narration = must read

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  • Torsten Winkelsträter
  • 18/04/2019

Gute Story mit technischen Problemen

Leider hatte das Hörbuch an mehreren Stellen "Schluckauf" oder (schlimmer) Tonstörungen. Sonst war es gewohnt gut.

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  • Michael U.
  • 25/05/2018

Better than the much more known Lot Rings Trilogy?

I've listened to the Lord of The Rings Trilogy as well as the Hobbit about three times and enjoyed it very much.

But now I am listening to the 15-book-long The Weel of Time saga for about the fifth time and again ask myself why I had never heard of it before I stumbled across it by chance for it is at least as good if not even a better tale, rich, detailed and intricate. While still good, the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are straight forward and simple stories compared to it.

So if you liked Tolkin's stories as much as I did, you will enjoy Robert Jordan at least as much.
I am using Tolkin's tale just for comparison, not in order to lessen its quality.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Matthias Piekenbrock
  • 07/11/2011

4 Sterne für Kate Reading

Kate Reading liest es schön, aber der Michael Kramer stöhnt sich die Geschichte ab, ihn scheint das lesen übermäßig anzustrengen.