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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (41,295 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Jordan Narrator: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Wheel of Time Series Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9781427200044
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The eagerly awaited for seventh book in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, A Crown of Swords, The New York Times bestseller that swept the nation like a firestorm. 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The two narrators pass the story back and forth seamlessly, keeping their characters well in hand. AudioFile

  • Book Three of the Wheel of Time series finds the wheel of time continuing its journey toward the confrontation of Rand Al Thor, the dragon reborn, and the Dark One. Kate Reading is narrator for one strand of the story; Michael Kramer, for the others. Reading and Kramer are familiar to the series and bring back their distinct and nuanced characterizations of the major characters. The plot and characters are complex, but the book is still able to stand alone. In the hands of these two versatile narrators the audiobook is a good choice, accessible and never dull. AudioFile on The Dragon Reborn
  • The solid performances of Kate Reading and Michael Kramer add a new dimension to the story, especially in the way these veteran narrators breathe life into the inner thoughts of the many major players. AudioFile on Crossroads of Twiligh

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lee | 2/18/2014

    " I'm done, not just with finishing this book, but with the whole series. Nothing happens! It's just boring. I can't even be bothered writing a review because to be honest, the same review could be used on last five books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen | 2/17/2014

    " For some reason I can't pull myself away from this pulp. Like most overly long (or otherwise) series of books (or any media for that matter) each book is about half as good as its predecessor. Hell, it sure beats TV. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Purcell | 1/28/2014

    " I have read this series 15 times now. its that good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 12/30/2013

    " Pretty good. A bit drawn out but necessary reading as part of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 12/22/2013

    " It took me a while to get through, but I really enjoyed the story in this one. Some things that I was waiting for, actually happened in this chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Melbie | 12/12/2013

    " Great series. These books are thick with pages but they are such good reading that I cannot put them down until they are done! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stine | 11/12/2013

    " This book started out pretty boring and the only thing I really liked about it was the whole Mat thing, because that was hilarious. Poor guy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaiden9 | 11/5/2013

    " Robert Jordan still has my attention "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Morgan | 11/1/2013

    " Here's where Jordan starts to lose the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan | 8/22/2012

    " Worst book of the series so far. Weak ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mf | 5/13/2012

    " This was a decent novel in the series. It did jump around too much, and without the connectivity between the plotlines, even the simple mechanics as meetings in the World of Dreams. Could have been written as 2 books parallel in timeline, and if so, it would have flowed much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheri | 3/30/2012

    " One of my favorites of the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua Mitchell | 2/25/2012

    " Once again another stunning read...highly recommend this series if you like LOTR. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haydensdad | 1/4/2012

    " Liked this book a lot. The whole series has drawn me in. Cannot wait for the conclusion as I have put considorable hours into the series. "The wheel turns..." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqui Hencsie | 9/7/2011

    " I actually really enjoyed re-reading this book. It does set up for the next book a lot, but I generally enjoyed all of the things that the characters go through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 6/3/2011

    " Book Seven was Great! The story just keeps getting better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theshortaiel | 4/7/2011

    " This book...and the next book...are just stepping stones to the rest of the series, they're a little slower, but still good, and very necessarily to get to the REALLY awesome ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 4/1/2011

    " This is the book where the story starts to run on a bit. It is still good though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 3/26/2011

    " On Audiobook. Very nicely done. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mallory | 3/5/2011

    " I started reading this series because I love Brandon Sanderson and wanted to read the books that he wrote...I made it to book 7 of this series, and I can't make it any further...these books are soooo SLOW compared to Sanderson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 2/26/2011

    " I know many of you have already read this series, but it just gets better and better for me. I am going to sorry when it is over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jarrod | 2/23/2011

    " Reading this series for the zillionth time is fun, I'm constantly reminded of Jordans ridiculous world building skill. Nostalgia is also seeping in, Mat is still my favorite. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan (1948-2007) was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam with the United States Army as a helicopter gunner. After returning from Vietnam, he received an undergraduate degree in physics, and he was later employed by the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer. He began writing in 1977. He was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. He lived with his wife Harriet McDougal, who works as a book editor. He is most known for his Wheel of Time series.

About the Narrators

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received thirty Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.

Michael Kramer has narrated many audiobooks over the last twenty years; his favorite authors include Donald E. Westlake, Thomas Perry, and Robert Jordan. He has received fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work. He lives in the DC area, where he also works in theater as an actor and director.