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Summary

Duraid Ai Simmu and his beautiful wife, Royan, were the first to discover the tomb of Queen Lostris and, with it, the scrolls that record the burial of Pharaoh Mamose with all his vast treasure. But as their present-day search for the treasure moves from the Nile to the uplands of Ethiopia, a savage battle begins. For others will stop at nothing to claim the prize as their own.

When Duraid is brutally murdered, Royan seeks refuge in England with eminent archaeologist Nicholas Quenton-Harper. With him she can find the courage to unlock the dreams of an ancient Pharaoh.

© Wilbur Smith; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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what happened to the story?

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

more detail. The details of Taitas riddles were t otally missing. Without these details the story was dull.

Has The Seventh Scroll put you off other books in this genre?

No. The story was too abridged to give it much interest.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

What character would you cut from The Seventh Scroll?

None, I would put more of the characters in.

Any additional comments?

This story was too abridged. The point of it was totally missing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Badly shortened

I understand they have shortened this, but I have read the full version and there was no action in it at all. They took too much out, I don't even think it read fluently

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Egyptian series

Always a brilliant read ,the Egyptian Series being my favourite though I have read many others awaiting last in series

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Don’t do it

Stop after the fabulous River God. This is a disappointing story and terribly read. I had to force myself to finish listening... and it’s only just over 2 hours long! I think I’ve loved every other Wilbur Smith book, I guess everyone has to have one below par project.

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not quite the whole story

having read the book several times I was disappointed that many parts were left out the main one being that Tanus, the lady Lostris' lover and father of her children was the body in the tomb and not the Pharaoh Mamose

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Too short

Having read the original I was so disappointed with this version ! Too short. Mini story only. Ughhhhhh !

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warning

this audio book does not represent the book it leaves huge sections of the story out... rubbish

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Very poor

Cut out most and a lot of key points
In the story. Very disappointed with this book

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Not impressed

Did not keep to author's story, was very disappointed.

It would have been better if they had more than one person speaking.

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Another excellent book full of twists and turns.

I can not wait to start the next book. The thing is once I start one of this set of books I have to read them all again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-05-18

Not as gripping as other Wilbur Smith books.

This tale was a sequel to The River God, which was told with great detail. This story was hasty, had a fair amount of detail of some portions, but was rushed at the end - almost an afterthought.

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  • Bouma
  • 19-12-17

waste of time and money.

The story seems badly abridged. The characters are completely under developed with no sense of their personalities or motivations.

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  • Bill
  • 25-09-12

All of the intrigue was taken by shortenng

What did you like best about Seventh Scroll? What did you like least?

Good wilbur smith

Would you recommend Seventh Scroll to your friends? Why or why not?

Only in the unabridged version

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

All was good just some good left out

Was Seventh Scroll worth the listening time?

No

Any additional comments?

You left out the parts that made this a really good yarn

1 of 2 people found this review helpful