Really enjoyed the ability to simultaneously read and hear the words, especially the ones with french roots or phrases uncommon in the english language. Also liked the abillty to close my eyes and still enjoy the book.
Alexandre Dumas was a master at creating fun and memorable characters, and there's a reason that his Musketeers have been so enduring. Also, John Lee's narration is perfect for the time period and subject matter, and compliments the characters personalities perfectly.
The dramas and interactions between the characters were fun, and the situations they found themselves in were very entertaining.
D'Artagnan's love affair with Mylady was especially funny.
If I could sit still for so many hours in a row, absolutely!
i drive a truck on the night shift. i love hearing interesting stories, i need some action to keep me awake :)
cut out the boring parts.
it is a classic, i understand that. to me the redeeming quality was as a study in old novels. i just thought it would be more fast paced and exciting.
the narrator was fine, the story was not holding my attention.
not sure, it was a while ago i listened. i just remember it was something i suffered through anticipating something good to come that never showed.
Loyal,daring, and courageous
Dar'tanyan Whether alone or with his 3 friends, he woud fight to the death for what he believed in plus he was amourous and romantic.
My lady, as you could see and feel her wickiness and her change to angelic when it was to her advantage. You could eaisly picture her. However all the characters were portrayed uniquely different by the narrator.
The tale of these four brave and valiant men who served the King and Queen of England, though long, holds the listeners interest as though present to their adventures, conquests, enemies,and loves. I found it exciting and sometimes humerous.
I'm still in the beginning of the book because I just haven't had time to get back to it since just before the holidays; but I love the movie version (with Michael York, Richard Chamberlain, Faye Dunaway, and others) so I wanted to read the book. When I saw that it was available as an audible, I thought it would be fun to listen to someone else "narrating" it for me. So far I have not been disappointed.
Me am Pop-Surrealist Tiki-Artist living and making Art on the active volcanic "Big Island" of Hawaii. Aloha.
YEs... can paint while I listen.
Epic scope, great humor, amazing dialogue.
Great accents. Very French.
The fight scenes are very citing, but the humor in the mis adventures tween fights... classic... could be performed on stage at the Ren-fest every year till dooms day.
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I am a proud Mexican woman that loves words and reading/listening to books. I also believe that only through knowledge can we achieve progress.
The narration at some points was a little difficult to follow with everyone having VERY similar names, however that has more to do with the author Alexandre Dumas than it does with John Lee.
This classic novelist does not disappoint! I have seen the many movies but this is the first time that I have "read" the book and am looking forward to listening to the many sequels. John Lee as narrator is, as always, right on in his interpretation of the characters. A satisfying purchase. thanks audible for bring me the Classics this way
The narrator has a nice voice and it's nice to have someone else pronounce all of the French names for me! The narrator uses a high-pitched voice for the dialog of female characters, which is entertaining and keeps you from getting lulled to sleep by such a pleasant voice.
This is my first Dumas book but I'd be willing to read another. I thought I knew this story well because of the movies and plays I'd seen of it but the original is so different then edited versions that I was surprised.
No, but it could be. I prefer taking stories in pieces so I can think about what has happened for a bit before I go on reading. This one did well in pieces for me.