I've only listened to audiobooks on long road trips before, so that was my intention when I purchased this audiobook. I was so captivated by the story; John Lee's excellent storytelling really brings Dumas' characters to life. I kept listening long after the trip was over. I listened while walking my dog, when I was working, and it made the best kind of bedtime story.
I quickly fell in love with the novel's protagonist, young D'Artagnan, who is around my age. He won my heart, but Athos won my everything else. Cool, clever, and with the irresistible "tortured hero" background story, it's no surprise he's a leader within the group.
John Lee made sure each character had a distinct voice, so even when it wasn't stated, I could easily recognize which character was speaking. Lee's voice is just a pleasure to hear and he narrated excellently. Every bit of tension feels so real; it feels like you're actually in the story!
Yes, and though it's nearly 24 hours in total and took me about 3 weeks to listen to completely, I devoted every second of my spare time to listening to this audiobook.
A must-have for fans of adventure!
Like so many of the previous reviews, I was displeased with the switching of narration between a single actor and several.
I did not find the switching hard to follow, but rather I would've preferred each character only have one voice. Personally, I would rather Simon Vance have performed the whole thing himself, especially as the multi-actor parts occasionally seemed to have an echo and Vance outshone the other cast members anyway.
The plot is pretty thrilling. Despite my negative opinion on the narration direction, I think the story holds up well enough on its own with the majority of the book performed by Vance that I recommend this audiobook to anyone looking for an adventurous story.
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