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Ike42

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  • Twenty Years After

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (110)

    Twenty years later, time has weakened the resolve of the Musketeers and dispersed their loyalties. But treasons and stratagems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England, Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold. Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time, the malevolence of men, and the forces of history. But their greatest test is a titanic struggle with the son of Milady, who wears the face of Evil.

    Nathan says: "Dumas YES, Narrator NO"
    "Great story, horrible narrator"
    Overall

    I recently finished this book after listening to "The Three Musketeers" narrated by John Lee. The story was excellent, but the narrator almost killed it for me. Besides the fact that he had trouble maintaining the same voices for characters from chapter to chapter, the voices which he chose seemed to detract from the characters. The editing was also somewhat sloppy because I occasionally thought that I could hear papers rustling and also the narrator tripped up slightly on several sentences which I felt should have been edited. Anyway, I would give the story 5 stars and the narrator 0.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years After

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (89)

    It is May 1660 and the fate of nations is at stake. Mazarin plots, Louis XIV is in love, and Raoul de Bragelonne, son of Athos, is intent on serving France and winning the heart of Louise de la Valliere. D'Artagnan, meanwhile, is perplexed by a mysterious stranger, and soon he learns that his old comrades already have great projects in hand.

    Eric C. Zawadzki says: "Why didn't I read this stuff sooner"
    "Misrepresentation"
    Overall

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story...that is to say the part which I listened to. The description of this book leads one to believe that it's the entire novel. However, it was broken into two parts and the second part "Louise de la Valliere" is not yet available on Audible. I am rather annoyed because I have no idea now when I'll be able to see how the story ended. If you like to hear a complete story like me, ensure that the second half is available before downloading this book. That being said, if the second half is as good as the first then I would definitely recommend this.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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