A wonderful book that combines comedy and adventure to illuminate a slice of 17th century France. The breakfast in the "bastion" scene was pure comic genius. I was literally laughing out loud.
Superb narration of a wonderful engaging novel. Despite a length of almost 50 hours, I was sorry that the ride Dumas created had to end. The book is thought provoking on many levels particularly regarding the weakness, failures, and venality of men and "state justice", the role of spirituality, and of course a window into post-Napoleonic France and the conflict between intellecturalism and romantacism.
Great book and great read.
William Hootkins is a terrific narrator. His voice captures Ishmael's humor, wit, and terror brilliantly. I was wary of starting this audiobook. However, I soon found myself laughing out loud. I had no idea that Melville was humorous as well as deep. Terrific narration of a spectacular work of literature.
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