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The Three Musketeers Audiobook

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Of course you've heard of the three famous swordsmen, but did you know that the novel is really funny, as well as replete with romance and adventure? John Lee does, and his narration plays up all three attributes to great effect. For those who need a reminder, Dumas's classic adventure presents the escapades of three of King Louis's musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, plus D'Artagnan (a musketeer in training) as they foil a few of Cardinal Richelieu's many devious plots. Amid much swordplay, they actually utter the famous line: "All for one and one for all." Lee struggles a bit with accents and characterizations early in the production. His hesitations disappear after a few chapters, however, and he gives fine voice to the rest of the madcap tale.

Publisher's Summary

Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures---including the seductively beautiful but deadly femme fatale, Milady, and D'Artagnan's equally beautiful love, Madame Bonacieux---The Three Musketeers continues, after a century and a half of continuous publication, to define the genre of swashbuckling romance and historical adventure.

©1923 Public Domain; (P)2008 Tantor

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    DB 08-27-15
    DB 08-27-15

    just good books

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    "The musketeers are not who I thought they were"
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    Grade: B
    I was a little surprised in reading this book. The musketeers have been portrayed as chivalrous heroes. After reading this, I have a much different impression. Sure they are "All for one and one for all" and willing to die for the king, but these guys are no role models. Their behavior boarders on amoral with the amount of adultery, extortion, drunkenness, etc. They take themselves to be above the law.

    It took me a while to get pulled into to this. The writing is very good but different than contemporary writers. Once you get into the mode of the language, it flows along at a steady pace. This book is filled with a lot of adventure, romance, intrigue, as well as the amoral behavior I mentioned above. I would have liked the fighting and battles to have more detail. Dumas doesn't spend a lot of time on that as I would have liked. The real villain doesn't show up until half way through the book and the brutality of the ending was a surprise.

    Narration is very good. John Lee provides good emotion and voice inflections to help make it enjoyable.

    Overall, I was impressed with Dumas' writing. This is a classic for a reason. The movies just don't tell the whole story.

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    Joseph 05-18-15
    Joseph 05-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "took a while to catch my attention"

    overall a good read though. definitely had unexpected turns in the mix which you don't find very often

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    Rick United States 05-04-15
    Rick United States 05-04-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Does it ever stop"
    Would you try another book from Alexandre Dumas and/or John Lee?

    I think this is the longest book I've ever listened to. It just drags on. When Milady was a prisoner it just dragged on forever. I don't think I want to buy anymore of his titles.


    What three words best describe John Lee’s performance?

    He's a good narrator. It's just the story that goes on forever


    Do you think The Three Musketeers needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    NO!


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    augustine 05-01-15
    augustine 05-01-15
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    "If you wish to feel like a 15 year old boy again.."

    I felt like a 15 year old boy again while listening to this audio book. Dumas is the best of the genre. The Count of Monte Cristo is better because of the mystery of the Count but this book has it all the adventure and romance that one could wish for. You do get the impression though that this was serialized and that Dumas was working on capitalizing on adventure.

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    Stephen H Nash 04-28-15 Member Since 2012
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    "They don't make them like this anymore"

    Enjoyable, romp through 17th Century France, and briefly, England, with colorful heroes and really vile villains, both male and female.

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    Susan QUEMADO, NM, United States 04-26-15
    Susan QUEMADO, NM, United States 04-26-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Classic, but not a favorite of mine"

    I really thought I would like this book so much more than I did!
    I think I like the idea of it more than the actual facts of the story.
    I listened to the whole thing and was dismayed because doggone it, I like it when the good guys win decisively and I have a happy ending.
    So the decadent lifestyles were distressing to me and I wanted different outcomes to many parts.
    So I see why it's a classic, but I won't listen to it again. Just not my cup of tea.

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    Jason Walker 04-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "They don't call them CLASSICS for nothing!!!"

    Great Book!! The narrator was perfect for this story!! Can't wait to listen again. Wish I had Audible when I was younger.

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    Ryan Destin, FL, US 04-22-15
    Ryan Destin, FL, US 04-22-15
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    "Not to be missed"

    Not only does the story-telling of Dumas put most novels to shame, but also the voice performance of John Lee is unparalleled.

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    Tom Corwin 04-20-15
    Tom Corwin 04-20-15
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    "Masterful writing paired with masterful reading."

    Totally immersive, stunningly precise and beautiful translation, riveting from beginning to end. John Lee deserves the hall of fame for his delivery.

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    Dakoco 04-15-15
    Dakoco 04-15-15 Member Since 2012
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    "The Three Musketeers"

    An awesome book!
    The reader was one of the greatest I've heard.
    Listening to this book is like watching a movie.
    Get this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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