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The Three Musketeers Audiobook

The Three Musketeers [Audiobook]

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Audible Editor Reviews

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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    Clark Fincher 04-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The best book Lately"

    Superb work by the genius, Dumas. Almost as good as The Count of Monte Cristo. But that is without peer. Excellently narrated. I hated for it to end.

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    TJ Diamond 03-14-16
    TJ Diamond 03-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic Story of Intrigue and Swashbuckling"

    This was a page turner; a classic story of intrigue, swashbuckling, and daring do. The narrator was perfect. He kept me engaged and eagerly awaiting the next chapter. Highly recommended.

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    Jaymie Pierce 11-10-15
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    "A great classic!"
    If you could sum up The Three Musketeers in three words, what would they be?

    Adventurous, romantic and exciting.


    What other book might you compare The Three Musketeers to and why?

    Probably anything by Jules Verne, just because he has a lot of books that revolve around adventure and excitement.


    Have you listened to any of John Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, but I might try to find more of his.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The story you know, the story you've seen, the story that keeps giving.


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    Oma B. 11-03-15
    Oma B. 11-03-15
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    "a Klassik"

    I loved the movies of the musketeers but this was even better. This is wonderfully narrated and was amazingly captivating till the end. I am thinking to just start all over again.

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    Shaine Mata Mission, Tx United States 10-16-15
    Shaine Mata Mission, Tx United States 10-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I should have read this ages ago"
    Where does The Three Musketeers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This will be one of the top books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I identify with Athos more than the others; but, the four protagonists were fun as a whole.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, if I could forego sleep.


    Any additional comments?

    Far more fun than anticipated.

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    Tori Anderson 10-12-15
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    "Good, but not as exciting as Three Musketeers"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd recommend the book as a continuation of a GREAT story established in The Three Musketeers. But to me, it starts VERY slowly, and finally gets really interesting for the last 40% of the book. I stuck with it because I had already fallen love with the characters. I'd not recommend it as a 'stand alone' book. But liked it well enough as part of the series.


    If you’ve listened to books by Alexandre Dumas before, how does this one compare?

    Comparing plot and story lines, it's about 60% as good as "The Three Musketeers", and 40% as good as "The Count of Monte Christo"


    What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I particularly like John Lee's narration - I like his voices and emphasis. I wish he'd done 'all' the Dumas books.


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    L. Spare 09-02-15
    L. Spare 09-02-15
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    "I was completely enraptured!"

    This is the first time I have ever read this story and found it enthralling, because the action is almost constant. It drew me in from the beginning and did not let me go to the end. Several times it seemed like the story was about to come to a close when there was a new development. I liked the twists and turns and feel like this book is a classic for a reason. It is very long, but well worth the time. I think the British accent of the narrator only helps the story (although it is a little strange when you realize some of the characters are supposed to not be able to understand English).

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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"
    Any additional comments?

    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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