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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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    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 2015
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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
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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.

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    Shawna K. Nash Chattanooga, TN USA 04-11-15
    Shawna K. Nash Chattanooga, TN USA 04-11-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Love the voice"

    Enjoyed listening to my second book narrated by John Lee. Loved the story as well.

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    William Charlotte, NC, United States 04-10-15
    William Charlotte, NC, United States 04-10-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Need to know some French"
    What disappointed you about The Three Musketeers?

    Eventhough this book is read in English, the listener needs to know a little French to understand the mean of some of the phrases being read. I love the story, but after 3 chapters, I got tired of try to understand the French phases and started listening to another book.


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    Terry Vasquez ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, US 03-17-15
    Terry Vasquez ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, US 03-17-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful!"

    I had forgotten what a good story this tale was. John Lee's reading is phenomenal. Who knew so many accents were in one person? And now I finally know how to pronounce some of those French terms!

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    "Great Romp"

    Having seen the films I did not know what to expect. There are so many twists and turns in the emotions of the book and the story. This reading really bought out the humour.

    The reading was brilliant I soon became absorbed into the story. The narrator was extremely good and after a while I was unaware of the narrator's voice and only heard the characters.

    I recommend this book

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    "Unlikable characters"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I'm glad I finished it, I was curious enough to know how it ended to finish it. But the muskateers are really rather unlikable characters, nothing much like their on screen counterparts, they're snobs, fight over the smallest insult, sleep with richer, older women to get their money, and are generally quick to kill and fickle. Not really what I was expecting...


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