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The Three Musketeers | [Alexandre Dumas]

The Three Musketeers

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.
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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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    Tim Ozark, AL, United States 07-12-13
    Tim Ozark, AL, United States 07-12-13

    Happily married father of 4 with 3 of the meanest Grandchildren in the US :) I am a paving Forman for a large construction company Alabama.

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    "Oh My God, What a Book"

    I Can't believe I've went 48 years and haven't read this book.
    There were parts in this book that I wanted to skip because the story had me so mad. Am so glad I didn't.
    From the start it grabbed me and would not turn loose. I usually listen riding to work and when I cut grass, I even cut my neighbors yard so I could get another 2 hours of book time. I would give 2 credits for just another 2 hours.
    Wow just Wow.

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    Cynthia Grass Lake, MI, United States 06-05-13
    Cynthia Grass Lake, MI, United States 06-05-13 Member Since 2014

    Mother of 2 teens, alternate between reading for educational enrichment and pure pleasure. Like to run, bike, hike, and dance.

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    "Long"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    no


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    anticlimactic


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when they all meet and find out that they all had a run in with Dartainel sp.


    Was The Three Musketeers worth the listening time?

    yes because it was a 'classic' but i didn't enjoy it.


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    Bob 04-24-13
    Bob 04-24-13
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    "Great story, great performance"
    What did you love best about The Three Musketeers?

    Great story with many interesting characters and twists.


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

    Nothing I have read to date.


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    Athos


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book.

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    Amazon Customer Newark, NJ, United States 03-21-13
    Amazon Customer Newark, NJ, United States 03-21-13 Member Since 2014

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    "My favorite one !"

    The Three Musketeers is another masterpiece from the writer, Alexandre Dumas. Written with terrific skill, this novel relates the story of D'Ärtagnan and his three companions Athos, Porthos, and Aremis seeking to foil the schemes of the imposing Cardinal and faithfully serve the King. This novel contains incredible themes, intricate plots, and is a well written novel. The Three Musketeers well deserves its title among the top classics. The story kept me captivated and on the edge the entire way!

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    Ms Dee 03-16-13
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    "Loved this!"
    Would you listen to The Three Musketeers again? Why?

    Yes, because it was so well read and the story is a classic.


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

    It was always hard to take a break from listening to the story.


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    Malikah Bellamy Super Sleuth Portland, Maine United States 03-10-13
    Malikah Bellamy Super Sleuth Portland, Maine United States 03-10-13

    I <3 Mysteries & Thrillers Not Horror or Gore I like stories that can keep you guessing and sometimes cheering on the Genius of a Killers Mind What keeps me interested is the Role of the Person trying to track down and solve these Murderous Minds and their multi-laird personas Then and put an end to the Killers murderous plan eventually ....

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    "A classic gone wrong"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am not sure who would enjoy it more. I do know if you have insomnia this is a book for you.. it that would cure that issue you would fall a sleep with in 10 min of the book reading


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Lee’s performances?

    I do not think so


    What character would you cut from The Three Musketeers?

    I would not cut any character


    Any additional comments?

    The Narrator speaks like he has rocks in his mouth he also mumbles in a drone tone. Which is very annoying the voice drone put me to sleep. I tried several times to listen to the book I could not do it

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    John-David Dallas, TX, United States 03-04-13
    John-David Dallas, TX, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Stunningly Captivating"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely...not that there weren't any slow spots, but I could've never imagined being that engages to an audio book 24 hours long from beginning to end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was itself just such a great tale of conquest and chivalry. It was so fascinating to hate the villains and love the heroes like this book compels you to.


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

    Very engaging but I'm not sure anything is 24 hours in one sitting engaging....lol.


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    Janae Pearland, Texas, United States 02-21-13
    Janae Pearland, Texas, United States 02-21-13 Member Since 2012

    I love to travel and train dogs. I can't seem to find the time to sit down and read so I listen while I'm on my way to...well...anywhere!

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    "One for all and all for one!"
    If you could sum up The Three Musketeers in three words, what would they be?

    rowdy gentlemen boys


    What did you like best about this story?

    The 4 Musketeers were very loyal to each other and they wore such elaborate clothes (tights and lace) while carrying and welding super sharp lethal swords. I am so glad I listened to the book, it was so entertaining!


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

    John Lee "ROCKS" when it comes to reading stories!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Milady was beheaded and the Musketeers grieved in their own personal ways.
    Milady was bewitching.


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    Shelley ROANOKE, IN, United States 02-05-13
    Shelley ROANOKE, IN, United States 02-05-13
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    "Enjoyed it Very much."
    Would you listen to The Three Musketeers again? Why?

    Yes. It was an enjoyable story. I would find myself wanting to get back to my book repeatedly even when I knew I should be doing other things!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The reading. It was very well done.


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed them all.


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

    Yes....but it was a little too long for that!


    Any additional comments?

    A very enjoyable listen.

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    JG Pullen Jr Eagle Point, OR 02-02-13
    JG Pullen Jr Eagle Point, OR 02-02-13 Member Since 2012

    Machinist, student of history, philosopher, Star Wars fanatic, hobbyist costumer, and all around Renaissance man.

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    "Better than all of the movies put together!"
    Would you listen to The Three Musketeers again? Why?

    I enjoyed this book so much, I'll probably listen to it at least once a year.


    Any additional comments?

    There hasn't been a film yet that honestly follows the book. This story is far better than any of them!

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  • Frankieg3
    Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
    1/31/14
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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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  • Miss
    EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
    12/1/14
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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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