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The Three Musketeers Audiobook
The Three Musketeers
Written by: 
Alexandre Dumas
Narrated by: 
John Lee
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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    Amazon Customer 02-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Classic"

    I'm so glad I finally listened to this classic. Exciting and evocative drama with plenty of thrills along the way.

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    TDH 02-07-15
    TDH 02-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed"

    Narration is fine, comparable to the other immersion reading text, it is the story which I take issue with. And all the films and shows that take their characters from Dumas' book, the musketeers are virtuous, honorable, and though amorous it is not without faithfulness. However Alexander Dumas' actual characters Dartanian Athos, Porthos and Arimis are not the paragons of honor and a virtue which the films portray. Aside from that the book is at times quite slow and tedious.

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    John C. Curtis Spring Lake Heights, NJ 01-23-15
    John C. Curtis Spring Lake Heights, NJ 01-23-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Excellent!"

    This is a captivating rendition, well paced and clearly delivered. Definitely a best-in-class performance. I highly recommend this.

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    Jerrilynn 10-19-14
    Jerrilynn 10-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Incredibibly Entertaining"
    If you could sum up The Three Musketeers in three words, what would they be?

    The original BFFs


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Three Musketeers?

    D'Artagnan is heartbroken when his lady love dies. The Musketeers, D'Artagnan, and the Count D'Winter go after the murderer of D'Artagnan's mistress. At that point Athos reveals the Countess D'Winter as his wife. D'Artagnan had already known, but the other Musketeers did not.


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

    Persistence. A book of this length, despite how busy it is can be a bit daunting when you work for a living. By listening while driving my long daily commutes I managed to listen in 2 days. It was wonderful.


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

    Many moments in this book made me chuckle. A few moments made me groan in sympathy or exasperation. I can't say it exactly moved me the way one classically think of being moved. This book is not really meant to draw out an emotional outpouring.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoyed the movies but have never taken time to read this book, I highly recommend this experience. The listen is every bit a good.... better than the movies. You see it all, because some of course you've seen before. The rest is easy to imagine, Dumas is an artist that way.

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    Jolene Darnold 10-14-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Narrator, Great book"
    What did you love best about The Three Musketeers?

    The friendship for the main character.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Duke.


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

    This was my first but I really enjoyed the performance.


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon MINERAL, VIRGINIA, United States 01-31-14
    Brandon MINERAL, VIRGINIA, United States 01-31-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Dumas loves to keep characters in the greyscale."

    I love Dumas, because in his stories, almost all of his characters, even "the good guys", are generally not very nice people. They all tread in that grey area between good and evil.

    The the main protagonist d'Artangnan. You instantly fall in love with him when you witness his first encounter with the musketeers in which he shows true bravery, willing to risk his life against three opponents, each of which he knew could dispatch him individually. But it doesn't take long to realize that he is not truly a hero, but holds many qualities that could almost be considered villainous. In fact he is a liar, a classist, sexist, murdering, thieving, adulterer. Needless to say he is a deep and complicated character, and is the entire story which is a much read.

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    V. Vela California USA 09-05-13
    V. Vela California USA 09-05-13
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    "A Classic in every way"
    What made the experience of listening to The Three Musketeers the most enjoyable?

    The Narrator! he brought each and every character to life, especially the women, half the time I would forget it was a man reading a female character.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    If I had to choose, I would say it was Milady de Winter, her intelligence and cunning bested everyone in the end.


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

    I have not, but I plan to in the near future


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

    The moment D'Artangnan had found Madame Bonacieux only to lose her so tragically.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Ozark, AL, United States 07-12-13
    Tim Ozark, AL, United States 07-12-13 Member Since 2015

    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

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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