Romance, treachery, courage...The Three Musketeers has it all! In one of the greatest adventure stories ever written, the dashing young swordsman D'Artagnan and his daredevil companions Athos, Aramis, and Porthos, become embroiled in duels, love-tangles, and sinister intrigues which threaten the future of King, Queen, and France herself.
Public Domain (P)2014 Naxos AudioBooks
Will take the reader /listeners well beyond the pop culture/movie view of the 3 musketeers, their characters and the time they lived in through the authors view approx 200 years after this fictionalized account of royal intrigues were to have taken place (1600s). Neither the main characters, nor time period were what id thought they would be.
Mixture of fact and fiction make for an interesting tale that kept my attention throughout.
At around 25 hr listening time, it does take a while to finish - but definitely worth it.
Fabulous characters. Wonderful adventure. Classic Dumas. Compelling story with a performance that manages to give voice to each character in his or her own accent/dialect thus making the story come to life. Absolutely recommend for males and females of all ages. The Three Muskateers hasn't lost its flavor through the course of time. It's appeal is universal. I thoroughly enjoyed this Audible book.
There is a part towards the end where it gets REALLY slow and I know there was some interesting bits but for about an hour or maybe two it kinda drags when it could of been better. But I loved the story it was my first time through it.
I'd listen to a different Dumas story. I really liked The Count of Monte Cristo narrated by Andrew Timothy.
It was hard to follow the narrator and the story was not nearly as action packed or interesting as I expected.
I really enjoyed the action packed movies. This story was much less interesting.
"A Blinking good read"
loved it, compulsive reading from start to finish, well read by Bill Hoomewood, accents and voices first class.
loved it. .....compelling story well articulated. The book is much better than the films and this version doesn't fail.
"Couldn't get through it. hated the narrator."
I had loved the Count of Monte Christo and thought I'd try another of Dumas' classics. It was a mistake
I'm afraid I didn't like his overly dramatic voice which is bouncy with enthusiasm in a way I found irritating.
Sorry but I couldn't get past the voice.
"Great narration of a fantastic adventure"
Dumas sure knows how to write a captivating story. The narrator was excellent, I will definitely be listening to the other Dumas books he's performed!
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