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
Not only a re listen but the stimulus to a listen to all of Dumas with the COUNT having the slight edge. This is captivating, humorous, luminous, intriguing. This is 21st century writing in the guise of the 17thC court. These are heroes, villains and a wonderful stew of retribution in every shade. This is not a kid's book, this is not your GrandMa's Dumas, this is not stodge. This is joy, laugh out loud and yelling from the top row: 'Get the villain...watch out'.
The Count of Monte Cristo has a sharper edge and plot line with a single protagonist and a singular path to revenge BUT the Musketeers are droll, driven by honor and seduction and never failing in their devotion.
There is a wonderful, conflicted attempt of D'Artagnon to save the reputation of Anne of Austria; Queen of France and lover of the Duke of Buckingham. Beware of starting this section at midnight as your partner will see the light burn for the next hours
Laughter, guffaws, belly cries and the reduction of any desire to ever 'get even'
classic literature a must listen. narrator has great accent that brings the book alive. will order more from this author and narrator
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 never read this as a young person. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to listen to it through Audible. Bill Homewood is absolutely magnificent! His voice captures the time period like no other narrator that I have heard so far. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance!
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.
"A Blinking good read"
loved it, compulsive reading from start to finish, well read by Bill Hoomewood, accents and voices first class.
Very well read. Classic story, tense plot. Made journey to and from work very enjoyable.
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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