Two decades have passed since the three musketeers triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady. Time has weakened their resolve and dispersed their loyalties. But treasons and stratagems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England, Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold. Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time, the malevolence of men, and the forces of history. But their greatest test is a titanic struggle with the son of Milady, who wears the face of Evil.
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I beg to differ from the other reviewers. I believe the late Frederick Davidson (aka David Case) was without exception the best reader of audiobooks. Although I agree that this reading is slightly below his usual standard, Davidson below par is still better than most other readers at their best. The novel is the first sequel to The Three Musketeers and, although there is a bit less humor in this work, if you liked the original you will probably like this sequel.
The reader was not as expressive as one would have hoped. Overall, it was enjoyable and an interesting story. Last bed the mental images shown by the author.
It was hard to get through. The main characters sounded like idiots. Horrible storyline and voices.
Three Musketeers reunited.
I have to disagree with the majority of the reviewers. Davidson can be grating at first but I loved his narration. After an hour I really embraced it. He had me rolling in some scenes. His Grimaud was masterful. Vance in the later books bored me. Davidson's style really promotes the humor and this book has many clever scenes. I listened to his War and Peace as well and enjoyed it.
This is my favorite in the series. This and the original are master works, the series drops off substantially after this book.
I've got 2 bachelors degrees(Psychology & Media), a masters(Counseling Psychology)hope to get my PhD.I've read 1000s of books,Bible 15 times
That my eyes don't get worn out reading.
D'artagnon of course !
I had to play the book at 1.5 speed so the narrarator sounded normal instead of like Eeyore the Donkey
Get a new narrarator ! Simon Vance or Bill Homewood !
I'll grant you that Frederick Davidson is an acquired taste, but when you've gotten used to his almost 'camp' style, you'll love him. I've listened to multiple audiobooks narrated by him. He tells a great story with expression and enthusiasm. One of the best. And whoever criticised his French pronunciation should listen again. While his pronunciations isn't always perfect, it's generally pretty good. The odd misstep over 28 hours of reading surely can be forgiven. I've listened to many readers who mispronounce perfectly ordinary English words!
At first i was unsure with the reader of this installment but within 20 mints I was in the wonderful world of Alexandre Dumas. I have totally enjoyed these novels and am sad they are coming to an end.
Somewhere in the middle. Took a while to go through it. The reader wasnt always consistent in the voices, and d'artangion a hauty voice which really irritated me. The story itself was very political, not as much action as the first book. Too many characters to keep track of. Had to relisten to many parts because i missed something from zoning out.
I love dartangian's wittiness. U see it a lot in this book
very much enjoyed the plot. I disagree with those snootieswho thought the reader was bad. he was not fantastic but definitely not horrible.
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