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Twenty Years After | [Alexandre Dumas]

Twenty Years After

Twenty years later, time has weakened the resolve of the Musketeers 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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Publisher's Summary

Originally published in 1845 as a sequel to The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After is a supreme creation of suspense and heroic adventure.

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.

(P)1997 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Daniel Lowenstein Los Angeles, California United States 05-25-10
    Daniel Lowenstein Los Angeles, California United States 05-25-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Worthy Sequel, Excellent Narrator"

    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.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    fvyhb ffffff 04-07-15
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    "Great Book"

    love this book. even if it is long it is very easy to finish. if you love this series you need this book.

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    Amazon Customer 03-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Overall, enjoyable."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 01-16-15
    Jennifer 01-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A disappointing continuation of a favorite story."

    It was hard to get through. The main characters sounded like idiots. Horrible storyline and voices.

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    Evan 11-14-14
    Evan 11-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent book and narration"
    If you could sum up Twenty Years After in three words, what would they be?

    Three Musketeers reunited.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my favorite in the series. This and the original are master works, the series drops off substantially after this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Finn 06-17-14
    John Finn 06-17-14

    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

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    "Great Story, slow boring narrarator Zzz"
    What made the experience of listening to Twenty Years After the most enjoyable?

    That my eyes don't get worn out reading.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    D'artagnon of course !


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I had to play the book at 1.5 speed so the narrarator sounded normal instead of like Eeyore the Donkey


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

    Not yet


    Any additional comments?

    Get a new narrarator ! Simon Vance or Bill Homewood !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Hunters Hill, Australia 12-13-13
    Linda Hunters Hill, Australia 12-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "I love Frederick Davidson"
    Any additional comments?

    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!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Les 10-29-12
    Les 10-29-12
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    "shaky beginnings"

    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.

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    Orchid SAVANNAH, GA, United States 09-13-12
    Orchid SAVANNAH, GA, United States 09-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Ok"
    Where does Twenty Years After rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love dartangian's wittiness. U see it a lot in this book


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

    Nooo


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Max Austin, TX, United States 03-29-15
    Max Austin, TX, United States 03-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent story - narrator not that bad"

    very much enjoyed the plot. I disagree with those snootieswho thought the reader was bad. he was not fantastic but definitely not horrible.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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