D'Artagnan
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  • 1
    The Three Musketeers | Alexandre Dumas

    The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This historical romance, perhaps the greatest cloak-and-sword story ever, relates the adventures of four fictional swashbuckling heroes who served the French kings Louis XIII and Louis XIV. When the dashing young D'Artagnon arrives in Paris from Gascony, he becomes embroiled in three duels with the Three Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. But when he proves himself by fighting not against, but with, the Three Musketeers, they form a quick and lasting friendship.

    Adventure

    A rip-roaring adventure, filled with intrigue and humor, and read with style by Simon Vance. This is one of my favorite audiobooks.

    Reviewed on August 18 2007 by Sharon (Sebring, FL, United States)
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    The Three Musketeers | Alexandre Dumas

    The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Full Cast
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    17th Century France. Dashing young swordsman D’Artagnan heads for Paris, dreaming of serving the King as a member of his elite guard. On arrival, he meets the three musketeers - Athos, Porthos and Aramis - and the four men soon become fast friends. Together, they strive to outwit the murderous schemes of power-hungry Cardinal Richelieu, and save the Queen from a plot to dishonour her. Their adventures take them on a perilous journey through the French countryside and across the Channel to England....

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    The Three Musketeers | Alexandre Dumas

    The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    Set during the reign of Louis XIII (1610-43) and based on actual events, The Three Musketeers is perhaps the greatest "cloak and sword" story ever written. Three Musketeers, loyal servants of the King, are joined by the dashing D'Artagnan, a veritable Byronic hero. These four are pitted against the master of intrigue, Cardinal Richelieu, and the quintessential wicked woman, Lady de Winter. Dumas was quite expert in pacing and varying action while weaving historical fact with purest fiction.

    Dumas is King!

    His great masterpiece.

    Reviewed on August 29 2009 by Douglas (Auburn, WA, United States)
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    The Three Musketeers | Alexandre Dumas

    The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    What Fun!

    Reading The Three Musketeers was great fun! I especially loved the way it ended. I count it among my favorites now, and will no doubt read it again. T..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 17 2011 by A. A. Green (Huntsville, AL USA)
  • 2
    Twenty Years After | Alexandre Dumas

    Twenty Years After

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Dumas YES, Narrator NO

    I recently discovered Dumas' D'Artangion series, starting with the first one that is narrated by Simon Vance. I then skipped "Twenty Years After" and..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 12 2012 by Nathan (Jesup, GA, United States)
  • 3
    The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years After | Alexandre Dumas

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years After

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    It is May 1660 and the fate of nations is at stake. Mazarin plots, Louis XIV is in love, and Raoul de Bragelonne, son of Athos, is intent on serving France and winning the heart of Louise de la Valliere. D'Artagnan, meanwhile, is perplexed by a mysterious stranger, and soon he learns that his old comrades already have great projects in hand.

    Why didn't I read this stuff sooner

    After reading The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers, I could completely understand why everyone I know loves the work of Alexandre Dumas...Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2009 by Eric C. Zawadzki (Minneapolis, MN, United States)
  • 4
    Louise de La Vallière | Alexandre Dumas

    Louise de La Vallière

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As part of the d'Artagnan Romances following The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After, and devoted in large part to romantic events at the court of France's King Louis XIV, Louise de La Valliere is the second part of Alexandre Dumas's 268 chapter novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later, which first appeared in serial form between 1847 and 1850.

    A Soap Opera with Musketeers

    This story seems quaint and very subtle by modern standards.

    Large tracts are devoted to the minutiae of French royalty and the surround..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 28 2009 by Mr (Melbourne, Australia)
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    The Man in the Iron Mask | Alexandre Dumas

    The Man in the Iron Mask

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A tale of mystery, adventure, and political intrigue, this conclusion to Dumas’ swashbuckling musketeer saga is based on the true story of a masked prisoner who dwelled in the Bastille during the Louis XIV’s reign and whose identity remains in question to this day.

    The Musketeers Get Old

    The four musketeers age and are near the end of their careers. Huge disappointment after reading "The Black Count", the bio about Dumas' father, and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 31 2013 by Rebecca (Lakewood, CO, United States)