Alexandre Dumas
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Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (English /duːmˈɑː, djuː-/, French: [alɛksɑ̃dʁ dyma], born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie [dyma davi də la pajətʁi]; 24 July 1802 - 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. It was published in English in 2008 as The Last Cavalier.

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    • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 52 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,792
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,312
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,315

    On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is the one to spend 50 hours listening to!

    • By james on 03-05-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Three Musketeers

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 23 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,339
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,869
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,882

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Irresistible Romp!

    • By Gillian on 01-28-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Twenty Years After

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dumas YES, Narrator NO

    • By Nathan on 12-12-12

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Le comte de Monte-Cristo 1

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Éric Herson-Macarel
    • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 81

    Marseille, 1815. Edmond Dantès ramène à bon port, après la mort de son capitaine, le trois-mâts "Le pharaon"...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great rendition of a great classic.

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-26-17

    Regular price: $16.11

    • The Red Sphinx

    • Or, The Comte de Moret; A Sequel to The Three Musketeers
    • By: Alexandre Dumas, Lawrence Ellsworth - translator
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 23 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    The Red Sphinx is a direct sequel to The Three Musketeers that begins not 20 years later but a mere 20 days afterward....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rather disappointing; stick with D’Artagnan series

    • By DFK on 09-27-17

    Regular price: $38.46

    • The Man in the Iron Mask

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 553
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 452

    Thirty-five years after the events of The Three Musketeers, d’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis find themselves caught between conflicting loyalties in a power struggle....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Musketeers Get Old

    • By Rebecca on 03-31-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Audioscape Players
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Dumas' tale transports the listener back to the beginning of the 19th century....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too “abridged”

    • By MPCIndiana on 02-09-18

    Regular price: $7.00

    • The Vicomte de Bragelonne

    • Ten Years After
    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 22 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    It is May 1660 and the fate of nations is at stake....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why didn't I read this stuff sooner

    • By Eric C. Zawadzki on 08-27-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Count of Monte Cristo (Dramatized)

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Starring Orson Welles, Anges Moorehead, and Ray Collins, The Count of Monte Cristo is a tale of revenge and retribution....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Stefanie on 05-19-14

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Louise de La Vallière

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    Filled with behind-the-scenes intrigue, the novel brings the aging Musketeers and d'Artagnan out of retirement to face an impending crisis within the royal court of France....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Soap Opera with Musketeers

    • By Mr on 08-28-09

    Regular price: $31.47

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