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The Three Musketeers Audiobook

The Three Musketeers [Audiobook]

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Audible Editor Reviews

Of course you've heard of the three famous swordsmen, but did you know that the novel is really funny, as well as replete with romance and adventure? John Lee does, and his narration plays up all three attributes to great effect. For those who need a reminder, Dumas's classic adventure presents the escapades of three of King Louis's musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, plus D'Artagnan (a musketeer in training) as they foil a few of Cardinal Richelieu's many devious plots. Amid much swordplay, they actually utter the famous line: "All for one and one for all." Lee struggles a bit with accents and characterizations early in the production. His hesitations disappear after a few chapters, however, and he gives fine voice to the rest of the madcap tale.

Publisher's Summary

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---including the seductively beautiful but deadly femme fatale, Milady, and D'Artagnan's equally beautiful love, Madame Bonacieux---The Three Musketeers continues, after a century and a half of continuous publication, to define the genre of swashbuckling romance and historical adventure.

©1923 Public Domain; (P)2008 Tantor

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    Sami 05-24-16
    Sami 05-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Probably the best version of the book out there"

    I picked this up foolishly for an english project, but having the kindle, physical, and audio books really helped

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    Scotty Roberts Utah, USA 05-14-16
    Scotty Roberts Utah, USA 05-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic!"

    Great story, wonderful book, excellent rendition. One of the best works ever written. I thoroughly enjoyed this and look forward to re-reading it in the future.

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    Arlene Olsen PROVO, UT, US 05-04-16
    Arlene Olsen PROVO, UT, US 05-04-16 Member Since 2007

    I really like to read, and when I discovered I could get things done while listening to my favorite books, it was a light bulb moment.

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    "What else can you say of theirs of Dumas. This is among the best!!!"

    If you've never read or listened to this book, do yourself a great favor! It is wonderful!

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    Briadon 04-30-16
    Briadon 04-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing book"

    I lived this book it took forever to finish it but it was completely worth it. The story is just deal and full of colorful characters definitely will be listening to it again.

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    Scott Hammond Atlanta, GA 04-27-16
    Scott Hammond Atlanta, GA 04-27-16 Member Since 2014

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    "There's a Reason Why This Book Is a Classic"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Three Musketeers to be better than the print version?

    I wanted to reread 3M, and because I learned French from Pee-Wee Herman and can't even pronounce the occasional French word in an English translation, I hit on the idea of "immersive reading", which is following along in a Kindle book while listening to the audio book. Glad I did! The narrator was outstanding, and the story is just as exciting as I remembered from my last reading decades ago.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Athos is my favorite character. He's more restrained, and more dangerous than the others. Although he alludes several times to d'Artagnan's leadership of the group because he has the occasional clever idea, Athos is clearly the leader.


    Have you listened to any of John Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first John Lee audio book, but I'll look for others now.


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

    It's a rather long book, and seems to have been written in episodes, as if it were originally published as a serial. It took me about ten days to listen to the whole book, but there were plenty of chapter breaks, so I never had to pause awkwardly in the middle of a scene.


    Any additional comments?

    On to "Twenty Years After" and "The Count of Monte Cristo".

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    Jacob Gaier 04-22-16
    Jacob Gaier 04-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent story, lackluster performance"

    In honesty, the only issue I had with the reading was that it kept alternating between loud and quiet, often in the same sentence. This caused enormous frustration, however, forcing me to constantly turn the volume up and down.

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    Clark Fincher 04-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The best book Lately"

    Superb work by the genius, Dumas. Almost as good as The Count of Monte Cristo. But that is without peer. Excellently narrated. I hated for it to end.

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    TJ Diamond 03-14-16
    TJ Diamond 03-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic Story of Intrigue and Swashbuckling"

    This was a page turner; a classic story of intrigue, swashbuckling, and daring do. The narrator was perfect. He kept me engaged and eagerly awaiting the next chapter. Highly recommended.

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    Jaymie Pierce 11-10-15

    "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you." - Dr. Seuss

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    "A great classic!"
    If you could sum up The Three Musketeers in three words, what would they be?

    Adventurous, romantic and exciting.


    What other book might you compare The Three Musketeers to and why?

    Probably anything by Jules Verne, just because he has a lot of books that revolve around adventure and excitement.


    Have you listened to any of John Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, but I might try to find more of his.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The story you know, the story you've seen, the story that keeps giving.


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    Oma B. 11-03-15
    Oma B. 11-03-15
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    "a Klassik"

    I loved the movies of the musketeers but this was even better. This is wonderfully narrated and was amazingly captivating till the end. I am thinking to just start all over again.

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