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Romance, treachery, courage...The Three Musketeers has it all! In one of the greatest adventure stories ever written, the dashing young swordsman D'Artagnan and his daredevil companions Athos, Aramis, and Porthos, become embroiled in duels, love-tangles, and sinister intrigues which threaten the future of King, Queen, and France herself.

Public Domain (P)2014 Naxos AudioBooks

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classic and well narrated

classic literature a must listen. narrator has great accent that brings the book alive. will order more from this author and narrator

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great book.

There is a part towards the end where it gets REALLY slow and I know there was some interesting bits but for about an hour or maybe two it kinda drags when it could of been better. But I loved the story it was my first time through it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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master piece

great read, books by Alexander Dumas are like artwork.
great narrator
amazing story
one of the best of Alexander Dumas narratives

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Take the Long Road Home...the Best Audible

Would you listen to The Three Musketeers again? Why?

Not only a re listen but the stimulus to a listen to all of Dumas with the COUNT having the slight edge. This is captivating, humorous, luminous, intriguing. This is 21st century writing in the guise of the 17thC court. These are heroes, villains and a wonderful stew of retribution in every shade. This is not a kid's book, this is not your GrandMa's Dumas, this is not stodge. This is joy, laugh out loud and yelling from the top row: 'Get the villain...watch out'.

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

The Count of Monte Cristo has a sharper edge and plot line with a single protagonist and a singular path to revenge BUT the Musketeers are droll, driven by honor and seduction and never failing in their devotion.

Which scene was your favorite?

There is a wonderful, conflicted attempt of D'Artagnon to save the reputation of Anne of Austria; Queen of France and lover of the Duke of Buckingham. Beware of starting this section at midnight as your partner will see the light burn for the next hours

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughter, guffaws, belly cries and the reduction of any desire to ever 'get even'

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Dumas never disappoints!

Fabulous characters. Wonderful adventure. Classic Dumas. Compelling story with a performance that manages to give voice to each character in his or her own accent/dialect thus making the story come to life. Absolutely recommend for males and females of all ages. The Three Muskateers hasn't lost its flavor through the course of time. It's appeal is universal. I thoroughly enjoyed this Audible book.

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Highly recommend

Excellent narrator, he does voices and everything! This is a good unabridged translation as well.




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One of the true classics!

Will take the reader /listeners well beyond the pop culture/movie view of the 3 musketeers, their characters and the time they lived in through the authors view approx 200 years after this fictionalized account of royal intrigues were to have taken place (1600s). Neither the main characters, nor time period were what id thought they would be.

Mixture of fact and fiction make for an interesting tale that kept my attention throughout.

At around 25 hr listening time, it does take a while to finish - but definitely worth it.

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Okay story ...

This was an okay story but not one I'd ever ready or listen to again. The six or seven chapters devoted to Milady de Winter and her whining mostly ruined the story for me. It is no where close to being as good as The Count of Monte Cristo

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More fun than you would think

The performance was amazing. Makes me want to study maps of France, money or coin, and history.

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Oh What An Adventure!!!

Bill Homewood's masterful narration is perfection itself, unfortunately, after you experience this book through Bill Homewood, you will never again enjoy the screen renditions of The Three Musketeers. It is amazing to me how Homewood uses his voice to dramatize the book, he completely captures Dumas' sense of humor

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  • Colin
  • 12-31-14

A Blinking good read

loved it, compulsive reading from start to finish, well read by Bill Hoomewood, accents and voices first class.

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  • Philip
  • 04-26-17

classic good fun

This book has aged a lot better than lots of classic books. fast paced. good fun.

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  • Jess
  • 11-23-15

Good yarn

Very well read. Classic story, tense plot. Made journey to and from work very enjoyable.

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  • HA
  • 10-01-15

excellent

loved it. .....compelling story well articulated. The book is much better than the films and this version doesn't fail.

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  • R. Taylor
  • 02-07-15

Great narration of a fantastic adventure

Dumas sure knows how to write a captivating story. The narrator was excellent, I will definitely be listening to the other Dumas books he's performed!

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  • 02-21-18

Not quite a classic

A good adventure story hidden amongst stolid prose and clumsily drawn characters. It is easy to see why the story has spawned so many films but the novel has serious flaws. The narration is acceptable but rather mannered.

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  • Stephen
  • 01-29-18

The Narrator's pronunciation is annoying.

What did you like best about this story?

Good fun, A well told story, with vivid action scenes.

What didn’t you like about Bill Homewood’s performance?

His constant insistence on pronouncing ALL the names with a strong French accent:Aramis became Aramees, Porthos became Poor-toss, Athos became Ah-toss, and d'Artagnan became d'Artan-yo.Even Lord De Winter who, despite being an Englishman, was constantly pronounced "De Wintaire", even when being said by an Englishman, speaking to another Englishman - in English.He must have needed half a mouthful of phlegm each time he said "Cardinal Reeeshlyur"It began to grate very quickly.

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  • Hylton B.
  • 08-30-17

Fantastic narration & captivating story

A great and captivating story of adventure. Set in a fascinating time period. Brilliant narration with perfect pronunciation of French!

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  • fedgie
  • 08-10-17

classic

the joy of audio book is that it allows multitasking by listening to some great books whilst getting on with life. I really enjoyed this story , the narration was also very easy to listen to.

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  • Michele
  • 09-09-15

Couldn't get through it. hated the narrator.

What disappointed you about The Three Musketeers?

I had loved the Count of Monte Christo and thought I'd try another of Dumas' classics. It was a mistake

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Bill Homewood?

I'm afraid I didn't like his overly dramatic voice which is bouncy with enthusiasm in a way I found irritating.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Sorry but I couldn't get past the voice.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Samantha Martin
  • 08-24-16

Humour and intrigues

Loved the humour of this book, very different to the Count of Monte Cristo. At times hilarious with the adventures D'Artagnan contrasted with the sinister behaviour of the protagonist and sad demise of several characters. Ripping good read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful