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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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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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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

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Bill Homework amazing narrator!

This is an amazing book but even more so because of the narration by Bill Homewood. He adds an element that enhances my imagination. I love to read but I specifically sought out work narrated by Bill Homewood after listening to his superb performance in The Count of Monte Cristo. He bring the characters to life and evokes such emotion, he never sounds robotic like some monotone narrators. This one is a must! Enjoy!!

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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.

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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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Great on so many levels!

Bill Homewood reading any of Dumas' stories has been a pleasure to listen any time, and I'm on my third listen through this, alternated by Mr. Homewood's superb narration of the Count of Monte Cristo. Each time I appreciate more and more his way of taking the listener back into the centuries these stories were based on, combining the way Dumas' contemporary readers might have read through his humor, or social and political ideas, many of which would be totally alien to our own times in general. It's wonderful. I do wish to listen with Bill Homewood to all 5 of the series someday, but it's more than satisfactory for now to hear his interpretation of the characters in their relative youths in this first story.

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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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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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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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Wonderful execution

Bill homewood as expected breathes life Into another Dumas masterpiece I can’t say enough how wonderful the narration is. he touches your soul with his conscientious Performance

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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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  • Greer Gosman
  • 11-26-19

For a classic the storyline goes nowhere slowly...

Struggled with this as story is slow. disappointed to say the least. narrator made best of it.

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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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  • stg
  • 11-18-20

Not what I thought

Loved the story, if you’ve seen the many films of the story it’s similar but different in so many ways. The story dragged in parts but soon picked up again, kept me entertained in my van for a month

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  • Edgar F.
  • 11-01-20

Great reading, ok Story.

Once again, Bill Homewood's reading is fantastic, he can definitely put the intonation, enthusiasm, and the grasp of the French language in the story. The three musketeers are are an interesting story for the most of it, but I felt somehow disappointed with the final chapters (just like I did when I first read it as a child.

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  • Indy
  • 10-26-20

Not bad, but get BBC version

Struggled, and gave up. Narration is okay, but there's better out there. I'd highly recommend the book, say not this version. To be fair, for free, great, but I could borrow BBC one from my Library.

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  • Nitin
  • 10-11-20

Great Story. I like Bill Holmwood’s Narration.

Like three other books so far I have heard from him, Alexandre Dumas, this was excellent. This was my third by with his narration and will miss that in other books.

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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.

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  • Ryan Morrow
  • 06-26-18

Great read.

Another classic. Fantastic narration & a wonderful story. Will listen to again no worries there.