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.

    Goodish book

    Well read, entertaining book, but not as good as I had hoped for. The plot is quite linear and the Three Musketeers are all two-dimensional fops who i..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 September 2009 by Peter (Beulah, United Kingdom)
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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....

    Lacklustre, abridged, not a great start to my Audible experience

    Am approximately 1/3 way through reading the book and just not getting round to it, so figured listening to this in the car would be a good way to re-..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 June 2016 by Andy ()
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    The Three Muskateers | Alexandre Dumas

    The Three Muskateers

    • 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.

    Classic

    I have been a fan of the films all my life. I finally decided to try the original sorce of all the hours of enjoyment.

    This is a classic. Fun..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 April 2013 by a (BATHGATE, United Kingdom)
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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.

    Great Romp

    Having seen the films I did not know what to expect. There are so many twists and turns in the emotions of the book and the story. This reading real..Show More »

    Reviewed on 31 January 2014 by Frankieg3 (Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom)
  • 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.

    The only reason that it was not all five stars

    Was that I wanted to emphasisze my great pleasure in hearing the best narration I have, to yet, ever heard. The accents fitted the characters. How t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 March 2015 by Colin (UK)
  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Only the Best

    I have read all that books in the series and now go on to The Man in the Iron Mask to complete the story. I have enjoyed every minute of all . Simon V..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 April 2015 by Colin (UK)
  • 5
    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.

    Last Book

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the books on an individual basis and as a much longer story. The performances of all the readers has been consistently very ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 April 2015 by Colin (UK)