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The Three Musketeers

Penguin Classics
Narrated by: Paterson Joseph
Length: 20 hrs and 37 mins
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This Penguin Classic is performed by Paterson Joseph, known for his roles in the BBC adaption of Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses, Peep Show and Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Richard Pevear.  

Young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris to join the king's elite guards but almost immediately finds he is duelling with some of the very men he has come to swear allegiance to - Porthos, Athos and Aramis: inseparable friends, the Three Musketeers. Soon, part of their close band, D'Artagnan's loyalty to his new allies puts him in the deadly path of Cardinal Richlieu's machinations. And when the young hero falls in love with the beautiful but inaccessible Constance, he finds himself in a world of murder, conspiracy and lies, with only the Musketeers to depend on. A stirring 19th-century tale of friendship and adventure, The Three Musketeers continues to be one of the most influential and popular pieces of French literature.

Richard Pevear's introduction investigates the controversy of Dumas' literary collaborators and how important serialisation was to the book's success.

Public Domain (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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loved it!

great performance of a classic! in chapter 61 however it reads the same letter twice

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A deservedly great classic.

A fantastic tale narrated in an exuberant and entertaining fashion. I started listening to another version of this book, but the narrator was so leaden I had to return the book Thankfully I found this version. This narrator makes the story sing. Excellent and 100% recommended.

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