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Summary

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.

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Public Domain (P)2014 Naxos AudioBooks

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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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A level of genius unsurpassed.

There are some things in life that I have experienced that force me to reflect on how boundlessly fortunate I am. I have swam around a beautiful coral reef and witnessed beauty that words cannot describe. I have shared unforgettable moments with friends in spectacular settings. I have married the girl of my dreams. I have reconnected with my father in a world of love that did not know existed. I have listened to music that resonated with my soul so much as to make me weep. And, I have listened to this audiobook.
Impeccably written, masterfully narrated.
Thank you for human genius.

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classic good fun

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

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Good yarn

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

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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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  • 01-10-15

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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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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The attempt at women’s voices was poor.

The twisting plots keep you in suspense to the end. Male voices and narrator were fine.

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Adventure romance intrigue its all here!

I have enjoyed this audiobook immensely. Bill Homewood reading skills are fenomenal. Story is full of twists and turns and needles to say Alexander Dumas is a legend. Highly recommend it.

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Brilliantly entertaining narration

With my tendency to loose interest in long stories, I bought this 26 hour book with little hope of hearing it to the end. What I found was beautifully decorative prose, taking me back in time to a world chivalric diplomacy. The narrator brings the story to life, theatrically portraying each character with distinct voices and a French intonation that added credibility without detracting from accessibilty in the least. I eagerly listened to the end, entertained all the way.

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  • 17-10-15

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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  • Benjamin J. Hackett
  • 18-05-16

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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  • dot11
  • 10-06-18

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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  • jon mcconnell
  • 09-01-15

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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  • S. Brockway
  • 07-06-20

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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  • Bunny
  • 04-07-15

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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  • fructose
  • 30-05-19

Ye Olde Beach Read

Don’t get me wrong, Père Dumas is great. It’s just that The Three Musketeers is a plot driven novel; not a character driven one. Full of thrilling adventure, passion and intrigue, but not much depth to the characters. Lots of escapist fun though, like a super hero movie.

That being said this narrator is GREAT. He really brings the story to life. His voice is perfect for Dumas’s style of writing. He brings in the drama and the passion (I hesitate to say ‘emotion’ since every emotion the characters feel in this story seems to boil down to “passion”) but doesn’t become the narrator’s equivalent of a lounge singer. He did a fantastic job with the Count of Monte Cristo as well.

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  • chris
  • 05-04-17

Highly recommend

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




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  • Ashton
  • 16-06-16

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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  • adele1970
  • 07-07-15

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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