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The Three Musketeers

An Audible Original Drama
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (146 ratings)

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Summary

Swashbuckling classic adventure, with an updated twist placing Milady in the role of narrator. 

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.

Featuring: Ian Abeysekera, David Ahmad, Rachel Atkins, Catherine Bailey, Ed Barry, Timothy Bentinck, Nicholas Boulton, Eliza Butterworth, Gunnar Cauthery, Stephen Critchlow, Adetomiwa Edun, William Ellis, Betsabeh Emran, Tony Gardner, Matt Gavan, Akin Gazi, Pete Gold, Colm Gormley, Chris Grahamson, Edward Harrison, David Holt, Will Howard, Frances Jeater, James MacCallum, Joel MacCormack, Roger May, Richard Morse, Harry Myers, Daniel Naddafy, James Parkes, Richard Reed, John Scougall, Lizzie Stables, Dan Starkey, Mark Straker, Timothy Watson, Ben Whitehead, Sarah Whitehouse and Hemi Yeroham.

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Fantastic dramatisation of this classic...

What a superb dramatisation of Alexandre Dumas' classic. A great story retold beautifully, with some fantastic acting alongside perfectly placed sound effects and music to really do justice to such a wonderful tale. On this occasion, the story is retold by Milady de Winter, providing a novel twist to the tale. I've really enjoyed Audible's dramatisations, and The Three Musketeers is truly an exceptional addition to the collection.

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Delightfully silly -- just like the original

This dramatization of The Three Musketeers splendidly captures the childish exuberance of the original story -- everything about it is silly, but it's silly in an engaging and clever way. The script and acting do full justice to the pompous, bellicose lack of believability of the original musketeers. All the hammy smuttiness of the book is there, as prominent as a cardinal's staff (oo, err...) What's missing, perhaps, is the political intensity of the book -- it seems to be have been lost in the general swashbuckling and carousing. It's great fun, so long as you don't take any part of it seriously in any way. The music and sound effects are well done and appropriate. I don't know if this is a general change for Audible, but this production seems to be delivered in a higher bitrate than usual, and with some sense of stereo. Let's hope it's the start of a trend -- too many Audible presentations have been spoiled by poor fidelity audio delivery.

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Fantastic

Exciting, engaging, amazing. What more can you say about this fantastic historical tale. Literally the cowboys of yester yesteryear (that's not a typo 😎).

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Excellent dramatization

I was completely taken aback by the excellent quality of the Audible dramatization of this classic. It's one of the very best I have listened to. The different narrators, the background sounds all combine to provide an amazing listening experience that brings this classic book to life in an amazing way. Highly recommended.

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Brilliant

Just the story and performance you want from Audible. I enjoyed every minute, a classic tale brilliantly crafted into an audio play with excellent performances from the cast.

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a fantastic well put together production

definitely not the story you will have remembered from all the film far more depth to all the characters and surprisingly more dark in place

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The Three Musketeers

this was a very good version. Finished it over 2 days. Thank you audible.

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Incredible Narration and Dramatisation

One of the best retellings of any novel. Being abridged, some elements such as the historical intrigues and politics in the novel do, naturally have to come second. This is fun, funny and one of the most absorbing reads to be found. Narrators such as Harry Myers ... why is he not to be found reading hundreds of books?? As ever Nicholas Boulton brings his absolutely perfect flair to the voice of Porthos - why he is not sought by every author to read their books, I don’t know. A truly superb telling.

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Superb !!

Masterful Performance from a Respectfully Dynamic Cast, allowing the listener too drift away into the Audio Ambience. Marvellously Delightful to Experience / Appreciate, Probably Not a Masterpiece though Just Lacking that Masterstroke Factor Unfortunately !!! I'd give it 7-8 out of 10 considering the actual impact the Players / Actors / Characters Had on Me at this Moment in Our Time !!! Pity it's been developed within a Prententiously Corrupt and Potentially Deluded System that's Completely up it's Self...HaHaHaHaHa Thank God for that Comrads or We Really Would Be Doomed !!!!!

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Brilliant

The best performance I've heard on Audible. So good it moved me to write a review. Highly recommended!

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  • Rochlle Finchum
  • 30-10-19

Brilliant!!!

I didn't expect it to be this good!! It is wonderful!! The drama, the characters make this so much fun to listen to. I hope they do the next book in the series "Twenty Years After".

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  • Mark
  • 14-10-19

Crazy Good Listen

Individual voices brings out each character. Very easy on the ears to follow the story

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  • Kathryn
  • 27-08-20

Loved it

Always a favorite book of mine this production had amazing voices and sound effects. Can’t wait to listen to a similar production.

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  • John C.
  • 17-08-20

Great Dramatization

It doesn’t mirror the original book perfectly but the voice acting was phenomenal and made for an extremely enjoyable listen. Truthfully, Dumas’ stories are full of plot elements that appeal to a variety of genres making them appealing to everyone once you get past the identification of his novels as “Classics”.

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  • MShark9
  • 14-05-20

Classically entertaining

As I have never read the original novel, I thought when I chose this “book“ that it would be just that – the novel itself by Dumas. Instead, it was very much like a classic 1930s radio show, with very well trained voice actors playing all the characters. Overall, it was very well done, thoroughly entertaining, and held my attention all the while. Sometimes the voices were a bit similar to each other but one could follow the storyline quite well. I would recommend this presentation for anyone who likes entertainment in the noir style.

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  • Audible Fan
  • 25-12-19

Not bad also not great

The story was fair the narration was very good. Would not recommend this title as it was only fair