D'Artagnan

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The Three Musketeers Summary

This historical romance, perhaps the greatest cloak-and-sword story ever written, relates the adventures of four fictional swashbuckling heroes who loyally 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. The daring escapades of the four pit them against a master of intrigue, Cardinal Richelieu, and the quintessential wicked woman, Lady de Winter.

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  • Book 1

    • The Three Musketeers

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 22 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good reading by Simon Vance

    • By Kindle Customer on 15-03-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The Three Musketeers

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable romp

    • By Andyjn on 07-10-17

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Three Muskateers

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 25 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic

    • By a on 09-04-13

    Regular price: £47.49

    • The Three Musketeers

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 23 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Romp

    • By Frankieg3 on 31-01-14

    Regular price: £32.89

    • The Three Musketeers

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This 1896 edition of the famous historical romance, full of narrow escapes and harrowing exploits, tells the story of D'Artagnan and the three valiant musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, as well as the evil machinations of a certain milady.

    Regular price: £26.29

    • The Three Musketeers

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 26 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Blinking good read

    • By Colin on 31-12-14

    Regular price: £76.19

    • The Three Musketeers

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The young and headstrong D'Artagnan, having proven his bravery by dueling with each, becomes a friend of Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, members of the King's Musketeers. At the urging of the woman he loves, he and his friends head for England to reclaim two diamond studs that the Queen imprudently gave to her lover, the Duke of Buckingham. However, the chief minister of King Louis XIII will resort to anything to stop the Musketeers from interfering with his plan to ruin Queen Anne’s reputation…even murder.

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 2

    • The Red Sphinx

    • Or, The Comte de Moret; A Sequel to The Three Musketeers
    • By: Alexandre Dumas, Lawrence Ellsworth - translator
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 23 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In 1844, Alexandre Dumas published The Three Musketeers, a novel so famous and still so popular today that it scarcely needs introduction. Shortly thereafter he wrote a sequel, Twenty Years After, that resumed the adventures of his swashbuckling heroes. Later, toward the end of his career, Dumas wrote The Red Sphinx, another direct sequel to The Three Musketeers that begins not 20 years later but a mere 20 days afterward. The Red Sphinx picks up right where the The Three Musketeers left off.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A worthy edition if your a fan of Dumas.

    • By mr c a mole on 09-04-18

    Regular price: £37.29

  • Book 3

    • Twenty Years After

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • After Simon Vance on others this is disappointing

    • By Barry on 14-10-16

    Regular price: £33.89

  • Book 4

    • The Vicomte de Bragelonne

    • Ten Years After
    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 23 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Rodger on 14-05-18

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 5

    • Louise de La Vallière

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Only the Best

    • By Colin on 01-04-15

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 6

    • The Man in the Iron Mask

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Last Book

    • By Colin on 07-04-15

    Regular price: £27.09

    • The Man in the Iron Mask

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 27 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Thirty years after their first adventures in The Three Musketeers, we find Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and D'Artagnan in very different situations. Athos has settled down at his own estate. Porthos married a rich widow, and is now a Baron. Aramis joined a monastery, and is now the Bishop of Vannes. D'Artagnan alone remains a Musketeer for the king, and is now captain of the very force he so longed to join all those years ago. In The Man in the Iron Mask, Dumas develops his Musketeers into probing, multifaceted characters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • You may not fully recognise this story.

    • By Horace Spatula on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £14.29

    • The Man in the Iron Mask

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Aramis, now a Bishop, visits the Bastille where a prisoner named Philippe, said to be the twin brother of Louis, has been held since birth. Aramis, with ambitions to become the Pope, convinces Philippe that they can overthrow King Louis and put Philippe on the thrown instead with the twin ruling the people and Aramis reigning over their souls. Aramis plots and schemes and is able to sneak Philippe out of the Bastille but things do not go as planned and after a very brief reign of Philippe, Aramis, along with Porthos are on the run as enemies of the crown.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • The Man in the Iron Mask

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 20 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The Man in the Iron Mask continues the adventures of the dauntless heroes of The Three Musketeers - Aramis, Athos, Porthos and d'Artagnan. In old age their swashbuckling ought to have been replaced by a more gentle way of life, but the veteran warriors find themselves at the center of a plot in which both hearts and heads are broken, and the very throne of France is at stake.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Rodger on 13-02-18

    Regular price: £36.19

    • The Man in the Iron Mask

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Sherman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Deep inside the dreaded Bastille, a twenty-three-year-old prisoner called merely "Philippe" has languished for eight long, dark years. He does not know his real name or what crime he is supposed to have committed. But Aramis, one of the original Three Musketeers, has bribed his way into the cell to reveal the shocking secret that has kept Philippe locked away from the world. That carefully concealed truth could topple Louis XIV, king of France—which is exactly Aramis' plan.

    Regular price: £29.59