The Three Musketeers : D'Artagnan

  • by Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • Series: D'Artagnan
  • 23 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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---including the seductively beautiful but deadly femme fatale, Milady, and D'Artagnan's equally beautiful love, Madame Bonacieux---The Three Musketeers continues, after a century and a half of continuous publication, to define the genre of swashbuckling romance and historical adventure.


Audible Editor Reviews

Of course you've heard of the three famous swordsmen, but did you know that the novel is really funny, as well as replete with romance and adventure? John Lee does, and his narration plays up all three attributes to great effect. For those who need a reminder, Dumas's classic adventure presents the escapades of three of King Louis's musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, plus D'Artagnan (a musketeer in training) as they foil a few of Cardinal Richelieu's many devious plots. Amid much swordplay, they actually utter the famous line: "All for one and one for all." Lee struggles a bit with accents and characterizations early in the production. His hesitations disappear after a few chapters, however, and he gives fine voice to the rest of the madcap tale.


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Bullies, Boy Toys and Dandies

It is easy to see how in the early days with little to read this was popular. If this was the way society was back in the day, I am glad I did not live then. These guys run around in gangs, there is a gang representing the king and a gang representing the Pope. They go around town and if they run into each other they sword fight, often leading to the death of many of them. If you are not one of them, you have to be careful, cause if you make one mad he might kill you. Just bumping into a guy can make him made enough to kill you. When they are not fighting, they are sitting around drinking, admiring each others clothes and talking about their lady conquests. Their object in life is to find a rich lady with a salary and to be kept by her. she buys them clothes, bobbles, purses, etc...

The main character is a kid who wants to become a musketeer. He seems at first to be appalled by these guys when he first meets them. He makes the mistake of upsetting a couple of them his first day in town, which means he has to duel each one. They represent the King. Just before these duels take place, they are attacked by the Pope's men. You can probably figure out how it goes from there. I only made it through the 6th chapter. It was not a Miserable book, but it was boring. I do not listen to boring books and now I have warned you, so you don't have to.

I love John Lee's voice.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

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Would you consider the audio edition of The Three Musketeers to be better than the print version?

I never read the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the ending, but I will not share that with you.

What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I have listen to about 30 books read by John Lee. I love his voice. He does not change his voice much when switching between characters and for some reason I find this lack of strong change more soothing then readers who constantly change their voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were many parts of the story that were very funny.

Any additional comments?

If you are looking another Count of Monte Cristo, like I was, this is not it, so I was disappointed by that, but once I got into the story I really enjoy it.

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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio