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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. This great work is the unchallenged archetype for literary romance and has been a perennial delight for generations of readers.
©1990 Jimcin Recordings
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Critic Reviews

"The Three Musketeers is excitedly brought to life by the gifted, energetic voice of Walter Covell, who seems to be reading with a smile and enjoying the story as much as any listener." (Booklist) "This classic story of heroism and friendship set in prerevolutionary France needs no introduction. The wonderful tale should be background reading for every French history course. Covell's semi-voiced reading is entertaining and he interprets the story effectively and reads the different characters with varying degrees of emotion and intensity. Although the whole recording is over 25 hours, the listening experience is well worth the time required." (Kliatt)
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By Douglas on 08-29-09

Dumas is King!

His great masterpiece.

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By Steve on 10-26-07


Covell does a wonderful job with this enjoyable classic.

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By a on 04-09-13


I have been a fan of the films all my life. I finally decided to try the original sorce of all the hours of enjoyment.

This is a classic. Fun and existing from days of honer and friendship to long gone.

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By Javier on 04-07-13

History is repeated.

This book is a very interesting action and adventure book setting in court of Luis XIII, King of France at earlier sixteenth century. It reflects the ignorance in which a King may be living. You can see how a (or more) scropulous person can manipuate a King who only knew the reality through the visión of their advisers. It is a funny book but, at the same time, it is a vivid reflect of the current monarchies.

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