The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas audiobook

The Three Musketeers

By Alexandre Dumas
Read by Simon Vance

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The d'Artagnan Romances: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781433215841

  • ISBN: 9781433202827

  • ISBN: 9781433202834

  • ISBN: 9781605147567

Runtime: 22.80 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Oprah Pick of Best Action and Adventure Novels

A Tor.com Reviewers' Choice for Escapist Adventure

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’Artagnan arrives in Paris from Gascony, he becomes embroiled in three duels with the musketeers Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. But when he proves himself by fighting with, not against, the three Musketeers, they form a quick and lasting friendship. The daring escapades of the four pit them against the master of intrigue, Cardinal Richelieu, and the quintessential wicked woman, Lady de Winter.

Alexandre Dumas’s swashbuckling epic has embroidered upon history a colorful world of swordplay, intrigue, and romance.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Get ready for a rousing action-adventure, courtesy of Alexandre Dumas and Simon Vance…Simon Vance’s performance is period-perfect. His characterizations are passionate, full-blooded, and memorable. Vance turns historical events into the background for romance and derring-do, sprinkled with healthy doses of irreverence, wit, and irony. Friendship, loyalty, and honor make this all-for-one-and-one-for-all listening.” AudioFile
“Full of irresistible elements: swordplay, guns…intrigue, derring-do, loyalty, romance, famous historical names…A can’t-miss storytelling proposition.” Boston Globe
“One of the finest adventure novels of all time. It has sword fights, espionage, significant jewelry, wonderfully devious villains, and all manner of high jinks. If you’ve been put off by one of the (many) lackluster film adaptations, do give the book a try—it’s wittier, livelier, cleverer, and more charming than any of its imitators.” Tor.com
“Remains compelling and timeless.” Library Journal
“I do not say there is no character as well drawn in Shakespeare [as D’Artagnan]. I do say there is none that I love so wholly.” Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Kim

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Author

Author Bio: Alexandre Dumas

Author Bio: Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870), French novelist and playwright, as one of the most famous and prolific French writers of the nineteenth century, producing some 250 books. He is best known for his historical novels The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, and he was among the first authors to fully exploit the possibilities of the serial novel. He is credited with revitalizing the historical novel in France. His works are riveting, fast-paced adventure tales that blend history and fiction.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 22.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English