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The Three Musketeers

Narrated by: Bill Homewood
Length: 26 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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Public Domain (P)2014 Naxos AudioBooks

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Humour and intrigues

Loved the humour of this book, very different to the Count of Monte Cristo. At times hilarious with the adventures D'Artagnan contrasted with the sinister behaviour of the protagonist and sad demise of several characters. Ripping good read.

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Great read.

Another classic. Fantastic narration & a wonderful story. Will listen to again no worries there.

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  • Benjamin J. Hackett
  • 18-05-2016

classic and well narrated

classic literature a must listen. narrator has great accent that brings the book alive. will order more from this author and narrator

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-10-2015

Take the Long Road Home...the Best Audible

Would you listen to The Three Musketeers again? Why?

Not only a re listen but the stimulus to a listen to all of Dumas with the COUNT having the slight edge. This is captivating, humorous, luminous, intriguing. This is 21st century writing in the guise of the 17thC court. These are heroes, villains and a wonderful stew of retribution in every shade. This is not a kid's book, this is not your GrandMa's Dumas, this is not stodge. This is joy, laugh out loud and yelling from the top row: 'Get the villain...watch out'.

What other book might you compare The Three Musketeers to and why?

The Count of Monte Cristo has a sharper edge and plot line with a single protagonist and a singular path to revenge BUT the Musketeers are droll, driven by honor and seduction and never failing in their devotion.

Which scene was your favorite?

There is a wonderful, conflicted attempt of D'Artagnon to save the reputation of Anne of Austria; Queen of France and lover of the Duke of Buckingham. Beware of starting this section at midnight as your partner will see the light burn for the next hours

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

Laughter, guffaws, belly cries and the reduction of any desire to ever 'get even'

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  • jon mcconnell
  • 09-01-2015

Great book.

There is a part towards the end where it gets REALLY slow and I know there was some interesting bits but for about an hour or maybe two it kinda drags when it could of been better. But I loved the story it was my first time through it.

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  • Natalie Bezuhov
  • 04-07-2015

Dumas never disappoints!

Fabulous characters. Wonderful adventure. Classic Dumas. Compelling story with a performance that manages to give voice to each character in his or her own accent/dialect thus making the story come to life. Absolutely recommend for males and females of all ages. The Three Muskateers hasn't lost its flavor through the course of time. It's appeal is universal. I thoroughly enjoyed this Audible book.

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  • chris
  • 05-04-2017

Highly recommend

Excellent narrator, he does voices and everything! This is a good unabridged translation as well.




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  • Ashton
  • 16-06-2016

master piece

great read, books by Alexander Dumas are like artwork.
great narrator
amazing story
one of the best of Alexander Dumas narratives

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  • adele1970
  • 07-07-2015

One of the true classics!

Will take the reader /listeners well beyond the pop culture/movie view of the 3 musketeers, their characters and the time they lived in through the authors view approx 200 years after this fictionalized account of royal intrigues were to have taken place (1600s). Neither the main characters, nor time period were what id thought they would be.

Mixture of fact and fiction make for an interesting tale that kept my attention throughout.

At around 25 hr listening time, it does take a while to finish - but definitely worth it.

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  • Drew Sisco
  • 11-01-2019

Great Story

Loved this story and the reader. Entertaining to the end. They don't make books like this anymore and that is a shame.

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  • Matt Franklin
  • 04-12-2018

Very disappointed.

The Three Musketeers is one of my favorite stories. It presents drama, action, comedy, and intrigue in a seamless, engaging way.

I was therefore annoyed to discover this narrator draining all off the bravado from the Musketeers themselves, depicting Louis XIII as a peevish fop, and rendering every female character as melodramatically distressed and breathless. combined with the choice of a British accent for a distinctly French story reminded me of someone role-playing Dracula with nothing but Bela Lugosi as a reference.

The performance wasn't helped by the audio engineering, which preserved every pop and bubble in the actor's mouth. I really wish I could exchange this purchase with an alternative recording.

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  • dot11
  • 10-06-2018

Bill Homework amazing narrator!

This is an amazing book but even more so because of the narration by Bill Homewood. He adds an element that enhances my imagination. I love to read but I specifically sought out work narrated by Bill Homewood after listening to his superb performance in The Count of Monte Cristo. He bring the characters to life and evokes such emotion, he never sounds robotic like some monotone narrators. This one is a must! Enjoy!!

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  • Colin
  • 31-12-2014

A Blinking good read

loved it, compulsive reading from start to finish, well read by Bill Hoomewood, accents and voices first class.

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  • Philip
  • 26-04-2017

classic good fun

This book has aged a lot better than lots of classic books. fast paced. good fun.

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  • Jess
  • 23-11-2015

Good yarn

Very well read. Classic story, tense plot. Made journey to and from work very enjoyable.

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  • HA
  • 01-10-2015

excellent

loved it. .....compelling story well articulated. The book is much better than the films and this version doesn't fail.

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  • R. Taylor
  • 07-02-2015

Great narration of a fantastic adventure

Dumas sure knows how to write a captivating story. The narrator was excellent, I will definitely be listening to the other Dumas books he's performed!

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  • Kaiomurz
  • 09-01-2019

read at 1.25x the speed

others have commented on how great the book is and how well it's read. I agree with all of that. i have just one issue - it's read extremely slowly. so i suggest that listeners turn the speed up to 1.5x. it won't at all take away your enjoyment, in fact it will make the book more listenable.

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  • james
  • 17-12-2018

brilliant.

A fantastically well written, very gripping period piece. the narration is also very good too,

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  • c0nv1ct
  • 24-11-2018

Must Read

Brilliant story. it's my Third time listening!!! Didn't know the three musketeers was such a complex story.. Be, Revenge, Honour and Privilege... it's all here..

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  • Richard Maher
  • 01-07-2018

Fantastic.

it's a bit long winded at times but the performance is spot on. This author is a master.

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  • Dilophosaurus
  • 14-06-2018

Great story, distinguishable voices

Great way to get through a classic. Bill Homewood’s normal speaking voice was pleasant, and he gave each character their own voice. However, I did find all the women very whiny and annoying and would have like him to give someone like Milady de Winter a more commanding voice

Would recommend overall though