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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,427 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Following The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After, Dumas continued his D’Artagnan romances with a final trilogy set during the reign of Louis XIV. Louise de La Vallière, the second novel in that trilogy, continues the suspense which began with The Vicomte de Bragelonne and will end with The Man in the Iron Mask. Filled with behind-the-scenes political intrigues and set against a tender love story, the novel brings the aging Musketeers out of retirement to face an impending crisis within the royal court of France.

It is 1661, and King Louis XIV is strengthening France’s military, preparing to undermine superintendent of finance Nicolas Fouquet at the behest of wily social-climber Jean-Baptiste Colbert. D’Artagnan has assumed command of the king’s Musketeers while Aramis has risen to the top of the Jesuit order. Meanwhile, Porthos remains tied to the military, and the wealthy Athos is concerned with the affairs of his son, Raoul, who finds himself smitten with the lovely Louise de la Vallière.

As always, Dumas brings French history to life with excitement and romance.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the very best of the series, mixing amorous and political intrigue with an élan peculiar to Dumas…This quasi-historical series remains remarkably readable.”

    Irish Times (Dublin)

  • “What other novel has such epic variety and nobility of incident?”

    Robert Louis Stevenson

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tiffin | 2/20/2014

    " Number three in the series, see review for Vicomte de Bragelonne "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erin | 2/19/2014

    " I love Alexandre Dumas, and this book was fun to read, but I got a little discouraged because it kept jumping around between characters. It was hard to really invest in the different storylines and characters because there were just so many of them! The last few chapters (which finally got back to the original four musketeers) were very good, however, so on account of them I will give this book four stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kirsa | 2/18/2014

    " The only reason it's getting two stars instead of one from me is that the last third of the book, stuff actually starts to happen again. I really despise the courtly intrigue and romance that makes up the rest of the novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kelly | 2/7/2014

    " This is like High school drama in royal court. Jeeze Louise! It would be nice if I could get some Musketeers in my 3 Musketeers book. I'd settle for one! But they are few and far between. "

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