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3.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 5 3.23 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN:
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Here is a classic adventure story, set in 17th-century France, which has been transferred to the screen many times. As young Louis XIV begins his reign, his chief minister of finance invites the king to his beautiful house at Vaux.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecil | 2/20/2014

    " This is a great book. Not only does it have a great swashbuckling theme. There is also alot of mystery and political intrigue that really gets you thinking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Farah | 1/25/2014

    " Once again Alexandre Dumas cements himself as my fave author! The last ten chapters were quite suspenseful, and heart-wrenching. I teared up several times at the end. Ironically, though, the plot of the twin brother replacing his king brother, then being put away with an iron mask, was but a small plotline in the whole book. His ultimate end was ambiguous, and the assumed villains were justified in the end. But the book still was full of intrigue, witty moments, and superb conversations and dialogue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russ Spearman | 1/24/2014

    " Better dumas novels out there "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise | 1/23/2014

    " Better than I expected. Not nearly as dreary and boring as I thought it might be...expected it to be really long winded and dull..it wasn't. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 hillary | 1/22/2014

    " As a Three Musketeers fan, this was a crushing disappointment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Griffith | 1/20/2014

    " I really liked this book while I was reading it. I love Dumas's plots. He's a master. But with this one, I just got too scared! It's not for the faint-hearted reader (me.) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rob Westfall | 1/12/2014

    " Another audio book, but I read the second half after the road trip. Loved the language, but the plot was hard to get around. I feel I've got a pretty good tolerance for boring literature and even though it was thrilling at times - I really connected to Athos went he was literally dying of inaction. The first half was so promising too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Boyd | 1/10/2014

    " This was a really slow read for me. Very difficult to get through without being bogged down by the details and ramblings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynelle | 11/19/2013

    " I like anything by Alexandre Dumas "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clint | 11/12/2013

    " My least favorite of the trio, I think I was depressed for days after this book. It was very melancholy. Not at all like the movie. The ending sad... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 10/20/2013

    " I like the Richard Chamberlain movie better than the book...I can't really explain why. The book was very complicated. And why read it when you can watch Richard? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erssie | 9/27/2013

    " Read in French at school "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tina | 3/15/2013

    " Disappointing. Starts out brilliantly and then sort of fades away. Guess Dumas was trying to round off the story of the 4 musketeers and wandered away from what I'd thought was the main plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Omaha Perez | 2/27/2013

    " A lot of people don't realize The Three Musketeers had sequels. This is Book 5, an excellent conclusion. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Frank | 7/26/2012

    " This book was COMPLETELY different than the first edition I started (and lost.) I just couldn't get in to it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Frances | 12/30/2011

    " NOT AT ALL LIKE THE MOVIE. MAN IN IRON MASK A VERY SMALL PART IN THIS STORY OF THE AGING MUSKETEERS BUT MOST HISTORY LESSONS "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 11/28/2010

    " The exploits of the four musketeers in their closing years. More swashbuckling, castle-storming and death-defying action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chels | 3/14/2010

    " Disturbing, but very well written. Definitely kept my attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lydia | 2/28/2009

    " I love Dumas. This book is a little different than the movie versions. They were definitely cavalier. If you want the romantic view - watch the movie. If you want the (probably) more truthful version of French soldiers, read the book. haha "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Denham | 2/22/2009

    " I haven't read this book in over 30 years and it was just as good as I remember it as a child. I always rmember being told by some people that it was a boy's book but I disagree it is for everybody regardless of gender or age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pascale | 12/9/2008

    " Brilliant! this brings back some memories, read this as a young teenager in French. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 10/31/2008

    " Another favorite. I just love reading stories from this time period. "

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About the Author
Author Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas fils (1824–1895), was the illegitimate son of Alexandre Dumas, père, who followed in his father’s footsteps becoming a celebrated author and playwright. In 1831 his father legally recognized him and ensured the young Dumas received the best education possible at the Institution Goubaux and the Collège Bourbon. At that time, the law allowed the elder Dumas to take the child away from his mother. Her agony inspired Dumas fils to write about tragic female characters. In almost all of his writings, he emphasized the moral purpose of literature and in his 1858 play, Le fils Naturel (The Illegitimate Son), he espoused the belief that if a man fathers an illegitimate child, then he has an obligation to legitimize the child and marry the woman. In 1844 Dumas, fils, moved to Saint-Germain-en-Laye. There, he met Marie Duplessis, a young courtesan who would be the inspiration for his romantic novel, Camille (La Dame aux Camillas).