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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (94,971 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455188116
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The Three Musketeers is an action-packed classic with elements of romance and political intrigue. It's filled with engaging characters, from the hothead D'Artagnan to the soulful Athos and the evil Milady, a brilliantly sketched female villain. Milady is the perfect femme fatale—beautiful, but without a shred of goodness. D'Artagnan, on the other hand, is an inexperienced young man trying to make it in the world. Although he's not particularly brilliant or gifted, he's very likable, tumbling in and out of love and rushing headlong into life.

The story begins with D'Artagnan leaving home to seek his fortune. His idea is to become one of the King's musketeers and he has a letter of introduction from his father that might help him to accomplish this aim. However, on the way to Paris, D'Artagnan is beaten up and his letter stolen, the culprit being the Comte de Rochefort who works for Cardinal Richelieu, a powerful man who is ostensibly on the King's side but secretly working against him.

D'Artagnan manages to reach Paris but without the letter of introduction, he can't become a musketeer. And to make metters worse, he now falls into the bad graces of the three musketeers - Athos, Porthos and Aramis - and engages to fight duels with each of them, one after the other. The Cardinal's men catch the three musketeers and D'Artagnan trying to duel and attempt to arrest them, upon which the three musketeers and D'Artagnan join forces and defeat them, even though they are outnumbered. This fighting in unison cements a friendship between the three musketeers and D'Artagnan, who manages to get a place in a different regiment.

After this, the four friends set about trying to prevent a war between England and France by retrieving the jewels that the French Queen gave to the Duke of Buckingham. They meet many evildoers on their way, including Milady but they finally manage to get the jewels back and prevent a war. However, Milady, who was out to kill Buckingham, eventually succeeds in this aim, getting someone else to do the dirty work for her. She also kills D'Artagnan's sweetheart, leaving it up to the three musketeers and D'Artagnan to make sure she comes by her just desserts.

Alexandre Dumas was a man who never did things by halves. He wrote extensively, at first producing plays which were very successful and later, novels, which were published in serial form in journals read by the public. The Three Musketeers was enormously successful, with people standing in line waiting for the journal to become available. Another of Dumas' famous works, which has become a classic, is The Count of Monte Cristo, a tale of deception and intrigue. Altogether, Dumas wrote a total of 100,000 published pages. Although he was married, he had nearly 40 affairs and four illegitimate children, one of whom, known as Alexandre Dumas, fils (son) went on to become a well-known writer himself. Dumas' story is an inspiring one because he was partly black and often faced discrimination from his contemporaries, but he rose above all this to become one of the best-known writers of his time.

Download The Three Musketeers from The Audio Bookstore and prepare yourself for a rollercoaster ride through French history. This audio book is packed with action and suspense and will always keep you guessing.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “No novelist since Dumas has been more irreverent of the conventions of well-made fiction…[Dumas’] historical novels always wind up saying that everything that matters—love, courage, pleasure and, especially, all-for-one-and-one-for-all friendship—exists most vividly not in the supposed centers of power, but elsewhere: in the margins of history, where the musketeers, immortally, live.”

    New York Times

  • “Alexandre Dumas’s classic adventure tale is full of irresistible elements: swordplay, guns…intrigue, derring-do, loyalty, romance, famous historical names (Cardinal Richelieu, Louis XIII)…A can’t-miss storytelling proposition.”

    Boston Globe

  • “The tale of the audacious young swordsman who journeys to Paris to make his fortune and his name in the king’s guard, the bonds he forms with the famed trio of Musketeers, and their ensuing adventures, remains compelling and timeless.”

    Library Journal

  • “Buckle-your-swash and 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.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Cook | 2/14/2014

    " Life your life to the fullest and damn the consequences. those are for after, those ore fo love and for love to answer for honor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 2/14/2014

    " Fun, fairly quick read, with the exception of the seemingly endless (and uninterrupted) description of Milady's captivity in England. Pardieu, I can see why most movies skip that segment. The antiquated, gentlemanly language was refreshing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise Davis | 2/14/2014

    " Read it in a day, couldn't put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Unbridled | 2/14/2014

    " A riotous, absurd (it could never be written now), and entirely readable romantic adventure. As a serialized adventure of its time, it has its 'modern' flaws, but only a bitter soul would dislike this book for 'technical' reasons. The Count of Monte Cristo is always going to be my favorite Dumas (what a man!) book, but I look forward to reading the rest of the D'Artagnan adventures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry Hirsch | 2/12/2014

    " My favorite book ever. Nothing else to be said. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 carnival | 2/11/2014

    " I became a little disappointed sitting with so well-known classic and finding it so vague. Although all the happenings, intrigues and characters are various, the way they were described seem to be superficial and run out of emotions. I don't know if it's just my version of translation or there's really lack of descriptions, but this drawback was constantly discouraging me from lecture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/10/2014

    " Audiobook. A bit of a slow start but I ended up rather enjoying it. Humorous and adventurous. I was surprised at how people were killed willy-nilly throughout the story. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Riddle | 2/10/2014

    " Forget the movies the book is really something to get excited about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 François-Denis Gonthier | 2/6/2014

    " I found that book long winded and boring. The films and cartoons are much more entertaining than the original story. I'm still happy I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Em Elle | 2/4/2014

    " The female villain in this book is a great one. I loved all the characters, and I loved the plot. It is different than The Count of Monte Cristo. Both are wonderful, but The Three Musketeers is more action-packed, from cover to cover, while The Count of Monte Cristo has more down time. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Henry | 2/2/2014

    " I know it is a classic. that is the only way i could force myself to finish it instead of throwing it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 2/2/2014

    " I have thoroughly enjoyed everything I have read by Dumas thus far. His imagination is never ending and his humor is quick and witty. Nothing a movie can ever compare to! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Spezzaferri | 2/2/2014

    " I have to admit that despite its length, it was a very good story! Great plot, characters, and action!! A little disappointed with the ending though and I'm not fond of Dumas' portrayals of women as monsters or damsels in distress. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anastasya | 2/1/2014

    " I had always thought that The Three Musketeers is actually a book for children! I was totally wrong. This novel is as grand as Dumas' other number: Monte Cristo, except the fact that The Three Musketeers based more on reality and history of English-French relations and intrigues within it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 François-Denis Gonthier | 1/31/2014

    " I found that book long winded and boring. The films and cartoons are much more entertaining than the original story. I'm still happy I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 1/29/2014

    " Very good novel. Much different that what I have been accustomed to with regards to the three musketeers "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimber | 1/27/2014

    " Written by a man, for other men. Adequately describes how men think. If I could forget about the immorality and affairs going on, I could enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel Bush | 1/27/2014

    " An intriguing look at extramarital affairs in seventeenth-century France. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/25/2014

    " Who knew this was a farce? I've never been the biggest fan of comedy writing. Also, the women are not flattering at all. They're either simple fools or completely evil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Nicolaou | 1/24/2014

    " One of my old time favorites.. I come back to it now and then ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cal.peng | 1/23/2014

    " more swashbuckling and idealistic gallantry... but i liked monte cristo better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 puppitypup | 1/20/2014

    " Read this as a teen and really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Kennard | 1/19/2014

    " We've all seen countless movies about them but until you read The Three Musketeers you haven't really touched the surface. Milady De Winter must be the greatest villianess of all time. One of literature's greatest classics. Read this forty odd years ago, yet it still remains fresh in my mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amru Sherif | 1/17/2014

    " I hoped it would be much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jade | 1/17/2014

    " The story line was not amazing, and neither was the pacing. The story dragged in many places and the plot was pretty predictable. The saving grave of this book was the characters, the three musketeers and d'Artagnan, their characters and their actions were amusing and added life to an otherwise dull book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/17/2014

    " Great plot and lovable/hatable characters. Worth the effort to read so much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linnea | 1/17/2014

    " I dont know why I even bother reading anything written after the 1800s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/16/2014

    " This is one of my most favorite books of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl | 1/13/2014

    " I liked it. It was something i've always heard about and i've seen a few of the movies. Way better than the movies. The question now is do I want to read the whole series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauri | 1/13/2014

    " Did not quite enjoy this as much as "Man in the Iron Mask" as there were far too many pages devoted to one character where the musketeers were completely absent. Book always picked up when any one of them was the focus. But still really enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 François-Denis Gonthier | 1/9/2014

    " I found that book long winded and boring. The films and cartoons are much more entertaining than the original story. I'm still happy I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/9/2014

    " Great plot and lovable/hatable characters. Worth the effort to read so much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Wuest | 1/8/2014

    " Classic swashbuckling adventure. And French. For fans of honor, swordplay, wordplay, and bravado. Is it the Belle Epoque in book form? No. But it is timeless fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tari_Roo | 1/7/2014

    " I was delighted to find that the novel (the full version) had a far broader plot that any movie could try duplicate. And I enjoyed that - even if the action was somewhat swallowed by the broader politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 1/6/2014

    " I enjoyed this as they were young and could do about anything! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Tobin Allen | 1/4/2014

    " Great book! Wish I had read it years ago! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dharma Bum 108 | 1/3/2014

    " I love this book. It is a great feast of adventure and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Vining | 12/25/2013

    " I love the camaraderie and loyalty between D'Artagnan and the Inseparables. This is one of my favorite stories and Dumas is a master of historical fiction "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 12/24/2013

    " Also read this in high school and loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 12/24/2013

    " This is an excellent adventure story. The gallantry displayed by the various characters can sometimes get a bit old; while this may be the typical behavior of such men at the time in question, I am personally skeptical. Once you get beyond that, this is a story about love in dangerous times, and about the facing of those dangers head-on. This book is filled with murder, intrigue, assassination, and affairs of state. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lillian | 12/22/2013

    " Now that I have finally read this book, I think I understand France a bit better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie Farschman | 12/22/2013

    " What a great story of friendship and loyalty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck Cannon | 12/21/2013

    " A great book. It reminded me of a James Bond movie, but better. Tons of violence, sex and one-liners - with zero mercy for the villain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esteban Gordon | 12/18/2013

    " For a good chunk of this novel I was left wanting. It seemed to lack much of the power that was the Count of Monte Cristo. BUT... the novel from the imprisonment of Milady to the conclusion was quite brilliant. Onward D'Artagnan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobbie | 12/17/2013

    " Ehhhh I barely made it through this one. It was far too long and it honestly bored me. The abridged version is much better. But I was sick when I read it so give me some credit for trying while I had the flu. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ingrid | 12/15/2013

    " Some parts were good, other parts I thought were boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 12/11/2013

    " Very good story, or rather two stories involving the same characters. I found it satirical in its humor and great in its intrigue and adventure. Definitely the textbook definition of a swashbuckling adventure story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria Roe | 12/11/2013

    " One of my favourites, so exciting and fast-paced despite many re-readings. Definitely recommended even if you're not one for the "classics", it's very accessible and has you hooked right to the very end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Wuest | 12/9/2013

    " Classic swashbuckling adventure. And French. For fans of honor, swordplay, wordplay, and bravado. Is it the Belle Epoque in book form? No. But it is timeless fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cal.peng | 12/8/2013

    " more swashbuckling and idealistic gallantry... but i liked monte cristo better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Kennard | 12/8/2013

    " We've all seen countless movies about them but until you read The Three Musketeers you haven't really touched the surface. Milady De Winter must be the greatest villianess of all time. One of literature's greatest classics. Read this forty odd years ago, yet it still remains fresh in my mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerrie Chabot | 12/4/2013

    " Excellent characters. A classic to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 11/30/2013

    " A great story, and more action-packed than the page-count would lead to believe; not the usual puffy over-inflated nineteenth century tome, this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Wolf | 11/22/2013

    " The unabridged version is about 30 volumes, but this rollicking tale of intrigue in the court of 17th century France is worth it! No movie has ever caught the flair of the books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teatime1776 | 11/22/2013

    " Wonderful, classic action by Dumas. Read this many years ago but it is one that holds up extremely well. Also, enjoyed The Black Tulip by Dumas, not as well known, with the black tulip only one object of love/desire in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 11/19/2013

    " It took me quite a while to, but was worth it in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma XD | 11/15/2013

    " This is my favorite book in the universe. Maybe someday that will change, but it's not likely. I love this book. It's got action, romance, drama.... all you can ask for in a book and more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M | 11/7/2013

    " Read a highly abridged version years ago (in high school) and enjoyed it. Decided to give a longer version a try and enjoyed it even more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Post | 10/31/2013

    " Loved it. Very surprised on how the story grabbed me. I had no idea this book would be such a good read. I was so impressed with Dumas and his style of writing, planning to read all his novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adriana | 10/28/2013

    " It is a great mix of romance, adventure and fights! A classic worth reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexa | 10/14/2013

    " So. Much. FUN. SO MUCH FUN. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Adwell | 10/6/2013

    " This book is one of my top 5 favorites. Granted, I've only read it once, and that was in 2002. Honestly, I'm always nervous to re-read books I've loved for fear they won't live up to my memories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christys | 10/2/2013

    " The book was a lot of fun. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 G | 9/21/2013

    " I read this book when I was very young but the dedication and loyalty of the heroes are still fresh in my memory. A great book I would like to read again! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 François-Denis Gonthier | 9/15/2013

    " I found that book long winded and boring. The films and cartoons are much more entertaining than the original story. I'm still happy I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 9/9/2013

    " I want to marry Athos! That beautiful alcoholic nobleman. This book was flawless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donovan Kelly | 9/5/2013

    " Dumas is awesome and so is this book, it is a must read story of great adventure and I can't help but love the french hero of Dumas' era "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laird Baldwin | 8/23/2013

    " One of my favorite books. I can't give it a five, which I am not stingy with, but it always brings out my fantasy swashbuckling side. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Collett | 8/9/2013

    " Alexandre Dumas is 2 for 2 with me. Such a good writer even in translation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan | 7/15/2013

    " Maybe i'm crazy, but I love this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 7/3/2013

    " The first half of the book was okay, the characters very much enjoyed dueling and killing their rivals, personally, not really my thing. The second half of the book was great. I loved (to hate) Lady de Winter. So, pretty good book, on average. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Cook | 7/1/2013

    " Life your life to the fullest and damn the consequences. those are for after, those ore fo love and for love to answer for honor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bhaskar Sanyal | 6/28/2013

    " Classic story ... My school days fab.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noemi Vega | 6/26/2013

    " Dumas takes you on a whirlwind of adventure as he follows leading man D'Artagnan into duel after duel! There were very fun surprises, some I was disappointed by, but overall an entertaining bedtime read :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 6/19/2013

    " It is actually about four Musketeers.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 6/12/2013

    " Didn't like it quite as much as "The Count of Monte Cristo." It's a good story, but all the swashbuckling was a bit much at times for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Advaita | 5/29/2013

    " A fun tale about friendship, loyalty, honour and courage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Estrella | 5/21/2013

    " la loca de milady es lo mejor ajajja "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janine | 5/12/2013

    " Another excellent adventure penned by Dumas. Full of sword-fights, romance, and intrigue, enmities becoming friendships and trust solidifying in heated moments of battle. This is a fabulous story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linnea | 4/30/2013

    " I dont know why I even bother reading anything written after the 1800s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Srividya | 4/3/2013

    " One of my all time favs :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian Blackshear | 3/9/2013

    " I would enjoy his books alot more if he would have left out all of the 'romance'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Petersik | 2/17/2013

    " All for one and one for all. High adventure and displays of courage here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 2/10/2013

    " One of my all time favorite books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Senith | 1/27/2013

    " Not a difficult read. Good pace but you must suspend a little modern morality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janfam | 1/24/2013

    " Written in the old way with lots of side stories that drag on a bit but overall I enjoyed the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 10/27/2012

    " Didn't like it quite as much as "The Count of Monte Cristo." It's a good story, but all the swashbuckling was a bit much at times for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 10/21/2012

    " Long, but fun, in parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noha Basiouny | 10/15/2012

    " Everything in this novel is royal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 9/2/2012

    " Loved it...started the next in the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamest. | 7/30/2012

    " An absolutely swash-buckling adventure yarn full of bravado and pathos and intrique. Just a good fun read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claude Nougat | 6/12/2012

    " A must read when you're into your teens. Incredibly well-paced, great characters, what else is there to say? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vanessa | 6/9/2012

    " I tried listening to this book an Audio and I got through to the 5th or 6th CD and I STILL wasn't into it. I really feel that I gave it the benefit of the doubt but I think I'll stick to the old school movie on this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moonit | 5/12/2012

    " I never realized that this book was historical fiction at the time it was written, but it makes a lot of sense. Adventure, romance, swashbuckling, etc. I didn't like it as much as the Count of Monte Cristo, but it was still fun, despite some awkward class and gender issues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Estrella | 1/31/2012

    " la loca de milady es lo mejor ajajja "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan Klein | 1/28/2012

    " He could've used a better editor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kingfan30 | 1/17/2012

    " A book packed with sword fights and revenge! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Terry | 1/9/2012

    " Took me too long to read- I just couldn't stay with it like The Count of Monte Cristo. It was written as a newspaper serial, and I think that was part of the problem- a tad repetitive, and more detail on some things than necessary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny Reid | 12/25/2011

    " This was my first book by Dumas and how I learned to appreciate tragic love (Athos) and power of lasting friendship. We can all relate to the desire to belong. Perhaps even more so than finding 'a person' (romantic love) we crave belonging and friendship (non-romantic love). This is a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heatherdoig | 12/20/2011

    " Good! Some parts were slow and difficult to get through, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 12/8/2011

    " This was actually pretty good, but REALLY, REALLY wordy... I would recommend the abridged version "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Adrian | 11/25/2011

    " One of my favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 11/2/2011

    " You think "old" means "boring"? You think seeing the movie means the book holds no surprises? Think again, mes amis! Adventures don't get any more exciting than this. Get ready to lose some sleep, because you won't want to put this book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 11/2/2011

    " This is an amazing adventure drama novel, perhaps the first of its kind. It's hard to describe how compelling it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Badal | 10/31/2011

    " Good read. Not gonna lie...I read this after watching Slumdog Millionaire. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 10/25/2011

    " I last read this over 20 years ago and decided to revisit it. The pomposity of the language still results in giggles. It still holds up as one of the classic romantic adventures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 10/24/2011

    " I read this book on my eBook reader because it was free, and I was amazed at how the book could pull me in and keep my attention throughout. The action was intense and the romance and political maneuverings were interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 10/22/2011

    " I think I will get on a kick to re-read some old classics. I am going to start with some of the Alexander Dumas works, move to Les Miserables, and maybe even pick up the Russians (Tolstoy, Dostoevsky) again if I feel feisty enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mhbright | 10/14/2011

    " In addition to a great story, the novel has subtlely complex characters, both fascinating and realistic. The heroes have vices and the villains have virtues. I enjoyed this novel even more than The Count of Monte Cristo. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria Beatriz | 8/18/2011

    " **Actually I didn't finhish this book.... I just stopped reading it because it was geting boring.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andre | 8/3/2011

    " Excellent classic. Nothing like the corny ass movies. More action, sex, drinking, fighting, and the characters are extremely flawed individuals. Love this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heidi | 7/23/2011

    " Read 170 pgs. Didnt love it ... The boys squabble with swords to the death as if they are using toy swords ... couldnt get into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reading Fool | 7/8/2011

    " Great read! The story is so much more than what's been depicted in films. Now on to the rest of this series... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherie | 6/29/2011

    " A- Very interesting - at times, I lost the plot b/c I wasn't paying attn enough, but super good, captivating read. Why wasn't it called the Four Muskateers, why is our hero kept out of it? Love, war, smarts, battle, life. Great stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olga | 6/28/2011

    " Favorite book when I was a kid :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edy | 6/25/2011

    " I listened to this book and the listening made the book that much more enjoyable. The French words and names pose a struggle for me not have much of a background in French. The person who read the book made it very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geetha | 6/22/2011

    " I read this book when I was very young but the dedication and loyalty of the heroes are still fresh in my memory. A great book I would like to read again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 6/21/2011

    " I rarely give any book 5 stars but this classic is my absolute favorite book of all time. I have enjoyed this book over and over again. Now I am off to reading the entire series, which I so how have never done.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teegan | 6/10/2011

    " Was surprised, but I would call this book a rollicking good time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shams | 6/1/2011

    " The most enjoyable novel I have ever read. In fact, reading it whilst young helped release the rebel inside, probably not a good thing. ;] "

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About the Author
Author Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870), French novelist and playwright, was born the son of an innkeeper’s daughter and one of Napoleon’s generals. He moved to Paris in 1823 to make his fortune in the theater, and at twenty-eight he was one of the leading literary figures of his day. His complete works were eventually to fill over three hundred volumes, and his stories made him the best-known Frenchman of his age. He is best known for his ever-popular classic novels The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.