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Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The d'Artagnan Romances Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781483089904
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Dumas continues his Musketeer Romances with a final trilogy. The Vicomte de Bragelonne opens an epic adventure which continues with Louise de la Vallière and reaches its climax in The Man in the Iron Mask.

It is May 1660, and the fate of nations is at stake. Mazarin plots, Louis XIV is in love, and Raoul de Bragelonne, son of Athos, is intent on serving France and winning the heart of Louise de la Vallière. Meanwhile, d’Artagnan learns that his old comrades have great projects in hand. Athos seeks the restoration of Charles II, while Aramis, with Porthos in tow, has a secret plan involving a masked prisoner and the fortification of the island of Belle-Ile. D’Artagnan finds a thread leading him to the French court, the banks of the Tyne, the beaches of Holland, and the dunes of Brittany.

Never short on swashbuckling action, breathtaking suspense, and romantic intrigue, Dumas’s classic works are must-haves for any collection.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Alternately melodramatic, sentimental, humorous, worldly, and almost always absorbing.”

    Irish Times

  • “I would sit down with The Vicomte de Bragelonne for a long, silent, solitary, lamplit evening by the fire.”

    Robert Louis Stevenson

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanie | 1/4/2014

    " I love the Musketeer books. I get swept into the story and like the characterizations, I find them so interesting. "

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

    " What an amazing writer Dumas was. I didn't even know the rest of this series existed until I downloaded them to my ipod. Great storytelling, amazing characters, adventure, intrigue, everything that makes you want to keep reading all night. And some parts are just so hilarious. Make sure to read these in order or you won't know what's going on. Start with this one, then Ten Years Later, then Louise de la Valliere, and finish up with Man in the Iron Mask (very different from the movie, that doesn't count!) Or if you haven't already, first read Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After, which both come before these. It will keep you busy for a while! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/5/2013

    " The third installment of The Three Musketeers. This novel begins to follow the youthful King Louis XIV as he struggles against Cardinal Mazarin's iron fist for the power that is rightfully his. D'Artagnan loyally protects and defends his king, as always, and the adventures of the four comrades expoud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elspeth | 9/21/2013

    " I very much adore reading Dumas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 9/6/2013

    " Highly enjoyable at the beginning, the excitement level tapers off a bit at the end. It then ends very abruptly. I understand that it's only one volume of a three (or four) volume book, but I feel like there might have been another place to end it where it was a bit more graceful. That's a minor complaint, though. It was still fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 9/2/2013

    " This was actually my introduction to the Three Musketeers. The book was great fun. The kind that you want to sit with in front of a warm fire and get lost in the adventure. The Musketeers are now in their fifties (as am I), and they are seasoned by life and approach their dilemmas with bit more humility and experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sableamy | 7/18/2013

    " the 3rd in the "3 musketeer" trilogy. very philosophic. dumas writes such interesting historical novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Burl | 4/30/2013

    " It kind of drives me crazy how Dumas spends 3 or 4 chapters building up a new character, just to never mention him again. But overall, a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 4/9/2013

    " Unfortunately the Musketeers are relegated to the sidelines and one of their sons becomes the focus. Not as great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryjo | 10/24/2012

    " Then I had to read the whole series- boy did I learn my French History of the 17th Century! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melodee | 9/4/2012

    " I loved this third installment of the Three Musketeers saga. Dumas really captured the essence of the time period, and the main characters are quite lovable. The court intrigues are entertaining as well. I am looking forward to indulging in part four, Louise de la Valliere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mcecilia | 3/10/2011

    " Il mio primo nick in rete... che ricordi... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elijah | 10/9/2010

    " The first third of the second sequel to The Three Musketeers. Good, but incomplete, obviously. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 4/8/2010

    " I don't know know if this is the right edition (the edition I read must have been excavated from a an ancient library), but it is imperative that one read the entire Vicomte -- not just the poorly excerpted "Man in the Iron Mask" and "10 Years Later" variations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nataly | 11/29/2009

    " I like it though I was crying in the end. It's too sad! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 12/25/2008

    " the third installment the the Three Musketeers saga "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dina | 12/22/2008

    " can't say that this book is very accurate - historically accuarate that is, but none of Dumas books are. i love Louis xiv and i loved the way he was portarayed in this book, and how historical facts were mixed with author's imagination. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alessandro | 11/24/2007

    " As advertised, this book is more about court intrigue than the adventures of our beloved Musketeers. I love Dumas' writing, but the story is a bit tiresome; it took me a lot longer to read this book than the first two because I was less interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Burl | 6/4/2007

    " It kind of drives me crazy how Dumas spends 3 or 4 chapters building up a new character, just to never mention him again. But overall, a good read. "

About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.