The Forty-Five Guardsmen


Read by John Van Stan

(4.7 stars; 13 reviews)


The sequel to "Chicot the Jester" and final book of the "Valois Romances." This story begins six years after the famed "Duel of the Mignons" between the favorites of the courts of King Henry III and Henry the Duke of Guise (somewhat allied with the King's brother, Francis, Duke of Anjou and Alencon). Dumas concludes his historical fiction on the War of the Three Henries while (1) detailing the formation of the Forty-Five Guardsmen (who were to become the Musketeers), (2) following Chicot the Jester as he stays loyal to the failing regency of King Henry III, and (3) continuing the story of Diana (a principal character in the previous book). - Summary by jvanstan

(15 hr 47 min)

Chapters

The Porte St. Antoine 9:19 Read by John Van Stan
What passed outside the Porte St. Antoine 11:29 Read by John Van Stan
The examination 5:58 Read by John Van Stan
His majesty Henri the Third 9:30 Read by John Van Stan
The Execution 11:48 Read by John Van Stan
The Brothers 19:37 Read by John Van Stan
The sword of the brave chevalier 8:06 Read by John Van Stan
The gascon 7:51 Read by John Van Stan
M. Loignac 7:42 Read by John Van Stan
The purchase of cuirasses 9:45 Read by John Van Stan
Still the League 8:08 Read by John Van Stan
The chamber of his majesty Henri III 8:17 Read by John Van Stan
The dormitory 7:28 Read by John Van Stan
The shade of Chicot 15:31 Read by John Van Stan
The difficulty of finding a good ambassador 12:14 Read by John Van Stan
The serenade 9:09 Read by John Van Stan
Chicot's purse 4:32 Read by John Van Stan
The priory of the Jacobins 6:22 Read by John Van Stan
The two friends 8:16 Read by John Van Stan
The breakfast 4:50 Read by John Van Stan
Brother Borromee 7:14 Read by John Van Stan
The lesson 7:57 Read by John Van Stan
The penitent 5:40 Read by John Van Stan
The ambush 9:18 Read by John Van Stan
The Guises 5:26 Read by John Van Stan
The Louvre 5:46 Read by John Van Stan
The revelation 7:40 Read by John Van Stan
Two friends 5:29 Read by John Van Stan
St. Maline 7:40 Read by John Van Stan
De Loignac's interview with the forty-five 10:12 Read by John Van Stan
The Bourgeois of Paris 9:43 Read by John Van Stan
Brother Borromee 6:08 Read by John Van Stan
Chicot, Latinist 5:30 Read by John Van Stan
The four winds 6:02 Read by John Van Stan
How Chicot continued his journey, and what happened to him 8:37 Read by John Van Stan
The third day of the Journey 6:37 Read by John Van Stan
Ernanton de Carmainges 9:47 Read by John Van Stan
The stable-yard 10:39 Read by John Van Stan
The seven sins of Magdalen 9:27 Read by John Van Stan
Bel-Esbat 14:22 Read by John Van Stan
The letter of M. de Mayenne 9:49 Read by John Van Stan
How Dom Gorenflot blessed the king as he passed before the priory of the Jacobi… 11:41 Read by John Van Stan
How Chicot blessed King Louis II. for having invented posting, and resolved to … 11:07 Read by John Van Stan
How the King of Navarre guesses that ''Turennius'' means Turenne, and ''Margot'… 9:06 Read by John Van Stan
The Avenue 3000 Feet Long 5:46 Read by John Van Stan
Marguerite's room 6:11 Read by John Van Stan
The explanation 11:05 Read by John Van Stan
The Spanish Ambassador 9:15 Read by John Van Stan
The poor of Henri of Navarre 13:29 Read by John Van Stan
The true mistress of the King of Navarre 9:50 Read by John Van Stan
Chicot's astonishment at finding himself so popular in Nerac 14:58 Read by John Van Stan
How the hunted the wolf in Navarre 11:21 Read by John Van Stan
How Henri of Navarre behaved in battle 11:29 Read by John Van Stan
What was passing at the Louvre about the time Chicot entered Nerac 14:24 Read by John Van Stan
Red plume and white plume 9:13 Read by John Van Stan
The door opens 9:08 Read by John Van Stan
How a great lady loved in the year 1586 17:52 Read by John Van Stan
How St. Maline entered into the Turret and what followed 10:01 Read by John Van Stan
What was passing in the mysterious house 11:11 Read by John Van Stan
The laboratory 6:53 Read by John Van Stan
What M. Francois, Duc d'Anjou, Duc de Brabant and Comte de Flanders was doing i… 9:43 Read by John Van Stan
Preparations for battle 13:58 Read by John Van Stan
Monseigneur 5:54 Read by John Van Stan
Monseigneur (continued) 9:49 Read by John Van Stan
French and Flemings 14:45 Read by John Van Stan
The travelers 8:56 Read by John Van Stan
Explanation 10:10 Read by John Van Stan
The water 10:17 Read by John Van Stan
Flight 13:43 Read by John Van Stan
Transfiguration 8:05 Read by John Van Stan
The two brothers 11:30 Read by John Van Stan
The expedition 9:13 Read by John Van Stan
Paul-Emile 11:33 Read by John Van Stan
One of the souvenirs of the Duc d'Anjou 18:17 Read by John Van Stan
How Aurilly executed the commission of the Duc d'Anjou 14:33 Read by John Van Stan
The journey 7:55 Read by John Van Stan
How King Henri III. did not invite Grillon to breakfast, and how Chicot invited… 16:35 Read by John Van Stan
How, after receiving news from the south, Henri received news from the north 13:17 Read by John Van Stan
The two companions 6:41 Read by John Van Stan
The Corne d'Abondance 5:01 Read by John Van Stan
What happened in the little room 27:56 Read by John Van Stan
The husband and the lover 17:53 Read by John Van Stan
Showing how Chicot began to understand the purport of M. de Guise's letter 15:15 Read by John Van Stan
Le Cardinal de Joyeuse 22:07 Read by John Van Stan
News from Aurilly 10:09 Read by John Van Stan
Doubt 16:11 Read by John Van Stan
Certainty 17:05 Read by John Van Stan
Fatality 14:05 Read by John Van Stan
Les hospitalieres 18:40 Read by John Van Stan
His Highness Monseigneur le Duc de Guise 6:30 Read by John Van Stan
Postscript 2:27 Read by John Van Stan