The d'Artagnan Romances, Vol 1: The Three Musketeers (version 3)


Read by John Van Stan

(4.8 stars; 26 reviews)

The d'Artagnan Romances are six volumes that intertwine exciting events (real and fictionalized) from 17th-century Europe and the life of the most adored French musketeer of that period, Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan. Volume 1 introduces d’Artagnan as a young man, seeking to earn the glory of serving in the King’s Musketeers. While in pursuit of this aim, d’Artagnan befriends three musketeers – Athos, Porthos, and Aramis – who aid him in adventures against their King’s adversary, the cunning Cardinal Richelieu. "One for all, and all for one!" - Summary by jvanstan (2 hr 34 min)

Chapters

Author's Preface 5:29 Read by John Van Stan
The Three Presents of d'Artagnan the Elder 40:42 Read by John Van Stan
The Antechamber of M. de Treville 25:51 Read by John Van Stan
The Audience 28:41 Read by John Van Stan
The Shoulder of Athos, the Baldric of Porthos and the Handkerchief of Aramis 19:10 Read by John Van Stan
The King's Musketeers and the Cardinal's Guards 24:40 Read by John Van Stan
His Majesty King Louis XIII 45:38 Read by John Van Stan
The Interior of the Musketeers 20:42 Read by John Van Stan
Concerning a Court Intrigue 21:25 Read by John Van Stan
D'Artagnan Shows Himself 19:32 Read by John Van Stan
A Mousetrap in the Seventeenth Century 22:13 Read by John Van Stan
In Which the Plot Thickens 40:48 Read by John Van Stan
George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham 21:03 Read by John Van Stan
Monsieur Bonacieux 22:25 Read by John Van Stan
The Man of Meung 24:35 Read by John Van Stan
Men of the Robe and Men of the Sword 20:05 Read by John Van Stan
In which M. Seguier, Keeper of the Seals, Looks More than Once for the Bell 29:05 Read by John Van Stan
Bonacieux at Home 32:50 Read by John Van Stan
Lover and Husband 16:32 Read by John Van Stan
Plan of Campaign 20:10 Read by John Van Stan
The Journey 25:00 Read by John Van Stan
The Countess de Winter 22:07 Read by John Van Stan
The Ballet of La Merlaison 15:42 Read by John Van Stan
The Rendezvous 25:46 Read by John Van Stan
The Pavilion 23:33 Read by John Van Stan
Porthos 45:14 Read by John Van Stan
Aramis and His Thesis 41:15 Read by John Van Stan
The Wife of Athos 47:30 Read by John Van Stan
The Return 34:27 Read by John Van Stan
Hunting for the Equipments 19:56 Read by John Van Stan
D'Artagnan and the Englishman 16:37 Read by John Van Stan
English and French 16:54 Read by John Van Stan
A Procurator's Dinner 22:50 Read by John Van Stan
Soubrette and MIstress 21:15 Read by John Van Stan
In which the Equipment of Aramis and Porthose is Treated of 19:11 Read by John Van Stan
A Gascon, a Match for Cupid 16:41 Read by John Van Stan
Dream of Vengeance 16:55 Read by John Van Stan
Milady's Secret 15:56 Read by John Van Stan
How, without Incommoding Himself, Athos Procures His Equipment 22:30 Read by John Van Stan
A Vision 21:26 Read by John Van Stan
A Terrible Vision 19:15 Read by John Van Stan
The Seige of la Rochelle 27:21 Read by John Van Stan
The Anjou Wine 17:49 Read by John Van Stan
The Sign of the Red Dovecot 18:05 Read by John Van Stan
The Utility of Stovepipes 18:41 Read by John Van Stan
A Conjugal Scene 13:33 Read by John Van Stan
The Bastion Saint-Gervais 15:07 Read by John Van Stan
The Council of the Musketeers 37:05 Read by John Van Stan
A Family Affair 33:18 Read by John Van Stan
Fatality 17:55 Read by John Van Stan
Chat between Brother and Sister 18:47 Read by John Van Stan
Officer 26:21 Read by John Van Stan
Captivity: The First Day 18:03 Read by John Van Stan
Captivity: The Second Day 18:08 Read by John Van Stan
Captivity: The Third Day 23:10 Read by John Van Stan
Captivity: The Fourth Day 22:55 Read by John Van Stan
Captivity: The Fifth Day 36:00 Read by John Van Stan
Means for Classical Tragedy 17:05 Read by John Van Stan
Escape 19:45 Read by John Van Stan
What Took Place at Portsmouth August 23, 1628 26:25 Read by John Van Stan
In France 12:25 Read by John Van Stan
The Carmelite Convent at Bethune 31:50 Read by John Van Stan
Two Varieties of Demons 12:00 Read by John Van Stan
The Drop of Water 32:07 Read by John Van Stan
The Man in the Red Cloak 12:38 Read by John Van Stan
Trial 19:42 Read by John Van Stan
Execution 11:53 Read by John Van Stan
Conclusion 21:17 Read by John Van Stan
Epilogue 3:46 Read by John Van Stan

Reviews

Excellent!


(4 stars)

I had long wanted to read this classic and was finally able to by listening to this Librivox version while doing computer work. John Van Stan was an excellent reader and I heartily enjoyed hearing him. There was an occasional interesting French pronunciation or women's voice, but only rarely and as could be expected. Overall, he was an energetic and brilliant reader who made the thrilling novel a pleasure to hear.

Excellent read


(5 stars)

Well done - voices consistent to the end! Recording high quality

very well read


(5 stars)

An enjoyable listen! Many voices for the different characters.