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The Three Musketeers

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The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to become a musketeer. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis -- inseparable friends who live by the motto, "One for all, and all for one".

The Three Musketeers was first published in serial form in the magazine Le Siècle between March and July 1844. Dumas claimed it was based on manuscripts he had discovered in the Bibliothèque Nationale. It was later proven that Dumas had based his work on the book Mémoires de Monsieur D'Artagnan, capitaine lieutenant de la première compagnie des Mousquetaires du Roi (Memoirs of Mister D'Artagnan, Lieutenant Captain of the first company of the King's Musketeers) by Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras (Cologne, 1700).

Dumas' version of the story covers the adventures of D'Artagnan and his friends from 1625 to 1628, as they are involved in intrigues involving the weak King Louis XIII of France, his powerful and cunning advisor Cardinal Richelieu, the beautiful Queen Anne of Austria, her English lover, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, and the Siege of La Rochelle. Adding to the intrigue are the mysterious Milady de Winter, and Richelieu's right-hand man, the Comte de Rochefort. (summary from wikipedia)

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(24 hr 49 min)

Chapters

Author's Preface

5:58

Read by Kristin LeMoine

THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER

39:20

Read by Mark F. Smith

THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE

27:24

Read by Mark F. Smith

THE AUDIENCE

27:59

Read by Mark F. Smith

THE SHOULDER OF ATHOS, THE BALDRIC OF PORTHOS AND THE HANDKERCHIEF OF ARAMIS

17:53

Read by R. Francis Smith

THE KING'S MUSKETEERS AND THE CARDINAL'S GUARDS

22:28

Read by R. Francis Smith

HIS MAJESTY KING LOUIS XIII

40:17

Read by shanda_w

THE INTERIOR OF "THE MUSKETEERS"

22:26

Read by Kevin Kivikko

CONCERNING A COURT INTRIGUE

21:10

Read by David Barnes

D'ARTAGNAN SHOWS HIMSELF

16:42

Read by Simon Taylor

A MOUSETRAP IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

21:08

Read by Meredith Hughes

IN WHICH THE PLOT THICKENS

37:25

Read by Meredith Hughes

GEORGE VILLIERS, DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM

21:22

Read by Mark F. Smith

MONSIEUR BONACIEUX

20:23

Read by Mark F. Smith

THE MAN OF MEUNG

22:10

Read by Mark F. Smith

MEN OF THE ROBE AND MEN OF THE SWORD

15:15

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

M. SEGUIER, KEEPER OF THE SEALS, LOOKS MORE THAN ONCE FOR THE BELL IN ORDER TO …

21:02

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

BONACIEUX AT HOME

24:27

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

LOVER AND HUSBAND

15:24

Read by Gesine

PLAN OF CAMPAIGN

15:53

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

THE JOURNEY

21:56

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

THE COUNTESS DE WINTER

21:57

Read by Clarke Bell

THE BALLET OF LA MERLAISON

16:14

Read by Thomas Davoren

THE RENDEZVOUS

21:20

Read by shanda_w

THE PAVILION

20:45

Read by firefly

PORTHOS

36:33

Read by chriss the girl

ARAMIS AND HIS THESIS

33:17

Read by Anna Simon

THE WIFE OF ATHOS

48:25

Read by Mark F. Smith

THE RETURN

32:11

Read by Mark F. Smith

HUNTING FOR THE EQUIPMENTS

19:52

Read by Astreja Odinsdóttir

D'ARTAGNAN AND THE ENGLISHMAN

16:11

Read by Kevin Kivikko

ENGLISH AND FRENCH

16:14

Read by Kevin Kivikko

A PROCURATOR'S DINNER

21:17

Read by Thomas Davoren

SOUBRETTE AND MISTRESS

22:49

Read by BLRossow

IN WHICH THE EQUIPMENT OF ARAMIS AND PORTHOS IS TREATED OF

21:41

Read by BLRossow

A GASCON A MATCH FOR CUPID

19:25

Read by Urszula Pokojska

DREAM OF VENGEANCE

15:56

Read by Jim Mowatt

MILADY'S SECRET

16:01

Read by Clarke Bell

HOW, WITHOUT INCOMMODING HIMSELF, ATHOS PROCURED HIS EQUIPMENT

20:52

Read by Robin Cotter

A TERRIBLE VISION

20:38

Read by Robin Cotter

A VISION

18:35

Read by Robin Cotter

THE SEIGE OF LA ROCHELLE

29:14

Read by Mark F. Smith

THE ANJOU WINE

17:58

Read by Mark F. Smith

THE SIGN OF THE RED DOVECOT

15:58

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

THE UTILITY OF STOVEPIPES

14:59

Read by J. M. Smallheer

A CONJUGAL SCENE

12:06

Read by Rick Measham

THE BASTION SAINT-GERVAIS

13:13

Read by R. Francis Smith

THE COUNCIL OF THE MUSKETEERS

30:55

Read by R. Francis Smith

A FAMILY AFFAIR

30:09

Read by Susan Denney

FATALITY

20:59

Read by Robin Cotter

CHAT BETWEEN BROTHER AND SISTER

19:49

Read by Robin Cotter

OFFICER

25:22

Read by Tamara R. Schwartz

CAPTIVITY: THE FIRST DAY

21:01

Read by Catharine Eastman

CAPTIVITY: THE SECOND DAY

22:30

Read by Catharine Eastman

CAPTIVITY: THE THIRD DAY

19:34

Read by Kevin Kivikko

CAPTIVITY: THE FOURTH DAY

18:39

Read by Kevin Kivikko

CAPTIVITY: THE FIFTH DAY

32:21

Read by Kevin Kivikko

MEANS FOR CLASSICAL TRAGEDY

17:36

Read by JemmaBlythe

ESCAPE

16:03

Read by Kevin Kivikko

WHAT TOOK PLACE AT PORTSMOUTH

23:21

Read by Robin Cotter

IN FRANCE

13:39

Read by Robin Cotter

THE CARMELITE CONVENT AT BETHUNE

29:51

Read by Robin Cotter

TWO VARIETIES OF DEMONS

10:47

Read by Ezwa

THE DROP OF WATER

27:31

Read by Kevin Kivikko

THE MAN IN THE RED CLOAK

15:31

Read by Ezwa

TRIAL

16:20

Read by Kevin Kivikko

EXECUTION

11:32

Read by Ezwa

CONCLUSION

20:58

Read by Mark F. Smith

Epilogue

3:35

Read by Jim Mowatt

Bewertungen

an adventure story with many twists

(5 Sterne)

i dont care what other may have stated, i think the readers did a great job! i usually avoid books where each chapter is read by a different person, but this one turned out good. a few short chapters had noise in the background or mispronounced words - but the readers are not being paid or in a contest for accuracy. overall read with good emphasis, volume, and pausing. the story is adventurous from the beginning. and just when you think they have got away from a foe - or trapped them - things change! its not a book of morals, the 1600s did have men who ran around with married women or tried to make "many conquests". gambling was an accepted past time. and drinking alcohol as your only beverage was normal. so while we may at first think of this as a kids story, the content is clearly PG13. i think adults, male and female, will love this book.

quite the eye opener

(5 Sterne)

thank you LibriVox for the experience I had never had the chance to read The Three Musketeers and having now have a chance to listen to it I see how very very different it was from the Disney interpretation this was very well done and with so many chapters having different readers actually helped break it up

Magnificent!

(5 Sterne)

I read this book in Russian at 12. And I very much enjoyed the English version. Such language delighted my ear immensely. While driving for long hours, this book colored my days and gave joy to my feelings. I definitely would recommend this book to anyone. And for this free gift of enjoyment some small inconveniences in pronunciation won't matter to those who can appreciate it. MERCI BEAUCOUP!

volunteer screening

(2 Sterne)

Some of the volunteers for the readings of this particular book are quite good, but this fellow and certain others are quite lacking, not in dramatic annunciation which I understand is costly, but rather understanding of French pronunciation which one can easily detect like an accent or competency. Should there ever be another recording, I would love to extend my interest. Simply add @gmail.com to my display name as a contact.

a good classic

(4 Sterne)

Not the best of the classics I have listened to on here (Dracula, Frankenstein, count of monte cristo, etc.) but nonetheless, very good. One reader throughout would've been preferable, but I think all of the readers did a fine job. None had an accent or cadence that I couldn't understand / follow. Well done and thank you for taking the time to record!

captivating!

(2,5 Sterne)

very good book I believe, story gets 5 stars, yet i'm only a couple chapters in and even with my truly limited knowledge, I am rather disappointed at the readers poor pronunciation of the french words and terms. maybe it wouldn't hurt to do a little studying of basic words like "monsieur" bonjour" and "mademoiselle" at th least if you're not entirely certain

(4 Sterne)

This book turned out to be quite a bit longer than Id anticipated. Not that that is a bad thing. I quite enjoyed the adventures of the four. I was surprised also by the storyline since Id only ever watched the movie (90's? version). Definitely a book everyone should read (or listen to) at least once in their life.

pretty good

(4 Sterne)

I didn't love it. It was entertaining, but after the count of monte cristo, I guess I expected more. I didn't find the plot so compelling. The camaraderie was nice, as was some of the language, and the captivity part was great. I don't think I'll soon be listening to the sequels.