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The d'Artagnan Romances, Vol 3, Part 1: The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years La…

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Volume 3 of The d'Artagnan Romances is divided into three parts. The first begins in 1660, ten years after Volume 2, with d’Artagnan as Lieutenant of the King’s Musketeers. In this post, he is very near to achieving his dream (becoming Captain) and even nearer to his King, being young Louis XIV’s personal guard. Seeing first-hand how powerless the child King was, d’Artagnan resigns his illustrious, but dull, post to turn his sharp wit and sword toward another ambitious aim: restoration of the English monarchy. To the joy of France, Cardinal Mazarin dies, leaving a power vacuum that pulls at the ill-fated ambitions of the rich and powerful, Nicolas Fouquet. To combat Fouquet’s ambitions and wrench the nation back from the brink of bankruptcy, young Louis XIV takes the Cardinal’s dying advice and leagues with the economic and sociopolitical reformist, Jean-Baptiste Colbert. Unfortunately, “The Inseparables” again find each other on different sides of the power struggle: Aramis and Porthos with Fouquet, but d’Artagnan and Athos with the King and Colbert. As d’Artagnan advises King Louis XIV, “The reign of Mazarin is over, but that of the financiers is begun. They have the money; your majesty will not often see much of it. To live under the paw of these hungry wolves is hard.” - Summary by jvanstan (31 hr 29 min)

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The Letter

19:55

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The Messenger

17:01

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The Interview

17:35

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Father and Son

12:35

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In which Something will be said of Cropoli—of Cropoli and of a Great Unknown Pa…

13:50

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The Unkown

14:50

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Parry

14:20

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What his Majesty King Louis XIV. was at the Age of Twenty-Two

25:25

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In which the Unknown of the Hostelry of Les Medicis loses his Incognito

26:55

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The Arithmetic of M. de Mazarin

20:50

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Mazarin's Policy

23:45

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The King and the Lieutenant

11:35

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Mary de Mancini

13:55

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In which the King and the Lieutenant each give Proofs of Memory

24:10

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The Proscribed

13:50

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"Remember!"

26:45

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In which Aramis is sought and only Bazin is found

21:15

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In which D'Artagnan seeks Porthose and only finds Mousqueton

20:06

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What D'Artagnan went to Paris for

11:30

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Of the Society which was formed in the Rue des Lombards, at the Sign of the Pil…

25:35

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In which D'Artagnan prepares to travel for the Firm of Planchet and Company

18:50

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D'Artagnan travels for the House of Planchet and Company

15:55

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In which the Author, very unwillingly, is forced to write a Little History

29:50

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The Treasure

18:05

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The March

20:36

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Heart and Mind

25:25

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The Next Day

16:45

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Smuggling

16:30

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In which D'Artagnan begins to fear he has placed his Money and that of Planchet…

19:30

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The Shares of Planchet and Company rise again to Par

14:50

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Monk reveals himself

10:10

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Athos and D'Artagnan meet once more at the Hostelry of the Corne du Cerf

32:00

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The Audience

18:03

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Of the Embarrassment of Riches

13:50

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On the Canal

20:00

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How D'Artagnan drew, as a Fairy would have done, a Country-seat from a Deal Box

22:00

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How D'Artagnan regulated the "Assets" of the Company before he established its …

16:10

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In which it is seen that the French Grocer had already been established in the …

15:55

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Mazarin's Gaming Party

10:25

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An Affair of State

12:40

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The Recital

13:30

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In which Mazarin becomes Prodigal

10:30

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Guendaud

10:20

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Colbert

12:10

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Confession of a Man of Wealth

13:55

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The Donation

13:10

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How Anne of Austria gave one Piece of Advice to Louis XIV., and how M. Fouquet …

21:10

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Agony

23:54

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The First Appearance of Colbert

18:30

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The First Day of the Royalty of Louis XIV

11:00

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A Passion

16:15

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D'Artagnan's Lesson

17:10

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The King

44:00

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The Houses of M. Fouquet

29:05

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The Abbe Fouquet

18:30

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M. de la Fontaine's Wine

9:40

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The Gallery of Saint-Mande

12:35

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Epicureans

11:40

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A Quarter of an Hour's Delay

15:45

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Plan of Battle

12:15

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The Cabaret of the Image-de-Notre-Dame

19:00

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Vive Colbert!

15:05

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How M. D'Eymeris' Diamond passed into the Hands of M. D'Artagnan

20:30

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Of the Notable Difference D'Artagnan finds between M. the Intendant and M. the …

18:50

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Philosophy of the Heart and Mind

9:05

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The Journey

13:30

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How D'Artagnan became acquainted with a Poet, who had turned Printer for the sa…

20:30

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D'Artagnan continues his Investigations

20:15

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In which the Reader, no doubt, will be as astonished as D'Artagnan was to meet …

16:00

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Wherein the Ideas of D'Artagnan, at first strangely clouded, begin to clear up …

19:50

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A Procession at Vannes

17:40

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The Grandeur of the Bishop of Vannes

25:50

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In which Porthos begins to be sorry for having come with D'Artagnan

28:10

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In which D'Artagnan makes all Speed, Porthos snores, and Aramis counsels

16:40

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In which M. Fouquet acts

22:30

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In which D'Artagnan finished by at length placing his Hand upon his Captains Co…

18:20

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A Lover and his Mistress

15:10

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In which we at length see the true Heroine of this History appear

19:50

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Malicorne and Manicamp

12:00

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Manicamp and Malicorne

17:05

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The Courtyard of the Hotel Grammont

20:00

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The Portrait of Madame

17:30

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Havre

12:40

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At Sea

15:25

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The Tents

23:00

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Night

12:00

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From Havre to Paris

20:51

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An Account of what the Chevalier de Lorraine thought of Madame

20:15

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A Surprise for Madame de Montalais

21:10

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The Consent of Athos

11:20

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Monsieur becomes jealous of the Duke of Buckingham

21:46

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Forever!

15:40

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King Louis XIV. does not think Mademoiselle de la Valliere either rich enough o…

16:40

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Sword-thrusts in the Water

20:40

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Sword-thrusts in the Water (concluded)

19:00

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Baisemeaux de Montlezun

21:00

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The King's Card-table

23:02

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M. Baisemeaux de Montlezun's Accounts

26:40

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The Breakfast at M. de Baisemeaux's

16:30

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The Second Floor of la Bertaudiere

21:50

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The Two Friends

19:10

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Madame de Belliere's Plate

13:50

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The Dowry

17:40

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Le Terrain de Dieu

18:00

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Bewertungen

where’s Louise de la Valliere?

(5 Sterne)

I really like John Van Stan’s lovely reading, and have listened to his version of the d’Artagnan Romances. However, I cannot seem to find his reading of Louise de la Valliere, Part II of Volume III, if it exists here. Perhaps someone can lead me there.

ACTION TO THE END

(5 Sterne)

Van Stam was born to read Dumas

great reading

(4 Sterne)

great reading. As for the story the first half is full of action but then gets a little boring for 2nd half with tidbits of action and good storyline. I wish Vol 3 Part 2 was available 🤔😭. Looks like I have to jump to someone else for that but can come back for Part 3

ePiC!

(5 Sterne)

wow. What a major league undertaking. John is one of the most incredible actor narrators on LibriVox thank you