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The d'Artagnan Romances, Vol 3, Part 3: The Man in the Iron Mask (version 2)

Gelesen von John Van Stan

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Volume 3 of The d'Artagnan Romances is divided into three parts. In this, the final part, d’Artagnan’s fortune is near its height; having become the illustrious Captain of the Musketeers, he is now the chief defender of King Louis XIV. Fortune has also smiled on his three companions: Aramis is a wealthy bishop and the powerful, secret Superior General of the Jesuit Order (or “the black pope”); Athos is the premier nobleman of France; and Porthos becomes a Duke with the proud but garishly long-winded title of “du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds.” On the opposite side of fortune, we find the young Phillippe, a desolate iron-masked prisoner in the infamous Bastille who has been deprived of everything, even his true identity, and the formerly rich and powerful Superintendent of Finance, Nicholas Fouquet. Aramis dupes the good-natured Porthos and desperate Fouquet into aiding Phillippe… with disastrous consequences for all, including d’Artagnan and King Louis XIV! Dumas spares none in this conclusion. Indeed, the turn of events drive d’Artagnan to ask, “What is there left for man after youth, love, glory, friendship, strength, and wealth have disappeared?” His answer, a true Gascon to the end, does provides some inspiration: “Forward! still forward! When it is time, God will tell me, as he foretold the others.” - Summary by jvanstan (30 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Two old friends

41:30

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Wherein may be seen that a bargain which cannot be made with one person, can be…

29:20

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The skin of the bear

17:05

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An interview with the Queen Mother

25:10

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Two friends

18:20

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How Jean de la Fontaine came to write his first tale

11:05

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La Fontaine in the character of a negotiator

17:50

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Madame de Belliere's plate and diamonds

9:40

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M. de Mazarin's receipt

22:05

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Monsieur Colbert's rough draft

26:15

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In which the author thinks it is high time to return to the Vicomte de Bragelon…

14:50

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Bragelonne continues his inquiries

14:10

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Two jealousies

13:15

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A domiciliary visit

17:40

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Porthos's plan of action

20:15

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The change of residence, the trap-door, and the portrait

25:55

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Rivals in politics

13:45

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Rivals in love

18:00

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King and noble

19:05

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After the storm

13:45

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Heu! Miser!

10:35

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Wounds within wounds

14:30

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What Raoul had guessed

14:20

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Three guests astonished to find themselves at supper together

12:55

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What took place at the Louvre during the supper at the Bastile

19:35

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Political rivals

18:30

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In which Porthos is convinced without having understood anything

15:25

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M. de Baisemeaux's "Society"

20:20

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The prisoner (part 1)

41:40

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The prisoner (part 2)

27:40

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How Mouston had become fatter without giving Porthos notice thereof

20:45

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Who Messire Jean Percerin was

15:20

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The patterns

22:40

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Where, probably, Moliere obtained his first idea of the Bourgeois Gentilhomme

15:15

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The bee-hive, the bees, and the honey

23:00

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Another supper at the Bastile

18:40

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The general of the order

24:15

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The tempter

23:50

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Crown and tiara

21:40

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The Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

13:40

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The wine of Melun

13:15

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Nectar and ambrosia

11:10

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A gascon, and a gascon-and-a-half

33:35

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Colbert

16:10

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Jealousy

16:45

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High treason

24:15

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A night at the Bastile

17:45

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The shadow of M. Fouquet

41:20

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The Morning

20:10

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The King's friend

43:50

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Showing how the countersign was respected at the Bastile

20:50

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The King's gratitude

23:40

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The false King

25:55

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In which Porthos thinks he is pursuing a Duchy

13:10

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The last adieux

13:50

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Monsieur de Beaufort

20:40

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Preparations for Departure

20:50

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Planchet's inventory

13:30

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The inventory of M. de Beaufort

15:00

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The silver dish

18:30

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Captive and jailers

24:08

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Promises

30:15

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Among women

21:15

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The last supper

19:20

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In M. Colbert's Carriage

21:40

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The two lighters

19:20

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Friendly advice

15:30

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How the King, Louis XIV, played his little part

22:45

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The white horse and the black

18:55

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In which the squirrel falls--the adder flies

24:05

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Belle-Ile-en-Mer

25:20

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Explanations by Aramis

28:20

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Result of the ideas of the King, and the ideas of d'Artagnan

6:35

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The ancestors of Porthos

11:40

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The son of Biscarrat

16:05

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The Grotto of Locmaria

15:55

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The Grotto

20:40

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An Homeric Song

13:30

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The Death of a Titan!

16:55

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Porthos's epitaph

17:19

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M. de Gesvres's Round

14:35

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King Louis XIV

22:05

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M. Fouquet's friends

17:15

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Porthos's will

14:15

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The old age of Athos

14:25

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Athos's vision

16:00

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The Angel of Death

13:44

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The Bulletin

14:50

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The last canto of the poem

16:35

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Epilogue (Part 1)

48:55

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Epilogue (Part 2)

16:05

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Bewertungen

(5 Sterne)

Upon finishing every part of The dArtagnan romances, I'm both sad and amazed. Sad because it's over, amazed about what an incredible and exciting ride this story has been . it's been part of my life for the last two months and I can safely say this series makes it into my top 5 favorite texts of all time.

great reading, ok story line

(3,5 Sterne)

5 stars for John Van Stan. I've listened to all the 3 musketeers books and John definitely did the best job. I wish Part 2 was available because it was painful to listen to that by other readers. As for the story is like all the others. It has many fantastic chapters but unfortunately there are so many that should just be removed. If you've watched the movie and never read the book than it will be a shock to you as it was too me.

UNEXPECTED POWER FROM THE AUTHOR

(5 Sterne)

After spending many hours with these four musketeers I feel that I have lost close friends. Dumas showed a powerful side in his poignant descriptions of Porthos, Athos, and d'Artagnan. The marvelous stories in this epic were surely enhanced by the superb reading and voicing of John Van Stam.

The Finale

(5 Sterne)

Incredible job by John Van Stan! He is, in my opinion, the best way to listen to this series. He makes a different voice for each character, which really helps the casual listener to tell who is speaking. He does a great job presenting the story, and aside from some slight mispronunciations, it is perfect. I applaud you, mr. Van Stan!