Thursday, March 24, 2011

19. The Three Muskateers

By Alexander Dumas

Rated 4.3 Stars

I love these free downloads.  The readers are all volunteer and it's kind of catch as catch can to find one you really like but this one was very good.

I have been using this for a book to listen to when I quilt.  It's really pleasant to be entertained while doing needlework.  Of course this story is dated but it's so dated that it doesn't matter a bit.  It's probably the only story about France that I have ever enjoyed.  France and Ireland are just two countries I can ever get enthusiastic about.  The U.S., Canada, India, China, England and Scotland are much more my cup of tea.

Publisher's Summary

Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures---including the seductively beautiful but deadly femme fatale, Milady, and D'Artagnan's equally beautiful love, Madame Bonacieux---The Three Musketeers continues, after a century and a half of continuous publication, to define the genre of swashbuckling romance and historical adventure.
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