The Man in the Iron Mask

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alexandre Dumas

Narrated By: Geoffrey Sherman

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: May 2015

Duration: 17 hours 9 minutes

Summary:

Deep inside the dreaded Bastille, a twenty-three-year-old prisoner called merely "Philippe" has languished for eight long, dark years. He does not know his real name or what crime he is supposed to have committed. But Aramis, one of the original Three Musketeers, has bribed his way into the cell to reveal the shocking secret that has kept Philippe locked away from the world. That carefully concealed truth could topple Louis XIV, king of France, which is exactly what Aramis is plotting to do! A daring jailbreak, a brilliant masquerade, and a terrifying fight for the throne may make Aramis betray his sacred vow, "All for one, and one for all!" In this concluding episode of the Three Musketeers saga, the actions of Aramis and the other Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and the most dashing of them all, D'Artagnan - bring either honor or disgrace...and a horrifying punishment for the final loser in the battle royal.

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  • Anonymous

    So, I can see why film version of this book took significant liberties with the plot! This was a dreary, plodding story that never quite manages to resolve. Long, long, sections are devoted to meaningless subplots and dialogue that goes absolutely nowhere. I've always been a big fan of The Count of Monte Cristo, and I enjoyed The Three Musketeers (mostly), but I found this a brutal "read" and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.