The Man in the Iron Mask

Version: Unabridged
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Narrator: Geoffrey Sherman
Genres: Classics
Publisher: Classic Collection
Published In: May 2015
# of Units: 14 CDs
Length: 16 hours
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Overview

The final rousing adventures of Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers

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 Aramis' plan.

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.

This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.

Reviews (1)

Dreary

Written by Anonymous on April 29th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 1/5

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Dumas, Alexandre

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was one of the literary lights of France during the Romantic Revolution, his complete works eventually filling over three hundred volumes. George Bernard Shaw described him as "one of the best storytellersa ]that ever lived." The Man in the Iron Mask and The Three Musketeers are available from Brilliance Audio.