Louise de la Valliere

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(4 stars; 136 reviews)

After The Three Muskateers and Twenty Years After the adventurous story of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan continues!

The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (French: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is the last of the Musketeer novels. It is usually divided into four volumes and this third volume contains chapters 141-208.

(Summary by Diana Majlinger) (18 hr 23 min)


01 - Malaga 25:21 Read by Robert Snoza
02 - A Letter from M. Baisemeaux 12:15 Read by Phil Griffiths
03 - In Which the Reader will be Delighted to Find that Porthos Has Lost Nothin… 44:57 Read by Phil Griffiths
04 - The Rat and the Cheese 13:04 Read by Robert Snoza
05 - Planchet's Country-House 11:13 Read by Robert Snoza
06 - Showing What Could Be Seen from Planchet's House 11:43 Read by Robert Snoza
07 - How Porthos, Truchen, and Planchet Parted with Each Other on Friendly Term… 9:15 Read by Lynne T
08 - The Presentation of Porthos at Court 9:16 Read by Deon Gines
09 - Explanations 16:20 Read by Deon Gines
10 - Madame and De Guiche 14:10 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
11 - Montalais and Malicorne 14:26 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
12 - How De Wardes Was Received at Court 25:34 Read by Deon Gines
13 - The Combat 22:50 Read by Deon Gines
14 - The King's Supper 11:49 Read by Deon Gines
15 - After Supper 7:46 Read by Lynne T
16 - Showing in What Way D'Artagnan Discharged the Mission with Which the King … 14:04 Read by Lynne T
17 - The Encounter 10:29 Read by Deon Gines
18 - The Physician 10:29 Read by Deon Gines
19 - Wherein D'Artagnan Perceives that It Was He Who Was Mistaken, and Manicamp… 11:14 Read by Deon Gines
20 - Showing the Advantage of Having Two Strings to One's Bow 24:02 Read by Deon Gines
21 - M. Malicorne the Keeper of the Records of France 10:25 Read by Lynne T
22 - The Journey 18:29 Read by Deon Gines
23 - Triumfeminate 12:43 Read by Deon Gines
24 - The First Quarrel 20:17 Read by Deon Gines
25 - Despair 12:14 Read by Deon Gines
26 - The Flight 18:13 Read by acousticwave
27 - Showing How Louis, on His Part, Had Passed the Time from Ten to Half-Past … 15:42 Read by acousticwave
28 - The Ambassadors 16:58 Read by Lynne T
29 - Chaillot 26:15 Read by acousticwave
30 - Madame 18:16 Read by acousticwave
31 - Mademoiselle de la Valliere's Pocket-Handkerchief 9:08 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
32 - Which Treats of Gardeners, of Ladders, and Maids of Honor 13:34 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
33 - Which Treats of Carpentry Operations, and Furnishes Details upon the Mode … 16:14 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
34 - The Promenade by Torchlight 22:34 Read by Deon Gines
35 - The Apparition 17:01 Read by Deon Gines
36 - The Portrait 14:50 Read by Deon Gines
37 - Hampton Court 28:54 Read by Deon Gines
38 - The Courier from Madame 29:09 Read by acousticwave
39 - Saint-Aignan Follows Malicorne's Advice 10:30 Read by Wayne Donovan
40 - Two Old Friends 32:06 Read by Deon Gines
41 - Wherein May Be Seen that a Bargain Which Cannot Be Made with One Person, C… 23:41 Read by Deon Gines
42 - The Skin of the Bear 13:49 Read by Deon Gines
43 - An Interview with the Queen-Mother 23:05 Read by Deon Gines
44 - Two Friends 14:27 Read by Deon Gines
45 - How Jean de La Fontaine Came to Write His First Tale 10:49 Read by Deon Gines
46 - La Fontaine in the Character of a Negotiator 16:32 Read by Deon Gines
47 - Madame de Belliere's Plate and Diamonds 9:52 Read by Deon Gines
48 - M. de Mazarin's Receipt 17:51 Read by Deon Gines
49 - Monsieur Colbert's Rough Draft 22:32 Read by Deon Gines
50 - In Which the Author Thinks It Is High Time to Return to the Vicomte de Bra… 12:54 Read by Deon Gines
51 - Bragelonne Continues His Inquiries 11:46 Read by Wayne Donovan
52 - Two Jealousies 12:04 Read by Deon Gines
53 - A Domiciliary Visit 15:35 Read by Deon Gines
54 - Porthos's Plan of Action 17:13 Read by Deon Gines
55 - The Change of Residence, the Trap-Door, and the Portrait 24:25 Read by Deon Gines
56 - Rivals in Politics 12:18 Read by Deon Gines
57 - Rivals in Love 16:33 Read by Deon Gines
58 - King and Noble 17:09 Read by Deon Gines
59 - After the Storm 12:44 Read by ToddHW
60 - Heu! Miser! 9:31 Read by ToddHW
61 - Wounds within Wounds 13:20 Read by ToddHW
62 - What Raoul Had Guessed 12:22 Read by ToddHW
63 - Three Guests Astonished to Find Themselves at Supper Together 10:48 Read by ToddHW
64 - What Took Place at the Louvre During the Supper at the Bastile 15:55 Read by ToddHW
65 - Political Rivals 18:03 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
66 - In Which Porthos Is Convinced without Having Understood Anything 13:47 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
67 - M. de Baisemeaux's "Society" 20:09 Read by Filippo Gioachin


(3 stars)

90% of the reading was done by volunteers without a clue as to French pronunciation. Therefore, some characters had 4 or 5 names depending on which letters were pronounced. One reader has a monotone voice and since she did most chapters, the book was less interesting than all the previous ones

(2 stars)

I usually abstain from reviews but I needed to speak on this reading. while all the readers did their best, the primary reader of the work needs to have their work redone. They read terribly mechanically, as if they are reading the words by finger. as a result much of their work is a drone and difficult to follow. While there book is a d'Artagnan Romance, it mostly centers in Louis XIV's romance with the title change, De la Valliere. As a result 2/3rds of the book is court intrigue and petty jealously. Wrapped up in a nice package with star-crossed love and a suspenseful end.

Not the best of his work.

(3 stars)

This is definitely not the best of Dumas' work, and you can tell a great deal of it has been elaborated for no reason. The hook and desire to stay with it is just not there. Some of these readers made me so frustrated; I just had to get through some of them. The lack of intonation of the "main" reader (she has several more chapters than any of the others) drove me bonkers. May have been more enjoyable with decent reading.

Pretty Decent!

(4 stars)

It was pretty good overall. Of course there was some bad accents and a few times where it was hard to understand the reader. That's pretty much par for most of the free books. Great book though and I'm glad they finally finished it! It was annoying that they did the whole series and left out a book in the middle!!! Love Alexandre Dumas!!!!

good story, bad reading

(1.5 stars)

this part of the story is much better than the previous (10 yrs later) but I agree with most other reviewers in that the reading is bad. most of it sounds like a robot ( I won't mention name but you'll easily discover who) and was painful to my head to listen to.


(5 stars)

Richelieu is evil; Mazarin is duplicitous and avaricious; Dumas is telling us of the evils perpetrated by the nobility of the church. Aramis is the worst since he has no reason for his treachery except an ego far beyond his capacity. A good continuation of the saga.

Getting Good!

(5 stars)

It is getting good as the story picks up and the plots get deeper and darker. So much more than the movies. So much deeper and powerful. Now the story spirals to its dramatic conclusion in The Man in the Iron Mask. Can't wait!

(4 stars)

This is a great story. I'm glad the entire Three Musketeers series is now available. Unfortunately, the pronunciations of French names and places by most of the readers is so horrible that it was painful to listen.