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January 05, 1988|CHARLES CHAMPLIN | Terry Atkinson

"The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas. Read by Louis Jourdan. Abridged by Andrew Simpson. Listen for Pleasure (two cassettes; three hours). Occasionally the audiocassette entrepreneurs achieve perfection--Le Carre reading his own work; Ustinov reading Thurber's updated fables. To that select catalogue we can now add Louis Jourdan's wonderfully melodramatic and highly accented reading of that most wonderfully melodramatic Dumas tale of D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, Cardinal Richelieu, Louis XIII and the malicious Milady. Jourdan, in delightful come-wiz-me-to-ze-Casbah intonations, narrates the Dumas tale with the breathless excitement of an eyewitness broadcasting directly from the 17th Century. Information: (800) 843-8404. ****

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