"Naxos follows its usual pattern of punctuating the narrative with carefully chosen classical musical segments appropriate to the mood of the particular part of the story. Bill Homewood reads this tale of French political intrigue in an emotionally intense British voice that is crisp and effective. He shades his characters subtly through intonation and pacing, his voice rising with excitement as various crises develop and climax. The story details the final days of the Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan, with only one left alive at the end. Heavily abridged by Homewood himself, the tale retains its essential core, and the result is exciting and satisfying. D.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"