The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
I alternated reading and listening to this. I expected to enjoy it more than I did, having loved The Count of Monte Cristo. It has two distinct parts, the first, being primarily about D'Artagnan, delights with comedy. Dumas is very sly, making constant jests about the morals and character of the time. Had the entire book followed this pattern, I'd have liked it more.
The latter third focuses on the infamous Lady de Winter, and that was melodrama, made painful by the awful rendition of female voice by the narrator. Chapter upon chapter of her seduction of Felton were excruciating. I think I would have been better off reading that portion.
Overall, though, I did enjoy it, and I'm looking forward to discussing it at book club this month.