I read this many years ago, back when it was an assignment, enjoyed it then. We've all seen the movie adaptions. Ever wonder how they squeeze 40 or so hours of reading down to 100 minutes of visual? This is a wonderful listen. The reader captures each character perfectly and even though I know the outcome, the journey is fantastic!
This is THE audiobook. John Lee is excellent and the story is one of tragedy, intrigue, resilience, vengeance, and redemption. The story, while elaborate, is truly a masterpiece and the characters are immensely deep and compelling. Listen to this book! It is a bargain at 1 credit!
It took me a while to get use to the narrator's voice and style, but I absolutely loved the story and by the end loved the narrator. A wonderful story.
The book in and of itself is a masterpiece but it's always great when it's read by such a great narrator. John Lee speaks deliberately, at a proper speed and with enough variety to set apart the various characters. This is key in such a lengthy book such as this one. Very enjoyable.
I was a little worried that this would be dry, or that the language would be too difficult to follow, but neither was true. The story was engaging and the narration was the best I've ever heard. If you are interested in getting some classics under your belt, this is a great selection.
This is a very long book but I really enjoyed it. The story is very rich and the narrator was great. I had seen the movie and knew the story so I wasn't sure what to think. It is definately a lot better than the movie and quite different. I had seen the book on a website listing the "top 100 novel's of all time." I decided to give it a shot and was not disappointed.
The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite books, but the narrator has me happy I got this on the $5 sale and didn't spend more. It is almost monotone with so little difference between narration and dialogue that it can be difficult to follow.
I only have 1 novel I love more than this (Atlas Shrugged). This book is an absolutely amazing journey with splendid characters, tremendous development, and all the adventure possible.
You will not regret getting this novel.
I have listened to this two times through. The reader is excellent. He brings each character to life with different accents and timbre. The story itself is one of the best told tales of revenge, but the reader makes the story truly come alive. I highly recommend this. I bought it at full price and felt it was worth every penny.
I can't believe I waited so long to read this. I agree with a previous reviewer about looking over some
Cliff Notes for both background information, and to help keep the characters straight (several characters have multiple names). The plot is intricate, and though some machinations are a bit contrived, the end result is the ultimate tale of betrayal and revenge.