Oh I think once is enough, the unabridged version took me a month to
Every nuance and story sidetrack had an eventual explanation that made the journey worthwhile. This was my second John Lee narration performance (Fall of Giants by Ken Follett). Lee was the leading reason for buying the book. Dumas language was so rich with antiquated vocabulary that occasionally I had to stop and do a little self translation to make sense of the description. Dumas may have been a French author which may be the reason the translation was so convoluted.
Monsieur de Villefort going mad after his entire family desserts him.
A classic tale of revenge
I read this book in print while in high school in the late 1960's and it was one of my favorites. This time I could listen with a more mature perspective, and it is still a darn good historical novel. There is a lot of dialogue and John Lee narrated well for the most part, but sometimes everyone sounded the same; that didn't ruin it. The book is way too long to listen to in one sitting (47+ hours!) but well worth it for me.
When I write a review, it's fun for me but they are not always considered very helpful.
Indeed a masterpiece of storytelling. No motion picture could tell all the details of this book. But then movies serve a different purpose and manner of storytelling. This is a long book worth every penny ...John Lee is a great narrator, holding steadfast throughout, to deliver every nuance of this classic story. Ours to enjoy forever.
A better narrator because this guy is monotonous to say the least. It took a while for me to realize that he was describing a conversation between two people because there was little to no inflection to note a change of character. Don't know if it got any better.
Didn't get past the first 30 min
The narrator was so off. If I didn't already know and love this story I would never read or listen to it.
Love the book itself just not the performance of this narrator. But it did teach me to start listening to the samples and read more reviews even if a book is on sale.
brilliant, involving, luxurious
the rich descriptive language
voices, pronunciation, life... I came to this story following his work...
I did have a reaction but it was interest... a long slow excruciating turning of the screw. always guessing how the cards will turn in the future.
A classic by any you can describe it. Having it read to me I gained more understanding of how the pieces fit together than if I had read it... worth twice the price Bravo Mr Lee... and also to the fella that wrote it...
I love to read but with all the work I have to do listening is so efficient therefore I read with my ears instead of my eyes.
This book I have actually recommended to friends and family because not only is it a classic but a well written and suspenseful book. I watched the movie and thought I wouldn't want to listen to the entire book because, well I saw the movie. I finally did listen to the book and couldn't
I really liked how the
Love the way Lee brings the characters to life and you can just picture the people while listening...
What a wonderful amazing book. I discovered this book while reading reviews of books by Jeffry Archer. On reader said that one of Jeffrey Archer's books was a take off on The Count of Monte Cristo, and that The Count of Monte Cristo was far superior, and to just read that one instead. Glad I took this advice!
This book has great strength, as it encompasses every human emotion; from lust to jealousy,to revenge, love, anger,forgiveness,and so forth.
Worth the credits, and nice and long, so you can really get involved with the characters.
After listening to the book, I watched the 2002 version of the movie, and was greatly disappointed with it! To be done properly, it would need to be in a mini series form, such as Pillars of the Earth.
Audible is the best thing since sliced bread..
This classic novel cannot be beat. It has everything we want as readers.. every emotion is here in a strong and wonderful way. If you love a good long book then add this to your library..
Briefly, a great performance with a fantastic script. I had trouble leaving my car at times.
Loved this book. I think I avoided reading this in my high school English class. What a great novel. The action never stops and it has everything in it from current news items.. from.ponzi schemes to good deed surprises. A wonderful book with deep meaning woven into every page. If you have never read this novel (written in 1847?) goive this a listen. John Lee is my favorite narrator and is outstanding in his performance.
I was disappointed when it ended. I laughed I cried, I was rivoted to the characters and the story from beginning to end.