This is a fantastic book and the audio version is top-notch. I don't know why I never got around to reading this book, but I find the story absolutely mesmerizing! The narrator is wonderful. He uses different accents, which is hard to do well, and has exactly the right pace. I've just listened to the first part, and can't wait to keep going. At over 40 hours, it is a real bargain, too!
I read The Count of Monte Cristo 15 years ago, so I was already familiar with the story. The narrator did such a good job bringing the book to life that I enjoyed it more this time than I did the first time!
I'm not one to after the classics very much but with this one I was gladly proven wrong. The story is excellent and daring (and remarkably modern) as is the reader, John Lee, who paints a stark portrait for the listener with his on spot narration. It's a definite must for all ages!
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Compelling tale with fascinating characters! What novels were meant to be!
I enjoyed this book so much, yet it is not the type of book I usually read. I knew I was going to be on airplanes a lot this summer and didn't want to lug around a book. This book came close to damaging my marriage because all I wanted to do is listen to it! It was very exciting and John Lee is an excellent narrator. In fact, I would look for other books narrated by him. I highly recommend this book.
This is a keeper: gripping storyline(s), a rare and beautiful use of the English language, dramatically read.
I am usually drawn to 19th Century English fiction. I wanted to try something different and the great reviews convinced me to try this book. I am so glad. I was completely absorbed in the story and enjoyed every minute. John Lee, the narrator, is superb.
I couldn't stop listening to this well written, very well told book. It's a bit hard to keep track of all the characters, but it is, nevertheless a very entertaining book to listen to. It's one I would not have the patience to read myself, so it was especially pleasant to have it read to me. The narrator is excellent. He has a way of making the characters come to life.