I found myself continuously comparing Alexandre Dumas to the mystery/intrique writers of today and did not find him lacking in any way, in fact, in most cases found him vastly superior. Even though I thought I knew the whole story, the twists and turns kept me wanting to read more. John Lee as the narrator is excellent and brought the story to life even more. You won't be disappointed.
I think I would rather read than listen if I had to do it again.... or maybe listen and read.
Mercedes - such an innocent victim.
When Edmund got out of prison.
Passionate about reading, listening and widening my comprehension of the world. My favourite sentence: we have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
I prefer the printed version, more faithful to the original book
The Count; obviously he is a perfect character
I can't say; all characters are very well performed
both laugh and cry. You can't just stay insensible to this masterpiece
Definitly. in the movies Dante gets his revenge. In the book he drags them slowly over the coals, digs up every dirty little secret, sets events in motion and lets them destroy themselves utterly
Dante- Simply the way he evolves and untimately understands
yes, and just as good as the others
I work. I ski. I play. I write. I have a family. I garden. I coach. I volunteer. I sketch. I run. I read.
The story is outstanding. There is great depth and detail.
When Benedetto lets everyone know that Villefort is his father is pretty cool.
The narrator did a good job with each character and kept the story moving well.
When Mondego killed himself, I felt the vengeance of Dantes being fulfilled.
Between this book and Crime and Punishment, I can't say which one I like best.
I would absolutely recommend this novel to anyone out there that enjoys a well crafted drama. The story shared in The Count of Monte Cristo is one many people may think they know, due to the wonderful 2002 film adaptation... however, they would be wrong. While Hollywood did it's best summerize the wide cast of character's and the events that bring them together, the storyline that ensued is far from the written word. And that is a true shame.
While an obvious moment in the book to favor Edmund's "big reveal" I would have to say that the part I replay in my head is the scene in which Edmund is trying to convince his fellow shipmates to leave him on Monte Cristo to recover from his "fall". The dedication, even devotion that is shown towards this character is remarkable.
The author of the book does a bit of speaking directly to the reader, to remind us of a scene earlier described or just to keep us on our toes. Having John Lee cut character and speak directly to me "the reader" was a wonderful way to personalize the story.
The introduction of the Abbe Faria was especially touching for me. I must admit that it was not purely due to Alexandre Dumas' admirable character creation. While he did craft the Abbe, it was Richard Harris that brought him to life for me and his remarkably accurate portrayal left me slightly grieved when I was re-introduced in the novel.
While I make it a rule that the audiobooks are strictly for driving and lab time - I found myself looking for ways to pro-long solo activities (such as grocery shopping and making dinner) so that I could squeeze in a few more minutes with the characters.
Very well written, good narration. I enjoyed this book a lot, there's definetely a good reason for it to be a classic. The only thing I would change is that it is very long, and some parts could be shorter. I was not disappointed, from begining to end it's a book that holds your attention.
At first I wondered if I could listen to a book this long but once I began I could not stop. The narrator was wonderful and with the many accents used in this book. The story was very long but it was worth it. I must admit I got board a couple of times because I lost track of who the narrator was taking about. The book is NOTHING like the movie. I think the movie should have been more like the book however because it had much more intrigue and mystery. If you can handle the long story it is worth your time.
I fully intend this book to become one of my "re-reads". it is an unforgettable story
It had all of the classic ideas, love thwarted, revenge, evil and good . I had never read this before but am so glad I did!!!! this is a must have in any library
He truly made the characters come to life The superciliousness of the up jumped aristocracy is so evident that you realized who were the bad guys
I tried to but with it being in six volumes I had to sleep sometime
The Count of Monte Cristo is a worthwhile purchase. Don't be afraid that the od world language wil be misunderstood, quite the contrary it is necessary to the story to be heard in this context
The top 5.
The trials and tribulations of Edmond Dantes.
When 'Count Monte Cristo' goes to a party of Fernand and Mecedes...mhm! And when Albert admits his fault to Monte Cristo for challenging him to a duel...excelent!
Dantes's realization that Idai really does love him.
And we think we know what revenge is? Ha! Read or listen and find out what revenge is!