What a wonderful story. An easy and fun listen. You can tell that is was first serialized; it refuses to end. And that is good.
A narrators must uniquely vocalise each character to help a listener follow the course of a spoken novel. The narrator has done that. Worth the extra spend.
If you love adventure books, crime novels, and even philosophical ones, all presented in the flourished English, then this book is for you.
And to top it off, the narrator went the extra mile by embellishing each character's dialogue who wasn't French with the accent of their respective native language. While at the same time pronouncing French names with an exquisite attention to detail.
Also the addresses in France were not translated adding immensely to the atmosphere of the book.
Caveat emptor, given the time it was written, and the nationality of the author, it is filled with Christian propaganda about god's righteous justice. I personally cringed listening to all the passages about how great and loving god is, and how all one needs to do is have faith in him and he will repay each justly...
But other than that, an amazing book.
The only problem I have is, the voice used for different characters us too similar to distinguish them. I listen in the car and having distinct voices sometime helps to follow the story.
The reader often sounds as if he has a mouth full of spit. He also reads so fast that I have to slow down the reading to half speed, and if there were a slower speed I would do that.
I should probably have gone for an abridged version. This one took a very long time for the story to get anywhere. The narrator did a good effort in trying to give characters their own voices, but there are so many stuffy french aristocrat characters that they are easy to mix up.