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The Count of Monte Cristo Audiobook

The Count of Monte Cristo

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Publisher's Summary

Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure. After 14 years of hopeless imprisonment, Dantès makes his daring escape and follows his secret map to untold fortune. Disguised now as the mysterious and powerful Count of Monte Cristo, Dantès seeks out his enemies - and nothing will stand in the way of his just revenge.

Filled with thrilling episodes of betrayal, romance, and revenge, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the greatest adventure stories ever written.

(P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Karyn de Lacolle, QC, Canada 10-21-12
    Karyn de Lacolle, QC, Canada 10-21-12
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    "truly a classic"
    Would you listen to The Count of Monte Cristo again? Why?

    I fully intend this book to become one of my "re-reads". it is an unforgettable story


    What did you like best about this 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


    What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

    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


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I tried to but with it being in six volumes I had to sleep sometime


    Any additional comments?

    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

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    Amazon Customer Garberville, California, United States 10-19-12
    Amazon Customer Garberville, California, United States 10-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Revenge is a dish best served cold...remember?"
    Where does The Count of Monte Cristo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The top 5.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The trials and tribulations of Edmond Dantes.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Dantes's realization that Idai really does love him.


    Any additional comments?

    And we think we know what revenge is? Ha! Read or listen and find out what revenge is!

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    Victoria 10-09-12
    Victoria 10-09-12
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    "So enjoyable. I didn't want it to end."
    Where does The Count of Monte Cristo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top ten


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Count


    Have you listened to any of John Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end


    Any additional comments?

    John Lee's performance was riveting. It added so much to the book. He really brought the characters to life. The book itself was wonderful. Just a good ol' fashioned good vs. evil story. You will get sucked in, no doubt - even if you're a cynical person like me. It's a grand achievement - by the writer Dumas and the narrator. Bravo!

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    Annoy Ken USA 10-08-12
    Annoy Ken USA 10-08-12 Member Since 2012

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    "John Lee does justice to a great story"
    If you could sum up The Count of Monte Cristo in three words, what would they be?

    Great reading of a fun revenge fantasy. It's definitely one of the most entertaining stories written in the 19ty century. And Lee's reading really brings it to lIfe. Audible should be giving this away from free as an introductory offer. Lee showcases what is unique and special about audio books.


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    springday MD, United States 10-03-12
    springday MD, United States 10-03-12
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    "Divine writing of Dumas and magical voice of Lee"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Absolutely. There is no better writer nor a story teller than Alexander Dumas bringing to life such complex characters as those on display in the story of Count of Monte Cristo. Every line of this very long but gripping and fascinating story is essential to the overall plot line and every character is so exquistely endowed with a range of emotions, life experiences and the very contradictory forces present in all of us that we could relate to all of them and even feel sorry for those who we know are evil and have done so much wrong in their past lives yet at the moment they are humbled through adversity by Monte Cristo's design we can not but feel their pain and wish that they could have been spared their punishment as just as it may be.

    The reson this audio book is so enjoyable apart from the actual story is the excellent narration of John Lee who switches effortlessly between so many diiferent characters. His voice is rich, warm and exciting and makes the read of the book an absolute joy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The complexity of the characters and the humanity that Dumas offers to those characters who deserve it the least.


    Have you listened to any of John Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I have just got the three Musketeers and can not wait to listen to it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Monte Cristo visits his old cell at chateu D'IF and revaluates his feelings towards those who sent him there and those who abandoned him there and realises that although he took his revenge too far he was right to feel so wronged and hurt by them. It was the only time apart from the very begining of the book that Monte Cristo was back in touch with his emotions and was unguarded about expressing his feelings and rememebred tenderly and reverendly the Abbe Faria. In a strange way it was in that cell that Monte Cristo was free to be himself again and think of his life not by the measure of the revenge he had exacted on his enemies but by how far he had come in realizing that no revenge was going to bring back what was lost to him be it his wasted youth in prsion or his old father dying of hunger or poor Abbe Faria who never manged the escape from prison he so desperately sought.


    Any additional comments?

    SO far the best audio book I have listend to. Highly recommend to everyone but mostly fans of Dumas.

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    Attai Munich, Germany 10-01-12
    Attai Munich, Germany 10-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A good book, which is narrated amazingly"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Count of Monte Cristo to be better than the print version?

    I don't know because I did not read the printed one however, I think that for such a book the audio version might be better


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Count of Monte Cristo?

    When the count understands that he is not as strong as god and no matter how carefully he plans his revenge he could not foresee all the consequences of his action and he start to regret.


    Have you listened to any of John Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have listed to a few books that were narrated by him. They are all good, he is just a very good Narrator my favorite so far.


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    Michael 09-30-12
    Michael 09-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent book--tough to put down"
    What made the experience of listening to The Count of Monte Cristo the most enjoyable?

    The story and the characters were wonderfully developed. You hated the the evil doers and rooted for the good guys.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Count of Monte Cristo?

    The ending.


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    Too many characters to pick just one.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The parting of Edmund and Mercedes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. Dempsey Portage, Mi United States 09-24-12
    R. Dempsey Portage, Mi United States 09-24-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "A classic story"
    If you could sum up The Count of Monte Cristo in three words, what would they be?

    love, loss and revenge


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nortier, he must communicate through his eyes


    Have you listened to any of John Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    It was great


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it is long and the dialogue is a little tedious


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    Åsa LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, United States 09-23-12
    Åsa LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, United States 09-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Too long and BORING"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A lot of people will like this book. The story has potential but it goes on forever in such detail that I got tired of it.


    Has The Count of Monte Cristo turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator actually wasn't bad. He did very well


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It did. I think a lot of people would like it. The story at many times got very good but then it got boring again. It was just too long


    Any additional comments?

    At one point I had to go online and read the plot becasue I could not figure out the caracters. It was hard to remember who was who. It was easier to follow after that. I made sure I did not find out what happend at the end so it was still a surprise. I am looking forward to renting the movie because I thought it was a pretty good story but it lost me and if it wasn't for the fact I wanted to say I had read it I would have given up on it.

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    V Grove City, OH, United States 09-10-12
    V Grove City, OH, United States 09-10-12
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    "Worthwhile read, great reader"
    If you could sum up The Count of Monte Cristo in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Suspenseful, Intricate


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is so intricate, but every moment and word is completely necessary. Dumas does a great job making the plot strong and exciting, while still allowing the reader intimate connection with the characters.


    Have you listened to any of John Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Listened to 3 Musketeers. John Lee does a fantastic job of pronouncing the french, distinguishing the voices and not making female characters sound stupid. One of the best audiobook readers I've ever heard. Highly recommended and sought after.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Definitely cried through the last few chapters.


    Any additional comments?

    Favorite book ever. Best audiobook version.

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