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The Count of Monte Cristo Audiobook

The Count of Monte Cristo

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.
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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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    Markesha JUNCTION CITY, KS, United States 03-21-12
    Markesha JUNCTION CITY, KS, United States 03-21-12 Member Since 2016

    curly queen

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    "Worst narrator"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Didn't get past the first 30 min


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was so off. If I didn't already know and love this story I would never read or listen to it.


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

    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.


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    HIYBRID 03-18-12
    HIYBRID 03-18-12

    Former steelworker from Buffalo NY retired after 40 yrs. as a Registered Nurse. Viet Vet, did a lot of theater in HS... e-Clectic for sure

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    "Thick Rich and low calorie"
    If you could sum up The Count of Monte Cristo in three words, what would they be?

    brilliant, involving, luxurious


    What did you like best about this story?

    the rich descriptive language


    What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    voices, pronunciation, life... I came to this story following his work...


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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...

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    Valencia Rio Rico, AZ, United States 03-07-12
    Valencia Rio Rico, AZ, United States 03-07-12 Member Since 2013

    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.

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    "Simply amazing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked how the


    What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Love the way Lee brings the characters to life and you can just picture the people while listening...


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    ben Coquitlam, BC, Canada 02-04-12
    ben Coquitlam, BC, Canada 02-04-12
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    "So glad I read the book before watching the movie!"

    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.

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    leighda 01-28-12
    leighda 01-28-12 Member Since 2011

    Audible is the best thing since sliced bread..

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    "A wonderful tail of struggle and revenge."

    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..

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    Rita W. 12-25-11
    Rita W. 12-25-11 Member Since 2010
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    "bucket list must!"
    Any additional comments?

    Briefly, a great performance with a fantastic script. I had trouble leaving my car at times.

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    Amazon Customer Epsom, NH, United States 12-12-11
    Amazon Customer Epsom, NH, United States 12-12-11
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    "An old story but so current"
    What made the experience of listening to The Count of Monte Cristo the most enjoyable?

    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.


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

    I was disappointed when it ended. I laughed I cried, I was rivoted to the characters and the story from beginning to end.


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    Jo Orange, Australia 10-26-11
    Jo Orange, Australia 10-26-11
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    "Long but definitely worthwhile"

    I read this many years ago, and have now listened to the audio version and loved it. Yes it is long, and yes sometimes it moves slowly and at those points you perhaps want to have something else to do at the same time so that you don't feel impatient with it, but it is worth sticking with it. I think I would regret an abridged version as the details in the story do matter.
    At one point I was starting to worry that I was losing track of the characters and who was who, but then found that if I just let it all wash over me then it would make sense at a later moment. I love this narrator, a very clear and easy voice to listen to.

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    Maurice 10-25-11
    Maurice 10-25-11
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    "Love this book"

    John Lee is great in reading this book. I was listening it over and over again. I have never listened any book that make me feeling reallying into it this deep.

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    TAVI FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-25-11
    TAVI FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-25-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Thank you, Mr. Lee!"

    I will wait a year and listen to it again. That is how much I enjoyed this classic as an audiobook read by John Lee, who never disappoints.

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