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.
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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.
Didn't get past the first 30 min
The narrator was so off. If I didn't already know and love this story I would never read or listen to it.
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.
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
brilliant, involving, luxurious
the rich descriptive language
voices, pronunciation, life... I came to this story following his work...
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.
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...
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.
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
I really liked how the
Love the way Lee brings the characters to life and you can just picture the people while listening...
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.
Audible is the best thing since sliced bread..
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..
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.
I was disappointed when it ended. I laughed I cried, I was rivoted to the characters and the story from beginning to end.
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.
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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