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The Count of Monte Cristo | [Anlexandre Dumas]

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas.

Published in 1844, it is often considered one of the great thrillers of all time and, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work.

Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmund Dantes is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If. After staging a dramatic escape, he sets out to discover the treasure of Monte Cristo and catch up with his enemies.

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The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas.

Published in 1844, it is often considered one of the great thrillers of all time and, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work.

Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmund Dantes is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If. After staging a dramatic escape, he sets out to discover the treasure of Monte Cristo and catch up with his enemies.

Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure, which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world.

Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

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    christopher Round O, SC, United States 10-23-10
    christopher Round O, SC, United States 10-23-10 Member Since 2015

    Just an all around awesome person.

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    "Ok book, bad Narration"

    This book is drawn out. I have never wanted a book to be abridged except this one. Good story though. The interesting thing is the narrator makes a mistake every 5 minutes mis pronouncing words, or re reading messed up sentences, paper being ruffled. He has a good voice though he just could have used an editor. If you are like me you can afford the expensive books and you used your 2 credits already.

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    Timothy Dearborn Hts., MI, USA 05-05-10
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    The unabridged version is probably the best novel in all of literature. Robert Louis Stevenson called it "A perfect piece of story telling", enough said.

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  • Fiona
    Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
    8/6/10
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    "Fantastic value"

    I bought this because it was a classic that I felt I should listen to. However I was amazed at the sheer brilliance of the story which I thought I knew. I found that the abridged retelling/films had given no clue to the twists and turns of the plot. The recording is a little amateur but don't let that put you off a recording that is incredible value. This is the first review I have written in two years, so draw your own conclusions!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan
    Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
    7/19/10
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    "The power of a good story"

    'The Count' is a good example of the power of a good story. In this case the story drives along and makes you forget the already referred to eccentric reading. After a while you'll get over the overly mannered reading and swallowed and mispronounced French and be caught up in the plot's depth and your ever developing sympathy for Edmund Dantes himself. At under a fiver for 50 hours you can't really complain. It's a bargain!

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  • M. Hands
    6/7/10
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    "Good old fashioned adventure!"

    I read this book when I was a youngster and forgotten how good it is. Recently laid up due to illness I bought this to help the time pass. Well, I was amazed by the quality of the recording, its read so well. Also the story, so gripping and exciting, I was sad when it finished.

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  • Stephen
    Holmfirth, United Kingdom
    4/3/10
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    "excellent"

    Well read, and the fact that you can occassionally hear a page turning and there is an odd stumble over a word, gives a very personal feel to this reading.

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  • ed
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    "brilliant narrator"

    brilliant story that ive read several times before. what makes this is the narrator - absolutely perfect english diction. a delight.

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  • Lynne
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    6/11/10
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    "Good book, irritating reading"

    I got this because of the bargain price even though I knew from the sample that the reader insisted on pronouncing the protagonist's name as Dante out of a mistaken view that 'Dantes' is French so the 's' must be silent. Wrong. It's Occitan or some other language prevalent in the south of France and the 's' is definitely pronounced, as it is in so many local place names. Every time he said the name it was like the clang of a cracked bell and I couldn't tune it out no matter how I tried. Splendid story if this doesn't bother you. It is a noisy recording as well, but at this price what do you expect?

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