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The Count of Monte Cristo Audiobook

The Count of Monte Cristo

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Publisher's Summary

On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d'If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge.

Of all the "masked avengers" and "caped crusaders" in literature, The Count of Monte Cristo is at once the most daring and the most vulnerable. Alexandre Dumas (père), master storyteller, takes us on a journey of adventure, romance, intrigue, and ultimately, redemption.

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Public Domain (P)2010 Naxos Audiobooks

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    Cliff 05-16-16
    Cliff 05-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Dumas, what more do you need to know?"

    The narrator, Bill Homewood, does great characterizations! This story is a classic for a reason. Yes, it is a lengthy read. But what pictures Dumas paints! Even for a reader who has no concept of Rome, or Carnival, you can't help but understand!

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    Amazon Customer 05-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A great timeless classic"

    This was an exceptional book and it was read exceptionally. I thought because the book had so many chapters it would be very hard to get through. The book was very difficult to put down and I breezed through it within a week. I would recommend it to anyone. Great book.

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    Johan Sanneblad 05-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing"

    Amazing story and the absolutely best voice performance I have ever heard in any audio book so far. Highly recommended!

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    Susan Chicago 05-05-16
    Susan Chicago 05-05-16 Listener Since 2008
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    "Melodrama and humor"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Count of Monte Cristo to be better than the print version?

    Yes. The narrator of this book is spectacular. I tried reading the book years ago and never got through it, but Bill Homewood was so entertaining that I kept listening to the end. He does lots of different voices and really plays up the sarcasm and melodrama.


    What other book might you compare The Count of Monte Cristo to and why?

    I've never read anything quite like it. It's so old fashioned. A book like this would never be published today-- but that's what's fun about it.


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

    No.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Prepare for a roller coaster!


    Any additional comments?

    It takes a lot of patience to get through this book because there are all kinds of side plots that really aren't relevant to the story. (For the example, we learn the entire history of a bandit who is important in the plot, but we don't need to know his background.) I think it's worth the time invested, though--especially if you are listening while you're doing something you don't want to be doing, like walking circles around a track! It's a good distraction. And it taught me some things about French history.

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    sofia 05-03-16
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    "nice classic enjoyed the narrative very cool story"

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    Green_Giant 05-02-16
    Green_Giant 05-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Long story"

    I enjoyed the dynamics of the story line. Dumas really wrote this to be a popular novel of the time, not a timeless classic. The story is intriguing listening to Edmond Dontes exact his revenge on those who betrayed him.

    The story is a bit slow moving at times and would benefit from an abridgment. The narrator does an excellent job and I think I gained more depth from him pronouncing some of the difficult French words I would have stumbled over in print. There does seem to be some faint background noises at times during the performance.

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    Louis Dalmeny, SK, Canada 05-02-16
    Louis Dalmeny, SK, Canada 05-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wait and hope"

    This classic tale is often portrayed as THE story of vengeance - but it as much a story of hope and patience. This is one of those novels that will enter the fibre of your being. This performance does it full justice.

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    Benjamin J. Hackett Wausau, WI 04-30-16
    Benjamin J. Hackett Wausau, WI 04-30-16 Member Since 2012
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    "a classic well narrated"

    a classic tale, so well narrated by Mr. Homewood that I we and bought the other Dumas books read by him.

    a must have

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    Eric 04-14-16
    Eric 04-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding"

    I loved it, I was sad when it was over. It is such a great story.

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    Britni 04-12-16
    Britni 04-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "gripping story. most talented reader!"

    Loved this classic tale! A long book, but it never feels long because it keeps you so intrigued. And the reader is one of the most talented actors on earth for sure!

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