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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My heart still reels from the picture painted on my thoughts as I adventures through this book. Never a character so amazing as Edmund, never an author quite like Dumas.
I first read Alexandre Dumas' abridged version of "The Count of Monte Cristo" in high school over 20 years ago. Twelve years ago I read the unabridged version. It remains my absolute favorite work in literature to date. Intrigue, revenge and redemption are the prevailing themes in my opinion, and I can't resist this audiobook. The reading was superb. It's wonderful to finally have it read to me.
It is amazing to me the imagination that Alexandre Dumas used to create and weave this classic novel. The narrator was fantastic eliciting the emotion that each character the author must have deemed for them.
Such colorful use of the English language.
When he saved Valentine from her evil step mother.
His kindness and love of the Morrell children.
I loved this version. Being French I'm always curious to hear translations of classic books. I loved the narration. My only complaint would be : when you are in your car you will Cleary hear the dry mouth of the narrator . once you re self conscious about this, it's hard to forget it.
It is without a doubt that Alexander Dumas is one of the greatest writers to ever live, and the story of the count of monte cresto, though fictional, is astounding. Listening to the book being read by such an eloquent person gave a different flavour to the story. The change in voice to fit the characters, the excitements and fear the reader portrays is simply amazing. I was delighted to listen to this book everyday. I would listen to it while driving, while sitting in the office. The story is great, and listening to it made it so much better. I highly recommend it.. And remember, the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words: wait and hope. - your friend, Edmond Dantes
I first saw the movie the Count of Monte Cristo, thinking the original story from the book would be similar..... No comparison.
The movie story line deviated from the book as the movie progresses. Making the movies consistent with butchering great books.
Although the read/listen might seem long, I looked forward to the listen during my daily 2-3 hour commute.
The narrator did a great job of presenting the characters.
Great Read and a Classic to Boot!
I really liked the narrator. The story is classic. I was really hooked by the end.
However, I actually liked the movie a little bit more because it was more streamlined and even more relatable than the caprices of hereditary nobility and "honor."
A good story and historical study.
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