An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty.
Considered a literary classic today, The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse, Noah's flood, and the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
Complete and unabridged; a 55-hour epic adventure!
Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media
He was reading like William Shatner speaks in Family Guy. Pauses where there are none, the intonation way off. Dear.......friendwould..........youlikesome.........wine?
No one. The narrator was just awful.
He read very robotic, as if "Text-to-speach" was enabled, instead of an actual person telling the story.
The narrator had unnatural pauses and a cadence which was totally distracting. Perhaps that is why this version was only about two dollars.
Love to listen to the books, I never read.
Dumas, great writer.
I amazed at the way the author inter weaved the lives of the several and varied characters. As the reader, I soon became familiar with each of them, but the twist and turns in their lives kept one wanting to read on
If I had to select a favorite scene, it would be the escape of Edmund Dantes from the horrible dungeon prison Château d'If.
When I began to listen to this book, due to its length I wondered if I would find the time necessary to listen to it all over a reasonable period. Soon into the book, I found myself making extra time and and couldn't wait to get back to listening to this book. Tried listening to it in bed but would fall off to sleep and have to re-listen to a chapter the following morning.
When I regretfully completed "The Count of Monte Cristo", I went through withdrawal and wondered which book afterwards I could ever enjoy as much as I enjoyed Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo.
I give every book and author a chance. I like books that grab you and evoke an emotional response.
No, too long.
Edmond of course.
He is not my favorite narrator. Have heard him before. He has a very peculiar way of talking that is not easy on the ears. I had to speed up the reading to be able to get used to.
Vengeance is mine.
I would absolutely recommend this book to a friend but not this audiobook. It was difficult to listen to the narrator.
Any other Narrator.
Please read or listen to this book. It is well worth your time. Just please dont listen to this version.
This was the worst read performance I have ever heard. A third grade student's first read thru of this would have been a great improvement. Alan Munro's choppy performance ruined this beloved story.
Why anyone would continue recording Alan Munro after the first 5 minutes is the mystery.
Great Story, horrible performance
The narration was terrible. It made the book unlistenable.
He was awful. Weird word stresses, pauses where they shouldn't be, irritating voice.
The Count of Monte Cristo is a brilliant book that was ruined by just about the worst professional narration I have ever heard. I'm filing Alan Munro's name away, so I don't ever buy a book with him again.
Prolific pregnant pauses
Alan Munro's delivery is difficult to get used to. He stresses words that shouldn't be stressed, puts lengthy pauses where there should be none, and often uses creative pronunciation. But, this story transcends any mangling that might happen to it, so it was still enjoyable to listen to. Thank goodness I only paid $2 for this one.
I agree with the reviewer who said it's like listening to Shatner. The narrator's cadence is just terrible (Edmund....Dantescontinued...scanning...the...horizon.He....). It's incredibly distracting. The Count of Monte Cristo is my favorite novel of all time, and I was hoping to use it as pleasant background sound while I'm at work. Alas, the narrator makes it almost un-listenable. I tried speeding up playback, but it's still terrible. By all means read/listen to the book, but avoid this version.
Didn't get very far with this one as the narration is awful. It's almost robotic with very strange phrasing. Not for me.
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