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The Count of Monte Cristo | [Alexandre Dumas]

The Count of Monte Cristo

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Niclas Midville, GA, United States 02-04-13
    Niclas Midville, GA, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, awful narrator."
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He was reading like William Shatner speaks in Family Guy. Pauses where there are none, the intonation way off. Dear.......friendwould..........youlikesome.........wine?


    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Janneke UTRECHT, Netherlands 02-22-13
    Janneke UTRECHT, Netherlands 02-22-13
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    "Absolutely awful narrator!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one. The narrator was just awful.


    What didn’t you like about Alan Munro’s performance?

    He read very robotic, as if "Text-to-speach" was enabled, instead of an actual person telling the story.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Maxwell, IA, USA 04-26-13
    Steven Maxwell, IA, USA 04-26-13 Member Since 2004
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    "A distracting performance for a good story"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator had unnatural pauses and a cadence which was totally distracting. Perhaps that is why this version was only about two dollars.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carl Long Beach, CA, USA 02-25-13
    Carl Long Beach, CA, USA 02-25-13 Member Since 2012

    Love to listen to the books, I never read.

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    "Non stop fascinating intrigue!"
    If you could sum up The Count of Monte Cristo in three words, what would they be?

    Dumas, great writer.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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


    Which scene was your favorite?

    If I had to select a favorite scene, it would be the escape of Edmund Dantes from the horrible dungeon prison Château d'If.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen H. Bell Georgia 07-13-15
    Stephen H. Bell Georgia 07-13-15 Member Since 2015

    Math prof

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    "Well worth the months of reading"

    A classic that I want to read again. It took me months in my limited time, but I'm so happy I did it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Audrey 06-25-15
    Audrey 06-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Distracting"

    The readers pacing and voice acting was so distracting that I decided not to finish it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mom of 4 Colorado 06-07-15
    Mom of 4 Colorado 06-07-15
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    "Atrocious narration"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one. The narration was so bad that it was utterly unlistenable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Count of Monte Cristo?

    I couldn't make it past the second chapter, due to the poor narration.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His halting presentation made it almost impossible to even understand the text. His French pronunciation -- remember, this is a French novel! -- was absurd. He was expressionless.


    Any additional comments?

    I've bought quite a number of titles from Audible, and have always been highly satisfied. I can't understand why this is even offered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chassidy 03-19-15
    Chassidy 03-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Narrator mumbles"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I saw a Spanish soap opera based on this book and really wanted to get the real story however it is very hard to understand the narrator


    Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Munro’s performances?

    No he mumbles


    Any additional comments?

    Please get someone else to narrate this wonderful story maybe use actors for the different characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-29-14 Member Since 2015
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    "A computer could have read this better"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    A Classic Tale


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    A Classic Tale


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alan Munro?

    Alan Munro's narration was stilted, choppy and in short, plainly horrible. If I had not heard and enjoyed other audiobooks, his performance may have put me off the genre entirely!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Hill 08-29-14
    Scott Hill 08-29-14

    I give every book and author a chance. I like books that grab you and evoke an emotional response.

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    "Long, but good."
    Would you listen to The Count of Monte Cristo again? Why?

    No, too long.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Edmond of course.


    What didn’t you like about Alan Munro’s performance?

    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.


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

    Vengeance is mine.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Coleshill, United Kingdom
    1/8/13
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    "Awful narration.."

    Didn't get very far with this one as the narration is awful. It's almost robotic with very strange phrasing. Not for me.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    9/19/14
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    "Awful Narration - Emphasis on the wrong parts"
    What disappointed you about The Count of Monte Cristo?

    Couldnt get past the the first few pages as the narration was too annoying and painful


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Alan Munro?

    Anyone else


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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