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?
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.
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.
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.
ok there's a reason why this book has been around for a couple hundred years! great story, great reader really enjoyed this! great voice!
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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