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The Count of Monte Cristo [Classic Tales Edition] Audiobook

The Count of Monte Cristo [Classic Tales Edition]

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Publisher's Summary

"A piece of perfect storytelling." (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Trust. Betrayal. Revenge. The Count of Monte Cristo is the quintessential masterpiece of Alexandre Dumas. In Edmond Dantes we find an early materialization of the modern superhero. He is a dashing young sailor imprisoned unjustly for treason. While in prison he meets a holy man who imparts to him all his wisdom of languages, philosophy, science, and literature. The "abbe" also divulges the profound secret of a hidden treasure. Dantes realizes that with such immense wealth one could do a generous amount of good for one's friends. On the other hand, one could also wreak a hateful vengeance on one's enemies.

Now freed from prison, and armed with untold riches, a wealth of intelligence, and a countenance utterly unrecognizable, Dantes fulfills his vow to wreak complete and utter revenge on those who conspired against him.

Public Domain (P)2015 B.J. Harrison

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    J. Fraas Chicago, IL 12-21-15
    J. Fraas Chicago, IL 12-21-15 Member Since 2014

    Frosty

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    "The proof is in the narrator!"

    The Narrator is a key point when embarking on an audio book that is over 50 hours long. To that point B.J. Harrison is to be highly praised for his performance! I will be looking for more titles graced with his narration.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    HOrdover New Hope, PA 03-08-16
    HOrdover New Hope, PA 03-08-16

    Host of CraftLit and Just-the-Books podcasts, editor of What Would Madame Defarge Knit? series, mother of boys, knitter of things, teacher of stuff...

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    "One of the best readers (esp for the classics)"
    If you could sum up The Count of Monte Cristo [Classic Tales Edition] in three words, what would they be?

    The book is better than, more complex than, more unbelievable than, any of the filmed versions.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I particularly liked how much I learned about the time period and this area of the Mediterranean.


    Have you listened to any of B.J. Harrison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    B.J. Harrison is one of the best readers I've heard. Able to do many voices compellingly, believably, and back-to-back. Even my kids were stunned when they realized it was all one reader.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremiah J Cypert 02-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great time listening to a Fantastic work of Art"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Count of Monte Cristo [Classic Tales Edition] to be better than the print version?

    I found the narration to be very good and the ability of the reader to add depth to the voices made it easy to follow dialogue changes.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Count of Monte Cristo [Classic Tales Edition]?

    So many... The interview with the King's Attorney, the meeting with the Abbey in solitude, and the vengence


    Have you listened to any of B.J. Harrison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First performance I have heard by BJ Harrison


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

    At 52 hours length this would hardly be possible


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    Hugo 09-10-16
    Hugo 09-10-16 Member Since 2011
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    "best narrative performance i have ever heard."

    of course the story is a classic, but the reading performance is the best ive ever heard. please dont miss it.

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    pcpurser 08-24-16
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    "Bravo!"
    What about B.J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

    I am so glad I listened to the samples and just didn't go with the book with the most ratings. Harrison's narration is far superior than any of the others. In some of the other recordings you can hear the narrator breathe, I hate that. Not with this one, it is perfect.


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

    Very hard to put down. I fell asleep listening to this in bed more than once. Not because it was boring at all, but because I stayed up too late and should have been asleep hours ago.


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    Chelsea 05-24-16
    Chelsea 05-24-16
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    "Outstanding story and stunning narration!"

    The creativity of the story is over and over again unbelievable in its complexity! Such a long story flew by with my desperation to read more. The reading of this book was so well done, haunting and sweet, accents were on point and was so enjoyable!

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    James Douglas Wingate 04-25-16 Member Since 2015

    Not the Kwisatz Haderach after all.

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    "The Count of Mt. Christ"

    Don't just surrender and allow oneself to be carried along by the story. Reading the life of Edmond Dantes, think of how a human being becomes an avenging god and a savior. Think of how this avenging god and savior is saved himself. Think of the final teaching on the nature of death. This is the story of the Count of Mt. Christ.

    As for the performance, B.J. Harrison does about as well as anyone can, who is not Simon Vance.

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    Richard 04-01-16
    Richard 04-01-16
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    "Wonderful"

    An absolutely wonderful reading. The book itself has it's own reputation but I found it worth the time.

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    "Excellent in all respects"

    As my beloved wife used to say, it's a classic for a reason. Harrison's narration is easy on the ear and consistently engaging, no small feat in over 50 hours with such a broad cast of characters and ages.
    I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it without hesitation.

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  • Alfred
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    "Best story ever written"

    Love the book, really enjoyed the audiobook. Must have taken months to record! Hats off to the narrator, especially as this story has so many characters!

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