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  • The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (52 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    james says: "This is the one to spend 50 hours listening to!"
  • The Three Musketeers | Alexandre Dumas

    The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures.

    David says: "Fun Story"
  • The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.

    Ramon says: "A true Time-machine"
  • The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
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    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.

    Niclas says: "Great story, awful narrator."
  • The Three Musketeers | Alexandre Dumas

    The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This historical romance, perhaps the greatest cloak-and-sword story ever, relates the adventures of four fictional swashbuckling heroes who served the French kings Louis XIII and Louis XIV. When the dashing young D'Artagnon arrives in Paris from Gascony, he becomes embroiled in three duels with the Three Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. But when he proves himself by fighting not against, but with, the Three Musketeers, they form a quick and lasting friendship.

    M. Faulkner says: "More fun than a classic is supposed to be!"
  • The Count of Monte Cristo [Classic Tales Edition] | Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo [Classic Tales Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (52 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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. The "abbe" also divulges the profound secret of a hidden treasure. Dantes realizes that with such immense wealth, one could wreak a hateful vengeance on one's enemies.

    J. Fraas says: "The proof is in the narrator!"
  • The Three Musketeers | Alexandre Dumas

    The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Romance, treachery, courage...The Three Musketeers has it all! In one of the greatest adventure stories ever written, the dashing young swordsman D'Artagnan and his daredevil companions Athos, Aramis, and Porthos, become embroiled in duels, love-tangles, and sinister intrigues which threaten the future of King, Queen, and France herself.

    Benjamin J. Hackett says: "classic and well narrated"
  • The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    • ABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By David Case
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    For Edmond Dantes, life couldn't be better. At 19, he is soon to be captain of his own ship and about to be married to his true love, Mercedes. But his life is suddenly turned upside down when on his wedding day he is arrested. Without a fair trial, he is condemned to solitary confinement in the miserable Chateau d'If. Soon, it is clear that Edmond has been framed by a handful of powerful enemies, jealous of his success.

    Gary says: "Excellent story superbly narrated"
  • The Red Sphinx: Or, The Comte de Moret; A Sequel to The Three Musketeers | Alexandre Dumas,Lawrence Ellsworth - translator

    The Red Sphinx: Or, The Comte de Moret; A Sequel to The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas, Lawrence Ellsworth - translator
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In 1844, Alexandre Dumas published The Three Musketeers, a novel so famous and still so popular today that it scarcely needs introduction. Shortly thereafter he wrote a sequel, Twenty Years After, that resumed the adventures of his swashbuckling heroes. Later, toward the end of his career, Dumas wrote The Red Sphinx, another direct sequel to The Three Musketeers that begins not 20 years later but a mere 20 days afterward. The Red Sphinx picks up right where the The Three Musketeers left off.

    KayWA says: "A wonderful story but too many details"
  • The Count of Monte Cristo [Abridged] | Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo [Abridged]

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    An epic literary adventure considered a classic around the world. The story centers around Edmond Dantes, a young sailor who finds himself arrested, accused of treason, and relegated to the bowls of the island fortress of Chateau d'If, all on his wedding day. The ensuing drama of his escape, revenge, and quest for the treasure of Monte Cristo is one reread by thousands every year.

    kathy says: "Entertaining performance"
  • The Man in the Iron Mask | Alexandre Dumas

    The Man in the Iron Mask

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A tale of mystery, adventure, and political intrigue, this conclusion to Dumas’ swashbuckling musketeer saga is based on the true story of a masked prisoner who dwelled in the Bastille during the Louis XIV’s reign and whose identity remains in question to this day.

    Rebecca says: "The Musketeers Get Old"
  • The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years After | Alexandre Dumas

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years After

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    It is May 1660 and the fate of nations is at stake. Mazarin plots, Louis XIV is in love, and Raoul de Bragelonne, son of Athos, is intent on serving France and winning the heart of Louise de la Valliere. D'Artagnan, meanwhile, is perplexed by a mysterious stranger, and soon he learns that his old comrades already have great projects in hand.

    Eric C. Zawadzki says: "Why didn't I read this stuff sooner"
  • Le comte de Monte-Cristo I | Alexandre Dumas

    Le comte de Monte-Cristo I

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Éric Herson-Macarel
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    Marseille, 1815. Edmond Dantès ramène à bon port, après la mort de son capitaine, le trois-mâts "Le pharaon". Bientôt capitaine de ce bateau et fiancé à la belle Mercédès, il voit ses espérances comblées. Jamais le bonheur n'a été aussi proche. Mais soudain, le soir du repas de fiançailles le rêve se brise. Une dénonciation anonyme, une machination diabolique le sépare de son amour, l'enterre vivant dans un cachot, séparé à jamais du monde des vivants. Edmond Dantès se retrouve prisonnier au château d'If. Qui veut lui nuire ? Pourquoi ?

    Cliente de Amazon says: "clásicos a leer u escuchar"
  • The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
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    The Count of Monte Cristo is a tale of revenge and retribution. Edmond Dantes, a young, energetic sailor, is falsely accused of treason on his wedding day and incarcerated in the forbidding Chateau d'If prison. His escape and ultimate revenge on those who wronged him makes this one of the most thrilling stories in French literature, as compelling now as when it was first published in 1846.

    Archie65 says: "The Count of Monte Cristo"
  • Vingt ans après | Alexandre Dumas

    Vingt ans après

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Bernard Bollet
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    Vingt ans après, ils courent, chevauchent et ferraillent toujours, sur les routes de France ou d'Angleterre. Leurs bras, comme leurs langues, n'ont rien perdu de cette vigueur étincelante qui les faisait déplacer les montagnes et réussir l'impossible. Leur amitié, dans les moments critiques, ressoude leurs quatre lames comme limailles autour d'un seul aimant. Mais les temps ont bien changé.

    Brianna C says: "Très belle performance"
  • The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (50 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Andrew Timothy
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    The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas.

    Published in 1844, it is often considered one of the great thrillers of all time and, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work.

    Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmund Dantes is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If. After staging a dramatic escape, he sets out to discover the treasure of Monte Cristo and catch up with his enemies.

    Barnabas' Daughter says: "Incredible value"
  • The Man in the Iron Mask: Celebrated Crimes, Book 11 | Alexandre Dumas père

    The Man in the Iron Mask: Celebrated Crimes, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas père
    • Narrated By Robert Bethune
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    Ever since the time of Louis XIV, the story has been told of a man mysteriously snatched out of the world and buried for life not merely in a prison cell but also in an mask of iron: an imprisonment designed to ensure no one would ever know his name or even see his face. Dumas asks: Who was the man in the iron mask? Why was he imprisoned? Why were such strange precautions taken, and why was he treated with such respect and care, given everything he asked for--except his freedom and his name?

  • Twenty Years After | Alexandre Dumas

    Twenty Years After

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Twenty years later, time has weakened the resolve of the Musketeers and dispersed their loyalties. But treasons and stratagems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England, Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold. Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time, the malevolence of men, and the forces of history. But their greatest test is a titanic struggle with the son of Milady, who wears the face of Evil.

    Nathan says: "Dumas YES, Narrator NO"
  • The Three Musketeers | Alexandre Dumas

    The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    Set during the reign of Louis XIII (1610-43) and based on actual events, The Three Musketeers is perhaps the greatest "cloak and sword" story ever written. Three Musketeers, loyal servants of the King, are joined by the dashing D'Artagnan, a veritable Byronic hero. These four are pitted against the master of intrigue, Cardinal Richelieu, and the quintessential wicked woman, Lady de Winter. Dumas was quite expert in pacing and varying action while weaving historical fact with purest fiction.

    Douglas says: "Dumas is King!"
  • Seven Classic Plays | William Shakespeare,Henrik Ibsen,Anton Chekhov,Alexandre Dumas, more

    Seven Classic Plays

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, and others
    • Narrated By full cast
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    Now, for the first time in audio, Blackstone presents seven great plays in one volume: Euripides' Medea, Shakespeare's The Tempest, Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid, Dumas' Camille, Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, Shaw's Arms and the Man, and Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. These productions illustrate the development of European drama from ancient times to the threshold of the modern theater.

    S. N. C. Siegel says: "Badly Done Plays"
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