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  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,061

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true Time-machine

  • By Ramon on 12-27-10

Awesome

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-09

The best audiobook I ever heard!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Swan

  • The Impact of the Highly Improbable
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,978

Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it in the end...I think.

  • By Judd Bagley on 05-27-09

OK, I get it!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-09

A good book but the author could have shared the message in about half the time. Gets a little wordy and I found myself saying "I get it, move on" during the second half of the book.

35 of 42 people found this review helpful