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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 6,768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,905

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

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-09

I am usually drawn to 19th Century English fiction. I wanted to try something different and the great reviews convinced me to try this book. I am so glad. I was completely absorbed in the story and enjoyed every minute. John Lee, the narrator, is superb.

  • The Evil Genius

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: John Bolen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Wilkie Collins' most financially successful novel, The Evil Genius, opens with a jury determining the fate of a sea captain whose ship allegedly facilitated a diamond theft. The story develops into a powerful novel of Victorian private life, including deception, adultery, and divorce...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story is fine, but not a mystery.

  • By Margaret on 06-06-07

Story is fine, but not a mystery.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-07

I think the description is misleading. The novel begins as if it will be a mystery (like The Moonstone or The Woman in White)but the "mystery" only introduces the main character and is never explored after that. Enjoyable nevertheless, except for the narrator whose women's voices made me cringe.

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