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  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 57 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely awful narrator!

  • By Janneke on 02-22-13

Non stop fascinating intrigue!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-13

If you could sum up The Count of Monte Cristo in three words, what would they be?

Dumas, great writer.

What did you like best about this story?

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

Which scene was your favorite?

If I had to select a favorite scene, it would be the escape of Edmund Dantes from the horrible dungeon prison Château d'If.

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

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Renegade

  • The Making of a President
  • By: Richard Wolffe
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

This book is the previously untold and epic story of how a political newcomer with no money and an alien name grew into the world's most powerful leader. But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the person behind the iconic posters and the Secret Service code name Renegade. Drawing on a dozen unplugged interviews, as well as 21 months covering his campaign as it traveled from coast to coast, Richard Wolffe answers the simple yet enduring question about Barack Obama: Who is he?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insights into the greatest Presidential Campaign

  • By Carl on 06-21-09

Insights into the greatest Presidential Campaign

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-09

Having followed the 2008 Presidential Campaign live, I found Renegade riveting from the first word to the last. The book provided depth, insight and perspective to the events of the prolonged 2008 campaign that I had superficially followed in the news and internet and TV. It brought back the excitement and competitiveness of the democratic nomination and the presidential campaign. The audio reader captivated my attention in revisiting the characters and plot for the run up to the presidency; Obama, Biden, Clinton, McCain, Palin and others. This audiobook Renegade has earned a favorite place on my iPod.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful