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Publisher's Summary

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 ?

Dantès l'ignore et se raccroche aux belles paroles de ses geôliers. Mais les années passent et la folie le guette ! Au plus profond du désespoir, dans la nuit perpétuelle de sa cellule, Edmond fait connaissance d'un autre prisonnier, l'abbé Faria. Il apprendra alors, outre une phénoménale connaissance de l'être humain, le secret de l'emplacement d'un inestimable trésor. Edmond Dantès disparaîtra à tout jamais, à la mort de son ami, lorsqu'il prendra la place de son cadavre pour fuir.

Après un long séjour en Italie et la découverte effective du fabuleux trésor de l'abbé Faria, il renaîtra en comte de Monte-Cristo et reviendra en France pour se préparer à assouvir son inexorable vengeance.
© Domaine public (P)2015 Sixtrid SAS

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Great rendition of a great classic.

The story is classic, beautifully woven together in an expansive narrative (conveniently long for many hours of enjoyment) full of adventure, tragedy, revenge but also comedy and hope.

The narrator has a very enjoyable voice, and through his expression gives additional life to the story far beyond reading. For example, I found that the narrator renders the full impact of the funnier scenes, causing outright laughter.

I chose this book to test out audiobooks. I was unsure of the format, but thought the poetic writing style of Dumas would lend itself to being read aloud. My expectations were far exceeded, and this book has rescued tedious hours folding laundry or and executing simple but time consuming tasks at work.

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clásicos a leer u escuchar

buenísimos para aprender francés. Que se diga que No pasa de moda. y 😂😃😄😅😅oportuno siempre

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bravo

c'est mon premier audio book en français. le travail de narration de eric herson-macarel est vraiment remarquable, vous ne vous rendez pas conpte qu'il lis, vous aurait limpression que dumas lui même vous raconte une histoire sortie de son imagination. bravo. et ce livre me donne envie de lire l'homme au masque de fer, les mousquetaires... 😊

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Great story.

Beginning of the book was brilliant but the second part, Paris stay, is somehow a bit more slow or heavy to listen.
Performance is always very good.
I'll buy Tome 2 right now.
Enjoy this book :-)

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  • 12-19-15

Suspenseful!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes - who knew that Dumas had written such a suspenseful and exciting novel? After having read The Three Musketeers I had no appreciation of his artistic flair, that of the thriller. Excited and can hardly wait for Part 2 to be available on Audible. This truly defines the saying: to wait with bated breath.

What does Éric Herson-Macarel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Monsieur Herson-Macarel's obvious enjoyment and respectful oration brings a certain depth to the auditor's appreciation, in my opinion.

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

Yes, without a doubt. (I am most dissatisfied with the fact that Part 2 is not available!).

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  • Gabriel Jianu
  • 03-09-17

So beautifully written

Very good narration, engaging and fun plot. Could not stop listening. Great for brushing up on French language.