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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.
(P)2002 CSA Telltapes Ltd.

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Entertaining performance

Would you consider the audio edition of The Count of Monte Cristo to be better than the print version?

Nice synopsis of a very, very long book. Great narration and characterization. It really held my interest. I listened to it in a single sitting.

What did you like best about this story?

Entertaining and fast moving.

Have you listened to any of Tim Pigott-Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I would like to listen to some of Tim Pigott-Smith’s other performances.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • JJ
  • 05-15-07

Classic?

I know this book is supposed to be a classic, but having read it for the first time I dont understand why. Maybe in its time it brought something new to the art of storytelling, I just dont know, but it seemed like a really bad soap opera.

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  • Suej
  • 01-17-13

Good adaptation

This adaptation is very good and gives plenty of roundness to the character of Dantes (who can seem a little tow dimensional in some versions). The narrator is excellent.