The Count of Monte Cristo

Narrated by: Alan Munro
Length: 57 hrs and 20 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (474 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Considered a literary classic today, The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse, Noah's flood, and the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

Complete and unabridged; a 55-hour epic adventure!

Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media

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Absolutely awful narrator!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one. The narrator was just awful.

What didn’t you like about Alan Munro’s performance?

He read very robotic, as if "Text-to-speach" was enabled, instead of an actual person telling the story.

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A distracting performance for a good story

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator had unnatural pauses and a cadence which was totally distracting. Perhaps that is why this version was only about two dollars.

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Great story, awful narrator.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He was reading like William Shatner speaks in Family Guy. Pauses where there are none, the intonation way off. Dear.......friendwould..........youlikesome.........wine?

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mediocre reading saved by fantastic story

this story is incredible. the reading however is not great. I got used to it.

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Narrator mumbles

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I saw a Spanish soap opera based on this book and really wanted to get the real story however it is very hard to understand the narrator

Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Munro’s performances?

No he mumbles

Any additional comments?

Please get someone else to narrate this wonderful story maybe use actors for the different characters

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Non stop fascinating intrigue!

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.

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Atrocious narration

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one. The narration was so bad that it was utterly unlistenable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Count of Monte Cristo?

I couldn't make it past the second chapter, due to the poor narration.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His halting presentation made it almost impossible to even understand the text. His French pronunciation -- remember, this is a French novel! -- was absurd. He was expressionless.

Any additional comments?

I've bought quite a number of titles from Audible, and have always been highly satisfied. I can't understand why this is even offered.

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don't but this version. should be deleted.

reader is the worst. pause every 4 words can't listen without pulling my hair out

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Incoherent Mumbling

What would have made The Count of Monte Cristo better?

I couldn't get past the first half hour of the narrator. Adjustments to the base, treble still could barely make out the context. A true classic I am sure but look for a different narrator.

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Distracting

The readers pacing and voice acting was so distracting that I decided not to finish it

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  • Lindsey
  • 01-08-13

Awful narration..

Didn't get very far with this one as the narration is awful. It's almost robotic with very strange phrasing. Not for me.

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  • HA
  • 09-19-14

Awful Narration - Emphasis on the wrong parts

What disappointed you about The Count of Monte Cristo?

Couldnt get past the the first few pages as the narration was too annoying and painful

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Alan Munro?

Anyone else

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