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
Couldnt get past the the first few pages as the narration was too annoying and painful
"Great story, awful narrator."
He was reading like William Shatner speaks in Family Guy. Pauses where there are none, the intonation way off. Dear.......friendwould..........youlikesome.........wine?
"Absolutely awful narrator!"
No one. The narrator was just awful.
He read very robotic, as if "Text-to-speach" was enabled, instead of an actual person telling the story.
"A distracting performance for a good story"
The narrator had unnatural pauses and a cadence which was totally distracting. Perhaps that is why this version was only about two dollars.
The readers pacing and voice acting was so distracting that I decided not to finish it
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
No he mumbles
Please get someone else to narrate this wonderful story maybe use actors for the different characters
"Non stop fascinating intrigue!"
Dumas, great writer.
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
If I had to select a favorite scene, it would be the escape of Edmund Dantes from the horrible dungeon prison Château d'If.
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.
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.
"mediocre reading saved by fantastic story"
this story is incredible. the reading however is not great. I got used to it.
"A computer could have read this better"
A Classic Tale
A Classic Tale
Alan Munro's narration was stilted, choppy and in short, plainly horrible. If I had not heard and enjoyed other audiobooks, his performance may have put me off the genre entirely!
"I love this story (book). Terrible narration!!!!"
Reading with any life or enthusiasm.
Love the story. Have read it many times. It is a classic.
His monotone, drawn out narration made me cringe after about two minutes.
Anger! I was so looking forward to listening to a classic that I know and love. After only a few minutes, i realized that a person could not pay me enough to listen to this narration.
To Alan Munro, I am sure you are a wonderful person, and I do not mean this as personal attack on you, but I cannot imagine listening to 57 hours of this narration!!!!
"can't get through this version"
someone who knows how to read sentences, and not just words.
yes. in fact i'd like to try another version of this one.
pause..... word.... pause... word. Painful!
stopped after the third or fourth chapter. i know the story and that is great. but do not waste even 2 bucks on this version.
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