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The Count of Monte Cristo Audiobook

The Count of Monte Cristo

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Publisher's Summary

An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness, The Count of Monte Cristo 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)2014 Trout Lake Media

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    Richard S 19/05/2016
    Richard S 19/05/2016
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    "Great story ruined by poor narration"

    I love this story but the narrator ruined this version for me. I tried several times to carry on but each time gave up because the narrator was unable to speak clearly or create characters that were credible. Also, he needs to learn how to pronounce French names properly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adaline 30/05/2015
    Adaline 30/05/2015
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    "Worth every moment"

    This is an amazing story that encompasses all emotions, virtues and vices. Each one is explored in a tale that consumed me from start to finish.
    I know that I shall return to this again and again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Howardb 02/03/2015
    Howardb 02/03/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Narration captures the atmosphere…."
    Would you listen to The Count of Monte Cristo again? Why?

    Yes - this recording kept me enthralled


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

    Edward Dantes escape from the prison Island


    What about Peter Batchelor’s performance did you like?

    The depth and professionalism of his narration as well as the credibilty of his characterisations


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Incredible adventure


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this version of the great classic by Alexander Dumas. I was completely swept away by the sense of adventure conveyed by Peter Batchelor who seemed to be wholly absorbed in this great epic. One of the marks of a good narrator is that one is almost unaware of his presence. His characters were so real and credible that it was almost like watching a movie. I highly recommend this version to anyone who is thrilled by the intrigue and creative story-telling of this prodigious author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    r Charlton, United Kingdom 07/02/2015
    r Charlton, United Kingdom 07/02/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "There are bits missing!"
    Any additional comments?

    Obviously this is a classic, but there are bits missing. I like to have the book as well. Sometimes I read, sometimes I listen. This is advertised as unabridged, but unfortunately, although all the chapters are there, they are not all complete.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    daddymac 21/11/2016
    daddymac 21/11/2016
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    "excellent"

    brill book and we'll read! really enjoyed and would recommend to any one who enjoys the classics.

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    jennifer nock 04/08/2016
    jennifer nock 04/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful"

    I enjoyed this story and I think the count was great the way he gets his revenge is really awesome ..

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  • Heather Hall
    28/01/15
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    "It's fine... until it skips chunks of the story"
    What disappointed you about The Count of Monte Cristo?

    I only have two problems with this recording of the book:

    1) It's missing parts of the book. Therefore, unusable.
    2) The narration is dreadfully irritating at times (e.g. the entire Louis Vamper sequence is like listening to a pig butchering)


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book is one of the best there is. But not this recording.


    What didn’t you like about Peter Batchelor’s performance?

    It's fine during normal narrator-speak. The minute he tries to do a woman or an Italian, all bets are off.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Count of Monte Cristo?

    It's unabridged, so none.


    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • justin krehbiel
    30/04/15
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    "Enjoyed but..."

    It was very well done. However ch 26 and 56 are incomplete. I compared to my well worn hard copy.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • michael blotter
    06/12/15
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    "Greatly performed"

    This is an incredible story and Peter Batchelor does a fantastic job ensuring that all the voices and accents remain with their proper characters throughout the entire read. If you haven't read/listened to the Count of Monte Cristo, then this is the best way to do it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly Giaquinto
    Bedford, MA
    16/06/16
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    "Classic"

    Dumas is a genius. The story has so many characters and twists and turns that I benefitted from reading it twice to catch all the nuances. Also helpful was Wikipedias breakdown of the characters and plot!
    Hope. Always.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Maeve
    Lewisville, TX, United States
    26/03/15
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    "I can see why it is a classic!"

    Started and ended strong but dragged in the middle. Loved that the characters learned along the way.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nathaniel
    22/09/16
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    "Big bang for two bucks..."

    Took a long time, but well worth it. Very well read too. Cross off a classic!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David Neufeld
    06/06/16
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    "An Old And Wonderful Classic: The Count Of Monte Cristo"

    5 Stars given for all categories as Alexandre Dumas has written a fully descriptive tale that is keeping this reader enthralled from the first word in the first chapter.

    I must admit that I have seen the movie first and that I did compare the movie to the book. After the first 40 or so chapters I have now forgotten the comparison and am now hanging on to every word and paragraph of the book.

    After having read a few classic books from the 17 and 18 hundreds, my opinion is that The Count Of Monte Cristo far exceeds all others in its genre except for, maybe, Dumas' own The Three Musceteers.

    The performance by the reader is bang on as he tries, and succeeds, to put a different voice, even though subtly changed in a few, for each character that is introduced. Certainly he makes some small errors, though he professionally continues on as he makes his corrections: that is why the 5 stars for his performance.

    I can hardly wait to hear what will happen next. The book is so much better than the movie!

    Bravo!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • HolmesBoy
    Boston, MA
    19/02/16
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    "Change the speed"

    You have to switch to 0.75x speed else he speaks too fast. I enjoyed this book a lot. Much better than Librivox versions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Julie Crockett
    17/04/16
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    "The performance ruins the story"
    What would have made The Count of Monte Cristo better?

    I suggested that we read The Count of Monte Cristo for our book club, on the recommendation of my sister, who claims it is the best book she has ever read. Because of my busy schedule, I looked to Audible ( my favorite place), and purchased this recording. I love long novels, and I looked forward to over 40 hours of listening to a classic. I should have just bought the book. Honestly, I can't say that Alexander Dumas's story was disappointing because as hard as I tried, I couldn't get into it because of the horrible narration. Peter Batchelor's performance made it so difficult. His characters all sounded high pitched and silly. His phrasing felt stilted.I finally gave up. I don't normally give bad reviews. As an actress, I recognize the difficulty of the art, but Batchelor and his producers failed their audience.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle
    19/11/16
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    I kept getting confused when the narrator switched characters. He voiced all of them so similarly, if it wasn't mentioned who was talking I just had to guess...made it hard to follow

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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