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The Count of Monte Cristo

Written by: Alexandre Dumas
Narrated by: Stephen Smith
Length: 53 hrs and 49 mins
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"The Count of Monte Cristo" (French: "Le Comte de Monte-Cristo") is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with "The Three Musketeers", as Dumas' most popular work. It is also among the highest selling books of all time. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.

The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, forgiveness and death, and is told in the style of an adventure story.

©2018 Alexandre Dumas (P)2018 OreganPpublishing

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  • OSFarmDoc
  • MADISON, WI United States
  • 2018-12-30

Best Book of All Time

What more can I say? It's the best book I have read. Very long, but even so, I was sad to see it end. Performance was excellent. The audio in some chapters had a hollow quality but for me that slight annoyance was easy to forget, especially at this absurdly low price. If there is a better book written I can't wait to find it.

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  • jameela abdulghani
  • 2019-01-11

Quality equipment is a must

The actor is decent, but the recording makes him sound like he is recording on his phone on speaker.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-18

liked it loved it, hated it. Moved in the heart .

good book. gave me an emotional rollercoaster.. It was a bit long an drawn out. the ending kind of fell flat, so that was dissapointing. I would recommend it.

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  • Lorraine
  • 2019-03-26

This is a Librivox recording! Stop complaining.

If you do not know, Librivox has voluteers record books from the public domain.

You can listen for free on their site, or enjoy the convenience of having it in your audible app for a few cents. Your choice. The audio is not great and neither is the performance the accents don't always match, but this person did this FOR FREE so people who can't afford Audible have access to free audiobooks.

Bottom line, this book is always worth a listen it is a masterpiece. If you have a spare credit, the John Lee recording is excellent.

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  • drmike5000
  • Los Angeles,CA
  • 2019-02-24

Can’t beat the price!

I believe you can get this narration for free from Librivox. Anyway, the story is first rate. The narration is first rate. The audio quality is poor. That is what you get for free. There are sounds in the background, traffic, phones, doors opening and closing. However, the story and narration are enough to draw you in, so it isn’t so bothersome.

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  • kungyakfu
  • vermont usa
  • 2019-02-03

Poor audio

As others have pointed out there are plenty of audio surprises such as something that sounds like birds, the turning of pages and the sound of coughing and clearing of throats. For the money, I can't complain too much. These distractions are more of a " what's that this time? "

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-18

spotty audio quality/good performance

The audio quality is spotty. And you will sometimes hear cars driving by, kittens meowing and occasionally cell phones going off. but then again the audio book is almost given away for free. if you find the disturbances intolerable then this is not for you.

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  • runawayralph
  • PA
  • 2019-04-16

Overall good audible version.

Good overall. A few background noises, a few errors of inflection, a few mispronounced words.

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  • Ian Whillans
  • 2019-04-05

Can I have my credit back?

Pretty disappointed with the sound quality. Very poorly produced. Voices, phones and traffic constantly in the background. Sound quality was different from chapter to chapter, as well. If you're not a fan of smacking noises while people talk, this download is definitely not for you. Great story, though.... Wish I would've chosen differently as there were many versions available.

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  • Adam
  • 2019-03-30

Well read & one of my classical favorites.

Well read & one of my classical favorites. The narrator did a great job & loved listening to this novel.