The Count of Monte Cristo

Written by:
Alexandre Dumas
Narrated by:
David Case

Abridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2008
17 hours 30 minutes
This is an Abridged Edition

For Edmond Dantes, life couldn't be better. At nineteen, he is soon to be captain of his own ship and about to be married to his true love, Mercedes. But his life is suddenly turned upside down when, on his wedding day, he is arrested. Without a fair trial, he is condemned to solitary confinement in the miserable Chateau d'If. Soon it is clear that Edmond has been framed by a handful of powerful enemies, jealous of his success.

While locked away, Edmond learns from another prisoner, Abbe Faria, of a secret treasure hidden on the island of Monte Cristo. Faria teaches Edmond history, science, languages, and philosophy, turning him into a well-rounded individual. Edmond concocts a daring and audacious plan: escape and find the treasure. But years pass before Edmond can escape. Once he does, he transforms himself into the Count of Monte Cristo and launches his plan for revenge against those who imprisoned him.
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Troy German

Several years ago I read an unabridged copy of this classical work. I must say, this abridged reading was wonderful.

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I loved this book! The characters were interesting and there was some surprising humor. The story and names were complicated, so the reader has to pay attention. Does not follow the movies.

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Gina M.

Such an intriguing story. I got a bit confused by so many characters with unique names but it was a fascinating journey into a provocative time in history. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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I really enjoyed listening to this classic and the narrator was very good too

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Kate Storjohann

I decided to read this book because although I had heard of the title I was completely unfamiliar with the plot. The story started off interesting, but the further into the story I got, the less I liked it. The author (as is typical of this time period) gets sidetracked with little side plots and unrelated stories from minor characters). This particular version was abridged, but it seemed to drag on and on despite being shorter than the original story. I have never given up on a novel without finishing, but I stopped after only making it through about 1/3 of this book. The narrator wasn't bad but he wasn't great either. I was impressed with his pronunciation of the difficult French names, but overall his narration was a little flat.

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Robert F.

An excellent classic!

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Alborz S.

Good book and narrator but poor audio quality.

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Amanda B.

I absolutely loved the story and narrators way of reading it!

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