The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

John Lee (Narrator)

06-17-08

46hrs 58min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Classics

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06-17-08

46hrs 58min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

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“John Lee imbues this classic with exactly the right balance of solemnity and compassion…Lee works with Dumas’s text to give each character complexity and emotion. The listener regrets the story’s end, wishing to live with Edmund and his adventures just a little longer. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

Winner of the Audie Award for Best Solo Narration – Male
Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Dashing young Edmond Dantes has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him.

Falsely accused of a political crime, Edmond Dantes is locked away for life in the infamous prison at the French Chateau d’If. But it is there that he learns of a vast hidden treasure.

After fourteen years of hopeless imprisonment, Dantes makes his daring escape and follows his secret map to untold fortune. Disguised now as the mysterious and powerful Count of Monte Cristo, Edmond seeks out his enemies—and nothing will stand in the way of his just revenge.

Filled with thrilling episodes of betrayal, romance, and revenge, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the greatest adventure stories ever written.

Praise

“John Lee imbues this classic with exactly the right balance of solemnity and compassion…Lee works with Dumas’s text to give each character complexity and emotion. The listener regrets the story’s end, wishing to live with Edmund and his adventures just a little longer. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

“Lee’s deep muscular voice works well for this swashbuckler…His reading is highly expressive, his pace brisk, his tone rich with foreboding.” Kliatt (audio review)

“A piece of perfect storytelling.” Robert Louis Stevenson

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Language English
Release Day Jun 16, 2008
Release Date June 17, 2008
Release Date Machine 1213660800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Craig Black
Categories Literature & Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Classics, Evergreen Classics, Evergreen Classics, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870), French novelist and playwright, was one of the most famous and prolific French writers of the nineteenth century, producing some 250 books. He is best known for his historical novels The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, and he was among the first authors to fully exploit the possibilities of the serial novel. He is credited with revitalizing the historical novel in France. His riveting, fast-paced adventure tales that blend history and fiction have been adapted into nearly 200 films. His last unfinished last novel, The Last Cavalier,  lost to historians for 125 years, was completed in 2005 and quickly became a best seller.

Narrator Bio
John Lee

John Lee is the winner of numerous Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration. He has twice won acclaim as AudioFile’s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is an accomplished stage actor and has written and coproduced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.

Overview

Winner of the Audie Award for Best Solo Narration – Male
Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Dashing young Edmond Dantes has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him.

Falsely accused of a political crime, Edmond Dantes is locked away for life in the infamous prison at the French Chateau d’If. But it is there that he learns of a vast hidden treasure.

After fourteen years of hopeless imprisonment, Dantes makes his daring escape and follows his secret map to untold fortune. Disguised now as the mysterious and powerful Count of Monte Cristo, Edmond seeks out his enemies—and nothing will stand in the way of his just revenge.

Filled with thrilling episodes of betrayal, romance, and revenge, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the greatest adventure stories ever written.

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