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The Count of Monte Cristo
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas’s grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantès, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal. As Robert Louis Stevenson declared, “I do not believe there is another volume extant where you can breathe the same unmingled atmosphere of romance.”
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Street Date:
08/22/2006
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780739349359
Lexile measure:
1080
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Alexandre Dumas. (2006). The Count of Monte Cristo. Unabridged Books on Tape.

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Alexandre Dumas. 2006. The Count of Monte Cristo. Books on Tape.

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Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo. Books on Tape, 2006.

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Alexandre Dumas. The Count of Monte Cristo. Unabridged Books on Tape, 2006.

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        Richard Matthews is a performer who has narrated many audiobooks, including A Short History of Nearly Everything1984, and The Count of Monte Cristo.
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      • content: The lightning transformation of Edmond Dantes, blameless sea captain with hair "dark as the raven's wing," from joyous manhood to dungeon wretch is one of the great first acts in literature. Dantes is a Frenchman, but we--as Americans--expect our classics read with an English accent. And so Richard Matthews is spot-on for this sweeping and voluptuous romance. Our imprisoned hero educates himself--yes, students, you mustn't neglect your homework--escapes the dread dungeon of the Chateau d'If, and becomes rich beyond the dreams of avarice. He returns and wreaks a terrible vengeance on the treacherous. Man, woman, French nobility, and Italian banditry, Matthews has the range for a variety of accents and emotions. Excellent performance, great sound. B.H.C. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine
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      • content: Edmund Dant��s returns from a sea voyage expecting to marry his betrothed. But a trio of jealous compatriots frames the innocent man, who goes to prison for 14 years. His subsequent acts of vengeance form the majority of Dumas's story. John Lee imbues this classic with exactly the right balance of solemnity and compassion. His light accents for characters of various nationalities give them individual personalities without overdoing them in the slightest. 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. R.L.L. Winner of AudioFIle Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
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      • content: Dumas's sweeping adventure tale of the wrongly imprisoned Edmond Dant��s, his transformation into the Count of Monte Cristo, and the long and elaborate course of his revenge on his enemies could certainly be a challenge for audiobook listeners. The intricate plot and dozens of characters require 52 hours in this unabridged production. Fans of the book will likely appreciate the care taken in the creation of this ambitious production. The recording is crisp and clean, narrator Bill Homewood's pace matches the action well, and the volume is consistent throughout. Homewood invests each character with personality and heart, and throughout the tale his reading remains clear, forceful, and committed. M.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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