The Count of Monte Cristo (version 2)


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(4 stars; 391 reviews)

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 justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness, and is told in the style of an adventure story. (Summary by Wikipedia) (49 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Chapter I - Marseilles - The Arrival 21:20 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Chapter II - Father and Son 14:36 Read by Nicole Lee
Chapter III - The Catalans 25:31 Read by TriciaG
Chapter IV - Conspiracy 13:52 Read by Richard Carpenter
Chapter V - The Marriage-Feast 31:03 Read by Nicole Lee
Chapter VI - The Deputy Procureur du Roi 26:22 Read by Art Leung
Chapter VII - The Examination 21:00 Read by Grace
Chapter VIII - The Chateau D'If 17:48 Read by Caroline Hemmerly Kunkle
Chapter IX - The Evening of the Betrothal 10:58 Read by elmay
Chapter X -The King's Closet at the Tuileries 18:56 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter XI - The Corsican Ogre 19:17 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter XII - Father and Son 16:22 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter XIII - The Hundred Days 16:30 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter XIV - The Two Prisoners 20:32 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter XV - Number 34 and Number 27 33:08 Read by Kristin Gjerløw
Chapter XVI - A Learned Italian 25:57 Read by Kristin Gjerløw
Chapter XVII - The Abbe's Chamber 47:50 Read by Kristin Gjerløw
Chapter XVIII - The Treasure 30:15 Read by Kristin Gjerløw
Chapter XIX - The Third Attack 25:35 Read by Kristin Gjerløw
Chapter XX - The Cemetary of Chateau D'If 12:38 Read by Kristin Gjerløw
Chapter XXI - The Island of Tiboulen 19:02 Read by von
Chapter XXII - The Smugglers 14:58 Read by von
Chapter XXIII - The Island of Monte Cristo 15:25 Read by von
Chapter XXIV - The Secret Cave 17:20 Read by von
Chapter XXV - The Unknown 17:07 Read by von
Chapter XXVI - The Pont du Gard Inn 31:01 Read by Nicole Lee
Chapter XXVII - The Story 27:30 Read by Nicole Lee
Chapter XXVIII - The Prison Register 14:04 Read by Art Leung
Chapter XXIX - The House of Morrel & Son 25:12 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
Chapter XXX - The Fifth of September 31:46 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
Chapter XXXI - Italy: Sinbad the Sailor 1:06:28 Read by MJ Franck
Chapter XXXII - The Waking 13:12 Read by Mark Speener
Chapter XXXIII - Roman Bandits Part 1 36:21 Read by NIneFive83
Chapter XXXIII - Roman Bandits Part 2 30:26 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter XXXIV - The Colosseum part 1 28:42 Read by Nicole Lee
Chapter XXXIV - The Colosseum part 2 39:32 Read by acousticwave
Chapter XXXV - La Mazzolata 33:40 Read by TJDasch
Chapter XXXVI - The Carnival at Rome 35:08 Read by Nicole Lee
Chapter XXXVII - The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian 45:11 Read by MJ Franck
Chapter XXXVIII - The Compact 20:13 Read by Saab
Chapter XXXIX - The Guests 20:22 Read by Saab
Chapter XL - The Breakfast 50:20 Read by A. J. Elliot
Chapter XLI - The Presentation 30:46 Read by acousticwave
Chapter XLII - Monsieur Bertuccio 10:55 Read by acousticwave
Chapter XLIII - The House at Auteuil 15:47 Read by acousticwave
Chapter XLIV - The Vendetta 54:30 Read by Peter John Keeble
Chapter XLV - The Rain of Blood 34:36 Read by Peter John Keeble
Chapter XLVI - Unlimited Credit 33:03 Read by Peter John Keeble
Chapter XLVII - The Dappled Grays 32:07 Read by Robert Hoffman
Chapter XLVIII - Ideology 28:11 Read by Robert Hoffman
Chapter XLIX - Haidee 13:06 Read by Kristin Gjerløw
Chapter L - The Morrel Family 22:19 Read by Kristin Gjerløw
Chapter LI - Pyramus and Thisbe 33:11 Read by acousticwave
Chapter LII - Toxicology 48:59 Read by Cynthia Moyer
Chapter LIII - Robert le Diable 48:28 Read by MJ Franck
Chapter LIV - A Flurry in Stocks 31:04 Read by MJ Franck
Chapter LV - Major Cavalcanti 23:56 Read by Robert Hoffman
Chapter LVI - Andrea Cavalcanti 26:53 Read by Robert Hoffman
Chapter LVII - In the Lucerne Patch 27:02 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter LVIII - M. Noirtier de Villefort 20:46 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter LIX - The Will 21:31 Read by wildalaska
Chapter LX - The Telegraph 22:38 Read by Arlene Joyce
Chapter LXI - How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice 20:50 Read by Kristin Gjerløw
Chapter LXII - Ghosts 16:15 Read by David R Miller
Chapter LXIII - The Dinner 18:44 Read by David R Miller
Chapter LXIV - The Beggar 25:26 Read by MJ Franck
Chapter LXV - A Conjugal Scene 23:42 Read by Peter John Keeble
Chapter LXVI - Matrimonial Projects 20:17 Read by Peter John Keeble
Chapter LXVII - At the Office of the King's Attorney 27:26 Read by Peter John Keeble
Chapter LXVIII - A Summer Ball 12:49 Read by YoungBD
Chapter LXIX - The Inquiry 18:20 Read by Caroline Hemmerly Kunkle
Chapter LXX - The Ball 17:34 Read by Caroline Hemmerly Kunkle
Chapter LXXI - Bread and Salt 8:11 Read by Topaz
Chapter LXXII - Madame de Saint-Meran 30:31 Read by acousticwave
Chapter LXXIII - The Promise Part 1 26:24 Read by Lyn Silva
Chapter LXXIII - The Promise Part 2 43:49 Read by acousticwave
Chapter LXXIV - The Villefort Family Vault 21:00 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter LXXV - A Signed Statement 24:53 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter LXXVI - Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger 22:33 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter LXXVII - Haidee 53:15 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter LXXVIII - We Hear from Yanina 44:19 Read by Michael Reuss
Chapter LXXIX - The Lemonade 30:01 Read by acousticwave
Chapter LXXX - The Accusation 15:00 Read by 384403
Chapter LXXXI - The Room of the Retired Baker 38:32 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
Chapter LXXXII - The Burglary 30:57 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
Chapter LXXXIII - The Hand of God 11:18 Read by Jacob M. Kirchner
Chapter LXXXIV - Beauchamp 14:23 Read by acousticwave
Chapter LXXXV - The Journey 22:27 Read by acousticwave
Chapter LXXXVI - The Trial 28:17 Read by Kristin Gjerløw
Chapter LXXXVII - The Challenge 13:50 Read by David Isenhower
Chapter LXXXVIII - The Insult 22:01 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter LXXXIX - A Nocturnal Interview 24:25 Read by MJ Franck
Chapter XC - The Meeting 31:07 Read by Cynthia Moyer
Chapter XCI - Mother and Son 16:59 Read by Prachi Pendse
Chapter XCII - The Suicide 17:12 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
Chapter XCIII - Valentine 18:41 Read by Prachi Pendse
Chapter XCIV - Maximilian's Avowal 26:11 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
Chapter XCV - Father and Daughter 21:18 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
Chapter XCVI - The Contract 23:47 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
Chapter XCVII - The Departure for Belgium 15:45 Read by wildalaska
Chapter XCVIII - The Bell and Bottle Tavern 23:45 Read by Caroline Hemmerly Kunkle
Chapter XCIX - The Law 23:25 Read by Robert Hoffman
Chapter C - The Apparition 16:20 Read by Robert Hoffman
Chapter CI - Locusta 13:33 Read by Meeya
Chapter CII - Valentine 13:38 Read by Charlotte Duckett
Chapter CIII - Maximilian 20:42 Read by Robert Hoffman
Chapter CIV - Danglars Signature 23:05 Read by Robert Hoffman
Chapter CV - The Cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise 28:33 Read by Robert Hoffman
Chapter CVI - Dividing the Proceeds 29:43 Read by J L Raimundo
Chapter CVII - The Lions' Den 20:19 Read by Asta1234
Chapter CVIII - The Judge 25:37 Read by Asta1234
Chapter CIX - The Assizes 13:44 Read by TriciaG
Chapter CX - The Indictment 17:25 Read by TriciaG
Chapter CXI - Expiation 17:18 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
Chapter CXII - The Departure 33:05 Read by bala
Chapter CXIII - The Past 29:08 Read by Asta1234
Chapter CXIV - Peppino 21:20 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
Chapter CXV - Luigi Vampa's Bill of Fare 12:26 Read by elmay
Chapter CXVI - The Pardon 10:55 Read by elmay
Chapter CXVII - The Fifth of October 33:31 Read by Kristin Gjerløw

Reviews

great story, a few less than great readers

(3 stars)

My husband and I enjoyed the story, but found many of the readers impossible to understand. When seeking volunteers, please keep in mind that very often audio books are listened to in settings with significant background noise, and readers with strong accents or soft, sweet voices are unsuitable for listening while on the treadmill or while traveling in the car. Several times we were forced to read a chapter from the print version or we would have completely lost the thread of the story.

Can't understand much of Ch 40

(3.5 stars)

I can't understand the reader in Chapter 40. Her unnecessary quickness of pace combined with her accent and lack of enunciation through detailed parts of sentences, makes this chapter about 25% incomprehensible. Also there is no consistency among the pronunciation of the characters' names or even the author's name! Literally every reader pronounces Alexandre Dumas differently!! So annoying. Quality and consistency of recordings aside, this is a great book!

Great story, Could not understand narration

(3 stars)

Whoever narrates this book mispronounces so many words, even simple ones like flecked and french words like gendarmes. With each proceeding chapter it is increasingly more difficult to comprehend the speech. I've tried to listen to this several times but I had to buy the book in order to understand what was going on. I'd reccomend a new recording so people can enjoy this tale to the greatest extent.

9

(5 stars)

I've read several reviews about the quality of this recording. People complain about accents improperly pronounced English words at Etc. let me give you my take. People from all over the world have contributed to reading a classic for your and my enjoyment. The fact that some have accents that are unfamiliar to my particular dialect, the fact that there are mispronounced words as it relates to what I believe the way they should be pronounced, all add to the character and the enjoyment. I am working and have had many someones who have taken their time to read this book out loud for my personal enjoyment. How dare I complain. yes there are accents and words that are pronounced not properly compared to an English speaker. Does that make it bad? Absolutely not! I have enjoyed this reading tremendously. Thank you so very much for everyone was willing to take their time to share the reading of this classic with anyone who's willing to pick it up and do nothing more than listen. Kudos and thanks to you all!

The Country of Monterey Cristo

(5 stars)

Fantastic story I typically only listen to audio books while I drive bit with this story I found myself listening to it instead of watching TV. while I worked out even as I cooked dinner. The story of suffering and determination to have justice. Fantastic book. Fair warning there are 4 chapters where the narrator is difficult to understand but even with this info please listen and enjoy its worth it.

Difficult to understand

(2 stars)

I have read this book before, and it is wonderful. I decided to listen to it my second time around and have been disappointed to find that a couple of the readers have heavy accents that make them very difficult to understand. If it were simply accents, that wouldn't bother me, but they are also not good readers in English. I could easily believe that some of these were recorded as part of ESL practice, as the reader not only stumbles over words, but also skips over some words entirely (particularly articles). It's difficult to learn another language, I completely understand that, but I think it's important not to use unwilling people as your practice listeners, and not to record chapters of a book if you are unable to read smoothly and include all the words.

Ruin, remorse and vengeance...

(3.5 stars)

Alexander Dumas has certainly contrived an engaging adventure, which draws the reader from the fancies of youth into the despair of dungeons, from the beauty of maidens to the menace of murderers.  With extravagant dialectics and prompting reflections the reader is carried through the life of an ordinary man of an implacable demeanor and an unbelievable fortune.  Though there are a few noble characters, this composition is really a story of ruin, remorse and vengeance and I thus wish readers to embark with caution.

(2.5 stars)

With such a long complex story containing so many characters, I found this recording particularly hard to follow. Most every reader pronounced characters names slightly different and of course spoke their lines in different tones making it very easy to forget who a character was for chapters at a time. Most every narrator did a good job reading that if they had read alone would have been very good, it's just the mix from chapter to chapter. I would recommend a single narrator or one where it's always the same reader for a certain character. There's also a 15-40 second preface to each chapter that after 117 parts really adds up and becomes annoying.