The Count of Monte Cristo (version 3)


Read by David Clarke

(4.9 stars; 1370 reviews)

Le Comte de Monte-Cristo is an adventure novel and one of the author's most popular works. He completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). It deals with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness. The book is considered a literary classic today. (Summary by David Clarke, ref. Wikipedia)

(54 hr 16 min)

Chapters

001 - Marseilles - The Arrival 22:34 Read by David Clarke
002 - Father and Son 18:07 Read by David Clarke
003 - The Catalans 28:36 Read by David Clarke
004 - Conspiracy 19:11 Read by David Clarke
005 - The Marriage Feast 39:37 Read by David Clarke
006 - The Deputy Procureur Du Roi 30:59 Read by David Clarke
007 - The Examination 24:55 Read by David Clarke
008 - The Chateau D'If 21:31 Read by David Clarke
009 - The Evening of the Betrothal 12:40 Read by David Clarke
010 - The King's Closet at the Tuileries 21:29 Read by David Clarke
011 - The Corsican Ogre 21:38 Read by David Clarke
012 - Father and Son 20:06 Read by David Clarke
013 - The Hundred Days 18:06 Read by David Clarke
014 - The Two Prisoners 22:13 Read by David Clarke
015 - Number 34 and Number 27 35:14 Read by David Clarke
016 - A Learned Italian 29:22 Read by David Clarke
017 - The Abbes Chamber 53:12 Read by David Clarke
018 - The Treasure 32:29 Read by David Clarke
019 - The Third Attack 26:33 Read by David Clarke
020 - The Cemetry of the Chateau D'If 12:12 Read by David Clarke
021 - The Island of Tiboulen 23:04 Read by David Clarke
022 - The Smugglers 18:55 Read by David Clarke
023 - The Island of Monte Cristo 19:42 Read by David Clarke
024 - The Secret Cave 20:15 Read by David Clarke
025 - The Unknown 19:59 Read by David Clarke
026 - The Pont Du Gard Inn 37:58 Read by David Clarke
027 - The Story 37:56 Read by David Clarke
028 - The Prison Register 16:16 Read by David Clarke
029 - The House of Morrell and Son 30:20 Read by David Clarke
030 - The 5th September 38:44 Read by David Clarke
031 - Italy: Sinbad the Sailor 58:42 Read by David Clarke
032 - The Waking 14:51 Read by David Clarke
033 - Roman Bandits 1:13:47 Read by David Clarke
034 - The Coliseum 1:13:52 Read by David Clarke
035 - La Mazzolata 35:48 Read by David Clarke
036 - The Carnival at Rome 42:46 Read by David Clarke
037 - The Catacombs of San Sebastian 39:36 Read by David Clarke
038 - The Compact 20:40 Read by David Clarke
039 - The Guests 18:13 Read by David Clarke
040 - The Breakfast 54:53 Read by David Clarke
041 - The Presentation 33:18 Read by David Clarke
042 - Monsieur Bettuccio 11:01 Read by David Clarke
043 - The House at Auteuil 16:23 Read by David Clarke
044 - The Vendetta 57:18 Read by David Clarke
045 - The Rain of Blood 38:08 Read by David Clarke
046 - Unlimited Credit 34:40 Read by David Clarke
047 - The Dappled Greys 36:11 Read by David Clarke
048 - Ideology 32:56 Read by David Clarke
049 - Haidee 13:28 Read by David Clarke
050 - The Morrel Family 25:06 Read by David Clarke
051 - Pyramus and Thisbe 33:33 Read by David Clarke
052 - Toxicology 47:39 Read by David Clarke
053 - Robert Le Diable 43:17 Read by David Clarke
054 - A Flurry of Stocks 30:05 Read by David Clarke
055 - Major Cavalcanti 27:10 Read by David Clarke
056 - Andrea Cavalcanti 33:15 Read by David Clarke
057 - In The Lucerne Patch 30:30 Read by David Clarke
058 - M. Noirtier de Villefort 22:42 Read by David Clarke
059 - The Will 22:35 Read by David Clarke
060 - The Telegraph 26:42 Read by David Clarke
061 - How a Gardner May Get Rid of the Dormice that Eat His Peaches 22:26 Read by David Clarke
062 - Ghosts 21:58 Read by David Clarke
063 - The Dinner 26:01 Read by David Clarke
064 - The Beggar 21:52 Read by David Clarke
065 - A Conjugal Scene 26:48 Read by David Clarke
066 - Matrimonial Projects 26:53 Read by David Clarke
067 - At the Office of the King's Attorney 31:12 Read by David Clarke
068 - A Summer Ball 16:49 Read by David Clarke
069 - The Inquiry 22:16 Read by David Clarke
070 - The Ball 22:04 Read by David Clarke
071 - Bread and Salt 10:30 Read by David Clarke
072 - Madame de Saint Meran 30:07 Read by David Clarke
073 - The Promise 1:07:01 Read by David Clarke
074 - The Villefort Family Vault 23:28 Read by David Clarke
075 - A Signed Statement 27:14 Read by David Clarke
076 - The Progress of Cavalcanti The Younger 24:35 Read by David Clarke
077 - Haidee 57:42 Read by David Clarke
078 - We Hear From Yanina 48:05 Read by David Clarke
079 - The Lemonade 28:44 Read by David Clarke
080 - The Accusation 14:58 Read by David Clarke
081 - The Room of the Retired Baker 39:17 Read by David Clarke
082 - The Burglary 31:05 Read by David Clarke
083 - The Hand of God 15:33 Read by David Clarke
084 - Beauchamp 15:23 Read by David Clarke
085 - The Journey 23:44 Read by David Clarke
086 - The Trial 30:52 Read by David Clarke
087 - The Challenge 15:50 Read by David Clarke
088 - The Insult 23:23 Read by David Clarke
089 - A Nocturnal Interview 21:43 Read by David Clarke
090 - The Meeting 29:24 Read by David Clarke
091 - Mother and Son 15:14 Read by David Clarke
092 - The Suicide 21:18 Read by David Clarke
093 - Valentine 17:43 Read by David Clarke
094 - Maximilian's Avowal 28:22 Read by David Clarke
095 - Father and Daughter 23:14 Read by David Clarke
096 - The Contract 26:30 Read by David Clarke
097 - The Departure for Belgium 14:55 Read by David Clarke
098 - The Bell and Bottom Tavern 28:51 Read by David Clarke
099 - The Law 24:05 Read by David Clarke
100 - The Apparition 16:45 Read by David Clarke
101 - Locusta 13:46 Read by David Clarke
102 - Valentine 13:15 Read by David Clarke
103 - Maximilian 21:34 Read by David Clarke
104 - Danglars Signature 25:19 Read by David Clarke
105 - The Cemetry of Pere-La-Chaise 32:28 Read by David Clarke
106 - Dividing the Proceeds 37:21 Read by David Clarke
107 - The Lion's Den 18:21 Read by David Clarke
108 - The Judge 24:45 Read by David Clarke
109 - The Assizes 14:29 Read by David Clarke
110 - The Indictment 18:49 Read by David Clarke
111 - Expiation 21:55 Read by David Clarke
112 - The Departure 37:52 Read by David Clarke
113 - The Past 29:28 Read by David Clarke
114 - Peppino 25:05 Read by David Clarke
115 - Luigi Vampa's Bill of Fare 14:43 Read by David Clarke
116 - The Pardon 12:53 Read by David Clarke
117 - The Fifth of October 37:45 Read by David Clarke

Reviews

wonderful and spellbinding in every way!

(5 stars)

This fabulous book is a gripping story full of rich characters. The narrator is the best I have ever heard bringing to life the characters with perfect accents and voices. David Clarke creates the feel of an audio play more than the narration of a novel. You will be grateful this is a rather long story as you won't want it to end. I miss these sensational characters already. Thank you so much David for your amazing narration. I will treasure the time I spent with the characters you brought alive.

Begin your journey today!

(5 stars)

Having read the book twice over the years, I looked forward to hearing David Clarke's reading as I know him and love his fabulous English accent. I knew I was in for something special and was very satisfied indeed. David made the characters come alive and took me on an emotionally charged ride thru the lives of each one with revaluations of the impact of their actions took on our Monte Cristo. Kudos to David Clarke, you have certainly done Alexandre Dumas proud.

Long but worth it!

(4 stars)

Very well read - the voices and accents were great and as Dumas tells the story mostly through dialogue it was great that I always knew which character was speaking. I would definitely recommend this audio and reader. As for the story itself - it was my first time reading (hearing) The Count of Monte Cristo and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a wonderful tale of revenge, love and hubris, and though Dante sometimes reached Batman levels of Mary Sue I was rooting for him anyways. At times Dumas did get overly wordy, but he made sure every detail counted and very few loose ends were left at the end.

impeccable -- the Count would be proud ;)

(5 stars)

I really appreciated being able to listen to this as an audio book. The reader does an excellent job Ellen all the pronunciations -- Italian, Latin, Spanish, and lots of French. And of course, the story is amazing in scope and drama -- love, revenge, letters, plots, diamonds, duels, scandals, suicides, poison, broken hearts, tragic irony, prison fortresses, Italian banditti, underground palaces -- with all strings leading back to Edmund Dante. In short, you're reading this review because you're considering listening to it, right? -- do it!

Excellent reading of a Great Book

(5 stars)

This is the most excellently narrated book I've heard on Librovox, ever. The book itself is fascinating and full of a thousand different angles and characters, but the reading really took it over the top from just good to amazing. It's a very long book, but I immensely enjoyed listening to it on walks with the dogs. The only downside is that it can be hard to keep up with how Dumas uses the titles and names of people interchangeably. That is a common thing to do, but without seeing the names, it's harder to remember who is who.

One of the Best

(5 stars)

I had heard this work mentioned many times but never seriously considered reading it. The reviews here were so positive that I started listening. After the first three or four chapters I was ready to give it up. I had no interest in the story at all. Then I remembered a reviewer mentioned the same sense of dullness in the initial chapters and encouraged continuing. So I did. After the slow start, the plot grabbed me and I could not wait to find out what was next with each new chapter. As long as this book is, I still found that I hated to see it end. There are few modern authors with the imagination and talent of Dumas. The story is fresh and timeless. Many thanks to the reader who is extremely gifted and obviously devoted to have completed such a long project.

An excellent story

(5 stars)

This is an excellent story of suffering, pain and revenge, and at the same time of happiness, compassion and forgiveness. The Count of Monte Cristo or Edmond Dantés starts life as a happy young man who is on the verge of marrying a wonderful girl, and becoming the captain of one of his employer’s ships. But all this changes when some of his “friends” seek to ruin his life for their own gain. He ends up in prison which he miraculously escapes, then he spends the rest of the story destroying the lives of the people who wronged him. Although he does make some people happy and finds peace and contentment in the end. This also has good Christian parts as it talks of Providence, and the ways of God, although the Count starts as a good man he becomes evil in his revenge. But he sees his fault in the end and repents of it. As he says he thought for a moment like Satan he was the equal of God. Overall a great story!

Wonderful

(5 stars)

What can be said of great efforts, who through hours of toil produce fruits renewed upon picking, endless in supply, to friends and strangers alike. Through the voice of David Clark the ghost of Dumas weaves an epic of joy, suffering, revenge, and repentance. A tale worthy of its place among the classics and the adoration bestowed by its many progeny of film and television. Listen and you will hear the many voices of a good man tell the story of a great one.