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The Count of Monte Cristo (version 3)

Gelesen von David Clarke

(4,876 Sterne; 2352 Bewertungen)

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

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002 - Father and Son

18:07

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003 - The Catalans

28:36

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004 - Conspiracy

19:11

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005 - The Marriage Feast

39:37

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006 - The Deputy Procureur Du Roi

30:59

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007 - The Examination

24:55

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008 - The Chateau D'If

21:31

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009 - The Evening of the Betrothal

12:40

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010 - The King's Closet at the Tuileries

21:29

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011 - The Corsican Ogre

21:38

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012 - Father and Son

20:06

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013 - The Hundred Days

18:06

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014 - The Two Prisoners

22:13

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015 - Number 34 and Number 27

35:14

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016 - A Learned Italian

29:22

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017 - The Abbes Chamber

53:12

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018 - The Treasure

32:29

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019 - The Third Attack

26:33

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020 - The Cemetry of the Chateau D'If

12:12

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021 - The Island of Tiboulen

23:04

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022 - The Smugglers

18:55

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023 - The Island of Monte Cristo

19:42

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024 - The Secret Cave

20:15

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025 - The Unknown

19:59

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026 - The Pont Du Gard Inn

37:58

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027 - The Story

37:56

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028 - The Prison Register

16:16

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029 - The House of Morrell and Son

30:20

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030 - The 5th September

38:44

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031 - Italy: Sinbad the Sailor

58:42

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032 - The Waking

14:51

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033 - Roman Bandits

1:13:47

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034 - The Coliseum

1:13:52

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035 - La Mazzolata

35:48

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036 - The Carnival at Rome

42:46

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037 - The Catacombs of San Sebastian

39:36

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038 - The Compact

20:40

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039 - The Guests

18:13

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040 - The Breakfast

54:53

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041 - The Presentation

33:18

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042 - Monsieur Bettuccio

11:01

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043 - The House at Auteuil

16:23

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044 - The Vendetta

57:18

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045 - The Rain of Blood

38:08

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046 - Unlimited Credit

34:40

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047 - The Dappled Greys

36:11

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048 - Ideology

32:56

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049 - Haidee

13:28

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050 - The Morrel Family

25:06

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051 - Pyramus and Thisbe

33:33

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052 - Toxicology

47:39

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053 - Robert Le Diable

43:17

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054 - A Flurry of Stocks

30:05

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055 - Major Cavalcanti

27:10

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056 - Andrea Cavalcanti

33:15

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057 - In The Lucerne Patch

30:30

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058 - M. Noirtier de Villefort

22:42

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059 - The Will

22:35

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060 - The Telegraph

26:42

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061 - How a Gardner May Get Rid of the Dormice that Eat His Peaches

22:26

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062 - Ghosts

21:58

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063 - The Dinner

26:01

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064 - The Beggar

21:52

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065 - A Conjugal Scene

26:48

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066 - Matrimonial Projects

26:53

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067 - At the Office of the King's Attorney

31:12

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068 - A Summer Ball

16:49

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069 - The Inquiry

22:16

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070 - The Ball

22:04

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071 - Bread and Salt

10:30

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072 - Madame de Saint Meran

30:07

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073 - The Promise

1:07:01

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074 - The Villefort Family Vault

23:28

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075 - A Signed Statement

27:14

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076 - The Progress of Cavalcanti The Younger

24:35

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077 - Haidee

57:42

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078 - We Hear From Yanina

48:05

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079 - The Lemonade

28:44

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080 - The Accusation

14:58

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081 - The Room of the Retired Baker

39:17

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082 - The Burglary

31:05

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083 - The Hand of God

15:33

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084 - Beauchamp

15:23

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085 - The Journey

23:44

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086 - The Trial

30:52

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087 - The Challenge

15:50

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088 - The Insult

23:23

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089 - A Nocturnal Interview

21:43

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090 - The Meeting

29:24

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091 - Mother and Son

15:14

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092 - The Suicide

21:18

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093 - Valentine

17:43

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094 - Maximilian's Avowal

28:22

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095 - Father and Daughter

23:14

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096 - The Contract

26:30

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097 - The Departure for Belgium

14:55

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098 - The Bell and Bottom Tavern

28:51

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099 - The Law

24:05

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100 - The Apparition

16:45

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101 - Locusta

13:46

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102 - Valentine

13:15

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103 - Maximilian

21:34

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104 - Danglars Signature

25:19

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105 - The Cemetry of Pere-La-Chaise

32:28

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106 - Dividing the Proceeds

37:21

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107 - The Lion's Den

18:21

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108 - The Judge

24:45

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109 - The Assizes

14:29

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110 - The Indictment

18:49

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111 - Expiation

21:55

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112 - The Departure

37:52

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113 - The Past

29:28

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114 - Peppino

25:05

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115 - Luigi Vampa's Bill of Fare

14:43

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116 - The Pardon

12:53

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117 - The Fifth of October

37:45

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Bewertungen

Classic novel and excellent reader

(5 Sterne)

Masterpiece of French fiction and is riveting throughout. This book is so fun to read, and the reader does an incredible job with all the accents throughout - no easy feat with this novel. five stars well deserved for both the book and the reader.

Masterpiece

(5 Sterne)

Having always wanted to read the full story but never finding the time, I was delighted to learn of the LibriVox app. Initially I started listening to another version but found the various voices a distraction before finding this version by the superb David Clark. I am in no doubt that it was his skill in narration that made me enjoy this classic tale so much. Despite the extreme length I too couldn’t get enough of the numerous twists and turns and delayed playing the final few chapters to prolong my pleasure. Thank you LibriVox and David Clark for bringing me this masterpiece.

Fantastic reading of a fantastic book!

(5 Sterne)

I first read this book on my own about 5 yrs ago and, to this day, count it as one of my favorite stories. I'm delighted to have found this recording by such a strong reader. Hearing the story read in such an engaging way really brings it to life and has made my second "read through" of the book even more enjoyable than the first.

Amazing!

(5 Sterne)

The story is amazing and you can see why it is a piece of literature history. The reader, David Clarke did a fantastic job. Between the numerous amount of characters and different accents...he did an amazing job. Well done!!

Gripping heartfelt masterpiece, excellent reader, unbearable Italian accent

(4,5 Sterne)

Having had the pleasure to read this riveting novel many years ago, I wanted to revisit it with an audiobook. I am listening to version 3. The reader is expressive, professional, and has a pleasant voice... until he starts speaking with an Italian accent. It is positively unbearable, and despite my best efforts, I cannot get myself to listen any further (I have reached the chapter written in the POV of an Italian). I understand the importance of having an accent to clarify who is speaking, but it has reached the point where it affects my ability to focus on what is being said. I’ll probably skip the audiobook for this chapter and finish reading it on paper. The reader is not at fault, has he’s faithful in the adoption of a stereotypical Italian accent. Stereotypical, yet not representative of any of the common Italian accents. I suppose it must have been as painful to record that chapter as it was to listen to it. This has turned into a mini rant on a tangential topic to the book, but I’m posting it anyway as a warning to future potential listeners.

The most beautiful story I've ever had....

(5 Sterne)

Wow, this epic tale is a doozey! I didn't get to read this in high school as it was never assigned..I've no idea as to why that was. I am so elated to have had this opportunity..it is a long, long story, and very complicated to follow at times. At the end it is so very much worth the 54+ hours. I am still emotional about its conclusions. For some characters it ends badly, but for three key characters it has a happy ending. Even if you've a cold dead heart, you may find yourself weeping. I cannot Express how much I love this book. And such a fantastic Reader, thank you, Mr. David Clarke, for such a fine Reading! And for putting in such an immense amount of time! And thank you, Librivox, for making such a great classic available! I shall always recommend this book to everyone I come across. 💖💖💖 to all.

Hours of listening well spent!

(4,5 Sterne)

Even with 117 chapters I didn't want it to end. The story was everything promised on the front end and more; the location and style were a satisfying change from present-day novels of coarse language and shocking situations. My highest praise to David Clark, whose mesmerizing voice made Dumas's characters come to life, consistently believable, to the very end. The story presents the best and worst of human behavior and leaves the reader-hearer with resolve to imitate the Count's wisdom and kindness to his fellow man. (Even without his incredible fortune.!) Last word: I understand the value of commercials, but their decibel level and hyper-attack style are seriously annoying!

Epic

(5 Sterne)

WARNING: you will be spoiled for all other readers. Sorry about that. :( Seriously, if you only listen to one LibriVox book in your life, this should be it. There is a slog near the beginning, around chapters 10-13, but push through! Try to retain as much info as you can from those conversations, but don’t let them hang you up. I guarantee this book will be one of, if not THE favorite. Mr. David Clarke, bravo for putting your time and talent into this amazing (and long) book. I just finished it for the second time, and will definitely go through it again in the future.