Edmond Dantès

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(2.8 stars; 13 reviews)

"Edmond Dantès" the Sequel to Alexander Dumas' masterpiece, "The Count of Monte-Cristo," is a novel that will delight, entertain and instruct all who read it. It has wonderful fascination, absorbing interest and rare merit, combined with remarkable power, amazing ingenuity and thorough originality. In it the narrative is taken up immediately at the close of "The Count of Monte-Cristo," and continued in a style of exceeding cleverness. There is a terrible volcanic tempest on the Mediterranean, in which Monte-Cristo and Haydée are wrecked, a vivid picture of the French Revolution of 1848 is given and the love affair of Zuleika and Giovanni Massetti is recounted in a manner unsurpassed for novelty and excitement. The central figure is Edmond Dantès, and about him are grouped Mercédès, Eugénie Danglars, Louise d'Armilly, Valentine de Villefort, Espérance (the son of Monte-Cristo), Benedetto, Albert de Morcerf, Maximilian Morrel, Ali and the other old friends of "Monte-Cristo" readers, as well as numerous political leaders famous in French history, namely, Lamartine, Ledru Rollin, Louis Blanc, Armand Marrast, Flocon, Albert and others. Thiers, Guizot, Odillon Barrot, General Lamoricière, General Bugeaud and other noted historical characters are introduced, as well as Lucien Debray, Château-Renaud, Beauchamp, etc. - Summary by the Publishers. (9 hr 38 min)


Storm and Shipwreck 27:29 Read by Jim Locke
The Island 26:19 Read by Jim Locke
The Conflagration 23:12 Read by Jim Locke
The News from Algeria 18:24 Read by Mike Manolakes
Edmond Dantès, Deputy from Marseilles 15:01 Read by Mike Manolakes
The Mystery Thickens 13:06 Read by Mike Manolakes
Dantès and his Daughter 27:15 Read by phxtopdog
A Vast Printing House 17:21 Read by phxtopdog
Armand Marrast 11:44 Read by phxtopdog
The Communists, part 1 29:51 Read by Kate Follis
The Communists, part 2 32:11 Read by Kate Follis
'Wait and Hope' 16:26 Read by Jim Locke
The Mysterious Prima Donna 29:20 Read by Jim Locke
The Italian Lover 11:03 Read by Jim Locke
The Minute Vials 10:53 Read by Jim Locke
The Unknown Nurse 10:44 Read by Jim Locke
A Notable Fête, part 1 21:52 Read by Mike Manolakes
A Notable Fête, part 2 23:03 Read by Mike Manolakes
The Revolution Begins 10:14 Read by Patrick Saville
The Midnight Conclave 8:23 Read by Patrick Saville
The Second Day 18:09 Read by Jim Locke
Another Midnight Conclave 14:09 Read by Jim Locke
The Third Day 26:21 Read by Jim Locke
The Last Session of the Chamber of Deputies 13:12 Read by Jim Locke
The Sack of the Tuileries 4:40 Read by Jim Locke
A Memorable Night 10:12 Read by lcastleb1
The Provisional Government 19:10 Read by Jim Locke
Dantès and Mercédès 18:03 Read by Jim Locke
Espérance and Zuleika 14:12 Read by Jim Locke
Captain Joliette's Love 18:07 Read by Jim Locke
Zuleika goes to M. Dantès 11:12 Read by Jim Locke
Two Interviews 15:15 Read by Jim Locke
Vampa's Answer 11:42 Read by Jim Locke



(3 stars)

This so-called sequel is not particularly well-done. First, a wealthy powerful man like Monte Cristo would never ally himself with the general socialistic workers. Second, he would have avenged himself on the bandit that destroyed his home. I read the other book first; in it he was changed, but he still had traces of the real Count. I began this book with the hope that some questions raised in the other might be answered, but few were. Then, I encounter simultaneous plots which cannot be reconciled with time and physical locations of several of the characters. Add to this the pedestrian and boring accounts of the revolution, and you have a blah book.

(1.5 stars)

there was a excessive amount of French that was non translated or interpreted for the reader. In having so much French there should be a a warning with the book that only those two know how to speak and understand French should read the book or listen to it.


(0.5 stars)

This is a fake! There was never a sequel to The Count of Monte Cristo. So stupid that they would try to make a new one.

too melodramatic

(3 stars)

too melodramatic and an abrupt ending nice to hear about the various characters again but I doubt that Dumas would have written such a sequel

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(2 stars)

(4 stars)

It just sort of ends.... not a complete story. I assume there must be more volumes.