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4.00000389142071 out of 54.00000389142071 out of 54.00000389142071 out of 54.00000389142071 out of 54.00000389142071 out of 5 4.00 (346,917 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781455190423
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Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d’If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure. After fourteen years of hopeless imprisonment, Dantès makes his daring escape and follows his secret map to untold fortune. Disguised now as the mysterious and powerful Count of Monte Cristo, Dantès seeks out his enemies—and nothing will stand in the way of his just revenge.

Filled with thrilling episodes of betrayal, romance, and revenge, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the greatest adventure stories ever written.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A piece of perfect storytelling.”

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • “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. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “From the first page of the novel, Dumas separates the ‘good guys’ from the bad and pulls the reader into the drama, squarely on Edmond’s side…Lee’s deep muscular voice works well for this swashbuckler. While he vocally differentiates characters only lightly, his reading is highly expressive, his pace brisk, his tone rich with foreboding.”

    Kliatt (audio review)

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Winner of the Audie AwardAudie Award for Best Solo Narration – Male

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bur | 3/2/2017

    " The story is an interesting one with good twists to keep it moving forward. However, there are some tangents that made me wonder why this was included and, therefore, were distracting. I already knew the story and perhaps that was my undoing. About 3/4 way through the book, I found myself longing for the end and continually checking to see how much was left. Do not take my flagging interest as a condemnation of the book. I still consider it to have been worth the time put into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Ciabattone | 5/19/2016

    " This is a great book. I like to mix up my books and every 4th book I listen to is a classic. Titles like Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations, The Brothers Karamazov, For whom the bell tolls, etc. There is a reason why they are classics and that is that they are so well written that they stand the test of time and never get old. The Count of Monte Cristo belongs to be counted as one of the classics. A intricate tale of betrayal and revenge. John Lee does an excellent job narrating the novel. "

  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Chap | 4/11/2016

    " The old masters are a very complex mixture of plot and detail. A long book but wonderfully narrated and written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloryel Griesbach | 2/20/2014

    " Why is there not an infinity symbol for the rating of this book? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Fowler | 2/19/2014

    " This is my favorite book of all. The plot has twists and turns throughout and kept me riveted. I was in the 5th grade when I first read it but have enjoyed it over and over throughout the years. I believe I am on the 4th copy of this wonderful book and just thinking about it will reread it again soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rahi Kapur | 2/18/2014

    " Forget about it. Best book I have read in a long time...maybe best book I have ever read. Long as hell but it's needed to get the full feeling of revenge. This book makes modern underdog/man or woman vs world stories look childish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren Cameron | 2/16/2014

    " The best book other than LOTR "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 2/13/2014

    " An outstanding story and read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adelaide | 2/11/2014

    " My hubby gave me this book as a retirement gift. I found the story to be absorbing, well-written, and very much worth the 1500 pages! Never read Dumas before but am happy to have started with this dickensesque tome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deepthi Terenz | 2/8/2014

    " My first book...from college library.....I was So awed by this story...I have to finish..this at any cost......so I hide this book in my "business studies" text book...and read it at class time...... My teacher would have thought...of me as a studious type....but I was with the Count.....planning revenge.....!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Halliday | 2/6/2014

    " ANOTHER ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOKS "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Voegele | 2/6/2014

    " Dumas' classic of revenge is overlong and at times overly melodramatic, but it is extremely well plotted and engaging throughout despite its length. Although I found myself wishing for stronger character development and a more philosophical treatment of the revenge theme, I cannot deny the book's narrative force. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy Jensen | 2/6/2014

    " This is a very long read. I enjoyed the story until the ending which left me flat. It is truly a "broken book" meaning actions of the characters do not bring real consequences that are absolute according to true principles. The "Count" is an interesting mix of goodness and evil. It would seem the goodness won out when he seems to ride off into the sunset without any impact from the evil he has perpetrated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margie Bruce | 2/4/2014

    " One of my top 5 favorite books of all time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taona Dumisani | 2/4/2014

    " Great book. Unlike many classics that take a long time to get into the story and were written in periods when readers had a lot of time to enjoy extended diversions from the narrative, this one gets to the point. Dumas was an astutue storyteller who combined memorable premises and strong characters to great effect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Krig | 2/3/2014

    " This is a true masterpiece. I have yet to read a greater revenge story. It's so contemplative, sophisticated, and rewarding. The amount of writing is all worth it so that you fully understand all of the characters involved and witness the majesty of the Count's plots. At points, you even begin to relate and sympathize with the evil-doers -- which I believe is an important theme of the novel as Dantes begins to doubt his work. But ultimately, you walk away with a grand appreciation for goodness in this novel: love, friendship, ambition, honor, piety... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adelaide | 2/2/2014

    " My hubby gave me this book as a retirement gift. I found the story to be absorbing, well-written, and very much worth the 1500 pages! Never read Dumas before but am happy to have started with this dickensesque tome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zazie | 1/30/2014

    " Revenge! It's evil, but makes for a good novel...ha got him! But mostly I enjoyed his time spent in prison, I fantasize about meeting an old wise man like the priest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristian Spandonide | 1/29/2014

    " A beautiful story, I would read it again and again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dick Humphries | 1/29/2014

    " I love this book . I have read it at least 3 times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Soivilien | 1/29/2014

    " Couldn't put it down, offered an escape when I needed it most. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Touloulou | 1/29/2014

    " A moi le tome 2 ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 1/28/2014

    " Action packed story about ,love , jealousy, injustice, betrayal,lies sex, revenge and survival. wrongful imprisonment and one mans desire to seek vengence on those who betrayed him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 1/27/2014

    " Well worth the commitment. The book is massive but a tells well told story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shehreyar Khan | 1/27/2014

    " This was a long one, and I read it in a single sitting. I don't think myself capable of condensing all the merits of this epic tale in a simple book review, and I would rather write something short than write something inadequate. The Count of Monte Cristo brought together masterful characterization with immaculate planning, and employed a sharp and powerful narrative to deliver a story that was more than merely one of vengeance, but a story of forgiveness, suffering and the determination of men. It told of honor, betrayal, cowardice, friendship and hatred, and it told the story of more than three splendid decades--of a man who seeks peace and ultimately finds it, even if it is not as he imagined it would be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail Bonicalzi | 1/22/2014

    " OMG , This book is so great. I lost sleep as I could not put it down. My first Kindle read! I may now read The Three Musketeers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen Whelan | 1/22/2014

    " I battle with reading most classics but I love this tale. Love, betrayal, despair, hope, vengeance; this book has it all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Henry Aslett | 1/21/2014

    " One of my absolute favourites. Amazing storytelling from an amazing author "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lippertlodge | 1/21/2014

    " Probably my favorite book. At list in the top five. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pravin | 1/21/2014

    " "It was not my sword, Mondego, but your past that disarmed you!" - Edmond Dantes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiona | 1/18/2014

    " The first book I ever read and one of the best "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 1/18/2014

    " Oh, the tangled web we weave. What a soap opera! I'm tempted to watch the 2002 movie now, but even after reading it, I'm not sure I could keep up! It's exhausting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brit | 1/17/2014

    " I have to admit I saw the movie before reading the book and loved the movie more. They are two totally different stories though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janell Rosa | 1/5/2014

    " One of the best novels ever written... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Fu | 1/5/2014

    " Exploring justice, revenge, friendship, and honor, it is chock full of moments that made me smile. A Dumas masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 matt | 1/5/2014

    " Dantes is a fascinating character who goes through remarkable changes during the course of the story. The time he spends in prison was the most interesting to me - but his life in Paris is pretty great too - he is such a bad-ass! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mallory | 1/4/2014

    " Surprisingly good! Very readable for being written a long time ago, and an interesting plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Early | 12/31/2013

    " the complete book of action, drama, romance, revenge in one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Przybylski | 12/28/2013

    " this book is about the story of Edmond Dantes, a sailor who was wrongfully accused of treason and sent to life in prison without being told why or having a chance to defend himself.the story is about love, envy, friendship and most importantly revenge.Edmond sets out to take revenge on all those who did him wrong in one of the most elaborate schemes ive ever read. Edmond states at the beginning of the book, "No for heaven's sake! I was so insignificant!". this is ironic to me as he becomes such an important person in the lives of so many and causes the downfall and sometimes death of some of the highest figures in the french society. this book is easily one of the best books ive ever read due to the fact you can read a million times and still uncover new facts and tie together new people and be constantly amazed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 12/26/2013

    " My favorite of the classics! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 12/25/2013

    " By far one of the most amazing books I've ever read. Alexandre Dumas is truly genius at effectively tying together a story and creating unforgettable characters. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to fall in love with a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandy | 12/24/2013

    " I read this for my classic read-a-long in my book club that we started in September - it was 19 weeks long! It was interesting and good in many ways but very tedious in others. I felt bad for Dantes but hated the way innocent people suffered for his revenge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pepa Medrano | 12/24/2013

    " master piece of story telling and writing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 12/22/2013

    " My favorite book of all time. Can read it over and over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 12/20/2013

    " The best book. Ever. It is huge, but you can't really feel it, and when you finish the last page you will miss reading it. I have reread it at least 10 times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanie Jennings | 12/18/2013

    " One of my favorite books. Of course, I still almost need to take notes at the beginning so I can remember who is who. I've read this many times. LOVE it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aditya Surti | 12/17/2013

    " This is my all time favorite. I had read it while in high school and still go back to revisit the story at least once every year or so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Husmann | 12/17/2013

    " A great adventure, but there's just so much of it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa Kay | 12/10/2013

    " Beautifully written, I love this book. Wonderful classic! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna | 12/10/2013

    " So disappointed with the ending. I stayed up late for that? It went from five stars to one star in twenty pages. I compromised on the three stars since the rest of the book was masterful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tori | 12/3/2013

    " A classic not to be missed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shayla Nelson | 11/30/2013

    " Ask me what my favorite book is and I'll tell you The Count of Monte Cristo. And not because it's my brother favorite book. We both just know a good story when we read one. Aint that right Jeff? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug Jensen | 11/28/2013

    " First book I remember loving... Good read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmin Begic | 11/28/2013

    " Hands down the best book I have ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neil | 11/28/2013

    " A rambling and episodic monstrosity, with dreary detail, and epic pettiness. I read the unabridged version, but perhaps the abridged version would have flowed better? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 11/26/2013

    " Fabulous story of love, revenge and forgiveness!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Edwards | 11/17/2013

    " Really enjoyed this novel. They need to write more like this! I would all day long if they did "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 11/12/2013

    " Like so many French novels, it felt overly long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica Valentino | 11/12/2013

    " it was amazing in my opinion "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janalee Jensen | 11/8/2013

    " 100 times different than the movie. So good though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Mackey | 11/7/2013

    " Great book- I've done thus book with 12 year old boys who love it too! It's got everything... Love,betrayal, revenge, prison breaks, all the deadly sins... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margery Vanzante | 11/2/2013

    " Incredibly long, with a labyrinth of characters that are hard to keep track of, this is still well worth the read. Excellent plot and a classic. Just be prepared to slog through some slow moving parts to get to the good parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ramona | 11/2/2013

    " An excellent study in setting up a novel's characters and structure on a grand scale. Here's to unclaimed treasure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Khachatryan | 10/30/2013

    " This book is the best book I've ever read. I like Dumas's works very much)) While reading this book, it seems that you just fall into it and participate to all the events.... I really liked it very much and I recommend you to read it ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Nelson | 10/29/2013

    " One of my favorite books of all time! Amazing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan Schmitz | 10/26/2013

    " It is a great story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 10/22/2013

    " Profound lessons on what hated can do to a person. Taking and moving. Nothing like the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristian Spandonide | 10/20/2013

    " A beautiful story, I would read it again and again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean Bailey | 10/11/2013

    " If you enjoyed the movie with Jim Caviezel I'm not sure you'll like this one so much.. But it's still pretty good. Very long tho! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Brant | 10/6/2013

    " One of the greatest books ever written. It's on my top 10 books to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shigeuruma | 10/6/2013

    " The plot was good, it dis hava a nice evolution in the history, but the end was kinda inconclusive... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nellissa Debora | 10/4/2013

    " I love it. Indeed, revenge is a dish best served cold. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee Roy-depeter | 9/27/2013

    " One of my favorites of all the classics! Read it if you haven't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn Murray | 9/14/2013

    " The good, the bad, and the wrongdoing and revenge that unite them all. Very long but definitely worth reading. Another classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Mackey | 9/6/2013

    " Great book- I've done thus book with 12 year old boys who love it too! It's got everything... Love,betrayal, revenge, prison breaks, all the deadly sins... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taliah | 9/4/2013

    " Most epic book I've read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hedy | 8/30/2013

    " One of my favorite books ever! Read yrs ago and may pick it up again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dirk Lapere | 8/2/2013

    " Everyone's fantasy of the perfect comeback and ultimate revenge. Timeless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 7/22/2013

    " Didn't get through all of it but only because of time. Good though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alec | 7/13/2013

    " Did not read the full version. Read the version abridged and translated by Lowell Bair. Very good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Hardin | 7/10/2013

    " Not at all like the movie. I loved the details, history and twists. Unexpected ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig Mattson | 7/7/2013

    " A great classic! Fun, fun, fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Bell | 7/2/2013

    " Try and put it down... I dare you! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 6/26/2013

    " My favorite book and movie of all times! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Moore | 6/21/2013

    " This book took me longer than normal. I wanted to enjoy every word. Although I've never went to extremes to seek this kind of revenge. I understood it and why Edward went to these extremes. I would encourage others to read this book and I am glad I've added it to my list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Moore | 5/21/2013

    " This book took me longer than normal. I wanted to enjoy every word. Although I've never went to extremes to seek this kind of revenge. I understood it and why Edward went to these extremes. I would encourage others to read this book and I am glad I've added it to my list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reid Siljestrom | 5/7/2013

    " Yeay for me this is the longest book ive read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cameron | 5/5/2013

    " This book was alright, I really couldn't get into it for the most part. The language was hard to understand, and I was really long. I only like books that are 400 pages max. This one was one thousand. But It did have a good storyline, and the characters were really well planned out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tdunn | 5/4/2013

    " I often shy away from novels that have so many characters...what can anyone say about this masterpiece?! LOVED IT! As far as I'm concerned, when it comes to this novel, and crafting a story of a complete lifetime, no one can compare to the genius Alexandre Dumas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lina | 4/4/2013

    " my all time favorite classic novel. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaye Steeno | 3/15/2013

    " I read this in high school. I can remember thinking, "oh it's about to get boring," but it never did. I plan to re-read it soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Fryer | 3/9/2013

    " If I could give this ten stars, I would. I could not put it down once I started it, and I was so heartbroken that I had it on my bookshelf for 15 years before I finally decided I owed my friend at least an attempt at reading it. One of my top five all time favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Touloulou | 3/8/2013

    " A moi le tome 2 ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ally Wampler | 2/26/2013

    " Sadly, I didnt absolutely love the count, for as much time and effort put in to reading it. However, it is an excellent lesson on forgiveness. And after reading the count, I will not be so quick to seek vengence the next person who upsets me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle Swiggum | 2/7/2013

    " This is one of the best books I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gijs Van der hammen | 1/15/2013

    " Well, what to say about this book.... Never read anything like it & guess I never will. Read it three times or so. One of my all-time-favorites. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky Schmitt | 1/14/2013

    " Completely different ending from the movie. Think i liked the movie better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 1/14/2013

    " One of Alexandre Dumas' most popular works, The Count of Monte Cristo is an epic tale of wrongful imprisonment and masterful revenge, standing at the apex of this kind of nineteenth-century adventure novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire Haines | 1/11/2013

    " Didn't want this to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simone Christie | 1/11/2013

    " One of my favorite books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wes Cobb | 1/6/2013

    " Excellent, but occasionally hard to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Burns | 11/25/2012

    " Nothing like the movie with Jim Caviezel, book was difficult at times to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aimie Hansen | 11/19/2012

    " Only one of THE BEST BOOKS EVER written! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lippertlodge | 11/17/2012

    " Probably my favorite book. At list in the top five. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 11/16/2012

    " One of Alexandre Dumas' most popular works, The Count of Monte Cristo is an epic tale of wrongful imprisonment and masterful revenge, standing at the apex of this kind of nineteenth-century adventure novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 11/14/2012

    " This might well be one of the top five books of all time. A must read for anyone interested in great literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kavita Monteiro | 11/12/2012

    " I loved this. But get the abridged version. I read both and there's not a lot extra in unabridged version "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Anderson | 11/6/2012

    " One of my all time favorites! A true must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neka Ra | 9/29/2012

    " Pembalasan dendam yang kejam tapi lembut, mengalir dalam buku ini. Sang pengarang dengan begitu cerdiknya membuat plot cerita ttg pembalasan dendam, yang seolah tidak pernah dilakukan oleh empu si pemilik dendam tersebut. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 9/26/2012

    " Profound lessons on what hated can do to a person. Taking and moving. Nothing like the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tory Manders | 9/24/2012

    " Waited a long time to read this and I'm sorry I did as it is brilliant read. A riveting tale of vengeance and redemption. Thrilled in watching those unsavory characters get their just desserts- but at the same time share and feel Monte Christo's horror of vengeance gone too far..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 9/21/2012

    " Great imagery and plot. The story holds you from start to finish. If the full book overwhelms a reader then Penguin has a very good abridged edition that I have enjoyed when I want to use this for a little lighter reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Ko | 9/19/2012

    " One of my absolute FAVORITE books of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Binzhang | 9/9/2012

    " The book is about a man named Edmind Dantes. He was snared in prison. He escaped from prison and became the count of monte cristo. Then he planed to revenged his enemies who snared him into the prison. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammi Cain | 8/4/2012

    " My favorite book of all time. I have read and re-read several times. I always read it slowly so I can savor every page. Edmond is my hero! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Girkin | 7/22/2012

    " I loved this book. I have read it several times "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire Haines | 7/1/2012

    " Didn't want this to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reed Stoney | 6/29/2012

    " I keep a copy of this book on my shelf solely to give to people who have not read it.........Nuf said "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nellissa Debora | 6/16/2012

    " I love it. Indeed, revenge is a dish best served cold. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rean | 5/30/2012

    " Good story, but a bit too long in the tooth for my taste "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olga | 5/14/2012

    " I think this one is the book that made me an avid ever insatiable reader all those years ago. I'm not a big fan of Dumas but this is truly a masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew Van gorder | 5/13/2012

    " While lengthy and slow in some places, this fiction is a great story about honor, revenge, love, and the human condition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penelope | 4/6/2012

    " Very exciting story, I emjoyed it very much, although there are some very slow parts and there are some things in the ending scens that I did jot enjoy very much. But over all a very captivating story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 4/3/2012

    " A long and often too wordy book, but the story is brutal and beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Wolf | 3/28/2012

    " A fabulous tale of unfair imprisonment & revenge from the master of the adventure story, Alexandre Dumas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan | 3/7/2012

    " great classic for so many reasons! so much material there. i love how Dumas shows that revenge and vengeance often lead only to more sorrow for the person seeking revenge. so worth the read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Javkhlan | 3/5/2012

    " Amazing, wonderful I have not another words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ishha | 2/9/2012

    " one of the beat books...!! its inspiring and its great "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 2/7/2012

    " Long but so worth it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Distortedr | 1/30/2012

    " Long, but worth every bit of your time. It may be cliche now, but think about when this was written originally. Simply amazing story telling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eddie | 1/8/2012

    " Excellent, give it a go - although it's an old classic, it is still a really good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Hall | 12/7/2011

    " My favorite book, I'd say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neil | 11/27/2011

    " A rambling and episodic monstrosity, with dreary detail, and epic pettiness. I read the unabridged version, but perhaps the abridged version would have flowed better? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingrid | 11/7/2011

    " so deep, beautiful, cruel, intelligent, exquisite... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 11/6/2011

    " This was an extremely long book that took me almost six weeks to read, but Alexandre Dumas is a wonderful author. As such, though the book can be confusing in the middle, everything becomes lucid by the second half of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 11/4/2011

    " Long, but worthwhile. Lots of great quotes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha | 11/3/2011

    " One of my favorite books of all time. I read it every year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shiloh | 11/2/2011

    " Pretty melodramatic, much preferred The Three Musketeers and was expecting some of the fun and humor, so perhaps that made this tougher material. Did not read this translation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 10/31/2011

    " My favorite book of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 10/30/2011

    " Read it long ago. Loved it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eli | 10/30/2011

    " Am I the only one who found this very long. In all fairness I was prejudiced by the movie version (with Richard Chamberlin) but still I was hoping for more action. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 10/28/2011

    " REVENGE inspired reread. I love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M-C :P | 10/28/2011

    " This book was super interesting and exciting. It reminded me of Charles Dickens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 10/27/2011

    " This book is ridiculous at times, but it's good if you're in the mood for melodrama. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ramona | 10/27/2011

    " The movie is much better; a slow start to the book but still a good read if you have the patience "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angrygrizz | 10/25/2011

    " Better than the movie, a little more disturbing too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 10/25/2011

    " I love the detail and the revenge plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Hall | 10/16/2011

    " My favorite book, I'd say. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beatrice | 9/7/2011

    " One of my absolute favorite books of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey Knorn | 8/27/2011

    " A great action adventure story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rahi Kapur | 8/3/2011

    " Forget about it. Best book I have read in a long time...maybe best book I have ever read. Long as hell but it's needed to get the full feeling of revenge. This book makes modern underdog/man or woman vs world stories look childish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merrilee | 6/30/2011

    " Read the unabridged version and highly reccomend it! All 900 pages are worth reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blitzy3rd | 6/29/2011

    " Revenge is a dish better serve cold...

    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 6/28/2011

    " One of my favorite books of ALLLL time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 6/28/2011

    " Easily one of my favorite books - classic story of delayed gratification and masculine revenge "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nichol | 6/28/2011

    " This has been my favorite book for years! I have actually read it 11 times...I know...I'm a nerd. Whatever! I'm working on the unabridged version now. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 6/27/2011

    " This book came on my Kindle, and I figured what they heck . . . I had no idea it was going to be 500 pages of sweet revenge. Very typical period piece, but enjoyable nonetheless.

    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kory | 6/27/2011

    " My absolute favorite.

    The movie is loosely based on the novel, and not nearly as compelling nor intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 6/27/2011

    " I have read it in dutch in an old paperback edition in 2 volumes a longtime agoo. I did love this book. Pure adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 6/26/2011

    " One of my favorite books of all time!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 6/25/2011

    " I don't think I've ever read a book this long! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hira | 6/25/2011

    " i read in my course of eighth grade................ since then fascinated to the world of fiction and adventure and REVENGE! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D.chan | 6/23/2011

    " Lovely read, although it takes more than a night to be certain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neena | 6/23/2011

    " one of the greatest stories i ve ever read! ...something u can read more than once n learn a lil bit more each time.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 6/22/2011

    " One of my favorite books ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 6/19/2011

    " This is my favorite book of all time!!! The story line is amazing and the count is a genius. You never really know what he is going to do next. "

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About the Author
Author Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870), French novelist and playwright, was born the son of an innkeeper’s daughter and one of Napoleon’s generals. He moved to Paris in 1823 to make his fortune in the theater, and at twenty-eight he was one of the leading literary figures of his day. His complete works were eventually to fill over three hundred volumes, and his stories made him the best-known Frenchman of his age. He is best known for his ever-popular classic novels The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

About the Narrator

John Lee has read more than 100 audiobooks. His work has garnered multiple Earphones Awards and won AudioFile‘s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics in both 2008 and 2009. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is an accomplished stage actor and has written and co-produced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.