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Publisher's Summary

"A piece of perfect storytelling." (Robert Louis Stevenson)
Trust. Betrayal. Revenge. The Count of Monte Cristo is the quintessential masterpiece of Alexandre Dumas. In Edmond Dantes we find an early materialization of the modern superhero. He is a dashing young sailor imprisoned unjustly for treason. While in prison he meets a holy man who imparts to him all his wisdom of languages, philosophy, science, and literature. The "abbe" also divulges the profound secret of a hidden treasure. Dantes realizes that with such immense wealth one could do a generous amount of good for one's friends. On the other hand, one could also wreak a hateful vengeance on one's enemies.
Now freed from prison, and armed with untold riches, a wealth of intelligence, and a countenance utterly unrecognizable, Dantes fulfills his vow to wreak complete and utter revenge on those who conspired against him.
Public Domain (P)2015 B.J. Harrison
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By J. Fraas on 12-21-15

The proof is in the narrator!

The Narrator is a key point when embarking on an audio book that is over 50 hours long. To that point B.J. Harrison is to be highly praised for his performance! I will be looking for more titles graced with his narration.

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By HOrdover on 03-08-16

One of the best readers (esp for the classics)

If you could sum up The Count of Monte Cristo [Classic Tales Edition] in three words, what would they be?

The book is better than, more complex than, more unbelievable than, any of the filmed versions.

What did you like best about this story?

I particularly liked how much I learned about the time period and this area of the Mediterranean.

Have you listened to any of B.J. Harrison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

B.J. Harrison is one of the best readers I've heard. Able to do many voices compellingly, believably, and back-to-back. Even my kids were stunned when they realized it was all one reader.

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By Stephen on 10-10-15

Excellent in all respects

As my beloved wife used to say, it's a classic for a reason. Harrison's narration is easy on the ear and consistently engaging, no small feat in over 50 hours with such a broad cast of characters and ages.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it without hesitation.

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By Amazon Customer on 04-10-17

This was tough 52 hours to get through.

The essence of the story is not bad, but there is too much detailed conversation that dilutes it, if you ask me. Narrator was awesome and I think I would have given up without him.

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By Helen on 07-02-16

A real gem

i loved the setting and description of life in this era......it was full of romance and human emotion.

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