- Narrated by: Stephen Lang
- Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-06-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
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But when a dying congressman asked White to hand-deliver a simple letter, a group of jealous rivals led him into an ingenious frame-up for murder.
Only decades later, when White befriends a wizened art thief named Lester Cole, does the future offer more than his grim cell. The aged Cole holds the key to unlocking the closed doors of the past.
Together, they plot an ingenious escape. Outside the prison gates, unimaginable wealth from a hidden cache awaits. That and a new name would give White the power to make every one of his enemies pay, and pay dearly.
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By ddsharper on 07-09-05
Pretty Good Book
Cannot add to the description of this book without it being a spoiler. I think this would have been a much better story if unabridged. I dislike abridged books because someone else has decided what's important. Nevertheless I enjoyed the story more than most I have downloaded from audible and find that I could finish it without it's losing my attention like most modern fiction. Being an Alexandre Dumas fan, I see that this book is the retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo. The twists and turns are a little different and the story is more modern but revenge stories are great in my opinion. The writer has a nice cadence and rhythm in delivering lines and scenes and does a solid job. This book is not super deep, like Dumas's works, but it is a decent read. Narration decent too.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By vanessa on 04-01-09
Strong Start But Quickly Loses Its Way
The book is typical of the genre, except that the plot appears to have been taken from the classic The Count of Monte Cristo. Ultimately, none of the characters, including the narrator-protagonist, are interesting or likable.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful