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Publisher's Summary

After fourteen years of wrongful imprisonment, merchant sailor Edmond Dantès escapes his grim island fortress. With the promises of youth erased and his betrothed now married to someone else, Dantès lives for one purpose: revenge. Thanks to a benevolent prison confidante who reveals the location of a hidden treasure, Dantès buys his way, unrecognized, into society. Adopting a new identity as the Count of Monte Cristo, he sets out to destroy the rivals who framed him for treason. But the count’s obsessive quest could have irrevocable consequences for the innocent - and for himself.

What unfolds is an epic tale of breathtaking intrigue and righteous retribution from Alexandre Dumas, the nineteenth-century master of high adventure.

Public Domain (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

What listeners say about The Count of Monte Cristo (AmazonClassics Edition)

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Best narrated version on Audible

This has the best narration. I tried two other versions but they had bad audio quality or monotone narration. This narrator is great and gives unique voices to each character and is consistently strong throughout.

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Intriguing classic with perfect narration!

Guy Mott has with this performance become one of my favourite narrators. Works at normal and 2x speed for me and was a pleasure to listen to.

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Great narrative. Great use of accents.

He uses accents to depict different characters from different countries. Not difficult to understand and can tell who is speaking by the different voices he uses. Doesn't take away from the story at all.

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Great, But Very Long

Since the author of this book is long gone, my review will be about the narrator of this great classic. The last time I read this book was when I was in college which was many, many years ago. I had forgotten a lot of it except for the gist of the book. I didn’t realize how many characters you had to keep track of and what they did to Edmon. It did get confusing at times and I had to rewind a little bit to listen to it again.

Saying all that, it has been a pleasure listening to this because of Guy Mott. I don’t know how in the world he came up with all the voices to all the characters, but there was NOT one voice that sounded the same. To say that he was fantastic would be an understatement. My favorite voice was of the young Edmond who was so excited about life. As the reader, you know what’s going to happen to him and it’s just so heartbreaking.

I had gone through all the samples of all the audiobooks that were offered and I found that this narrator was the best. It’s a long book. It took me about three weeks to listen to it because I’d listen on the way to work.

If you enjoy the old Classics, then I recommend this audiobook. It would be great to listen to on a long road trip. I felt like I was watching a movie. I did speed it up a little because he is a slower reader, but I truly felt like I was listening to more than one person. Great job, Guy!

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WOW

I was worried to explore a narration of my favorite book for fear that it would not do justice to how I hear the story in my mind from my own reading. But I am now in love with this narrator. Tone, tempo, cadence, and differentiation of the characters is all superbly done. It has allowed me to continue enjoying my book while my hands and eyes are forced to pursue other tasks such as chores or long drives.

Just well done!

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LOVED IT!!!

I think I found a new favorite author… and era! Wonderful reading and character development!

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An all-around excellent production

This was an amazing story, told very well by the narrator. He shifted voices between characters quite splendidly and had the proper emotion in his voice where the story demanded it.

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The book is better

This is perhaps one of my very favorite books, truly riveting. In every single page you can see how many of the modern stories and plot lines were influenced by the “Count of Monte Cristo”

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Seemed like it would never end, finally it did, and I managed to stick it out. yay, me, I finished a classic I'd avoided through a lot of schooling.

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avoid the narrator

The narrator clearly doesn't speak any language other than English and produces some of the most obnoxious and fake French, Italian and Spanish accents. If you speak even one of these languages, you will find the narrator distracting at best. Made it half way until he became too painful to listen to.

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  • 05-02-21

Clever narration of a classic

I think the narrator did a a clever job of taking on the many faces and disguises of Edmund Dantes in this unabridged version of Dumas’ classic. If you’re use to a modern version of this story, you’ll need to get use to Dumas use of syntax as he weaves a gripping story of, greed, jealousy, envy, revenge, retribution, guilt, remorse, and more. Basically everything that makes the superb tale of the misfortune Dantes incarceration and eventual escape from the Chateau D’If, and how he gets his own back.

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  • Steven Sugden
  • 02-22-21

Poorly performed

Would not recommend this version. I found the performance both hammy and odd. Making a dated book hard to engage with.

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  • 02-01-22

An exciting adventure i frequently revisit!

I have nothing to complain about regarding this title. The narration is performed incredibly. The lighthearted tone Guy Mott has mastered further heightens the bursts of riveting suspense that defines Dumas’ Masterpiece. The slight changes in pronounciation and dialects easily draws me in, bringing the book to life. I have listened to this several times and find Guy Motts voice soothing and flexible, i can listen at a faster speed without losing pronounciation and the audio quality leaves nothing to be desired.

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  • Dr Roderick J. Chappel
  • 11-09-21

Narrator not good for me.

I could not stand narrator's voice so changed versions of the book to a much more pleasing narrator.