An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty.
Considered a literary classic today, The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse, Noah's flood, and the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
Complete and unabridged; a 55-hour epic adventure!
Too good to be true?
57 hr recording? For only 2 bucks? Either audible made a terrible mistake, or this is too good to be true.
I don't ever like to listen to abridged versions of books. However, I think this might be a good option for this book. There are alot of characters and there are some sections that are drawn out too long. Apparently he wrote this book chapter by chapter and published a chapter a week into the newspaper, so that would explain some of the jumping around and lack of editing. It just seemed to me that of the 51 hours of listening time, the story could be told well in about 40 hours.
Loved this! Great story great reader great price! Long too kept me very entertained throughout! Great!