The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers, as Dumas' most popular work. It is also among the highest selling books of all time. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, forgiveness and death, and is told in the style of an adventure story.
Why does Mercedes sound Italian?
This novel is obviously incredible and is a classic for a reason. But the narrator, Adam, really brought this to life for me. Without him narrating I don’t believe I would have finished. And forget about it had I tried to read a physical copy. I would purchase other books Adam has narrated just to have him read to me again!
Absolutely loved it
I listened to this book over a month’s time, and it was incredible