Next up on my reading list is The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
- Narrated by: Bill Homewood
- Length: 52 hrs and 41 mins
On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d’If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge.
Of all the “masked avengers” and “caped crusaders” in literature, The Count of Monte Cristo is at once the most daring and the most vulnerable. Alexandre Dumas (père), master storyteller, takes us on a journey of adventure, romance, intrigue, and ultimately, redemption.
Adventure. Romance. Intrigue. Redemption… meh.
6 thoughts on “The Count of Monte Cristo (TBR)”
I’m assuming from the 51hrs that this is the unabridged text…
Correct. The tale of Edmond Dantès deserves an unabridged examination.
Good luck. I actually enjoyed the abridged edition more, but that was because I didn’t realize it was abridged at the time 🙂
I’m going through it at a quick clip so far (the usual hang-up for me with my self imposed reading assignments is my unwillingness to begin.) I’m definitely enjoying it though I’m growing increasingly concerned, based on changes to my inner voice as I adapt mentally to Dumas, that this book will impact my day-to-day manner of speaking for a while.
Just start talking like a Scotsman, that should help. Throw in some random laddies when talking n mention kilts n haggis n bang, Bravehearts your uncle 😉
Passionate Frenchman or Passionate Scotsman. Tough call.
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