The Count of Monte Cristo (version 3)


Read by David Clarke

(4.9 stars; 2987 reviews)

Le Comte de Monte-Cristo is an adventure novel and one of the author's most popular works. He completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). It deals with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness. The book is considered a literary classic today. (Summary by David Clarke, ref. Wikipedia) (54 hr 16 min)

Chapters

001 - Marseilles - The Arrival 22:34 Read by David Clarke
002 - Father and Son 18:07 Read by David Clarke
003 - The Catalans 28:36 Read by David Clarke
004 - Conspiracy 19:11 Read by David Clarke
005 - The Marriage Feast 39:37 Read by David Clarke
006 - The Deputy Procureur Du Roi 30:59 Read by David Clarke
007 - The Examination 24:55 Read by David Clarke
008 - The Chateau D'If 21:31 Read by David Clarke
009 - The Evening of the Betrothal 12:40 Read by David Clarke
010 - The King's Closet at the Tuileries 21:29 Read by David Clarke
011 - The Corsican Ogre 21:38 Read by David Clarke
012 - Father and Son 20:06 Read by David Clarke
013 - The Hundred Days 18:06 Read by David Clarke
014 - The Two Prisoners 22:13 Read by David Clarke
015 - Number 34 and Number 27 35:14 Read by David Clarke
016 - A Learned Italian 29:22 Read by David Clarke
017 - The Abbes Chamber 53:12 Read by David Clarke
018 - The Treasure 32:29 Read by David Clarke
019 - The Third Attack 26:33 Read by David Clarke
020 - The Cemetry of the Chateau D'If 12:12 Read by David Clarke
021 - The Island of Tiboulen 23:04 Read by David Clarke
022 - The Smugglers 18:55 Read by David Clarke
023 - The Island of Monte Cristo 19:42 Read by David Clarke
024 - The Secret Cave 20:15 Read by David Clarke
025 - The Unknown 19:59 Read by David Clarke
026 - The Pont Du Gard Inn 37:58 Read by David Clarke
027 - The Story 37:56 Read by David Clarke
028 - The Prison Register 16:16 Read by David Clarke
029 - The House of Morrell and Son 30:20 Read by David Clarke
030 - The 5th September 38:44 Read by David Clarke
031 - Italy: Sinbad the Sailor 58:42 Read by David Clarke
032 - The Waking 14:51 Read by David Clarke
033 - Roman Bandits 1:13:47 Read by David Clarke
034 - The Coliseum 1:13:52 Read by David Clarke
035 - La Mazzolata 35:48 Read by David Clarke
036 - The Carnival at Rome 42:46 Read by David Clarke
037 - The Catacombs of San Sebastian 39:36 Read by David Clarke
038 - The Compact 20:40 Read by David Clarke
039 - The Guests 18:13 Read by David Clarke
040 - The Breakfast 54:53 Read by David Clarke
041 - The Presentation 33:18 Read by David Clarke
042 - Monsieur Bettuccio 11:01 Read by David Clarke
043 - The House at Auteuil 16:23 Read by David Clarke
044 - The Vendetta 57:18 Read by David Clarke
045 - The Rain of Blood 38:08 Read by David Clarke
046 - Unlimited Credit 34:40 Read by David Clarke
047 - The Dappled Greys 36:11 Read by David Clarke
048 - Ideology 32:56 Read by David Clarke
049 - Haidee 13:28 Read by David Clarke
050 - The Morrel Family 25:06 Read by David Clarke
051 - Pyramus and Thisbe 33:33 Read by David Clarke
052 - Toxicology 47:39 Read by David Clarke
053 - Robert Le Diable 43:17 Read by David Clarke
054 - A Flurry of Stocks 30:05 Read by David Clarke
055 - Major Cavalcanti 27:10 Read by David Clarke
056 - Andrea Cavalcanti 33:15 Read by David Clarke
057 - In The Lucerne Patch 30:30 Read by David Clarke
058 - M. Noirtier de Villefort 22:42 Read by David Clarke
059 - The Will 22:35 Read by David Clarke
060 - The Telegraph 26:42 Read by David Clarke
061 - How a Gardner May Get Rid of the Dormice that Eat His Peaches 22:26 Read by David Clarke
062 - Ghosts 21:58 Read by David Clarke
063 - The Dinner 26:01 Read by David Clarke
064 - The Beggar 21:52 Read by David Clarke
065 - A Conjugal Scene 26:48 Read by David Clarke
066 - Matrimonial Projects 26:53 Read by David Clarke
067 - At the Office of the King's Attorney 31:12 Read by David Clarke
068 - A Summer Ball 16:49 Read by David Clarke
069 - The Inquiry 22:16 Read by David Clarke
070 - The Ball 22:04 Read by David Clarke
071 - Bread and Salt 10:30 Read by David Clarke
072 - Madame de Saint Meran 30:07 Read by David Clarke
073 - The Promise 1:07:01 Read by David Clarke
074 - The Villefort Family Vault 23:28 Read by David Clarke
075 - A Signed Statement 27:14 Read by David Clarke
076 - The Progress of Cavalcanti The Younger 24:35 Read by David Clarke
077 - Haidee 57:42 Read by David Clarke
078 - We Hear From Yanina 48:05 Read by David Clarke
079 - The Lemonade 28:44 Read by David Clarke
080 - The Accusation 14:58 Read by David Clarke
081 - The Room of the Retired Baker 39:17 Read by David Clarke
082 - The Burglary 31:05 Read by David Clarke
083 - The Hand of God 15:33 Read by David Clarke
084 - Beauchamp 15:23 Read by David Clarke
085 - The Journey 23:44 Read by David Clarke
086 - The Trial 30:52 Read by David Clarke
087 - The Challenge 15:50 Read by David Clarke
088 - The Insult 23:23 Read by David Clarke
089 - A Nocturnal Interview 21:43 Read by David Clarke
090 - The Meeting 29:24 Read by David Clarke
091 - Mother and Son 15:14 Read by David Clarke
092 - The Suicide 21:18 Read by David Clarke
093 - Valentine 17:43 Read by David Clarke
094 - Maximilian's Avowal 28:22 Read by David Clarke
095 - Father and Daughter 23:14 Read by David Clarke
096 - The Contract 26:30 Read by David Clarke
097 - The Departure for Belgium 14:55 Read by David Clarke
098 - The Bell and Bottom Tavern 28:51 Read by David Clarke
099 - The Law 24:05 Read by David Clarke
100 - The Apparition 16:45 Read by David Clarke
101 - Locusta 13:46 Read by David Clarke
102 - Valentine 13:15 Read by David Clarke
103 - Maximilian 21:34 Read by David Clarke
104 - Danglars Signature 25:19 Read by David Clarke
105 - The Cemetry of Pere-La-Chaise 32:28 Read by David Clarke
106 - Dividing the Proceeds 37:21 Read by David Clarke
107 - The Lion's Den 18:21 Read by David Clarke
108 - The Judge 24:45 Read by David Clarke
109 - The Assizes 14:29 Read by David Clarke
110 - The Indictment 18:49 Read by David Clarke
111 - Expiation 21:55 Read by David Clarke
112 - The Departure 37:52 Read by David Clarke
113 - The Past 29:28 Read by David Clarke
114 - Peppino 25:05 Read by David Clarke
115 - Luigi Vampa's Bill of Fare 14:43 Read by David Clarke
116 - The Pardon 12:53 Read by David Clarke
117 - The Fifth of October 37:45 Read by David Clarke

Reviews

The most beautiful story I've ever had....


(5 stars)

Wow, this epic tale is a doozey! I didn't get to read this in high school as it was never assigned..I've no idea as to why that was. I am so elated to have had this opportunity..it is a long, long story, and very complicated to follow at times. At the end it is so very much worth the 54+ hours. I am still emotional about its conclusions. For some characters it ends badly, but for three key characters it has a happy ending. Even if you've a cold dead heart, you may find yourself weeping. I cannot Express how much I love this book. And such a fantastic Reader, thank you, Mr. David Clarke, for such a fine Reading! And for putting in such an immense amount of time! And thank you, Librivox, for making such a great classic available! I shall always recommend this book to everyone I come across. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– to all. Just finished this entire audiobook for the 2nd time, 23 Dec 2020. A poignant end to cap off this year. Once again, thank you Librivox & David Clarke for an incredible Reading. Stay safe one & all.πŸ’β™ΎπŸŒ»β˜―οΈ

THE BEST VERSION! AMAZING !


(5 stars)

Seriously, I THANK YOU DAVID!! I feel like I owe you money because it’s that good! I started listening reluctantly while I was working late and then ...I stayed up late every night until it was done! I was listening everywhere possible. In public gasping aloud as the plot twists turns and unfolds ... it was brilliant and David makes this remarkable work come alive! My wife said when I was done, It’s nice to have my husband back! Don’t tell her, I am going through it again!


(5 stars)

Fourth time listening to this masterpiece, beautifully read by Mr. David Clarke. I keep coming back to this!

the beauty of story telling -


(5 stars)

The beauty of story telling- is a combination of a captivating story, and imaginative, riveting narration. David Clarke has perfected this art as he invites you into the settings, as you “watch and listen to the dialogues” not as a voyeur, but as one in the same room as the characters, short of you participating in the conversation. Through David you are drawn, no, pulled by the scent of the humid prison cells, the beautiful flowers in the grandest palaces, then catapulted to feel the sorrows and joys of the characters. As the Englishman, the Italian abbey, the Frenchman, David will entrance you and transport you to a different far away place and time . Story telling at its best, thank you David Clarke

Tolerable, but much too long


(5 stars)

The above stars are for the narrator, not the story. Mr. Clarke is quite talented. His reading of this book is impeccable and very enjoyable. As for the story, I wasn’t terribly impressed. While I liked Edmund Dantes, I was disgusted by the Count of Monte Cristo. By the end of the book, I didn’t care what happened to the eponymous Count as long as Valentine and Maximilian were happy. All in all, it’s a passable story, but not terribly memorable.


(5 stars)

Alexander Dumas is possibly one of the best storytellers of all time. He created an enigmatic persona in the Count and and a world full of wonders, romance, drama, grandeur, love and nobility. The author takes the reader on a journey that is so absorbing as he paints vivid pictures of characters, places, events all delicately interwoven in lyrical narrative. David Clarke did justice to the Count’s tale. He breathes life into the characters and listening to his reading was such a joyful experience.

Thank you!


(5 stars)

This has been my favorite book for a couple decades now. David Clarke does it more than justice, not just reading it aloud but bringing the characters, especially the titular one, to life. He even goes so far as to match the accent to the persona and/or character who is speaking. If you have not read through this many-layered book, this is a wonderful way to be introduced to it. As the ‘English banker’ says (and Clarke excellently read), “Well done!”

Perfect


(5 stars)

I’ve tried to read this book a couple of times before but couldn’t get past the second chapter. The foreign names of people and places were hard to read and remember. I decided to try this one out since it was audio. I was so happy i did. The reader is perfect! He did such a good job. Poor fellow hardly got to use his real speaking voice from all the character dialog. The book is delightful filled with tragedy and hope.