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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, père
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The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas, père

804 ratings, 91 reviews

Revenge, murder, hidden treasure, and epic adventure! Dumas' masterpiece The Count of Monte Cristo details the wrongful imprisonment of the young sailor Edmond Dantes, a character whose transformation and ultimate revenge has been the archetype for myriad Dark Heroes. Readers may require a diagram to keep track of all the characters - but then again, it is French.

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Izi Sokolovic

November 15, 2015



Dan Swick

July 28, 2014

Wonerful page turner!


William Twyford

July 02, 2014

Sorry I put one star by accident. This is the best book ever. Really good plot on how he gets falsely prisoned. And amazing how he works up to his revenge.


Rod Rodriguez

April 01, 2014

Alexandre dumbass is a terrible author and should probavly consider commiting suicide because he ran out of little boys to rape.


Kandice Bradford

March 28, 2014

This book gave me a headache. I had to read this for honors English class. We had a party once we finished it.


Ramadhani Mkumbukwa

February 28, 2014

I read this book when in secondary school way back in 1989. It reminds me a lot.


Noe Huerta

January 13, 2014

Exceptional. Beautifully written and wondrous levels of character development. Highly recommended. It is a long book, but it's an investment, and one well worth the cost of your time.


Peter Jeon

January 01, 2014

Two thumbs up


Judith Kinerson

December 13, 2013

Superbly written with beautiful insights to human nature, spirituality and how vengeance occurs over time on those who deserve it.


Pamla Campbell

October 29, 2013

My favorite classic!


Indrakamal Majumdar

October 28, 2013

a great masterpiece....


Tyler Sivak

October 17, 2013

Too long


Jared Gill

September 24, 2013



Harry Gianos

September 24, 2013

One of the greatest books ever written. Revenge served in large helpings. It is my favorite book of all time!


Anna Mitrev

September 11, 2013

I read this book in the 4th grade and and just simply adored it! It was nice to find it on here as it is my favorite book since then.


James Hale

September 08, 2013

True Classic


Gabi Hauer

July 26, 2013

A classic last forever


Rebecca Moundy

June 06, 2013

This book fills my heart with joy and sorrow and the epic adventures are exciting and filled with unexpected events.


Heather Brunley

June 05, 2013

Great story!


Steve Pickett

June 03, 2013

Well written, very long book.


Eli Beth

June 02, 2013

I could not out the book down. There is so much wisdom to be drawn from it.


Gabriel Price Hand

May 30, 2013

Was glued to this book for hours on end, a brilliant and classic novel, loved it


Pat Holmes

May 23, 2013

Beautifully crafted and suspensful... Perhaps one of the most entertaining books I have ever read. Fun to read and a lot to think about.


Amanda Gossett

May 16, 2013

This book leaves me speachless, and words cannot describe my opinion, it is so high. Wonderful, excellent, riveting, and overall spell-binding. There are no other words to describe it.


Win May

April 29, 2013

One of my favorite books - I have read it at least twenty times and every time I read it I find it is as new and interesting as when I first read it as a teenager. Edmond Dantes is my hero for all time


Angela Starke

April 19, 2013

What can I say? This is by far one of my favorite books! Very well written and wonderful plot continued to keep me engaged and reading over and over!


Nolan Goslee

April 11, 2013

This has to be one of my favorite books. I've read it over and over and I am still astounded by Dumas' writing style and development throughout. Even the more stagnant parts of the book are filled with vuluptuous language that holds so much sophistication in the simplest progression of the storyline. 5 stars, every time.


Shaz Sultan

April 09, 2013

Just love it!!



April 06, 2013

I like this history since I read it years ago. Now, I am reading it in English written to learn this interesting laguage...


Sarah Osei-Bonsu

March 31, 2013

Incredible story, understand the motivating power and ultimate emptiness of revenge.


Sherri Covert

March 26, 2013

From beginning to end, it was a spectacular book!


Onion Greg

March 14, 2013

This book sucks dick


Sandra Hart

March 07, 2013

A book I could not put aside. Drama and intrigue. Full of real human issues.


Jenni W

March 06, 2013

I love this book, it is a long read, but a great complete story.


Marilyn Hudson

February 25, 2013

One of my favorite books. An intrigueing look at how people can be corrupted . It also shows how revenge can ruin many lives. Well worth a read even though it is a long book.


Onaedo Onyenorah

February 13, 2013

Absolutely the best book ever!!, i have watched the movie several times. This is my first read and I cant put it down! Will read it over and over again!!!


Scott McCoy

February 11, 2013

A wonderful story told with intoxicating prose.


Mabel Valdez

February 08, 2013

This is the book of books, really it has it all suspense, romance intrigue and adventure. Please read it and you will discover a true masterpiece. Love edmond dantes. And the two sequels are great as well.


Tony McDonald

February 04, 2013

Absolutly beautiful book. Very detailed. So much better than the movies.


Leonard Roberts

January 30, 2013

This bok is a t5ue work of art and literature, with a fascinating plot and wonderfully detailed characters. I heartily recommend it to the world. Unfortunatly, there is a problem with the editing. The proofreading was not thorough enough. There are wrds and phrases missing from this work. Usually missing at the ends 0f pages but also at other places on the pages as well. Not enough is missing to make the work hard to follow but enough to certainly be annoying. I appreciate the work being free but these omissions should be corrected.


Amie Walsh

January 15, 2013

My favourite adventure novel, my favourite novel! I once read that this book was origionally released chapter at a time in a magazine so that explains why each chapter leaves you unable to wait for the next. The very definition of a page turner.


Emi Alsop

January 14, 2013

I love this book!


Faith Allen

January 09, 2013

As I remembered the book some 22yrs ago. Great read


Sandra Zaninovich

January 05, 2013

Best book I've ever read...and I was a literature major at Berkeley! Nothing can match this for its brilliant plot, moving humanism and sheer magic. Please only read the unabridged Penguin edition, the previous translation was more than 100 years ago and is not only antiquated but deleted material considered too racy or violent. Although this has a reputation of being a book for children, it is decidedly not so, as there is plenty of violence, drug use and a very suggestive lesbian relationship.


Dalid Godinez

January 03, 2013

I love it :)


Excelsior Tutor

January 03, 2013

I absolutely love this book.


Federico Cremieux

December 19, 2012

I like this book because it is one of the only adventure books I read


Larry Jines

December 13, 2012

I read this book in school. I'll see movies about it. I just think it's, all-around great book for children and adults alike.


Linda Greenberg

December 09, 2012

My all-time favorite book. Whatever you do, read the unabridged version. (I read the Penguin edition.) It's worth the time. (It's about 1200 plus pages!) I liked this even better than "The Three Muscateers". I read this for my book club about three years ago and many members had read the abridged version and couldn't understand certain relationships of characters in the book! Entire events were left out of the abridged version. Do yourself a favor and run to the nearest library or book stored to get this book.l


Donna Morgan

November 11, 2012

A classic. Fantastic


Jake Mroczenski

November 06, 2012



Royce Reed

November 05, 2012

Great book!


Joshua Howard

October 26, 2012

Beautifully written book, among the best from the romantic period


Lynden Derrick

October 26, 2012

one of the all time greats


Charles Whatley

October 15, 2012

Awesome story; incredible use of language!


Suvradip Maitra

October 15, 2012

Succint yet detailed descriptions and a highly intriguing plot maintaining intellectual depth makes the novel unique and a must read.


Patrick Barnett

October 11, 2012

A literary masterpiece! This is a must-read for any student of literature.


Moamarri Adullabad

September 18, 2012



Clarity Knarr

September 13, 2012

Book is amazing, although a bit long on some part, with great detail for clothing and furnishings. Fantastic read, nothing like a jail break plot!


Danielle Collins

August 31, 2012

Very good read. Almost nothing like the movie.


Nick Parker

August 17, 2012

Outstanding! Beautifully written with incredible depth. Loved it.


Karelys Cabrera

August 04, 2012

No so bad


Lois Moser

July 22, 2012



Marci Stanzel

July 20, 2012

If you enjoy literature, this is kind of a "must read." Long, yes, but it is worth spending the time getting to know the whole story about the rather magical Count.


Suelyn Tumilson Crowe

July 14, 2012

Love it, better than the latest movie made from the book!!!


Sy Fairweather

July 01, 2012



Deborah Allen

June 21, 2012

A magical story,written in a beautiful poetic manner. It contains every element of love, intrigue, revenge and redemption anyone could wish for.


Amber Piehl

May 29, 2012

This is my favorite book of all time! We can all learn something from Edmund Dantes from 1845 human nature is still the same and Dumas knew it! That is why this book is still in print today. This os my favorite version i believe it is unabridged because there are scenes that were not in my paper version and it is portable!


Dana Parker

May 24, 2012

Underneath this awesome tale of revenge is a story of love, hate and determination. Perfectly written and undeniably impressionable.


Vanessa Liang

May 15, 2012

My all time favorite!


Mike Hellier

May 06, 2012

This is a great book brilliantly put together



May 03, 2012

It is a fantastic story


Luke Beveridge

May 02, 2012

This book takes you on an insane and magnificent journey. Like all great books, it has very engaging characters and if you walk away not wanting to be 'The Count'; there could be something wrong with you!


Munkhdelger Tsagaan

April 30, 2012



Su Fisher

April 27, 2012

Excellent story that is long and engaging. Must warn though. A couple of the the narrators are inarticulate do to heavy accent and manner of delivery. I had to download and read the chapters that they narrated so I could follow the flow of the story. Kind of defeats the purpose of the audio version.


PJ Hargrove

April 08, 2012

I loved the attention to detail and the immense effort in keeping the characters true to themselves throughout the story.


Ben Hughes

April 08, 2012

Loved the movie, enjoyed the read


Georgia Petrou

April 03, 2012

Love it!emotional one!


Aman Batra

April 01, 2012

I love this book. Mainly because of it's attention to detail and the plot. It always kept me interested.


Tosan Musa-Aboki

March 15, 2012

It was a brilliantly written work of literature, it hurt to put down .


Tiffany Boatwright

March 14, 2012

Read this book in high school and I'm reading it again years later. Great book


Reto Härry

February 04, 2012



Ben Gomes

January 29, 2012

Best book I've ever read.


Farangis Kamerani

January 15, 2012

The most fascinating book I have ever read. When I finished reading, I couldn't start another one for a couple weeks. It had a great influence on me.


Steve Seitz

September 29, 2011

Captivating, a true classic!


Mandi Ackman

September 14, 2011

Interesting read


Sheila McGinn

August 19, 2011

Brilliantly told classic story of despair, hope, vengeance, and mercy, from the vantage point of a human agent of Divine providence. A marvelous period piece.


Damaris Betancourt Resto

August 15, 2011



Amy Dunnagan

August 08, 2011

Great classic novel, interesting and descriptive. Sometimes too lengthy (thus 4 stars).


Riad Ahmed

June 04, 2011



Khadijah Rosly

May 06, 2011

Love it