Prison breaks! Secret identities! Hidden treasure! And a quest for justice. Jim Weiss brings you this thrilling adaptation of the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the most spellbinding tales ever written. It tells of a good man, Edmond Dantes, whose jealous enemies conspire to destroy him; how an unexpected friend gives him the tools to survive; how he escapes from an island fortress; how the discovery of a vast treasure transforms him into a super-wealthy nobleman determined to carry out his revenge; and the surprising lessons in loyalty and love that he learns on his way.
Filled with some of literature’s most memorable action scenes, and with a whole company of unforgettable characters, The Count of Monte Cristo has been loved by millions. This audio adaptation by experienced storyteller Jim Weiss makes a classic story accessible to a new generation of readers. Listen along as Jim brings this classic story to life. Over 2 hours of adventure on two CDs.
About the Author
In 1989, Jim Weiss set out on a mission: to record the greatest stories he knew from world literature and history, and inspire families especially young listeners with a passionate love of the original classics. In the three decades since then, Jim's narration voice and seemingly numberless character voices have formed foundational entertainment and education for millions of listeners around the world.
Winning hundreds of awards, Jim’s recordings range on the literary side from fairy tales through stories from Shakespeare, Dickens and Conan Doyle, while his history recordings bring to vivid life major historical events and personalities from the ancient world through the twentieth century.
The inspiration for all this began early, with parents and grandparents who told stories and read aloud to him, skills which Jim joyously acquired, and which led him to a degree in Communications and Speech from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Later, his wife, Randy, earned her own national awards as a teacher and counselor, and their shared passion for learning led to forming their company in 1989, long before the explosion of spoken word recordings made this a "sensible" decision. The recordings began winning listeners and national awards from the first. A few years ago, the Weiss's licensed their recordings and business operations to Well-Trained Mind Press, which has successfully introduced Jim's work into still more markets, while Jim continues to write, record, teach and perform.
Alexandre Dumas was born July 24, 1802, and began his career writing successful plays. He is one of the most widely French authors in the world, with some of his works, such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers, being translated into almost 100 languages. Dumas died on December 5, 1870.
Table of Contents
The Return of the Pharaon
A Living Death
What Caderousse Revealed
The Count and Countess de Morcerf
The Greed of Baron Danglars
A Tarnished Hero
The Household of de Villefort
A Death in the Family
The Undoing of De Villefort
Withdrawing From the Bank
The Count of Monte Cristo
128 minutes on 2 discs