The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

count_of_monte_cristo_266x216 From AudioFile Magazine:
The lightning transformation of Edmond Dantes, blameless sea captain with hair “dark as the raven’s wing,” from joyous manhood to dungeon wretch is one of the great first acts in literature. Dantes is a Frenchman, but we–as Americans–expect our classics read with an English accent. And so Richard Matthews is spot-on for this sweeping and voluptuous romance. Our imprisoned hero educates himself–yes, students, you mustn’t neglect your homework–escapes the dread dungeon of the Chateau d’If, and becomes rich beyond the dreams of avarice. He returns and wreaks a terrible vengeance on the treacherous. Man, woman, French nobility, and Italian banditry, Matthews has the range for a variety of accents and emotions. Excellent performance, great sound. B.H.C. © AudioFile 2006

About Simon

Simon is an actor who found his way into audiobook narrating as a side-gig and seems to have made a success of it. With some training as an actor as a child (just a couple of hours a week, but it stuck) and 15 years working inside the BBC (ending up as one of the presenters/newsreaders on BBC Radio 4 in London) he found the ideal combination for an audiobook narrator. Found his way to California two decades ago and never left.

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