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message 1: by Jim (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jim Peterson I was wondering if anyone has read the version of The Count of Monte Cristo available on Project Gutenberg and whether or not they would recommend it. If not, is there any translation considered the "best"?

Also, how about the audiobook versions available on Librivox? Anyone tried those?


message 2: by Old-Barbarossa (last edited Nov 22, 2013 09:04AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Old-Barbarossa I'd go with the Penguin edition by Robin Buss. Very good.
Not read the Gutenberg or listened to the Librivox ones.


message 3: by Tanya (last edited Jul 17, 2017 01:42AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tanya Sorrell The version on Librivox read by David Clarke is excellent. I know you asked this nearly four years ago but the next person who is wondering should know. Also, if you like a bit of commentary before and after each chapter tune into the Craftlit podcast.

https://librivox.org/the-count-of-mon...

http://craftlit.com/


message 4: by Jim (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jim Peterson I ended up reading a modern translation rather than the old public domain one. I think it was much more readable.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

I've read the Gutenberg version for Kindle, and it was excellent.


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