THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO: UNABRIDGED
this was my first time reading the Unabridged version. It was not good. Where as the Barnes and Noble abridged edition was a tight, thrilling story of vengeance and final redemption, this was a maundering convoluted monstrosity filled with “current pop culture” references that added nothing and detracted. Side stories kept pulling me away down dead end paths. I was very disappointed. Still a good story, but the story gets lost in Dumas’s wordiness and love of conversations. I would never recommend the Unabridged version, that is for sure.