Edmond Dantès spent over ten years in prison as an innocent man. While there Edmond met a mad priest who refined the young sea captain – teaching Edmond languages, sciences, swordsmanship and more. Together they planned to escape, but only Edmond makes it out of prison alive. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is not only the story of Edmond Dantès’ imprisonment and escape, but of his intricately plotted and patient vengeance on the three men responsible for his confinement. Richard Matthews narrates the audio version of this adventure tale full of smugglers, poisonings, betrayed royalty, long-forgotten treasure, lost loves, corruption and redemption.