Can't believe I haven't read The Count of Monte Cristo. I downloaded the audio book and have been listening to it . . . and it's fantastic: Successful young man on the road to success . . . falsely accused of a crime . . . sent to the dungeons . . . escapes . . . rewards for the good, punishments for the bad. It's just been a great book. If you haven't read it, you really should tackle it--you absolutely, positively will.not.be.sorry!!!