"The Count of Monte Cristo is a boring, old book by some dead French guy," I can hear you saying. Reader, don’t believe that! The Count of Monte Cristo is an action-packed thriller as good as any modern page-turner. The story starts with a poor, young sailor who is betrayed and imprisoned by his jealous best friend. You’ll have to read it to find out how he exacts his revenge on everyone who wronged him. You can read the abridged version, but I didn’t think there was a word that should be cut out when I read the unabridged version!