The best part of this Monte Cristo adaptation is the part of Danglars in the beginning (Ashley Barson Garland) and the scenes in the hospital. I think it goes wrong on page one where you have 1 unlikeable character and 1 less than likeable character. Rooting for the villain is not a great start of your first chapter. I thought the second part of the story is rushed and the ending not very satisfying. The narrator is great, having the writer read the story can be a con, but for this one it really helped to flesh out the characters. Note: it is a very British book, with very British characters. Not being British probably caused me to miss details about characters and their backgrounds.