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Editorial Reviews

Tom Whitworth delivers an exceptional performance of the satirical 1759 novel Candide by the French writer Francois Voltaire. In its day, the book - which is slyly critical of the institutions and the beliefs of the day - was banned for religious and political reasons. Whitworth’s steady voice allows the translation by T. Smollett to shine. The title character is a young man under the tutelage of Dr. Pangloss. As the audiobook progresses, he becomes increasingly more disillusioned with the world and the suffering of his fellow man.
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Publisher's Summary

This is the tale of the happy but ill-fated Candide and his progressive disillusionment with the idea that we live in the best of all possible worlds. His tutor, Dr. Pangloss, embodies this philosophy of good cheer, even in the face of ever more absurd misfortunes. Luckily, Candide's other companions provide an over-supply of good sense. Translated by T. Smollett.
©1991 Joss Recordings (P)2002 Tantor Media, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Crystal on 09-23-08

Classic Confusion

If you enjoy the classics, this might be for you. If you wish to avoid a ghorish, pessimistic-filled world of literary turmoil...avoid it. The audio quality is fine, but the narrator can get a little boring (or was it Candide?). You'll definitely love it or hate it...I'm the latter.

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