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Candide, is a calm young gentleman who resides at Castle Westphalia who believes in the philosophy that "everything in the world is for the best."
When Candide kisses his love, Cunegonde and is thrown out of the castle by her father the Baron, tragic events take place that began his long journey around the globe.
No matter what obstacles and misfortune Candidate is faced with, he remains optimistic. Eventually he gets the one thing that set him on his journey in the first place. This book is perfectly narrated with a colorful cast of characters. I received this free review copy and have voluntarily chosen to leave this review.
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I grabbed at the opportunity to listen to the book. Though the narrator mispronounced a few words, sometimes the same word both properly and improperly, it doesn't take away much from the content of the work. It's the content that makes Candide a fascinating, entertaining and thought provoking listen.
To appreciate the story I recommend reading a bit about Voltaire and Candide - even Wikipedia will do. There's a lot going on within the story that you might miss, historical trends that form the context for Voltaire's criticism. Depending on how much of an iconoclast you are, you'll either cheer or bristle at Candide's criticisms but they are all good natured and I can certainly see how they'd be, if toned down a notch, accurate.
Highly recommended. I received this book for no cost on condition that I write a non-biased review.