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This is a classic of satire, with Voltaire's particular puckishness all over it. It skewers every sort of righteous scoundrel who still walks our world, in politics, religion or elsewhere, pronouncing this or that fancy moralistic sermon while mocking poor fools like this hapless sincere fellow Candide, and divesting the latter of every penny. It is a lesson we could use today! It perhaps gets a little repetitive toward the end, but it was fun getting there.
The narrator, Don Hagen, is a favorite of mine, especially with humorous content. His voice has an understated whimsy in it that makes me laugh a lot.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this recording. The narrator's voice was very pleasant - easy to understand. Voltaire's wit was a wonderful discovery for me. I had just finished the Teaching Company's course on Voltaire (which was excellent) and decided I needed to sample Candide for myself. I was not at all disappointed. I'm sure to come back to this recording in the future.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
As for the story and, the history of book, the publishers summary says it all.
great book, well read but let down by the quiet level of the sound. turn it up