Regular price: $6.96

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $6.96

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Editorial Reviews

Few can use a work of fiction to satirize and dissect the social and political customs as efficiently as Voltaire. After Candide, Zadig is perhaps one of Voltaire's most celebrated works. Performed here by the smooth and authoritative Walter Covell, this is the story of a young man who, by most accounts, is a success. However, for reasons unknown to him, he is met with a streak of misfortunes. Listeners are sure to enjoy Voltaire's philosophical examination of the idea of destiny in this production of Zadig.
Show More Show Less

Publisher's Summary

In the tradition of his very popular Candide, Zadig is what might be called a "philosophical tale". Zadig, a handsome young man with a fine education, is puzzled by the uncertainties of his destiny. He attains great success in government but is unsuccessful in love. Despite his wisdom and shrewdness, he meets with a number of misfortunes. The central question of the story is, "Why do bad things happen to good people?"
Public Domain (P)1982 Jimcin Recordings
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Amazon Customer on 12-24-12

Excellent

This was a very good book, but if you're looking for just one Voltaire book, I'd go with Candide over Zadig.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews