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4.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 5 4.03 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Voltaire Narrator: Laura Garcia Publisher: Yoyo USA Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Tomandole el pelo a la humanidad. La vision del mundo que tuvo Voltaire debio haber sido muy risuena, ya que su obra es un conjunto de ironias y de humor que va de lo escabroso a lo filosofico. Lo notable es que todo esto estuvo al servicio de ideas, en las cuales el tono satirico sirivieron para encauzar y ensenar al mundo hacia algo mejor. La historia de Candido, de su amada pero no muy pura Cunegunda y del optimista profesor Pangloss, quien opinaba que vivimos en el mejor de los mundos, a pesar de que todas las experiencias le dicen exactamente lo contrario. Candido de Voltaire es pues, ademas de una obra con hondo contenido una de las piezas maestras del humor negro, y eso se refleja en la lectura que de esta creacion hace Laura Garcia, la conocidsa artista de teatro y de television.

A flamboyant and controversial personality of enormous wit and intelligence, Voltaire remains one of the most influential figures of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Candide, his masterpiece, is a brilliant satire of the theory that our world is the best of all possible worlds.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Huber | 2/16/2014

    " Slapstick from the eighteenth century from one of its funniest writers. This is the book that drove a chemistry major to take upper-level French classes, then helped convince her to abandon chemistry and become a French historian. I still use it in my introductory world history courses with good results. Voltaire was the John Stewart of his age, and his work gets funnier and funnier with rereading and further study of his historical context. An easy enough read for high school students, it is still complex enough to keep scholars busy for the foreseeable future. Read it for the laughs or read it to get a good grasp on the fundamental shifts in thought happening in Enlightenment Paris, but definitely read it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pau1ie | 2/10/2014

    " Quite witty and short enough to read over a weekend if you have the spare time. Letters on England is no doubt my next 'Voltaire' stop. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chin Jian xiong | 2/8/2014

    " May reread again after reading about the certain philosophical theories Voltaire was trying to debunk. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jody Mena | 1/29/2014

    " Hilarious and thought provoking! A lot of so-called classics are so terribly dry and dated, but 'Candide' is one that actually deserves to be called a classic and enjoyed on its own merits rather than endured on history's behalf. The story is witty, engaging, and full of double meaning that turn all sorts of preconceptions upside down and inside out. What's more, though it is set in the past, and references history, the ideas are still extremely relevant to present day; I think there is a lot of sense in the conclusion. 'Candide' was really rewarding, intellectually and just for a laugh. Read it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Verna Humphrey | 1/28/2014

    " I really hated this book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 1/24/2014

    " Read this in French class "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyson | 1/14/2014

    " If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new. - This is the best story ever. EVER! The value and perils of optimism and pessimism; plainly told, but so smartly. It is Voltaire, of course. A top ten piece of literature for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thelma Cano | 1/14/2014

    " Fast-paced read, very humurous and true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 G0rd0 | 12/16/2013

    " Quick and fun read, open to many levels of interpretation. Philosophical or whimsical, whatever your take is is best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Henry | 12/9/2013

    " It was a much easier read than I expected. I am very glad that I finished this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriel | 10/12/2013

    " i liked how Candide looks up through hardships and how he struggles in life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 9/17/2013

    " Surprisingly quick and easy to read. I found it to be humorous and came away knowing exactly why Voltaire is known as a master satirist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christoffer | 7/29/2013

    " A motherfuckings masterpiece!!! Hillarious and highly recommendable!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Daher | 7/4/2013

    " thank you voltaire for expressing what I would never be able to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neena | 2/9/2013

    " "Cause and effect chased Candide from the castle with great kicks on the backside." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 11/30/2012

    " Had to read this six years ago, I didn't finish, and I didn't much like it. I had to read it for another class this year, and it was great. Very quick read and not at all boring. It's even a bit funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Dunn | 12/28/2011

    " What a hoot! Voltaire is absolutely hilarious. My only wish is that Leibniz were still alive to have read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haythem Bastawy | 11/7/2011

    " The story is not as interesting as I thought it would be, and the philosophy is quite naive. May be I'm judging it by today's standards, but hey I was not born yesterday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kanika | 11/7/2011

    " Epic fiction; was probably the best of the Summer readings in my opinion wasn't boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Chester | 7/26/2011

    " I've met Voltaire's Signore Pococurante character hundreds of times before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katelyn Hendriks | 7/10/2011

    " This is the best of all possible worlds... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 5/13/2011

    " An old story that retains a fresh voice for modern readers and a curious contemplation on why people suffer. I'd like to read David Rachoff's new book, Half-Empty, for his thoughts on the role of optimism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 5/12/2011

    " Excellent read. Entertaining story with just the right amount of sarcasm that makes it still funny today. Very well thought out and enacted by Voltaire. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 5/11/2011

    " Wonderfu, funny, wicked
    "Il faut culticer son jardin" is my philosophy of life "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Asma | 5/9/2011

    " It was hilarious ... too far from reality!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Qursheedali | 5/9/2011

    " This novel is one of greatest novel all time. The storyline is beautiful. The events that take place is more thrillering after one another. nothing more to say but yes! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Whoa | 5/9/2011

    " It was amusing. But I had a hard time trying to pay attention to it. The things that happen are absolutely ridiculous but its awesome in that way "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pete | 5/7/2011

    " Just stay at home and work in your garden. That is happiness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 5/3/2011

    " I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed this book, even though it was written so long ago. I think I read it for a class in college, but I can't remember for what subject or for what purpose. You'll be surprised how many familiar themes and plots are crammed into this little book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 5/3/2011

    " Classic for a reason. Old humor that stands the test of time and is relevant today. Human nature must not change... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tessa | 5/3/2011

    " had to read it for my humanities class but i actually slightly enjoyed it as opposed to being tortured. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendi | 5/3/2011

    " The Enlightenment boiled down to sarcasm. Love this book. "

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Author Voltaire

Voltaire (1694–1778), born François-Marie Arouet, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher known for his wit, philosophical sport, and defense of civil liberties. He produced works in almost every literary form, including poetry, novels, essays, plays, historical and scientific works, and over two thousand books and pamphlets.