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4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Voltaire Narrator: Walter Covell Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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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?

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 robert | 5/21/2010

    " a section in the middle of candide gets a bit boring, but voltaire quickly recovers. overall, hilarious and brilliant. if you want evidence that humanity has always been idiotic, voltaire provides it. (i only read candide.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 8/29/2009

    " Oh, Voltaire. Such wit, such sarcasm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 9/16/2008

    " One of my favorites! I love Candide! "

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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.