Candide (version 2)


Read by Ted Delorme

(4.7 stars; 148 reviews)

Candide is a relentless, brutal assault on government, society, religion, education, and, above all, optimism. Dr. Pangloss teaches his young students Candide and Cunegonde that everything in this world is for the best, a sentiment they cling to as the world steps in to teach them otherwise. The novel is brilliant, hilarious, blasphemous. . . and Voltaire never admitted to writing it. (4 hr 4 min)

Chapters

Chapter 00 8:04 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 01 6:10 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 02 5:50 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 03 5:39 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 04 8:22 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 05 6:34 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 06 3:28 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 07 5:01 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 08 7:06 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 09 4:13 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 10 4:56 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 11 8:44 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 12 9:49 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 13 5:42 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 14 8:07 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 15 5:14 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 16 8:27 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 17 8:35 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 18 13:19 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 19 11:47 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 20 6:08 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 21 4:21 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 22 23:24 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 23 3:32 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 24 10:59 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 25 13:03 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 26 8:04 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 27 8:40 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 28 6:35 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 29 3:06 Read by Ted Delorme
Chapter 30 11:50 Read by Ted Delorme

Reviews

Well Done


(5 stars)

beautifully narrated. I could not wait to find out how it would end and now that I have finished I will start it again. Bravo!!

This narrator is exceptional!


(5 stars)

I am so grateful that I was able to listen to this. Thank you Mr. Delorme and thank you LibriVox!

Bravo from Borneo


(5 stars)

This seminal piece of literature might appear quite tame today, but at the time of it's publication it posed such a threat to so many of societies institutions that it was banned. Voltaire's brilliance is that he challenged so many areas of understanding from a philosophical viewpoint and achieved this through such a remarkably accessible novella.The story is both an adventure of travel as it is an adventure of the mind.

Ted made this book great for me!


(5 stars)

For years I've picked up Candide and have put it down, vowing to eventually read it. Ted's narration changed everything for me- suddenly I didn't want to put it down, or rather, I couldn't stop listening! Thank you, Ted! Highly recommend.


(3.5 stars)

Excellent listening quality. It is said that Candide is a satire and so I like to imagine that this book is something of an exaggeration of Voltaire's time... I can't say it's one of my favorites, but it's good to know what it's about.

Very Interesting !!!


(4.5 stars)

I love to use this to read me to sleep. It backfired on me this time. Candide pulls you into the story and there was no sleeping for me. I was afraid I would miss something.


(5 stars)

The text and story were entertaining. The reader for this version is one of the best LibriVox readers I have ever found, I thoroughly enjoyed both his and Voltaire’s work.

Cultivating the garden. I'm


(5 stars)

Very enjoyable listening. The narrator was wonderful. If I were told he is a professional at narration I would not doubt it. Thank you.