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    • Micromégas

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Michel Chaigneau
    • Length: 48 mins
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    Micromégas constitue, sous ses aspects de fiction fantastique, une plaisante leçon de relativisme. C'est, pour Voltaire, l'occasion de démontrer la sottise de vouloir tirer orgueil de ce que l'on est et l'absurdité d'un sentiment de supériorité que nous revendiquons dans nos opinions et nos croyances. Le narrateur promet de remettre en conclusion à l'Académie un livre où nous verrons, écrit-il, "le bout des choses". Or, en l'ouvrant, on découvre des pages blanches... Il n'y a pas de savoir absolu et définitif nous suggère ainsi Voltaire.

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    • Candide

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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    "Candide" is a delightful story filled with boundless misadventure while tackling the great philosophical issues of the Enlightenment era. The story is about Candide, a young man who is the illegitimate nephew of a German baron with whom he resides. When it is discovered he is kissing the baron's beautiful daughter he is thrown from the castle where he experiences the horrors of war, poverty, the maliciousness of man, and the hypocrisy of the church.

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    • Candide (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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    Candide, the illegitimate nephew of a German baron and student of eternal optimist Pangloss, is living a simple and sheltered life in "the best of all possible worlds." But when Candide falls in love with the wrong woman, his uncle's young daughter, he is exiled from the baron's castle and suffers great tragedy and catastrophe, which leaves him disillusioned and questioning the goodness of the universe.

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    • Candide and Zadig

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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    Voltaire's razor-sharp satire on philosophical optimism, Candide, is coupled here with another of the author's most celebrated works, Zadig. Both challenge the moral and philosophical orthodoxies of the day with humor and sly wit, while parodying the clichéd formulas of so many contemporary novels.

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    • Succinctly Sharp & Penetrating Entertainment

    • By Daniel on 26-05-2018

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    • Candide

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
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    Candide and his tutor Pangloss travel the globe trying to follow the philosophy "All is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds". However, they are stung and let down at every turn, being robbed, tortured, and ridiculed, amongst other trials. On hearing about their often disasterous travels, a listener feels unfortunately less than empathetic, and can't help themselves laughing out loud at this very funny account of the trail our optimistic travellers take.

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    • Candide

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
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    The story follows the eponymous hero and his tutor Doctor Pangloss through a series of adventures and misfortunes, all the time doggedly attempting, against the odds, to adhere to the doctor's philosophy that "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds".

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    • Wild ride

    • By grace on 15-03-2018

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    • Candide ou L'optimisme

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Bruno Bardin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
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    Candide vivait paisible et innocent chez le baron de Thunder-ten-tronckh, en Westphalie. Dans son château, le précepteur Pangloss ("qui discourt de tout" en grec), représentation de Gottfried Leibniz, professait un optimisme béat. Candide partageait cette plénitude d'autant plus qu'il était amoureux de Cunégonde, fille du baron. Un jour, ce même baron surprend leurs amours et chasse Candide à coups de pied "dans le derrière".

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    • Easy French Poetry Readings: Classic Poems Readings

    • By: Alfred de Musset, Charles Baudelaire, Jean de La Fontaine, and others
    • Narrated by: Camille Chevalier-Karfis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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    In this audiobook, I read 33 classical French poems. The majority are read twice: once slowly - so you can repeat after me - and once faster, with my personal interpretation of the poem. I will also sometimes tell you about the author, or explain the vocabulary or the meaning of the poem, all in easy everyday French. Musset, Rimbaud, Baudelaire, La Fontaine, Labbé, Valéry... A collection of 33 of the most famous French poems.

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    • Zadig ou la Destinée

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Alain Couchot
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
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    "Zadig ou la Destinée" est un conte philosophique de Voltaire, inspiré d'un conte persan. Voltaire y raconte les mésaventures et les revers de fortune d'un jeune homme né à Babylone. Ce conte se place à la confluence de trois genres littéraires : le conte de fées (mis à la mode par Perrault et les Contes des Mille et une Nuits), le roman picaresque (Zadig décrit une ascension sociale, suivie de coups du sort) et le roman sentimental (Zadig relate les tribulations de deux amants éloignés par la vie).

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    • Candide (Gildan Media Edition)

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
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    Candide, is a French satire written in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. One of the finest satires ever written, this lively tale follows the absurdly melodramatic adventures of the youthful Candide, who is forced into the army, flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved Cunégonde, and tortured by the Inquisition. As Candide witnesses calamity upon calamity, he becomes disillusioned and discovers that all is not always for the best....

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    • Candide ou l'optimisme

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Frédéric Chevaux
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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    Candide est un jeune garçon vivant au château du baron de Thunderten-tronckh qui se trouve en Westphalie. Il a pour maître Pangloss, philosophe qui enseigne la "métaphysico-théologo-cosmolonigologie", et qui professait, à l'instar de Leibniz, que l'on vit dans le meilleur des mondes possibles.

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    • Càndid o l´optimisme [Candid or Optimism] (Audiolibro en Catalán)

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Joan Mora
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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    Càndid, la més cèlebre de les novel·les de Voltaire, és l’exemple més reeixit de narració filosòfica, un gènere sorgit amb la Il·lustració. A través del personatge del jove Càndid, Voltaire formula la pregunta present en tota la seva obra: per què existeix el mal? 

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    • Memnon, the Philosopher

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Bob Gonzalez
    • Length: 15 mins
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    In this witty and satirical fable, Voltaire’s hero, Memnon, determines the three tasks he will easily accomplish to become a great philosopher and perfectly happy. In spite of his naive confidence in his willpower and the cooperation of life events, fate has other things in store for him designed to thwart his plans.  

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    • Candide oder der Optimismus

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Walter Andreas Schwarz
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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    Candide, der Neffe eines Barons, muss fliehen, nachdem er bei einer Liebelei mit einer schönen Prinzessin ertappt wurde. Er erlebt auf seiner Flucht durch die Welt allerlei Abenteuer... Am Ende kommt er zu der Erkenntnis, dass dem Menschen letztlich nichts bleibt, als "seinen Garten zu bestellen".

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    • Zadig or the book of fate

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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    "Zadig" is a work of philosophical fiction by the famous Enlightenment writer Voltaire. It is a delightful mix of political satire and insightful challenge of religious and metaphysical orthodoxy, with its main character undergoing a complete moral revolution while human life is presented as in the hands of a destiny beyond human control. Along with absolute stylistic mastery, Zadig provides insight into the nature of free will, in a story whose fast pace follows the highs and lows bestowed by Fortune on the hero.

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    • Candide

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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    Voltaire's Candide is the riotous tale of young Candide, for whom the story is titled, and his misadventures with his Lady Cunegonde and his tutor, Dr. Pangloss. A funny and jovial tale of youth, Candide was originally written in French but has been translated, over the last 250 years, into modern English text. Though Candide is of privilege and fortune, he seems to always find himself in an unlucky position. Voltaire uses these misfortunes to caricature and satire the idealist thought leaders of the time like Leibniz and Pope.

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    • Candide

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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    "Candide is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism by his mentor, Professor Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world." [Wikipedia]

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    • 600 citations des grands écrivains français du XVIIIème siècle

    • By: Pierre-Augustin de Beaumarchais, Montesquieu, Denis Diderot, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Planchais, Patrick Blandin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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    La littérature française du XVIIIe siècle évolue selon deux orientations majeures : le mouvement des Lumières et ses remises en cause des fondamentaux de la société, et l'émergence d'une sensibilité qui donnera par la suite naissance au mouvement romantique. Cette collection de citations présente la pensée de six figures incontournables du XVIIIe siècle sous forme concise, accessible et pratique.

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    • 400 citations de la philosophie des Lumières

    • Comprendre la philosophie
    • By: Denis Diderot, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Justamon, Patrick Blandin, Anne-Sophie Robin
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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    La pensée des Lumières émerge dans la seconde moitié du XVIIe siècle avant de se développer dans toute l'Europe, notamment en France, au XVIIIe siècle. Ses penseurs sont engagés contre l'oppression religieuse et politique, et œuvrent pour le progrès contre l'obscurantisme et les superstitions passées ; leur pensée a amené le triomphe de la raison sur la croyance, et s'est montrée déterminante dans les grands événements qui ont marqué l'Histoire moderne.

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    • How to Attract Women If You're Not That Attractive

    • 10 Rules for Attracting Women If You're Not That Good-Looking
    • By: Enrique Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Enrique Voltaire
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
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    What is the best way to approach an attractive lady? How do you get her attention? What should you say? How do you ask for her phone number? Some guys are so good-looking that girls naturally flock to them. Other guys, who are not as genetically blessed, have to use courage, humor, intelligence, psychology, and resiliency to attract beautiful women. 

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