Nicely read by Chamberlain, but the real brilliance of this book is the quality and depth of the research described in the book. This is probably the best and most important book that I have ever read or listened to.
This book gives great insight into Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments and Smith's views on achieving happiness. Many associate Smith with economics and greed so this book shows a completely different side of the man.
Because I'm so used to hearing Russ Roberts' EconTalk podcasts I think this book's performance would have been improved had Roberts narrated it himself (not that Hagen did a bad job).
This was a fantastic book. Great story. Great reading of it. One of the best I've ever read or listened to.
The book had pretty content, though it probably could have been 1/2 its length and conveyed the same ideas.
The performance of the narrator was terrible. It seemed clear that he had little knowledge of the subject and simply read the words in a boring monotone fashion. In addition, though I don't have a copy of the written book, I'm pretty sure he frequently said the wrong words and also mispronounced words often.
This was a very good book, but if you're looking for just one Voltaire book, I'd go with Candide over Zadig.
The content is good; I read the Kindle version while listening. Well, I tried to anyway. I had to give up on the audio because of an annoying sound running through at least 1/2 of the audio version. In addition, the volume of the narrator's voice was difficult to modulate without it being either too loud to comfortably listen or too low to understand.
As others have said this book is basically the random opinions of a middle aged man that fancies himself an expert on just about everything.
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