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  • Candide (AudioGO Edition)

  • By: Voltaire
  • Narrated by: Jack Davenport
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 868

When first published in 1759, Candide became an instant best seller and is now regarded as one of the key texts of the Enlightenment. Voltaire’s preoccupations with evil and with various kinds of human folly and intolerance found a perfect vehicle in this philosophical tale. A master storyteller, he combined often wildly entertaining action with profoundly serious sense, parodying the traditional chivalric and oriental tales with which his public was more familiar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Guaranteed to keep you smiling if not LOL

  • By Robert on 08-09-12

Superb Performance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I have listened to lots of books on audible (some classic, some modern, & so forth) & I have never heard such an amazing performance by the narrator as I did while listening to Jack Davenport read Candide. Each character has their own unique, distinct voice. There were no lulls or dull moments in tone or pace. This performance parallels the wild story in excitement & excellence. I enjoyed this experience very much. Five stars well deserved.

  • Bless Me, Ultima

  • By: Rudolfo Anaya
  • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 589

As Tony follows his own path toward adulthood, he relies on the wisdom of Ultima, a magical healer, to forge his unique identity. With hundreds of thousands of copies in print, Bless Me, Ultima has been called the most widely read Mexican-American novel in the English language. Richly evocative, it has earned its place among the classics of modern literature, even drawing favorable comparisons to Herman Melville's legendary Moby Dick.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Modern classic - but prepare to think

  • By Mark W. Bohrer on 02-28-15

Great Story, Awesome Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-17

This was a very beautiful, philosophical story. I enjoyed the magical realism & the bond between Antonio & Ultima. The narration was superb. One of the best I've heard by far.

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