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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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  • Gregory Q. Roberson
  • 26-04-20

Dull narration

The story itself is enjoyable. Unfortunately, I had to resort to reading myself because the narrator provided nothing in his performance. All the characters sound the same. No drama or emotion in otherwise colorful tale.