I've always loved Walden - and this is the first Audiobook that does it justice. I liked the sample, but was hesitant to buy because of other reviews. Alec Sand does a spectacular job - you feel as if the author was reading it himself. Other reviews mentioned mispronounced words - what I've noticed is that the occasional odd pronunciation seems to emphasize the irony of Thoreau's choice of words - making the performance more engaging. I couldn't bring myself to burn a monthly credit based on the reviews and was only enticed to buy due to the crazy low price - but would now recommend it at any price!
While the book itself if fantastic, the narrator in this audio version botched it so badly I wanted to wring his neck! He stumbled over and mispronounced so many words that I could only listen in short segments of time.
Walden was a book I had wanted to experience since I fell in love with "My Side of the Mountain" in grade school. While its opening chapters lived up to the book's hype as an American classic, as Thoreau's tale went on I found the author to be a self-absorbed, self-righteous bigot, a squatter who gave to credence to the rights of others, and an all-out boor. If you want to know what it is like to go out to the woods and live deep, either do it yourself or read the aforementioned novel by Jean George.
My favorite book!
Just the logical unfoldment of the philosophy
They're all good
It makes you think
For some reason this just did not resonate with me. I guess if you came from a repressed society and personal freedom was a novel experience it would be a seminal work. For me it was not a compelling argument. Historical yes. Lyrical maybe.
A story line
The tone and pace was good
None .. a big waste of hard earned money..
Run, don't buy.
out of touch with life out dated in the sense its now hard to follow the wording and phrases