When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again.
I should not obtrude my affairs so much on the notice of my readers if very particular inquiries had not been made by my townsmen concerning my mode of life, which some would call impertinent, though they do not appear to me at all impertinent, but, considering the circumstances, very natural and pertinent. Some have asked what I got to eat; if I did not feel lonesome; if I was not afraid; and the like. Others have been curious to learn what portion of my income I devoted to charitable purposes; and some, who have large families, how many poor children I maintained. I will therefore ask those of my readers who feel no particular interest in me to pardon me if I undertake to answer some of these questions in this book. In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference.
Public Domain (P)2016 Shane
This is truly a classic and must read for anyone seeking to improve themselves, their community, and their country. I love the timeless truths which were brought to life by the Narrator Kevin Theis.
A good listen makes for an amazing day!
Timeless, Classic, Profound
Great narration which casts the book in a unique, understandable manner.
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What a wonderful piece Walden is. Thoreau at his best! I love Walden and believe this narrator is perfect for this narration. All around a great piece and narration!
Let me start by saying that I tried to read this book many years ago in print. I never could get truly involved in it or it could never hold my attention for very long. I really hoped that by reading it in audio version it would be different and I would be able to enjoy it. Unfortunately that was not the case I found the book to be very tiresome and not enjoyable at all. To add insult to injury the narration even went so far as to make me nervous. It was so fast paced and in a rush I couldn't even enjoy it. I was voluntarily provided a review copy by the author publisher or nay writer
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I understand the point the author was trying to get across. However the delivery is tedious and difficult to wade through. I actually fell asleep while listening to the audiobook.
The narrator did a good job.
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