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Walden: Life in the Woods | [Henry David Thoreau]

Walden: Life in the Woods

Thoreau's classic account of the solitary life, describing his attempts to simplify his life and sort out his priorities by living alone in a cabin beside Walden Pond for nearly two years, is one of the most influential books ever written. The bible of the environmental movement, Walden vividly portrays Thoreau's reverence for nature, and his understanding of the idea that nature is made up of crucially interrelated parts.
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Thoreau's classic account of the solitary life, describing his attempts to simplify his life and sort out his priorities by living alone in a cabin beside Walden Pond for nearly two years, is one of the most influential books ever written. The bible of the environmental movement, Walden vividly portrays Thoreau's reverence for nature, and his understanding of the idea that nature is made up of crucially interrelated parts.

(P)2006 Trout Lake Media

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    rmorr7 01-13-12
    rmorr7 01-13-12
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    "Different but Great Audio Version of this Book!"
    Where does Walden rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    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!


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    Heather DePere, WI, United States 07-12-11
    Heather DePere, WI, United States 07-12-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Buy the book or a different audio version"

    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.

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    Charles Curtis Reading, PA USA 04-02-13
    Charles Curtis Reading, PA USA 04-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A nice recording of a classic philosophy"
    If you could sum up Walden in three words, what would they be?

    My favorite book!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Walden?

    Just the logical unfoldment of the philosophy


    Which scene was your favorite?

    They're all good


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It makes you think


    Any additional comments?

    Get it!

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    Rina A. Stein Wooster, OH 11-18-09
    Rina A. Stein Wooster, OH 11-18-09 Member Since 2013

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    "Excellent narration."

    I enjoyed so much Alec Sand's narration of this classic. He is my new fav narrator.

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