(P)1980 Jimcin Recordings
This is a powerful yet simple book. Much of its power coming from that very simplicity. In today's incredibly complex society it's just a wonderful book to hear. Throreau offers precious insights into what is really important in life. As he says, "Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity...." The man was a genius and his musings are both philosophical and heartfelt. As American naturalist and essayist John Burroughs said, "There is nothing else like it; nothing so good, certainly. It is a challenge and a triumph, and has a morning freshness and ?lan..."
The reader did a great job but he does have a New England accent. It certainly fits the book since Thoreau was from Massachusetts, but those who have problems with accents may want to listen to the sample first.
The reader was terrible. He put accents in the wrong place and sounded as if he was reading the book for the first time. Try the other Walden.
I wasn't that annoyed by the reader. But I'm not that impressed by this book. Thoreau lived 2 miles from his mom's house. Back to nature, or living simply off Mommy's goodie basket?
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