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  • Walden: Life in the Woods | Henry David Thoreau

    Walden: Life in the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Alec Sand
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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.

    Darwin8u says: "SHAKES the Ground, Sun & the Wilderness within."
  • Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience | Henry David Thoreau

    Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Robin Field
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    In the early spring of 1845, Henry David Thoreau built and lived in a cabin near the shore of Walden Pond in rural Massachusetts. For the next two years, he enacted his own Transcendentalist experiment, living a simple life based on self-reliance, individualism, and harmony with nature. The journal he kept at that time evolved into his masterwork, Walden, an eloquent expression of a uniquely American philosophy.

    alison says: "ya' can't get here from there..."
  • Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience | Henry David Thoreau

    Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
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    In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the small town of Concord for the country. Beside the lake of Walden he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect – while surviving on eight dollars a year. From this experience emerged Walden, one of the great classics of American literature.

    Tommy says: "Brilliant"
  • Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom | Ken Ilgunas

    Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Ken Ilgunas
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
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    The story of a student who went to extraordinary lengths - including living in a van on a campus parking lot - to complete his education without sacrificing his financial future. In a frank and self-deprecating voice, memoirist Ken Ilgunas writes about the existential terror of graduating from college with $32,000 in student debt. Inspired by Thoreau, Ilgunas set himself a mission: get out of debt as soon as humanly possible. To that end, he undertook an extraordinary three-year transcontinental journey.

    karen says: "Delightful and infuriating, both."
  • Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience | Henry David Thoreau

    Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Philippe Duquenoy
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    Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, is a personal narrative about Thoreau's solitary living experience near Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Starting with the building of his cabin by the pond in 1845, Thoreau recounts his experience away from society and city life. Thoreau spends his time growing beans for money while appreciating the beautiful wilderness around him. Although he lives a solitary life for nearly two years, Thoreau explains that he does not feel as isolated as one might think.

    Poppisima says: "Classic text ineptly read by BBC newscaster"
  • Walden | Henry David Thoreau

    Walden

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By William Hope
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    In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the town for the country. Beside the lake of Walden, he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect, while surviving on $8 a year. From this experience emerged one of the great classics of American literature, a deeply personal reaction against the commercialism and materialism that he saw as the main impulses of mid-19th century America.

    Helen Olmsted says: "A little dry"
  • Walden Two | B. F. Skinner

    Walden Two

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    • By B. F. Skinner
    • Narrated By Robert McCollum
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    From author and psychologist B. F. Skinner, regarded by many as the most important and influential psychologist since Freud, comes Walden Two. This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it depicts a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct.

  • Walden | Henry David Thoreau

    Walden

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
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    Walden is the classic account of two years spent by Henry David Thoreau living at Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. The story is detailed in its accounts of Thoreau's day-to-day activities, observations, and undertakings to survive out in the wilderness for two years. Thoreau's journal is an exquisite account of a man seeking a more simple life by living in harmony with nature.

    Kenneth says: "Problem with editing"
  • Walden | Henry David Thoreau

    Walden

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Adams Morgan
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    Thoreau built his cabin near Walden Pond in 1845 on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Walden which is considered one of his best works, describes Thoreau's two-year experience as a resident of Walden Pond. Focusing on the concept of self-knowledge, he encourages readers to get to know themselves and the world around them.

    George says: "In defense of the narrator."
  • The Vampire King: The Kings Series, Book 1 | Heather Killough-Walden

    The Vampire King: The Kings Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
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    It was immediate for Roman. In 3,000 years, he'd never lost control of his emotions, or his heart. But the moment he laid eyes on Evelynne Farrow, he knew she was the woman who haunted his dreams. And everything changed. Everything. Evie Farrow has always loved a good vampire romance. In fact, she makes a living writing them. While sitting in a coffee shop and working on her next mega-hot book, Evie is approached by a tall, dark, and handsome man who could have been pulled directly from one of her novels.

    CAROLYN says: "A VERY ENJOYABLE START TO A NEW PARANORMAL SERIES"
  • The Heat: Big Bad Wolf Series, Book 1 | Heather Killough-Walden

    The Heat: Big Bad Wolf Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    In the debut to Heather Killough-Walden's Big Bad Wolf series, Lily St. Claire is in for a surprise when she moves back to her Louisiana hometown and finds two alpha werewolves fighting to claim her as their mate. Contains mature themes.

    Robbie says: "Lots of Heat, Very Little Fire"
  • The Spell: Big Bad Wolf Series #3 | Heather Killough-Walden

    The Spell: Big Bad Wolf Series #3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    The third entry in Heather Killough-Walden's Big Bad Wolf series finds healer Dannai dreaming of two werewolves: one is a notorious killer, and the other is Lucas Caige, a man with a haunting past who's determined to make Dannai his mate. Contains mature themes.

    Kathy says: "Even Better then the first 2 books!!"
  • Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience | Henry David Thoreau

    Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Robert Bethune
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    An experiment. A declaration. A spiritual awakening. Noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau spent two years, two months, and two days chronicling his near-isolation in a small cabin he built in the woods near Walden Pond, on land owned by his mentor and the father of Transcendentalism, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Immersing himself in nature and solitude, Thoreau sought to develop a greater understanding of society amidst a life of self-reliance and simplicity. Originally published in 1854, Walden remains one of the most celebrated works in American literature.

  • The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond | Michael Sims

    The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Michael Sims
    • Narrated By David Rapkin
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    Henry David Thoreau has long been an intellectual icon and folk hero. In this strikingly original profile, Michael Sims reveals how the bookish, quirky young man evolved into the patron saint of environmentalism and nonviolent activism. Working from 19th-century letters and diaries, Sims charts Henry’s course from his time at Harvard through the years he spent living in a cabin beside Walden Pond. Sims uncovers a previously hidden Thoreau - the rowdy boy reminiscent of Tom Sawyer, the sarcastic college iconoclast, the devoted son who kept imitating his beloved older brother’s choices in life.

    Norman Wendth says: "Pleasant surprise"
  • The Man from the Brazos: Brazos Series #2 | Ermal Walden Williamson

    The Man from the Brazos: Brazos Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ermal Walden Williamson
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
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    When Matt Jorgensen learns that the man who helped him hone his deadly skills with a pistol is gunned down, he vows to bring the killer to justice. On the train to Abilene, Matt relives his early days in the Kansas territory when he found himself embroiled in the rising turmoil of a nation at odds over slavery. Free soldiers and slavers fought against each other at the expense of the innocent farmers of the territory. Matt would have to learn to be fast, accurate, and lethal with a gun to survive.

  • The Strip: Big Bad Wolf Series #2 | Heather Killough-Walden

    The Strip: Big Bad Wolf Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    In the second entry in Heather Killough-Walden's Big Bad Wolf series, when alpha werewolf Malcolm Cole encounters Claire St. James, he's determined to have her as his mate-even if one of the world's most powerful alphas has already staked a claim on her. Contains mature themes.

    Coooper says: "SERIES IS GETTING BETTER - NARRATION IS NOT"
  • Across the Brazos | Ermal Walden Williamson

    Across the Brazos

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Ermal Walden Williamson
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
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    Matt Anderson was dead, shot down in a bank hold-up that shocked the small community of Bozeman, Montana. At least the townsfolk thought he was dead. A case of mistaken identity may have saved Matt's life, but it would have to be a life lived in exile.

  • Avenger's Angel: Lost Angels, Book 1 | Heather Killough-Walden

    Avenger's Angel: Lost Angels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    In the debut of an exciting new series from Heather Killough-Walden, the archangel Uriel thinks he has found his one true archess in Eleanor Granger-but can he protect her from the danger that threatens her?

    CAROLYN says: "WHAT A GREAT START TO A NEW SERIES"
  • H.I.V.E.: Zero Hour | Mark Walden

    H.I.V.E.: Zero Hour

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Mark Walden
    • Narrated By Richard Coyle
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    Overlord is reborn, and has developed the chilling ability to move from body to body, erasing the host’s personality and ultimately killing them. He must find Otto, the only host designed to contain him, and for that he needs the location of H.I.V.E. He also plans to take control of a secret US Army facility that is home to the Autonomous Weapon Programme, a computer-controlled system uniquely vulnerable to his control.

  • The Phantom King: Kings Series, Book 2 | Heather Killough-Walden

    The Phantom King: Kings Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
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    Siobhan Ashdown was born of magic; it rides her blood like a phantom, tainted and dark and unpredictable. She is a warlock, and the power within her is unlike any before known to her kind. So it's no surprise that the most powerful of the demons who feed off of this warlock magic not only recognizes the enormous potential she represents but determines that he will possess her at any cost. Even if it means war with the entire supernatural world. Thanatos has ruled Purgatory as the Phantom King since time immemorial. King of a vast plane of solitude, he is a free spirit, a lone rider, a tattooed man of wind and dust and nonexistent boundaries.

    CAROLYN says: "A WELL DESERVED 5 STAR RATING FOR A WORTHY LISTEN"
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