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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."
  • 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.

    Abby says: "One-note"
  • 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..."
  • 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"
  • The Heat: Big Bad Wolf Series, Book 1 | Heather Killough-Walden

    The Heat: Big Bad Wolf Series, Book 1

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    • 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"
  • Death's Angel: Lost Angels, Book 3 | Heather Killough-Walden

    Death's Angel: Lost Angels, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    As the former Archangel of Death, Azrael has always stoodapart from his brothers. Cursed to rule from the darkness, he is not only oneof the four favored archangels but the very first vampire, and king among hiskind. Sophie Bryce is a woman scarred by the dark secrets of her past. Though she isoverwhelmingly attracted to the brooding archangel, she simply cannot believethat she is the one fated to be with such an extraordinary being.

    CAROLYN says: "WOW, JUST WOW....... I'M LOST FOR WORDS"
  • 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: Or, Life in the Woods | Henry David Thoreau

    Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

    • 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.

  • 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.

    matthew says: "A delightful foray into simple freedom"
  • 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 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.

  • Messenger's Angel: Lost Angels, Book 2 | Heather Killough-Walden

    Messenger's Angel: Lost Angels, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    As the former Messenger Archangel, Gabriel has had lifetimes to search for the one woman intended for him. So he's surprised to discover Juliette Anderson in the dark corner of his favorite pub in Scotland, the land he's called home for two thousand years-and the last place he expected to find her. The connection between them is strong, hot and instantaneous.

    CAROLYN says: "EVERY SINGLE PARAGRAPH WAS JUST.......WOW"
  • 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!!"
  • Why Read Thoreau's 'Walden'? | Daniel G. Payne

    Why Read Thoreau's 'Walden'?

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    • By Daniel G. Payne
    • Narrated By JB Thomas
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    What makes Henry David Thoreau's Walden one of the fundamental benchmarks in the canon of American literature and philosophy? What role has the book played in the development of modern thought, and what relevance does it have for today's reader? Noted scholar Daniel G. Payne (SUNY, Oneonta) ponders these and other questions, and in the course of his meditation considers Henry Thoreau's influences and inspirations along with his biases and priorities.

  • 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"
  • 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.

    CAROLYN says: "Good continuation - I luv these wolves"
  • 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"
  • The Goblin King: Kings Series, Book 4 | Heather Killough-Walden

    The Goblin King: Kings Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
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    Damon Chroi has known the weight of ruling in loneliness for thousands of years. The tall, painfully handsome fae lord was born with so much power, the fae kings not only envied but feared him, and banished him to a forbidden realm to be forgotten. There, he was tasked with ruling over the deadliest creatures known to the fae worlds, and his veritable battle as their sovereign is never-ending. As one of the thirteen Kings, his destiny foretells an end to his solitude with the appearance of an equally powerful queen.

    Dc says: "One my favorite in these series"
  • The Hunt: Big Bad Wolf Series #4 | Heather Killough-Walden

    The Hunt: Big Bad Wolf Series #4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    Byron Caige has been a prisoner for the last fifty years of his supernaturally long life. Just when he gives up hope of ever knowing the taste of freedom again, he is unwittingly rescued by the very same woman who only wants to see him dead. Katherine Dare - Kat - is smart, fast, strong, and beautiful - but unfortunately she’s a Hunter, and she’s convinced that Byron murdered her father twenty years ago. She’s also Byron’s dormant. As supernatural war breaks out amongst the otherworldly of Earth and threatens the existence of entire races, Kat is faced with a terrible decision.

    CAROLYN says: "OH NO - IS IT REALLY OVER??"
  • The Warlock King: Kings Series, Book 3 | Heather Killough-Walden

    The Warlock King: Kings Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
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    A mighty power is awakening, wreaking havoc on the supernatural world. The thirteen Kings, their queens, the werewolf nation, and the witch covens with their high leader, Lalura Chantelle, must band together and stand strong in the face of a dawning nightmare that threatens the very fabric of all they hold dear... and from which none may escape.

    CAROLYN says: "A TRULY GREAT ROYAL PARANORMAL ROMANCE"
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