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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.

    Dan Jensen says: "Energetic but choppy presentation"
  • 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.

    pamtish says: "Outstanding Reading of a Classic"
  • 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"
  • On the Duty of Civil Disobedience | Henry David Thoreau

    On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Jim Killavey
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    This essay by Thoreau first published in 1849, argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule their consciences. It goes on to say that individuals have a duty to avoid allowing the government to make them the agents of injustice. The quote: "That government is best which governs least," sometimes attributed to Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Paine, actually was first found in this essay. Thoreaus' thoughts were motivated by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War but they are still relevant and resonate today.

    Larry Bassett says: "Can the thoughts of 1849 be applied in the 21st-century?"
  • Walking | Henry David Thoreau

    Walking

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Austin Vanfleet
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    I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil-to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society. I wish to make an extreme statement, if so I may make an emphatic one, for there are enough champions of civilization: the minister and the school committee and every one of you will take care of that.

  • 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."
  • 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"
  • M. Butterfly | David Henry Hwang

    M. Butterfly

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By David Henry Hwang
    • Narrated By John Lithgow, B.D. Wong, David Dukes, and others
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    John Lithgow and B.D. Wong here recreate their original roles from the Tony Award-winning production. Inspired by an actual espionage scandal, a French diplomat discovers the startling truth about his Chinese mistress.

    Robert says: "Really quick and enjoyable"
  • 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"
  • Walking | Henry David Thoreau

    Walking

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Deaver Brown
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    >Walking is not as well known as Thoreau's other works Walden, The Maine Woods, and Civil Disobedience. But it is a good place to start exploring his writing because it was his last book, in 1862, published by the Atlantic Monthly shortly after his death. It is less well known because it is general, as opposed to singular, in focus. It is his summing up of his thoughts on life: One should saunter through life and take notice; one need not go far.

    Ryan says: "Brief transcendental ditty; amateurish narration"
  • A Family Christmas | Charles Clement Moore,David Angus,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,L. Frank Baum,Dylan Thomas,Arthur Conan Doyle,Hans Christian Andersen

    A Family Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Charles Clement Moore, David Angus, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and others
    • Narrated By Philip Madoc, Jenny Agutter, Benjamin Zephaniah
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    This is the audio program to play at home over Christmas or during the car journey to see relatives. Dylan Thomas, "The Little Match Girl," and "The Nutcracker" are read by Jenny Agutter with accompanying Tchaikovsky's music - this is a must for Christmas. It contains new recordings as well as some of the finest tracks from the Naxos AudioBooks catalogue.

    nevina says: "Okay, but a bit boring."
  • Poets of Nature: A Meditation on the Human Connection with Earth | Walt Whitman,John Keats,Emily Dickinson,Henry David Thoreau,Emily Bronte,Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Poets of Nature: A Meditation on the Human Connection with Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Walt Whitman, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, and others
    • Narrated By Jonathan Epstein, Malcolm Ingram, Emma Micklewright, and others
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    It is hard to top the pleasure of a woodland walk in Spring unless of course you have a lyric poet as your guide. Now that is possible with Poets of Nature. Let Walt Whitman, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Bronte, and Ralph Waldo Emerson take you into that realm of Nature "where we seldom wander".

    Seacoast Shopper says: "Superb for relaxation!"
  • Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and The World That Made Him | David Henry,Joe Henry

    Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and The World That Made Him

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By David Henry, Joe Henry
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
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    Richard Pryor was arguably the single most influential performer of the second half of the twentieth century, and certainly he was the most successful black actor/comedian ever. Controversial and somewhat enigmatic in his lifetime, Pryor's performances opened up a new world of possibilities, merging fantasy with angry reality in a way that wasn't just new - it was heretofore unthinkable. His childhood in Peoria, Illinois, was spent just trying to survive.

    shopper says: "Great"
  • A Children's Listening Library, Book 1 | Beatrix Potter,David Thorn,Francis Hodgson Burnett,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,Robert Browning,Kenneth Grahame,Washington Irving

    A Children's Listening Library, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Beatrix Potter, David Thorn, Francis Hodgson Burnett, and others
    • Narrated By David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman, full supporting cast
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    Alcazar AudioWorks Presents A Children's Listening Library. This compilation includes nursery rhymes, fairy tales, animal stories, poetry and legends, something to enchant every young listener.

  • Civil Disobedience | Henry David Thoreau

    Civil Disobedience

    • UNABRIDGED (58 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Curtis Sisco
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    Henry David Thoreau's classic essay inspired Martin Luther King, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, and many other activists.

    Anna says: "Navel gazing we all need in this political times"
  • 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.

  • 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"
  • Faith in a Seed | Henry David Thoreau

    Faith in a Seed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Philip Hoffman
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    Faith in a Seed contains the hitherto unpublished work "The Dispersion of Seeds", one of Henry D. Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, and now his first new book to appear in 125 years. With the remarkable clarity and grace that characterize all of his writings, Thoreau describes the ecological succession of plant species through seed dispersal.

  • Sellout: The Inside Story of President Clinton's Impeachment | David P. Schipper,Alan P. Henry

    Sellout: The Inside Story of President Clinton's Impeachment

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By David P. Schipper, Alan P. Henry
    • Narrated By Brian Sutherland
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    David Schippers, the former Chief Investigative Counsel of the House Judiciary Committee and a loyal Democrat, went against his party, the press, and public opinion to build a powerful case against the most corrupt President in American history and bring him to justice. But in this startling book, Schippers shows how the entire impeachment process was what Chicago politicians call a "First Ward election" - a rigged ball game, a sellout. And he tells you who took the dives. This is a stunning indictment of President Clinton's corruption - and of the congressional leaders who let him get away with it.

    Miss Suzy says: "Great listen, interesting. Good narrator"
  • Cape Cod | Henry David Thoreau

    Cape Cod

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Jim Killavey
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    In the early 1850s, Henry David Thoreau took many meditative walks along the coast. In Cape Cod he reflects on these beach-combing trips and the powerful forces of the sea.

    William says: "Thoreau visits Cape Cod."
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