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In 1839, two years after graduating from Harvard, Henry David Thoreau and his older brother, John, took a boat-and-hiking trip from Concord, Massachusetts, to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. After John's sudden death in 1842, Thoreau began to prepare a memorial account of their excursion during his stay at Walden Pond. Modern listeners have come to see Thoreau's story of the river journey as an appropriate predecessor to Walden, depicting the early years of his spiritual and artistic growth.

Public Domain (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Its finally over!

Every word is perfectly enunciated with boredom. Listen before you commit fourteen hours to this.

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Terrible narrator

I have never heard a narrator so unable to read in a natural style. The reading is stilted, with emphasis on oddly-chosen, random-seeming words. Thoreau's beautiful writing deserves better.

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