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Walden or, "Life in the Woods", is, primarily, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. Henry David Thoreau kept a journal during his stay in a cabin beside Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, for two years, two months, and two days, from July 1845 to Sept 1847. The book is based on that journal. In addition to being a beautiful tribute to the joys of a simple life, to Nature, the seasons, and the animals in the area, this is a profound work dealing with the illusions permeating civilized society and the real meaning and purpose of life. Critics today regard Walden as a classic that explores natural simplicity, harmony, and beauty as models for just social and cultural conditions.
(P)1980 Jimcin Recordings

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Powerful yet simple classic

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.

23 of 24 people found this review helpful

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  • Kyle
  • Aldie, VA, USA
  • 06-25-08

Not this one

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.

7 of 28 people found this review helpful

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Thoreau was a fruit.

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?

2 of 19 people found this review helpful