Nature

Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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In the essay, Emerson puts forth the foundation of transcendentalism, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature. Transcendentalism suggests that the divine, or God, suffuses nature, and suggests that reality can be understood by studying nature. 

Within the essay, Emerson divides nature into four usages: commodity, beauty, language and discipline. These distinctions define the ways by which humans use nature for their basic needs, their desire for delight, their communication with one another, and their understanding of the world.

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Worst Narrator Ever

Love Emerson's essay, but couldn't even get through the first chapter with this guy's voice. He tries so hard to annunciate that he loses the message and all feeling.

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Robot narration

A beautiful book on nature and life read by a robot voice that sucks every ounce of meaning, emotion, and life out of the timeless work. Disgusting.