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Nature

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Narrated by: Phil Paonessa
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This version of Nature is an 1843 revision to the popular essay written and published in 1836. In the original essay, Emerson put forth the foundation of transcendentalism and suggested 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 how 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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Beautiful Classic, rushed reading

A classic and staple of philosophy, Nature, gives the reader images and proofs of the realtionship between existential man and Mother Nature.
However, this verson feels rushed. I felt the narrator couldn't feel the flow or power of the essay. No pauses between points or chapters. No breathes to let the main points sink in.
i listened at a .9 speed, first audiobook ive ever had to slow down, but that did not help.

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The history - the message

I find it annoying that a review requires 15 words. Audible - you need to get rid of this or folks will not want to leave reviews

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The book and this reading are different

It’s not the same book. I’m confused as I have the book at home and followed along with the book while listening.

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great content

a lot to think about in this piece, I just thought the performance was a bit rush and monotonous

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Good

I listened in my car and it was a little hard to hear the voice of the speaker and sometimes it was a little pitchy but it’s a good read.

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