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Nature Audiobook

Nature

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Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories, and criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? Why should not we have a poetry and philosophy of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs? Embosomed for a season in nature, whose floods of life stream around and through us, and invite us by the powers they supply, to action proportioned to nature, why should we grope among the dry bones of the past, or put the living generation into masquerade out of its faded wardrobe? The sun shines today also. There is more wool and flax in the fields. There are new lands, new men, new thoughts. Let us demand our own works and laws and worship. Undoubtedly we have no questions to ask which are unanswerable. We must trust the perfection of the creation so far, as to believe that whatever curiosity the order of things has awakened in our minds, the order of things can satisfy. Every man's condition is a solution in hieroglyphic to those inquiries he would put. He acts it as life, before he apprehends it as truth. In like manner, nature is already, in its forms and tendencies, describing its own design. Let us interrogate the great apparition that shines so peacefully around us. Let us inquire, to what end is nature?

Public Domain (P)2016 Shane

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    M. Sigle 05-08-17
    M. Sigle 05-08-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Narration"

    Narrator sounds like he is reading a technical manual rather than a work of art.

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    Xion NH USA 04-30-17
    Xion NH USA 04-30-17 Member Since 2006
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    "Great book, monotonous narration"

    The book is wonderful, but it is narrated in a monotone as someone who is reading without an understanding of the words, rushing through as quickly as possible to obtain a paycheck after the finale.

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    "Lovely Narration!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nature to be better than the print version?

    Definitely Audio! Brings the words to life


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Emerson portrayed by Austin Vanfleet of course!


    What does Austin Vanfleet bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I feel like Austin's voice is how Emerson would have sounded. Brilliant!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Emerson's views on beauty and discipline


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