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Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an essayist, poet, and philosopher. Walking was first published in the June 1862 issue of Atlantic Monthly. In this treatise, Thoreau reminds us of how the primal act of walking connects us with nature. He argues that the genius of walking does not lie in mechanically putting one foot in front of the other toward to a destination, but in mastering the art of sauntering. The themes of Walking include freedom, self-reflection, and exploration. Thoreau states that the act of walking marks the human being as an inhabitant, or part and parcel of nature, rather than a member of society.

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The reader has a nice voice

This is lyrical prose on Thoreau’s part. It has the musicality of images and language that is quite pleasant.

The reader has a rich pleasant voice. An error I would like to mention is that early in the reading he abruptly stopped long enough that I thought the recording had stopped. I heard him sigh heavily and then continue the reading. I don’t know why this hasn’t been edited out.

Pleasant all around but slightly flawed.