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    • Walden

    • Life in the Woods
    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Alec Sand
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thoreau's classic account of the solitary life, describing his attempts to simplify his life and sort out his priorities by living alone in a cabin beside Walden Pond for nearly two years, is one of the most influential books ever written. The bible of the environmental movement, Walden vividly portrays Thoreau's reverence for nature, and his understanding of the idea that nature is made up of crucially interrelated parts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Energetic but choppy presentation

    • By Dan Jensen on 03-17-10

    Regular price: $7.99

    • Walden (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 44
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    At Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau reflected on simpler living in the natural world. By removing himself from the distractions of materialism, Thoreau hoped to not only improve his spiritual life but also gain a better understanding of society through solitary introspection. In Walden, Thoreau condenses his two-year, two-month, two-day stay into a single year, using the four seasons to symbolize human development - a cycle of life shared by both nature and man. A celebration of personal renewal through self-reliance, independence, and simplicity....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A timeless masterpiece...

    • By JT on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Walking

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    > Walking is not as well known as Thoreau's other works Walden, The Maine Woods, and Civil Disobedience. But it is a good place to start exploring his writing because it was his last book, in 1862, published by the Atlantic Monthly shortly after his death. It is less well known because it is general, as opposed to singular, in focus. It is his summing up of his thoughts on life: One should saunter through life and take notice; one need not go far.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brief transcendental ditty; amateurish narration

    • By Ryan on 12-19-12

    Regular price: $2.79

    • On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 300
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    This essay by Thoreau first published in 1849, argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule their consciences. It goes on to say that individuals have a duty to avoid allowing the government to make them the agents of injustice. The quote: "That government is best which governs least," sometimes attributed to Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Paine, actually was first found in this essay. Thoreaus' thoughts were motivated by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War but they are still relevant and resonate today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 10:22 p.m., 10th of January, 2018

    • By Anonymous User on 01-11-18

    Regular price: $2.07

    • Walden, or Life in the Woods

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
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    Noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau spent two years, two months, and two days chronicling his near-isolation in the small cabin he built in the woods near Walden Pond on land owned by his mentor, the father of Transcendentalism, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Immersing himself in nature and solitude, Thoreau sought to develop a greater understanding of society amidst a life of self-reliance and simplicity. Originally published in 1854, Walden remains one of the most celebrated works in American literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent reading of a classic book

    • By Perri O. on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $4.89

    • Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 574
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    In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the small town of Concord for the country. Beside the lake of Walden he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect – while surviving on eight dollars a year. From this experience emerged Walden, one of the great classics of American literature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Tommy on 08-17-12

    Regular price: $44.09

    • Walden and Civil Disobedience

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Daniel Adam Day, Sam Torode
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook includes both of Henry David Thoreau's most popular and enduring works, the book Walden and the essay "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience."

    Regular price: $24.95

    • M. Butterfly

    • By: David Henry Hwang
    • Narrated by: John Lithgow, B.D. Wong, David Dukes, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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    John Lithgow and B.D. Wong here recreate their original roles from the Tony Award-winning production. Inspired by an actual espionage scandal, a French diplomat discovers the startling truth about his Chinese mistress.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great play, but you need to know it first

    • By Calliope on 06-22-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 289
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      4 out of 5 stars 242

    In the early spring of 1845, Henry David Thoreau built and lived in a cabin near the shore of Walden Pond in rural Massachusetts. For the next two years, he enacted his own Transcendentalist experiment, living a simple life based on self-reliance, individualism, and harmony with nature. The journal he kept at that time evolved into his masterwork, Walden, an eloquent expression of a uniquely American philosophy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional Narration

    • By Jackie on 01-22-17

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Transcendentalist Essays: Nature, Self Reliance, Walking, and Civil Disobedience

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Christopher Preece
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Nature, Emerson put 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. Self Reliance contains the most thorough statement of one of Emerson's recurrent themes: the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency, and follow their own instincts and ideas. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless Essays by Thoreau and Emerson

    • By Teresa on 02-09-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Civil Disobedience

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1849, 5 years before Henry David Thoreau published Walden, he wrote what has come to be recognized as the philosophic textbook for nonviolent revolution. "I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward," Thoreau wrote. "It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right." Taking as his major premise the idea that "...government is best which governs least," Thoreau asserts that one's first loyalty is to one's own nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What we have forgotten!

    • By Benedict on 02-13-14

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Poets of Nature

    • A Meditation on the Human Connection with Earth
    • By: Walt Whitman, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, and others
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Epstein, Malcolm Ingram, Emma Micklewright, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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    It is hard to top the pleasure of a woodland walk in Spring unless of course you have a lyric poet as your guide. Now that is possible with Poets of Nature. Let Walt Whitman, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Bronte, and Ralph Waldo Emerson take you into that realm of Nature "where we seldom wander".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb for relaxation!

    • By Avid Audibler on 11-14-10

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Walden

    • By: Henry David Thoreau, American Renaissance Books
    • Narrated by: Daniel Adam Day
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." -Henry David Thoreau, Walden. This is a new audiobook of Thoreau's masterpiece, expertly read by Daniel Adam Day. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Walden

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A must-listen for all Thoreau aficionados, Walden explores the simpler and slower pace of life. A deep exploration into Henry David Thoreau's philosophical and spiritual understandings, Walden captivates with its intrapersonal reflection. Thoreau documents his escape from reality to a simple cabin on Walden Pond in rural Massachusetts. "Could he survive, possibly even thrive...living a plain, simple life," Thoreau ponders, and he finds his answer in his semi-anti-social experiment at Walden Pond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Walden

    • By mani on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Civil Disobedience

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Curtis Sisco
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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    Henry David Thoreau's classic essay inspired Martin Luther King, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, and many other activists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Go Henry!

    • By rk on 05-14-11

    Regular price: $2.79

    • On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    First published in 1849, this essay argues that individuals have rights and duties in relation to their government. Motivated by his disgust over both slavery and the Mexican-American War, Thoreau argued that individuals must not permit nor enable their government to act against their own consciences. This version of "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" was recorded as part of Dreamscape's Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.

    Regular price: $4.89

    • 100 Quotes by Henry David Thoreau (Great Philosophers and Their Inspiring Thoughts)

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Waite
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Henry David Thoreau is a beloved American author, poet and philosopher. He was a lifelong abolitionist, advocate of civil disobedience againts unjust or corrupted goverments, and he defended the idea of abandoning illusory matters in favor of simple living, in order to discover life's authentic essential needs. He is best known for "Walden, or Life in the woods", the book he wrote during his two-year experiment in minimalist living: having built himself a cabin in the woods, he stayed there to study, write, and enjoy his newfound communion with nature. His political works and theory of civil disobedience have influenced the thoughts and actions of many prominent figures, such as Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless quotes and excerpts that we should listen

    • By Sandro Marino on 10-12-18

    Regular price: $7.25

    • Furious Cool

    • Richard Pryor and The World That Made Him
    • By: David Henry, Joe Henry
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
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    Richard Pryor was arguably the single most influential performer of the second half of the twentieth century, and certainly he was the most successful black actor/comedian ever. Controversial and somewhat enigmatic in his lifetime, Pryor's performances opened up a new world of possibilities, merging fantasy with angry reality in a way that wasn't just new - it was heretofore unthinkable. His childhood in Peoria, Illinois, was spent just trying to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By shopper on 01-05-15

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Autumnal Tints

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Brett Barry
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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    From the purple grasses of August, to the yellow elms of October, to the scarlet oak leaves of November, Henry David Thoreau casts his eye on the brilliant colors of autumn and guides us on a journey through the season's bounty. In this classic essay, first published in 1862, Thoreau delights in fall's foliage and reveals both a practical and philosophical understanding of the changing environment.

    Regular price: $6.26

    • Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, is a personal narrative about Thoreau's solitary living experience near Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Starting with the building of his cabin by the pond in 1845, Thoreau recounts his experience away from society and city life. Thoreau spends his time growing beans for money while appreciating the beautiful wilderness around him. Although he lives a solitary life for nearly two years, Thoreau explains that he does not feel as isolated as one might think.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderful Classic!

    • By Carlos on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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