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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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      4 out of 5 stars 935
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      4 out of 5 stars 790
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      4 out of 5 stars 793

    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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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 aven5591 on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • 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 264
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      4 out of 5 stars 221
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      4 out of 5 stars 218

    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

    • Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 562
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 465

    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

    • Walking

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 129
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      4 out of 5 stars 130

    > 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

    • 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 117
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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 283
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      4 out of 5 stars 228
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      4 out of 5 stars 237

    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

    • Walden

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • Walden, or Life in the Woods

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • 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 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • Civil Disobedience

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
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      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 47

    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

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

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Waite
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • Classic Tales of Horror

    • By: Robert Bloch, Charles L. Grant, David Drake, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Mills, Robert Forster, Roscoe Lee Browne, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    This collection of classic horror stories is sure to give you goose bumps, raise the hair on the back of your neck, and put some fright in your night. Includes Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch, Coin of the Realm by Charles L. Grant, Something Had to be Done by David Drake, The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner, The Small Assassin by Ray Bradbury, Calling Card by Ramsey Campbell, The Words of Guru by C.M. Kornbluth, and Passengers by Robert Silverberg.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed this collection greatly.

    • By Matthew S. Hill on 01-05-17

    Regular price: $6.96

    • 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 175
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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      4 out of 5 stars 157

    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

    • Staying Sharp

    • 9 Keys for a Youthful Brain Through Modern Science and Ageless Wisdom
    • By: Henry Emmons MD, David Alter PhD
    • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A strong memory and healthy brain aren't as difficult to maintain as one might think; combining the latest neuroscience research with age-old wisdom about resilience, mindfulness, and stress reduction, Drs. Henry Emmons and David Alter show that vibrant aging is within reach.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Patrick Cullen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In 1839, two years after graduating from Harvard, Henry David Thoreau and his older brother, John, took a boat-and-hiking trip from Concord, Massachusetts, to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. After John's sudden death in 1842, Thoreau began to prepare a memorial account of their excursion during his stay at Walden Pond. Modern listeners have come to see Thoreau's story of the river journey as an appropriate predecessor to Walden, depicting the early years of his spiritual and artistic growth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narrator

    • By Su Penn on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Civil Disobedience and Other Political Writings (American Renaissance Books Edition)

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Sam Torode
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    For Henry David Thoreau, there was no separation between public politics and personal principle. "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" is his famous account of the night he spent in jail for refusing to pay taxes to a government that supported slavery and waged war. His impassioned stand for justice later inspired Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and many other peaceful revolutionaries. This volume includes Thoreau's other important political writings: "A Plea for Captain John Brown", "Life Without Principle", and the poem "Independence". 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Family Christmas

    • By: Charles Clement Moore, David Angus, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and others
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Jenny Agutter, Benjamin Zephaniah
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This is the audio program to play at home over Christmas or during the car journey to see relatives. Dylan Thomas, "The Little Match Girl," and "The Nutcracker" are read by Jenny Agutter with accompanying Tchaikovsky's music - this is a must for Christmas. It contains new recordings as well as some of the finest tracks from the Naxos AudioBooks catalogue.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Okay, but a bit boring.

    • By nevina on 08-12-08

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Ep. 14: Los Angeles with Jackie Kashian (Sounds Like America)

    • By: Jackie Kashian, Maria Bamford, Eddie Pepitone, and others
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

     Jackie Kashian takes you to Los Angeles, a beautiful city that's known for its pollution, broken dreams, and must-see freeways.  

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Eyewitnesses from History

    • Notable letters and diaries from the great journal writers
    • By: William Hamilton, Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A unique collection of eyewitness accounts from some of the greatest diarists and journal writers of the last two centuries.

    Regular price: $13.16

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