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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (54,527 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry David Thoreau Narrator: William Hope Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the town 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 $8 a year. From this experience emerged one of the great classics of American literature, a deeply personal reaction against the commercialism and materialism that he saw as the main impulses of mid-19th century America. Download and start listening now!


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Balthazar | 2/7/2014

    " I absolutely disliked the book. Thoreau contradicts himself so many times, most prominently by saying "Simplify your life" - but in the end he wrote a book on 380 pages with so many abundances and superfluities, which absolutely contradict his simplification concept. I could go on for about 120938485 lines like this, but I've already wasted too much time by reading this book, that I'm not going to go through with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karolis | 1/24/2014

    " This is a classic for a reason. It is amazing how beautifully David Thoreou wrote and how the arrangement of words can create a text of richer meaning, a sort of "sum is greater than it's parts". It's also a definite re-read. Full of life and ideas. One of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mitch Lillie | 1/2/2014

    " Frankly, Walden could be better. With all due respect to the time and place in which it was written, it's dry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Charles | 12/12/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book on self reflection. If you haven't read this then you haven't truly discovered yourself.. god that sounded so contrived. But it's true. Damn good book! "

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About the Narrator

William Hope has had leading roles in many films, including Aliens as Gorman, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Shining Through, and The Saint. His television credits include the Shell Seekers, As Time Goes By, and Gimme Gimme Gimme. On the London stage, he has appeared in The Seven Year Itch, The False Servant, and Doctor of Honour. He has appeared regionally in All My Sons, Twelfth Night, Way of the World, and La Ronde.