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Publisher's Summary

Thoreau built his cabin near Walden Pond in 1845 on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Walden which is considered one of his best works, describes Thoreau's two-year experience as a resident of Walden Pond. Focusing on the concept of self-knowledge, he encourages readers to get to know themselves and the world around them.
(P)2002 Sound Room Publishers
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"A personal declaration of independence, a social experiment, and a voyage of spiritual discovery." (The Library of America)
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5 out of 5 stars
By A. Peer on 04-13-05

beautiful book and good narrator

I agree with the above reviewer that the narrator is very good. His style suits this book perfectly and is very listenable. It's also true each person should judge for themselves, as everyone has their individual preferences.

Walden was written in a different era, and its beauty is not for those who are impatient. For example, one cannot go into nature and expect to have the same quick hit that city life can give; in the same way one can't approach literature in the same way as pulp fiction. One needs to slow down to savour the texture, beauty and insights of a classic like this. And for those who can appreciate it, it's worth it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By George on 01-28-05

In defense of the narrator.

I have listened to the 23+ hours of Moby Dick with this narrator and I think he is one of the best that I have heard; in fact, I would rank him in the top three. But there are narrators that I don't like but many people do, e.g., Fank Muller is a popular narrator and I can't listen to him at all. I recommend listening to the sample and deciding for yourself.

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