• by Henry David Thoreau
  • Narrated by Kevin Theis
  • 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again.
I should not obtrude my affairs so much on the notice of my readers if very particular inquiries had not been made by my townsmen concerning my mode of life, which some would call impertinent, though they do not appear to me at all impertinent, but, considering the circumstances, very natural and pertinent. Some have asked what I got to eat; if I did not feel lonesome; if I was not afraid; and the like. Others have been curious to learn what portion of my income I devoted to charitable purposes; and some, who have large families, how many poor children I maintained. I will therefore ask those of my readers who feel no particular interest in me to pardon me if I undertake to answer some of these questions in this book. In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference.


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What made the experience of listening to Walden the most enjoyable?

Walden, just the name brings immediate thoughts and images. A wonderful read which makes you think, and reaffirms the important things in life. If this book doesn't change you, your probably dead already. Excellent audiobook I have listen to.

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- Zoe

Thoreau at his best!

A true classic narrated for easy listening. You will be moved to aspire for a simpler but deeper existence. I could, and will, listen to this time and time again.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-23-2016
  • Publisher: Gunnison Audio