A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  • by Henry David Thoreau
  • Narrated by Jim Killavey
  • 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Very similar in style to Walden, and in fact written while he stayed at Walden Pond, this account chronicles Throeau's 1830 boat trip. In it, he weaves together travel writing, essays on religion, history, and lyrical poetry, as well as his own unique philosophy.


Audible Editor Reviews

Voice actor Jim Killavey gives a melodious performance of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, American writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau’s first published book. His rich voice complements the expansive nature of the text, which is rife with symbolism and surprising in its structure. Thoreau’s narrative is an account of an excursion he took with his elder brother John in 1839. The pair travelled by boat and on foot, journeying from Concord, Massachusetts, to New Hampshire. The book is a moving memorial tribute to John, who died in 1842.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Thoughtful book

This is very much like WALDEN. If you want a fast paced advice book...forget it. This meanders, much like WALDEN, and switches from mundane to profound again and again. A book to savor, not to rush through. Unlike another reader, I had no problem with the reader..he was laid back but that's the kind of book it is. Sound quality was fine at 4.
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- Empowerment

powerful book and good reading

I have trouble understanding why people download a long book and then blast ( often unfairly as in this case ) the narrator. Samples are provided so you know what you are getting. I like to judge for myself so listened to the sample in spite of a review that had such a "blast."
I liked the sound and got the book. Moral of the story...You would not buy a car without taking a test drive. Don't get a book without listening to the sample and trust your own ears.
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- Sandinic

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2009
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings