Great American Essays

  • by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain
  • Narrated by Walter Zimmerman, Walter Covell, Jim Killavey
  • 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hear some of the greatest American essays ever written! This unabridged collection covers a multitude of subjects, including philosophy, politics, turkeys, and dogs.It includes Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance"; Henry David Thoreau's "Walking" and "Civil Disobedience"; Mark Twain's "Hunting the Deceitful Turkey"; Benjamin's Franklin's "Reply to a Begging Letter"; and Thomas Paine's "The American Crisis".You'll also hear "The Union and Its New Constitution" by Alexander Hamilton; "The Art of Publicity" by P. T. Barnum; John Burroughs's "A Life of Fear"; Bradford Torry's "A Short Month"; Eugene Field's "Other People's Dogs"; and James Russell Lowell's "Abraham Lincoln".

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May be good but cant get over the reader

This could be a good book but its reader is too mono-tone to stick with the book long enough to enjoy the essays. Only a touch more inflection would make a world of difference.
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- D. Hile

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2008
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings