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By Empowerment on 08-26-08
Powerful yet simple classic
This is a powerful yet simple book. Much of its power coming from that very simplicity. In today's incredibly complex society it's just a wonderful book to hear. Throreau offers precious insights into what is really important in life. As he says, "Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity...." The man was a genius and his musings are both philosophical and heartfelt. As American naturalist and essayist John Burroughs said, "There is nothing else like it; nothing so good, certainly. It is a challenge and a triumph, and has a morning freshness and ?lan..."
The reader did a great job but he does have a New England accent. It certainly fits the book since Thoreau was from Massachusetts, but those who have problems with accents may want to listen to the sample first.
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