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Walden
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Recorded Books, Inc. 1981
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Edition:
Unabridged
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With his bare hands, an axe, and a plentiful supply of Yankee grit, Thoreau carved out his own way of life and thought on the banks of Walden Pond. His meditations ring as true as ever. In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into a cabin by Walden Pond. With the intention of immersing himself in nature and distancing himself from the distractions of social life, Thoreau sustained his retreat for just over two years. More popular than ever, "Walden" is a paean to the virtues of simplicity and self-sufficiency.
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Street Date:
01/01/1981
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781449881658
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APA Citation (style guide)

Henry David Thoreau. (1981). Walden. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Henry David Thoreau. 1981. Walden. Recorded Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Henry David Thoreau, Walden. Recorded Books, Inc, 1981.

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Henry David Thoreau. Walden. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 1981.

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      • content: Walden is organized like a conversation. Thoreau moves from topic to topic in an easy flow, touching on politics, economics, and spirituality. William Hope's performance of the work brings out this quality wonderfully. Reading slowly, with regular pauses, as if engaged in a conversation with a close friend, Hope allows readers to hear the rhythms of Thoreau's prose. But however it rambles, WALDEN always returns to the loving descriptions of nature and insightful reflections on personal identity that Thoreau developed in his cabin by Walden Pond. This is an accessible adaptation of an American classic. G.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine
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        Shrinking Walden into picture book size is somewhat like trying to fit Moby Dick into an aquarium. Still, Lowe's selections from Thoreau's iconoclastic work will give children a brief taste of this classic. Using only quotations from the original work, Lowe tells the story of Thoreau's year in the woods, emphasizing his descriptions of nature,stet comma and action rather than his philosophical musings. Readers see the young Thoreau putting shingles on his roof, hoeing beans, welcoming a stranger; they can revel in the natural wonders he describes--the ``whip-poor-wills,'' in summer, the drifting snow in winter, the ice breaking in the pond in spring. Sabuda's superb linoleum-cut prints lend a hard-edged brilliance to the dark woods--where sunlight is filtered through etched leaves, and moonlight shimmers on the waters of the pond made famous by a young man's experiment with life. All ages.

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      • content: Thoreau is renowned as an American freethinker: a man whose formidable intellect was accompanied by a determination to live according to his convictions. As is often the case with such individuals, he was self-absorbed and superior. It is this side of Thoreau that is conveyed by Adams Morgan's reading. As a result, this audiobook reminds listeners that the author's flaws were as much part of him as his more esteemed attributes. Morgan has a habit of lowering his voice and slowing his delivery at the end of a phrase, which makes it difficult to find a "just right" volume level when listening in a car. T.J.W. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine
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      • content: Mel Foster's resonant voice narrates this classic text with a precision that sounds nearly detached, but this style is appropriate for a work that emphasizes simplicity and personal accountability. Thoreau's reflections as he lived alone at Walden Pond are insightful; listening to WALDEN is a wonderful way to become better acquainted with his ideas, which are timeless and endlessly apropos to contemporary life. The pacing and delivery of the message are both clear and easy to absorb, making this classic beautifully suited to the audiobook format, especially with Foster's consistent voice taking control. Thoreau maintained that the "mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation"; this audiobook could help one break that silence. L.B.F. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
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