Walden or, "Life in the Woods", is, primarily, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. Henry David Thoreau kept a journal during his stay in a cabin beside Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, for two years, two months, and two days, from July 1845 to Sept 1847. The book is based on that journal. In addition to being a beautiful tribute to the joys of a simple life, to Nature, the seasons, and the animals in the area, this is a profound work dealing with the illusions permeating civilized society and the real meaning and purpose of life. Critics today regard Walden as a classic that explores natural simplicity, harmony, and beauty as models for just social and cultural conditions.
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One of the most amazing pieces of American literature written
I am a true fan of Henery David Thoreau and his writing's. However, in the audibook the speakers voice is terrible. He sounds a little like Stephen Hawking with a Northern accent. The computer like monotone of his voice made it difficult to stay interested. But because the book is so amazing and the price is so low I still give 3 stars.
It was an awful book! I listened to it to get AR points at school. It was 21 points. I got 0. Awful to listen to guy made me fall asleep. (Man talking and man who wrote.)
Voice tends to grate....
I usually don't review these things, but the reader's voice began to grate after the first few hours. Mispronunciations abound and we are often given a wooden, unemotional, and at times even tired performance which rarely puts the emphasis where it should be. Not bad, but not great.