Walden

Version: Unabridged
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Narrator: Mel Foster
Genres: Literature, Essays & Anthologies
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: May 2008
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Walden is the classic account of two years spent by Henry David Thoreau living at Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. The story is detailed in its accounts of Thoreau's day-to-day activities, observations, and undertakings to survive out in the wilderness for two years. Thoreau's journal is an exquisite account of a man seeking a more simple life by living in harmony with nature. In today's fast-paced consumer-driven society, the austere lifestyle endorsed by Thoreau is as relevant and refreshing as ever.

Reviews (1)

Hard to follow, Meandering

Written by Anonymous from Sunnyvale, CA on January 30th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I've listened to over 100 books and most were pretty good. But maybe because I was trying to drive and keep up with this book, that I found it hard to follow. The author seems to change topics as quickly as street lights change their signals and I was not able to stay interested. I listened to two CDs and then returned it. Why three stars? It's Henry David Thoreau. He gets the benefit of the doubt.

Author Details

Author Details

Thoreau, Henry David

Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, MA in 1817, and is best know for his influential work, Walden, which was published by Ticknor & Fields in 1854.